A 100% British EMBA, now in Cluj-Napoca!
100% British EMBA with a double international accreditation, in Cluj-Napoca
University of Hull EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) is an international business studies programme, 100% British, organized in Cluj-Napoca.
The EMBA has a double international accreditation, from AMBA (The Association of MBAs) and from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
The studies last for 2 years and are organized in 13 modules. The graduation diploma is international, awarded by University of Hull, higher education institution with almost 90 years of tradition.
At the University of Hull EMBA, curricula, teaching and examination are following the British model, similar to the business schools of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bahrain, within 20 years.
University of Hull EMBA was launched in February 2015 in Cluj-Napoca.
The three cohorts we currently run consist of 75 people from top and middle management in companies from various fields: banking and finance, energy, commerce, engineering, technology, IT, auditing, human resources, education, food industry, medicine, etc.
Our EMBA has at its centre a programme with an international dimension, Hull Business School (United Kingdom), as well as the collaboration of the Babeș-Bolyai University and some of the well known companies from Romania.
We want to be an example of cooperation between academia and business.
The principle of the EMBA is “think global, act local”, teaching and networking are modelled on the University of Hull, “Connected Thinking”.
The EMBA Director is Dr. Andrew Taylor, entrepreneur, management consultant, and alumni of the University of Hull.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a consultant in management, he worked in Europe and Canada for Coca-Cola, Deloitte, PwC, Orange, Vodafone, Holcim, etc.
The programme is managed by a non-profit association- Babeş-Bolyai University – Executive Education (UBB-EE).
|Duration||2 years, 12 modules, dissertation (last 6 months)|
|Mode of study||Part-time over long weekends (Thursday-Sunday). Professors from University of Hull come to Cluj every 6 weeks to teach a new module|
|Assessment||Written assignments, two examinations, dissertation|
|Entry requirements||Minimum of 3 years POST bachelors’ degree graduation relevant work experience or no Bachelors degree but at least 8 years managerial work experience (requires the preparation of a professional portfolio). English Certificate|
|Work experience||Minimum of 3 years managerial work experience.|
|Fees||7,500 euros/year fee which can be paid in instalments. Banca Transilvania offers financing solutions such as Gaudeamus loan for studies or the personal Practic BT.|
|Apply now||Contact us now for more info at +40 747 752 825 or at email@example.com|
|Cluj Napoca||For the people in Cluj and from other parts of Romania, the EMBA is an opportunity to learn in Cluj-Napoca at a British school with professors from the University of Hull. Basically, the school comes closer. For foreign students, Cluj, named “the heart of Transylvania” will certainly be a unique experience. It is one of the largest cities in the country, recognized as an academic and cultural centre.|
|Hull||To complete the 100% British experience, one of the EMBA modules will take place in the UK, at the University of Hull. Therefore, a few days will be spent amidst British professors and students. The University made a name for itself by its modern facilities, comfort and friendly atmosphere. The Hull campus is among the most attractive in the UK. It includes Brynmor Jones and Keith Donaldson libraries, with over 1 million books and publications to shops, an art gallery, bookshops, places for socializing – cafes, restaurants and bars. Hull City, with the official name Kingston upon Hull, was called by Sunday Times one of the best places to live in the UK. With a rich history, dating back to the eleventh century, Hull has many tourist attractions such as Old Town, Museum Quarter, Hull Marina or The Deep. Moreover, it was designated the City of Culture in 2017.|
AMBA (The Association of MBAs)
Our AMBA accreditation confirms our quality, and as a Hull EMBA student, you will:
- develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of modern organisations through our holistic approach, driven by our expertise in systems thinking
- forge excellent links with industry through real world consultancy projects
- gain experience of a broad range of industries and sectors with our diverse cohort
- transfer new knowledge and skills direct to the workplace
AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
Established in 1916, AACSB is the longest service global association and accredits only 746 of the world’s best business schools across 51 countries and territories.
Hull University Business School is a leading UK business school dedicated to the development of responsible leadership for a complex world.
We are committed to achieving the very highest standards, highlighted in our multiple industry accreditations as well as our independent international accreditations such as AACSB, held by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.
This places us in a select group of UK business schools, assures students of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience and further enhances the value of their degree in the global employment market.
The EMBA programme is formed of modules with 5 interconnected key themes – Managing Relationships, Managing the Value Chain, Managing Knowledge, Managing in a Global Context and Managing Strategically.
