Humanitas University in Sosnowiec was established on 12th April 1997 under the name University of Management and Marketing. On the strength of the decision of National Education Minister no. DNS1-0145-127-TBM97, the university has been inscribed into Non-state Academies Registry under no. 110. Humanitas University was the first independent university in Sosnowiec and the second in Zagłębie Region. Along with the decision allowing the establishment of Humanitas University (then University of Management and Marketing) Minister of National Education and Sport released approval of running professional studies in the major of Management and Marketing. In the year 2000, University got eligibility to launch professional studies in the major of Administration.