aseEnglish Language Education and Research Communication for Business and Economics

Comunicare în limba engleză pentru predare şi cercetare economică


Why this programme

Interdisciplinarity and the transfer of international expertise, the curriculum and the methodological approach facilitate the participants' experiencing a different way of teaching, learning and (self-) evaluation. The programme facilitates access to the latest research practice and encourages joint projects, networking with colleagues of other specialisations, as well as thinking outside the box, taking the challenge of exploring aspects outside one's own subject field.

Content dimensions and Skills focus

The programme sets out to develop competencies in the following areas:

·        Communication in English: modules aimed at developing advanced communication skills for a variety of academic and professional purposes, with a focus on academic and research writing for publication

·     Research practice: qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method analysis; research project design and presentation;

·     Teaching methodology: modules focusing on teaching/learning, evaluation, educational management and quality assurance;

·     Transversal components, e.g. "Critical Thinking" and "Creative Thinking", "Intercultural Issues", "Transnational challenges and strategic perspectives for Romania". (read more)

Access to the latest research practice

Staff teaching on the programme have relevant international experience, are active in research, and their research feeds into the programme content. You can therefore discuss and debate ideas with leading researchers in various fields.

International expertise - Theory into practice

The programme brings in international experts as contributors to sessions, as well as some of our own alumni. This gives important practitioner perspectives on the challenges of applying theory to real situations. You will be encouraged to focus on your areas of professional interest and to work on live issues which you have identified as important.

Self-development and Peer-cooperation

Your priorities and personal development plans are at the core of the programme. For effective skills improvement, Needs Analysis will be combined with Self-assessment of communication skills, on the basis of the Council of Europe Reference Levels and the European Language Portfolio. Reflective practice, peer-review and support in a positive atmosphere of cooperation are encouraged throughout the programme and contribute to achieving personal and team objectives. (read more)

Impact at an individual level

Feedback from programme alumni indicates that their expectations have been met and even exceeded. Concrete outcomes include:

·        successful conference presentations in English

·        research articles published in international journals

·        new approach to teaching/learning and student-assessment

·        conducting courses and seminars in English

·        writing and publishing teaching materials in English

·        initiation of joint projects with Master programme colleagues.

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 Quality culture

At institutional level, an added value of the programme consists in enhanced quality assurance across disciplines. There is already a sustainable interdisciplinary network - an academic community of 200 alumni and current master students - representing a considerable number of specialisations and cooperating in various forms. (read more)