INTERNSHIPS METHODOLOGY WITHIN MASTER PROGRAMMES

Art. 1 Internships are organised in compliance with the Education Law no. 84/1995, Law no. 258/2007 concerning students' internship and The Regulations of didactic activity for master's programs. The internship of master students at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies is compulsory as a distinct subject within the curriculum of the fourth semester, contributing to the number of credits specified in the curriculum of the respective master programme, and ends with the presentation of a project. Students are required to perform 20 hours per week during the semester in which the internship is scheduled to take place.

 

Art. 2 The purpose of the internship is to introduce students to the hands-on realities of the socio-economic environment and facilitate their documentation with a view to elaborating the applicative part of the graduation dissertation.

 

Art. 3 The internship is performed at public institutions or organisations specialised in production, trade and services, at banks and other entities of the financial market, at research institutions, at central or local public administration institutions or any other organisation in the country or abroad with legal personality, at the chairs and research centres of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, as well as other organizations which can ensure the internship in conformity with the requirements of the master programme.

 

Art. 4 The contents of the internship is provided in the curricula elaborated by the specialised departments. The curriculum must specify the objectives to be achieved during the internship, the methodological requirements the student must meet and the structure of the project which shall be completed at the end of the internship.

 

Art. 5 The internship is organised and done on the basis of a agreement of collaboration signed between the organisation at which the internship is done, the faculty and the student or a document demonstrating the employment of the student in a position whose profile is compatible with the requirements included in the curriculum of the internship. The structure of the agreement of collaboration is presented in the annex of the current methodology. The agreement of collaboration is signed by the dean of the faculty and presented to the secretary of the master's programme.

 

Art. 6 The master programme internship cannot be assimilated to previous internships.

 

Art. 7 With regard to the students studying abroad as part of the Erasmus programme, or any other programme endorsed by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, during the semester when the internship is scheduled to be done, this discipline is assimilated, on the basis of the number of acquired credit points, in compliance with the stipulations of the study contract.

 

Art. 8 It is the students' responsibility to identify the intership partners with which they will sign the internship agreement. The management team of the master programmes, of the departments and faculties should support the students in the identification of internship partners.

 

Art. 9 The rights and obligations of the internship partner, faculty and student are included in the internship agreement presented in the addenda of the current methodology.

 

Art. 10 A member of the management team of the university department is nominated as responsible for the organisation of the internship.

The management team of each master programme will manage all internship agreements, organise all the activities related to internships and the evaluation of the students through a project presentation. The teaching staff responsible for the organisation of the internships will be assigned a certain workload according to the budget of each master programme.

 

Art. 11 At the end of the internship period, the internship partner's person responsible with internships shall produce an assessment, signed and stamped, stating the number of hours, the punctuality, conduct and degree to which the student has acquired professional skills.

 

Art. 12 The student's activity is evaluated by means of project presentation in front of a commission made up of at least two members of the teaching staff and is awarded a grade from 10 to 1. The project presentation takes place as part of the examination session at the end of the fourth semester of the master programme.

 

Art. 13 In the evaluation of the student, the commission will take into consideration the quality of the project, the skills and abilities acquired and the assessment given by the internship partner.

 

Art. 14 Failure to pass the project presentation will result in the student's repetition of the internship and another project presentation.

The current methodology was approved by the Senate Bureau of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies on 20 January 2010 and is effective as of that date.

 

Rector,

Profesor Ion, Gh. Rosca, Ph.D.