The MBA Program
The Romanian - Canadian MBA Program is one of the most prestigious programs available in Romania and a truly international MBA. The teaching staff is composed of Canadian and Romanian teachers doubled by successful entrepreneurs and business specialists as guest speakers.
With an international curriculum and reading materials no older than 3 years, the program brings fresh information from the national and global markets and contributes to the real international MBA experience.
The schedule was created with the student’s needs in mind and the importance of their current jobs and career development plans. The lectures are programmed twice a week, on Wednesdays afternoons (6 pm to 9 pm) and Saturdays (9 am to 4:30 pm) so they will not interfere so much with business hours.
Our campus is located in the center of Bucharest and has all the modern facilities you will expect from an MBA program and more. We take great interest in the opinions and needs of our students and also trying to meet their demands.
Each generation contributes to the RoCa MBA experience and we hope that every year comes with something new and brings us closer to our students and partners.
Founded in 1993, the Romanian-Canadian MBA Program was the result of a fruitful partnership between governments of the two countries. Having the financial and technical expertise generously offered by the Canadian part and the internal market knowledge and local facilities from the Romanian side the program was ahead of its time and it was soon acknowledged as a competitive and performant MBA.
Starting from 2006 till present day the program has been developed by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and the Telfer School of Management form the University of Ottawa.
Building a strong curriculum is the only way to ensure that the students will be exposed to all the needed information in order to excel and get the most out of the MBA experience. A comprehensive multi-annual study is conducted since the 1st year of our program in order to keep the class package up to date and centered on the real needs of the modern business environment.
Classes are grouped into 4 semesters (follow the link on each class for the complete syllabus) for the 1st and 2nd year of studies:
Managerial Skills and Organizational Behavior
The World of the General Manager and Strategic Management
Managerial Data Analysis
Managerial Micro and Macro Economics
Financial and Managerial Accounting
Operation and Supply Chain Management
Managing Human Resources
Risk, Investments and Corporate Financial Management
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility
Strategic and Research Issues in Marketing
Legal and Taxation Issues in Business/Project Management
Strategic Management of Information Technology
Strategy Formulation and Implementations
Our campus is located in the center of Bucharest, easy to access by car, public transportation or subway (5 minutes’ walk from Piata Romana station). Parking space is not assured but several private parking lots are available near campus.
The classes are being held in a recently reconditioned historical building, the first in Romania to benefit from the revolutionary earthquake-stabilizer technology that isolates the building completely from the earth.
The lecture rooms are fully packed with all the technology needed for a complete lecture experience (sound system, climate control system with air refreshing, interactive board, high contrast video-projector, 5 wide angle camera video-conference system, PC, laser printer, high-speed Wi-Fi and individual power sockets).
Students can also access study rooms for individual or team projects and the IT labs are always available for business simulation and computer-related subjects.
Because all the reading materials are among the global top-rated publications and no older than 3 years the students are invited to access the MBA library where they can read the desired books or loan them for home study.
Strong fresh brewed coffee, tea, and cool water are always available during classes.
Over the past 20 years, strong national and multinational companies active on the Romanian market trusted our program with the training of their specialists and we are pleased to say that none of them was less than satisfied with the results.
As years went by these companies turned into traditional customers, with at least one student in each generation, and now are considered to be our partners. Each year the feedback collected from the students and their companies is carefully analyzed and used as a primary data source for improving both the curricula and the teaching approach.
The Romanian-Canadian MBA Program Advantage
The Romanian-Canadian MBA Program is unique on the local market, bringing the MBA experience closer to the student's thanks to a particular configuration, built on the requirements of the business environment. For both companies and professionals on their way to reach the top. possibility to get the MBA while still being able to work is more than a simple preference, it is a requirement.
Having a specialist unable to work for 14 weeks/year, 2 years in a row is no longer an option for most of our partner companies and potential students, therefore our MBA program comes with an affordable schedule of afternoon (Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm) and weekend (Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm) classes.
Another key advantage of our program is the mixed teaching team composed of international reputed Canadian and Romanian teachers and guest speakers from strong companies and successful entrepreneurs. This approach offers you all the angles on the subject and contributes to the value of the information gathered.
