Department of Business Planning and Information Systems

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Structure of the studies


The duration of the studies at the Department of Business Planning and Information Systems is eight (8) semesters. During the first seven (7) semesters, courses include theoretical lectures, laboratory teaching, seminars, and projects that are assigned either independently or in teams. The eighth (8th) semester includes Practical Training and the elaboration of a Degree Thesis.

Due to the applied nature of the curriculum, emphasis is given in case studies which via information technology create conditions of real situations and contribute to participatory work and development of students’ personal skills, including the development of initiatives and the ability to face problems related to making rational decisions in the modern business environment.

The structure of the studies is characterized as hierarchical, involving subjects aimed at providing basic knowledge, during the first semesters, and gradually reducing their amplitude in increasingly specialized areas. The main disciplines of the curriculum, among others, include:

  • Business Decisions Making
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Operational Research
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistic
  • Marketing
  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Data Bases
  • Programming Languages and Methodologies
  • Operational Systems
  • Information & Communication Systems and Applications
  • Software, Computer Systems and Networks technology

The curriculum includes the teaching of scientific and technological units in:

  • General Background Courses (GBC)
  • Special Background Courses (SBC)
  • Specialty Courses (SC)
  • Administration, Finance, Law and Humanities Courses (AFLH)

The courses are also partitioned in compulsory and elective courses. The elective courses are offered in the fifth, sixth and seventh semester of studies. Specifically, in the fifth semester, students must choose a course between Object Oriented Programming and Econometrics, in the sixth semester they must choose a course between Marketing - Market Policies’ Planning and Taxation and Analysis of Financial Statements, while in the seventh semester they must choose two courses among Business Change and Innovation, Portfolio Management and Budgeting, Informatics in Education and Development and Entrepreneurship in the European Union. The curriculum also includes the Degree Thesis and Practical Training in the eighth semester.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 12:51