Bachelor in Finance and Banking

General

Program Description

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Objectives

The main objective of the program is to develop specific skills and competencies for financial professionals, is designed so as to combine theoretical knowledge with practical proficiency in finance, considering the current global development and the challenges to which economies are subjected. The program is focused on developing students’ professional competencies in the financial area of expertise such as: applying knowledge, methods, techniques, and instruments in order to perform financial operations and transactions; preparing investment projects, evaluating investment projects, drafting investment budgets; forecasting incomes and expenses at corporative level; identifying and managing risks specific to financial, banking and insurance activities; trading and managing mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and derivative instruments.

Contents and structure

The structure of the program is designed so as to transform a high-school graduate into a professional during three years of intensive study. In order to guarantee graduates’ insertion in the labor market, the program responds to the increasing expectancies of financial, banking and insurance activities, expectancies which are amplified by the need to respect European organizing and functioning principles. The program has a curriculum that covers topics focusing on acquiring strong knowledge in the field of financial management and planning of corporations, banks and insurance societies, as well as on developing abilities that would allow the graduates to act competently within economic entities, ranging from the management of one’s own business to different financial professions in specialized institutions. The financial core curriculum is complemented by elective courses for adjacent economic domains such as accountancy, management, marketing, informatics, statistics, and econometrics.

Career perspectives

Graduates are prepared to activate in financial institutions and companies, being able to work at different levels in corporations, insurance companies, banks, fiscal administrations, brokerage companies. Due to the continuous growth of financial markets, the demand for professionals in this area increases day by day. The financial, banking and insurance sector offers countless hiring opportunities and the skills acquired within this study program qualify its graduates and potential specialists in the field. Potential jobs may include economist, financial manager, financial analyst, banking expert, financial researcher, broker, financial accountant, actuary, fiscal and banking counselor, insurance inspector, investment analyst, risk control specialist, risk administrator, insurance system specialist, a research assistant in finance and banking, product manager, etc.

International perspectives

Students acquire knowledge and competences that allow them to pursue successful international careers in finance, insurance or banking, the program’s curricula being adapted to the exigency of prestigious universities abroad, responding to international standards, and providing high-quality learning experience. Moreover, students enrolled in the program can study one semester at prestigious universities outside Romania, within the framework of UBB-FSEGA’s various Erasmus inter-institutional agreements, or other inter-institutional agreements allowing students exchange, or international internship programs.

Curriculum

1st Semester (30 credits)

  • Microeconomics
  • European Economics
  • Mathematics Applied to Economics
  • Management
  • Public Finance
  • Fundamentals of Services
  • Modern Language Applied to Business (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)
  • Physical Education

2nd Semester (30 credits)

  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
  • Basic Accounting
  • IT for Business
  • Basic Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Modern Language Applied to Business (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)
  • Physical Education

3rd Semester (30 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Databases and Programs
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Business Ethics
  • Modern Language Applied to Business (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)
  • Elective Course 1 from:
    • Economic History
    • Economic Doctrines
    • Taxation
    • Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Corporate Management
    • Introduction to Scientific Research Methodology
    • Logics

4th Semester (30 credits)

  • Banking
  • Monetary Institutions and Mechanisms
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Financing Direct Investments
  • Internship – Insurance, Corporate Finance, Banking
  • Applied Specialized Language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)
  • Elective Course 2 from:
    • Public Debt
    • Management Accounting
    • Agrotourism
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Introduction to International Economic and Diplomatic Practice
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing Research
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Demography
    • Politology

5th Semester (30 credits)

  • Financial Analysis
  • Public Budget and Treasury
  • Financial Management
  • Fundamentals of Econometrics
  • Elective Course 3 from:
    • Inflation, Deflation and Monetary Systems
    • Business Valuation
    • Agricultural and Rural Development Policies
    • Economics and Regional Development Policies
    • Marketing Policies
    • Economic Sociology
  • Elective Course 4 from:
    • Controlling
    • Commerce Marketing
    • Programming and Development Environments
    • Project Management
    • Business Communication (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)
  • Elective Course 5 from:
    • Commodities Exchange
    • Accounting for Credit Institutions
    • Strategic Management

6th Semester (30 credits)

  • Portfolio Management
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Accounting for Public Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Elaboration of Graduation Thesis
  • Elective Course 6 from:
    • Insurance and Social Security
    • Applied Accounting
    • International Tourism
    • International Economic Transactions
    • Management Information Systems
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Elements of Games Theory
  • Elective Course 7 from:
    • Prices and Competition
    • Financial Control and Audit
    • Waste Management
    • Internet for Business
    • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Management
    • Promotion Tools and Techniques
    • Financial and Banking Marketing
    • Business Communication (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Babeş-Bolyai University (UBB) is currently the largest Romanian university, hosting around 47.000 students enrolled in Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Faculty of E ... Read More

Babeş-Bolyai University (UBB) is currently the largest Romanian university, hosting around 47.000 students enrolled in Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FSEGA) of UBB is the best Romanian higher education institution in Economics and Business. Read less