The Undergraduate Program in Economic Informatics & Cybernetics ensures the training for: analysis, design and implementation of information systems in enterprises; utilization and configuration of software packages with application in economy; development and introduction of the applied software; research and application of the new computer science technologies; computer programming skills.

As good analysts, good specialists in the latest technique, able to understand and analyze the problems of management, the graduates should be able to offer solutions at the level of the latest achievements in the field, in closed connection with the goals, organization and possibilities of the enterprise.

From the practical point of view, the students are learning programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java etc.; the operating systems such as UNIX, Windows, Windows Mobile; DBMS such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access; analysis and design methodologies and tools: OMT, RUP, UML; Office Software etc.

The graduates are trained also in economics, having studied subjects such as: management, accounting, finance, law, statistics, forecasting, simulation of economic processes, macroeconomics, general economics etc. Their training has some fields considered of major importance: supplying, home transport, production, marketing, sale, labor force and they are look at both as physical activities and as accounting and financial ones.

It is widely accepted that an economist-analyst has to be able to make up models of social-economic development and of high-efficiency activity. In this respect, particular emphasis is being laid on the study of mathematics, especially on the branches with application in economy such as: probabilities, mathematical statistics, algorithms and mathematical logic, economic cybernetics, operations research, actuarial mathematics, algebra, mathematical analysis etc.

The admission examination consists in one written test with subjects from three fields: mathematical analysis, algebra and economics or geography (according to the candidate’s option).

The duration of the program is three years and it is divided in two stages:

  • The first stage is common to all ECSI students and extends over the first three semesters.
  • The second part is the specialization and it extends to the last three semesters. The students are free to choose the specialization based on their options.

The educational plan for the year 2013/2014 is as follows:

Year 1, Semester 1

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

1

Economics

4

O

E

14

2

2

2

Algebra

4

O

E

14

2

2

3

Basics of Statistics

5

O

E

14

2

1

4

Basics of Operational Research

5

O

E

14

2

1

5

Information technology basics

5

O

E

14

2

1

6

Basics of programming

5

O

V

14

2

2

7.1

English  and professional communication1

2

A

V

14

-

2

7.2

French and professional communication 1

2

A

V

14

-

2

7.3

Romanian and professional communication 1

2

A

V

14

-

2

Year 1, Semester 2

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

 1

Mathematical Analysis

4

O

E

14

2

1

 2

Statistics

4

O

E

14

2

2

 3

Programming techniques

4

O

E

14

2

1

 4

Computer Operating System

4

O

E

14

2

1

 5

Basics of Cybernetics

4

O

E

14

2

1

 6

Marketing

4

O

V

14

2

2

7

Accounting

4

O

V

14

2

2

8.1

English and professional communication 2

2

A

V

14

-

2

8.2

French and professional communication 2

2

A

V

14

-

2

8.3

Romanian and professional communication 2

2

A

V

14

-

2

Year 2, Semester 1

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

 1

Object-Oriented Programming

5

O

E

14

2

2

 2

Databases

4

O

E

14

2

2

 3

Quantitative Microeconomics

4

O

E

14

2

1

 4

Probability and mathematical statistics

5

O

E

14

1

1

 5

Macroeconomic Statistics

4

O

E

14

1

1

 6

Management

4

O

V

14

2

2

7

Finance

4

O

E

14

2

2

Year 2, Semester 2

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

 1

Software integration and interoperability

4

O

E

11

2

2

 2

Quantitative Microeconomics

4

O

E

11

2

1

 3

Evolutive Programming and Genetic Algorithms

4

O

V

11

2

2

 4

Data structures

4

O

E

11

2

2

 5

Oracle DBMS

4

O

E

11

2

2

 6

Java Programming

4

O

E

11

2

2

7

Practical stage

3

O

C

3

-

30

Year 3, Semester 1

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

 1

Econometrics

4

O

E

14

2

2

 2

Computer networks

5

O

E

14

2

2

 3

Windows applications programming

5

O

E

14

2

2

 4

Multimedia

4

O

V

14

2

2

 5

Data analysis

4

O

E

14

2

1

 6

Web Technologies

4

O

E

14

2

2

7.1

Statistical Surveys

4

A

E

14

2

1

7.2

Demographics

4

A

E

14

2

1

7.3

Operational Research

4

A

E

14

2

1

7.4

Economic systems cybernetics

4

A

E

14

2

1

Year 3, Semester 2

No. Discipline title ECTS Type Evaluation No. of weeks Lectures/week Labs/week

 1

Sociology

2

O

V

14

2

 -

 2

Theory of Law

3

O

V

14

2

1

 3

 Time series

5

O

E

14

2

1

 4

Design of Informatics Systems

5

O

E

14

2

2

 5

Software packages

5

O

E

14

2

2

 6

Economic Information Systems

5

O

E

14

2

2

7

Mobile devices and applications

5

O

E

14

2

2

During each semester the students have to work on assignments and projects. At the end of each semester the students will take written and/or oral tests.

Until the end of the second year the students have to choose a research topic for their undergraduate thesis. They have to write the thesis and to make an oral presentation. Thus the graduates obtain the (undergraduate) university economist’s degree in Economic Informatics specialization.