In order to graduate the Hull University EMBA programme students must complete the 12 core modules, as well as the Research methods & Dissertation and write their dissertation paper.
|Key themes||Core modules|
|Managing in a global context Introduces management development in relation to personal effectiveness, cultural diversity, management thinking, organisational life and individuals as change agents.||Managing in organisations;
Leadership and organisational change;
|Managing relationships Focuses on internal and external stakeholders, bringing together strategy and practice in the management of human resources and an understanding of the wider business environment and its impact on business performance.||Human resource management;
|Managing the value chain Provides a holistic and critical perspective on the key changes and trends which have taken place in marketing and the management of business operations in recent years.||Marketing Operations management.|
|Managing knowledge Investigates how to identify what knowledge is relevant, how best to acquire it (and how to cope when it is not available), and how to put it to use so that it genuinely contributes to the analysis of complex problems and to effective decision making.||Accounting and finance for managers;
Marketing communications in a digital world.
|Managing strategically Builds a perspective that takes account of the business organisation as a whole, its purpose and strategic development, in order to inform managerial decision making.||Systemic management;
Consultancy and intervention – this module is replaced by Complex project management for Executive MBA Overseas students.
To finalize a module students will write an essay, do a project or take an exam.
We opened the enrollment for the next cohort (February 2018)
Requirements for EMBA University of Hull registration:
- Minimum 3 years of experience in management, achieved after finishing the Bachelor’s degree
- No Bachelor degree but at least 8 years managerial work experience
- English Language certificate. Accepted certificates: Cambridge, IELTS, PTE Academic and Lingua-Business English. In addition, eligible candidates are those who studied in English at undergraduate/master programme or have worked for more than 5 years in a British/ American origin company.
- Application form (download)
- Two references. The first one from a current supervisor or colleague, and the second one from a former employer or professor. The recommendations should be written in a template containing the header of the company/institution providing the recommendation, and they should be signed. Also, a business card of the person who provided the recommendation should be attached.
- English Language Certificate/ diploma proving your studies in English / letter from your British/ American origin company.
- Diploma of studies (Bachelor/Master) translated in English or a portfolio with your detailed experience in management for the last 8 years.
Application processingSend us the above documents at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview stageAfter receiving your application, an interview will take place with the Admission Team from Hull University Business School.
Unconditional offerBased on the interview result, a conditional/unconditional offer will be made for your registration into the EMBA programme.
Hull University Business School’s Benefits
From managers to leaders
- Teaching techniques, courses, admission and assessments are modelled on the British system.
- EMBA international certifications demonstrate our commitment to provide a learning experience at a very high standard.
- The same program is organized in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain and Oman for over 20 years and is successful.
- The graduation diploma from a reputable British university, recognized globally.
- You have the opportunity to visit international campuses and meet interesting people.
Hull University Teachers
Facts and figures about The University of Hull EMBA professors:
- a special team of professors involved in the EMBA teaching
- apr. 65 professors from different departments
- the average age is 48
- 18 different nationalities
- 33% female and 67% male
- experience in working in the public & private sector, business consultancy, etc.
Prof. Andrew Abbott
Prof. Kathryn Haynes
Dr. Kevin Ord
Dr. Nick Snowden
Prof. Terry Williams
Prof. David Grant
Prof. Chanaka Jayawardhena
Prof. Susan Webster
Prof. Peter Murray
Prof. Fidel Perez Sebastian
Prof. Giles Hindle
Prof. Yasmin Merali
Horia Ciorcila is one of the most well-known businessmen in Romania. However, discretion is part of his DNA, because he lets the facts and the companies he has built from scratch do the talking. He also believes that it is vital to be surrounded by people who put their soul in what they do, in order to have a team that makes a difference.
The advice he would like to give young people currently studying and entrepreneurs at the beginning of the road refers to education, character and professionalism. This is precisely because in business you need all of these to succeed. He believes that it is extremely important that they constantly acquire knowledge, based on the principle: “Never stop learning”. Another aspect that he considers essential, a condition to succeed, is loyalty to an idea, to the team you are a part of, to the people who are close to you. He completed his studies in Cluj, at the Polytechnic Institute, being a graduate of the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science. He was not yet 30 years old when he founded in Cluj two of the businesses that later became top companies in Romania: Banca Transilvania and Storm-Astral, specialized in cable television.
