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.

Career perspectives

The program allows students to prepare for a career in academia or business. The academia oriented tracks are designed to provide students with the best available guidance for their research activities. Through the existent international collaborations, the program, on one hand, welcomes internationally-renowned visiting professors, while on the other is able to place students in well-known Ph.D. Programs in Europe and the US. The business-oriented track is designed to develop an advanced level of knowledge in the area of financial reporting, financial analysis and fiscal systems which will facilitate students’ access to the status of certified accountant in accordance to CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) and ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Being a CIMA certified Master Program after graduation students can obtain the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting certification.

International perspectives

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.


1st Semester (30 credits)

  • Calculus and Optimization
  • Linear Algebra and Probabilities
  • Microeconomics - Price Theory 1
  • General Accounting
  • Research Methodology in the Field of Financial Reporting

2nd Semester (30 credits)

  • Microeconomics - Price Theory 2
  • Statistical Computing
  • General Finance
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economists

3rd Semester (30 credits)

  • Econometrics
  • Business Psychology and Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Reporting under IFRS
  • Elective Course 1 from:
    • Seminar on Accounting Research Methods
    • Seminar on Finance Research Methods
    • Exploiting Organizational Data by Data and Process Mining
  • Elective Course 2 from:
    • Managerial Accounting - Useful Concepts and Tools for Business
    • Pricing Derivatives and Markets

4th Semester (30 credits)

  • Business Internship
  • Scientific Research for the Master's Thesis Elaboration
  • Internship for the Master's Thesis Elaboration
  • Elective Course 3 from:
    • Financial Reporting for Group Entities under IFRS
    • Auditing and Control
    • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Elective Course 4 from:
    • Financial Statements Analysis
    • Accounting Information Systems Auditing

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated November 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
2 years
3,500 RON
annual tuition fee for EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation students. 300EUR/per month: tuition fee for students outside the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation
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