The Association of Business Services Leaders in Romania (ABSL) is launching a master’s program in partnership with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

//The Association of Business Services Leaders in Romania (ABSL) is launching a master’s program in partnership with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

The Association of leaders in business services in Romania (ABSL) launches master’s program “Business Services”, in partnership with the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), which aims to support development of service industries Business and contribute to training the next generation of specialists in the industry.

The academic program is part of ABSL’s strategy to develop specialized work force in the industry and to support changes in the education system in Romania in order to prepare professionals with practical experience adapted to specific business requirements and needs, yet he was a student. For the academic year 2015-2016, the program are available 50 seats.

“Masters programs, ABSL invests in sustainable development of the service sector business and offer young people real opportunities to gain practical experience and to begin careers in this field. Thus, we expect that 80% of students to be recruited by the member companies ABSL after graduation” said Daniel Bratu, Vice President at Genpact, a founding member of ABSL Romania.

During the two years, students will attend specialized and operational management, sales and marketing, risk management in business, ERP, financial analysis and process improvement service industry business, supported by academics from the ESA and representatives ABSL member companies. In the fourth quarter, the knowledge gained will be put into practice by participating in an internship of six months in companies from among the members of ABSL, students having the opportunity to deepen the theoretical knowledge acquired and to prepare for the dissertation.

“Degree Program Business Services meet the demands coming from the business services industry and offers students the opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience, contributing to the significant increase opportunities to engage in their field of study” said prof. Univ. Dr. Paul Nastase, ASE Rector.

ABSL approach comes amid growing need for professionals in the business services industry, which brings together some of the main employers in Romania. Over 60,000 professionals are currently employed in the field, of which 25% ABSL member companies.

ABSL brings together the leading companies in the field in areas Shared Services Center (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), IT Outsourcing (ITO) and Research and Development (R & D). The member companies ABSL are Accenture Services, APT Resources & Services, Automobile Dacia, AWP Romania, CBRE Real Estate Consultancy, Connections Consult, DB Schenker, EUCOM Business Language, Genpact Romania, the Global Remote Services, Hewlett Packard Global Business Center, Luxoft Professional Romania, Microsoft Romania, Office Depot Service Center, OMV Petrom Global Solutions, Optima Solutions Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Services, Process Solutions, Renault Business Services, Société Generale European Business Services, Stefanini Romania, TELUS International Europe, UCMS Group Romania, UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, Valoris Center, Vauban, Vodafone Shared Services Romania, Wipro, WNS Global Services and Strategic Partners Association are ACCA, Colliers International, Corporate Office Solutions, Fine Law, Hays Talent Solutions, I-Future, KPMG, McCann PR, Mikomax and Skanska .

About ABSL Romania

Association leaders in business services in Romania is the largest organization representing service sector business in Romania, which covers the most important companies in the areas Shared Services Center (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), IT Outsourcing (ITO) and Research and Development (R & D). ABSL Romania aims at developing and transforming the business services industry an integral part of economic growth in Romania through collaboration with industry and by involving the authorities and interest groups.

ABSL Romania aim is to support long-term development and dynamic growth of the business services sector and, at the same time to increase the attractiveness of Romania investment and development outsourcing and offshoring projects. ABSL wants to boost interaction and cooperation of the industry by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices. ABSL supports entrepreneurship, assess legislative options to improve the economic environment and helps to adapt the requirements of business by recommending changes in the education system in Romania. The association cooperates with local authorities, central and the business community in order to provide mutual support and strengthen the involvement of local communities.

The board of ABSL part Florin Grama, director, Customer Service & Support at Microsoft Romania, Vivek Bakshi, general manager of International Operations within Wipro, Andrei Romanescu, managing director of HP Global Business Center, Catalin Iorgulescu WNS Romania managing director, Daniel Bratu, deputy operations in Genpact, Cosmin Pătlăgeanu, marketing manager at Luxoft Romania, and Giulio meddle, general manager of Office Depot Service Center. However, Catalina Ciupercescu operations manager holding the position of the association and general secretary Dana Isaroiu quality of the board.

About the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest

Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest is part of the centennial universities of Romania, was founded as the Academy of High Commercial and Industrial Studies (AISC) on April 6, 1913.

With a century of activity and more than 300,000 alumni, ASE is the leading economic higher education and public administration in Romania. Aligned with international academic standards, the university offers degree programs in the fields of Economics, Administrative Sciences, Sociology (Human Resources) and Philology (Applied Modern Languages). ESA has 12 faculties offering of over 21,000 students the opportunity to follow in Romanian, English, French or German, 24 undergraduate programs, 88 masters, doctoral studies in 10 areas and over 130 graduate programs training and continuing professional development.

ASE is a university of advanced research and education, institutional accredited by ARACIS, with high degree of confidence. That leadership of higher economic education and public administration in Romania is confirmed by U-Multirank standings of the European Union, whose key areas of evaluation are the quality of education, international orientation and regional involvement.

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Crivăţ, McCann PR