These were followed by other entrepreneurial projects in various areas, which played a well-defined role in his career, due to the exciting life and business experience they offered. He often says that the story of Banca Transilvania has a special charm. Much in the same way as the history of many great American companies started in a garage, BT’s beginnings fell in a similar category: in a house belonging to the company Compexit, on the banks of the Somes River, in Cluj, with a team of 13 people.
Today, BT is one of the 3 largest banks in Romania and, moreover, the largest banking institution with majority private Romanian capital, with over 6,000 team members and nearly 2 million clients. Horia Ciorcila was, from the very beginning, a Member of Banca Transilvania’s Board of Directors and, since 2002, he is the Chairman of the Board. Horia Ciorcila is involved, either directly or indirectly, in various humanitarian causes and CSR projects.
On a personal level, to encourage sports, he founded and still invests in Winners Tennis Club, opened in Cluj. As a result of the tournaments organized annually, to the tennis school, but also to the large number of children who have started to play tennis at Winners – and who fell in love with the sport, some even becoming champions – he has succeeded in putting Cluj on the map of European tennis.
Omer Tetik is one of the youngest CEOs in the Romanian banking sector, being a part of Banca Transilvania’s team since June 2013. He is characterized by the win-win approach, determination, and the joy of working with people.
Having an 18-year experience in the banking field, except for Romania, he has also worked in Turkey and Russia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics – Middle East Technical University of Ankara. His origins are Turkish, he was born in Germany, but for the past 14 years he has been living in Romania and lately in Cluj.
Teofil Muresan has an extensive entrepreneurial experience in founding and developing cross-sector businesses in energy and telecommunication, with a total turnover exceeding €100m. He has a PhD in power engineering and he is alumni of the prestigious London Business School (Sloan Master). Through his companies, he finances strategic programs aimed at developing the Romanian society, with a special focus on education.
Teofil Muresan entered into entrepreneurship in 1997, after a relevant technical experience in the energy field, as a Dispatcher at the National Grid Control Centre and Associate Professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Initially, Electrogrup provided consultancy services in power infrastructure and later expanded in the area of telecommunications, developing the innovative cross-sector concept. This strategy exploits the connection between domains and allowed the company to optimize resources, costs and thus to differentiate itself in the market. Founded in 2007, Direct One, a company that owns and operates one of the largest intercity fiber optic networks in Romania using OPGW technology. In 2008, the company launched the first Video on Demand and Live TV platform in Romania (today, seenow.ro). Today, Electrogrup enters foreign markets, activating within a Group of Companies born as a result of M&A processes. With a PhD in electrical engineering and the experience of a Master in Strategy and Leadership at the prestigious London Business School, Teofil Muresan promotes the importance of collaboration between the academic and business environment in creating an educational offer that fosters performance.
Mihaela Luțaș is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Currently, she teaches European Economics (undergrad) and European Economic Policies (postgraduate) both in Romanian and English . She also conducts PH.D students in the field of Economics and International Affairs at the same university.
Since 2009 she is associate professor at Plymouth State University, USA, teaching Global Economics at a specific e-MBA (international Business). Between 2006-2011 she was a Jean Monnet Professor of European Economic Integration, (European Commission), and between 2001-2010 was associate professor at IUIES (International University Institute for European Studies) in Gorizia, Italy, teaching European Economic Policies at an international master programme. She is member of a number of professional bodies like: Vice president of the Romanian Economists Association, member of the National Body of Certified Accountants, President of the Department of Staff Quality Evaluation within the Romanian Association of Faculties of Economics. She is also a member of Rotary International, district 2241, since 2001, and was treasurer of the same district in 2012. Currently she holds the position of Vice Rector of UBB, responsible for the relation with business environment, Alumni and Internship Development.
EMBA Programme Director
Dr. Andrew Taylor
Achievements: Andrew is the founder of the consulting firm Connect CEE and the executive search firm Endike Associates. Since 2000 he has delivered achievements such as:
- Designed and delivered programme that delivered 700% team performance improvement over one year (using clients KPI’s) for global supply chain.
- A project which he designed and delivered, bringing managers and street children together, was awarded best HR project and most innovative business project in the world (2006) by global pharmaceutical client.
- Advised the global Board of Avon on the organisational culture aspects of a major environmental change initiative.
- Advised Ipsos on all the cultural aspects of a global merger of their on-line business. The CEO described his contribution as “remarkable”.
- ‘Trading Hot Air, Backwards, Forwards Or Any Which Way You Like’ European Environment Nr. 14, 2004.