The program is built on a highly applicable approach that aims at bringing the student as close as possible to the real-life experience. The hands-on approach was received with open arms by our partners and encouraged with their involvement in offering real-life consultancy projects for our students.
The Alumni is one of our strongest feature, the 1.000+ international network of graduates supports our efforts and contributes gratefully to the experience of our students and their future career development.
MBA Programs are all about networking and building strong multinational communities and the Romanian-Canadian MBA program is no exception. One of the key features of our program is bringing together reputed Romania and Canadian professors, successful entrepreneurs, business specialists, multinational companies, alumni, and students.
Having a subject explored from so many different points of views can only generate performance and valuable real-life experience.
As a student in our 24 months program, your rights and benefits extend far beyond attending classes. The core of the MBA experience is all about team projects, consultancy contracts on real-life organizations, networking sessions and other activities outside the curricula.
Our students are permanently encouraged to get involved in as many activities as possible and to get the maximum out of the two years of MBA classes. The international teaching staff, associate professors, and consultants are always planning new experiences to test the students in variety and innovative ways and to prepare them for the real thing.
Many of our students choose to get involved in challenging projects by offering consultancy in the non-profit sector or for SMEs with high growth potential, in order to test their abilities and present a final paper that simply stands out through its results and social impact.
An MBA degree and the knowledge and experience attached to definitely represents a career booster and the decision to enroll in the Romanian-Canadian Program may just be one of the most important decisions in your professional life. Just talk to our graduates and follow their career ascension.
Here, at the Romanian-Canadian MBA, are doing our best to constantly bring the program closer to our future students and the results speak for themselves. We are always here for you and will gladly guide you through the documentation stage and the application process.
Beyond the formal legal admission procedures, the process of becoming one of our students is simple and logical. Just start by making contact with us. Visiting the campus, meeting the teachers, attending open classes or training for the admission test are always open options for you and our desire is to make you feel as comfortable as possible with the MBA student experience before joining us.
For the Romanian-Canadian MBA Program, the admission session is open from February to September. Files can be submitted during this period and admission test and interviews are scheduled for client convenience.
Candidates can schedule 1-to-1 campus visits, participate in free admission test preparation seminars and attend open classes on campus.
Each candidate will present a file with the required admission documents that will be evaluated in order to grade the candidates and present them in an ordered list based on the scores obtained.
The admission file of each candidate will be evaluated by two independent assessors on a system of maximum 60 points. The final score will be the average of the two evaluations and will be summed with the GMAT evaluation/Admission Test of maximum 40 points.
The 60 points file evaluation is composed of the following:
10 points - the average of the undergraduate course grades;
10 points - the average grade from the bachelor’s degree;
20 points - work and managerial experience (10 points each);
10 points - motivation;
10 points - two recommendation letters (5 points each).
Candidates with a total score of 60 points will fail the evaluation and their application will be discarded.
Accordingly, to the Romanian law of education, all candidates must meet 3 important formal conditions in order to be eligible for applying for the MBA program:
University degree recognized by international law (Romanian or equivalent);
At least 3 years of work experience;
All foreign degrees must be translated into English/Romanian and pass the validation from the Romanian ministry or educations.
If these conditions are met the candidates must prepare a file with the following documents:
Filled in application form;
Completed personal background sheet;
Detailed appendix on work experience;
Two confidential recommendation letters in sealed envelopes;
Bachelor diploma (notarized copy);
Academic transcript (notarized copy);
Birth certificate (notarized copy);
Marriage certificate is applicable (notarized copy);
Health certificate (attesting that the candidate has no contagious disease or illness incompatible with attending classes or the future profession);
4 ID type photos;
Proof of admission/registration fee payment;
Copy of identity card or passport;
CV (Europass format) in English;
If the candidate is a Romanian student who studied abroad a certificate from the ministry of education is required.
For foreign citizens, after the evaluation of the admission file, a temporary study decisions will be issued by the vice-rector of ASE that will be transmitted to the MBA program. Each file will be transmitted for evaluation and approval to the ministry of education, research and youth at the international relations department, student’s mobility division.