Organisation of Studies

ASE has fully implemented the Bachelor-Master-PhD structure recommended in the Bologna Declaration.

Bachelor’s Programmes

These study programmes are 3 years long (6 semesters) and are assigned 180 ECTS. For admission, applicants must hold a Baccalaureate Diploma or an equivalent, such as a high school degree that allows for the continuation of studies within a higher education institution.

Master’s Programmes

Master's programmes are 2 years long (4 semesters) and are assigned 120 ECTS. For admission, applicants must hold a Bachelor's Diploma or an equivalent. The programmes can be focused on research or on developing specialized professional competences .

The academic offer includes 3 international MBA programs, organized in cooperation with foreign partners.

Doctoral school

ASE supports PhD. research corresponding to key areas covered by research centres within each faculty. Generally, PhD studies are 3 years long and are open to Master's degree holders.


Programmes are offered within faculties (schools). For further information regarding the study programmes, please consult the faculties websites:

MBA Programs: Bucharest Business School:

PhD School:

Academic Year Structure

The academic year has two semesters. The first semester starts at the beginning of October and is completed by mid- February. The second semester runs from late February to late June.

The exact duration of each specific programme can be checked with the individual programme outline.

The two regular examination periods are at end of January – beginning of February and end of May – mid-June.

The re-examination session takes place in the second half of June – beginning of July.