- Business Culture chapter in Doing Business In Romania (London: KoganPage/CBI, 1998).
- Co-author (with Bill Krouwel) of Taking Care of Business: Innovation, Ethics & Sustainability (Cluj-Napoca: RisoPrint, 2013) (a business book).
UBB-EE Board Members
Professor, diplomat, International Relations scholar and highly thought of in Romania as well in the international arena. Between 2000 and 2004 he was the Chief Negotiator with the EU.
His expertise in International Negotiation was used not only for negotiations with the EU, but also, between 1992 and 1994, in negotiating the “Most Favored Nation Clause” with the United States. Dr. Puscas became Director of the Romanian Cultural Centre in New York in 1991 and followed by becoming Minister-Counselor (DCM) and Acting Ambassador with the Romanian Embassy in the United States until 1994. In addition, he has also been a valuable member of the Society of Romanian Historians, the Scientific Committee of ISIG-Gorizia, the Board of Governors of IUIES-Gorizia, the European Institute in Florence, and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. His long career in the academic field began at the University of Babes-Bolyai.
In 1995, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration. In that same year, he became a professor of International Relations in the Faculty of History and Philosophy. He remains an academic and professor, teaching courses at the International University Institute for European Studies (Gorizia, Italy), and Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca where he is also the PhD co-ordinator and Head of the Institute for International Studies. The author of 24 volumes, co-author of 16 books, professor of 2 academic courses on International Relations and European Integration, and writer of over 100 articles and essays, Dr. Puscas also works a coordinator of the Politics Collection in the Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca.
Additionally, he is the editor of the International Politics and Diplomatic Collection in the Sincron Publishing, the special periodicals Dosarele Istoriei (History Files) in Bucharest, and the Central European Political Science Review in Budapest. His particular areas of research are Central and Eastern Europe within International Relations, its cultural history, as well as business relations and conflict management in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries. He has greatly contributed academic literature on the importance of European Union as a coherent and successful example of integration in a time of increasing global interdependence. Dr. Vasile Puscas is member of Board of Directors, Banca Transilvania.
Tiberiu (Tibi) is a corporate banker, who also has a track record of using his position to act as a catalyst for socio-economic changes. For the past eleven years he has led the significant growth of Banca Transilvania’s (Romania’s largest independent private bank) corporate business.
He has developed a reputation within the banking industry for his pioneering approach to supporting SME’s, develop new products and his empowerment of branch managers that builds upon older traditions of banking. For Tibi banking is about community and earning respect within that group. As such he has developed two foundations:
- President of “Clujul are Suflet” Foundation is a day center delivering education and assistance to teenagers (ages between 14-20) for a better integration within school or professional life. Active since 2007.
- President of “BT Club – Clubul Întreprinzătorului Român” is a non-profit organization which offers support and encouragement to entrepreneurs. BT Club is present in the business field with consultancy and periodic information, entrepreneurial education, networking and support in accessing EU funds, all in order to contribute actively in developing the businesses in Romania.
- Through BT Club and BabeșBolyai University, Tibi has developed “Antreprenori pe scenă. Pentru studenți”, a series of events dedicated to students. Successful individuals from all walks of life (Business people, journalists, film directors etc.) are invited onto stage to talk about their experiences and respond to students questions. With a chat show format, the events attract hundreds of people and fill the room.
Tibi, who has studied for an MBA (Sheffield) and INDE (cooperation between ASE Romania and CNAM France), works as an occasional lecturer for UBB and enjoys the trust and support of the most senior academics at UBB. As a relationship manager he is diplomatic, patient, yet focussed and determined.
Maria’s expertise lies in Commercial Law. For 10 years, she has coordinated the legal advising activities in Electrogrup, one of the most important players on the Romanian infrastructure construction market, having as main clients international companies in energy and telecommunication.
She is involved in the groundwork and development of start-ups for the Group of Companies within which Electrogrup activates. Starting with 2012, Maria has been using her managerial experience within Electrogrup’s Board of Directors. Maria’s managerial abilities and critical thinking recommend her for coordinating complex projects. She makes use of her mediation competences in order to mitigate opposing parties and making space suitable for performance fostering collaboration.
We invite you to join us for these events organised during our EMBA modules, every 6 weeks. Special guests are invited to share their experience regarding the topic of the module taught during that weekend. Limited number of places, so please register for participation on the events page (Facebook, Linkedin).
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