The program’s main mission is to stimulate students’ passion for research while offering intensive training meant to facilitate their pursuit of a career in academia or business. We aim to extend knowledge from the nation towards the regional and international perspective, considering the similitude with US study programs. The program offers two years of coursework and research training in business and economics taught by top local scholars and invited internationally renowned academics. International collaborations bring strength to the program, making it possible for students to benefit from the best available training and supporting them in making informed future career decisions.
Contents and structure
The program’s curriculum includes core courses as well as elective courses enabling students to tailor their training in accordance with their career objectives. Therefore students can choose between different tracks that allow them to get the best training for a career in academia or business. The academia oriented tracks prepare students for their Ph.D. dissertation research, being integrated with three years of Ph.D. Programs which are common in Europe as part of five years of Graduate Programs. Planed activities are meant to expose students to research methodology courses which will develop their research skills, as well as courses offering them deep knowledge in the field of accounting, finance, and statistics. The business-oriented track prepares students to undertake top positions in multinational corporations, auditing firms, consulting firms, and financial institutions. Planed activities are meant to enable students to better understand the business environment while also getting in touch with business research and the most frequently used empirical and analytical tools.
Developing the program’s curriculum was done with advice from professors associated with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, London Business School, and ESSEC Business School Paris. Thus, students can benefit from teaching activities and research guidance from internationally renowned academics from top European and American universities. As the program is organized in partnership with an American University, students can, therefore, benefit from one-semester mobility at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as of other Erasmus+ student mobility.
For more information, including admission, go to https://econ.ubbcluj.ro/international