Choosing the Specialties of Economic University Studies

The 14th International Conference “Knowledge-Based Organization”, Sibiu, 2008

9 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2012

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Razvan Stefanescu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati

Ramona Dumitriu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati

Date Written: May 4, 2008

Abstract

The reform of the Romanian high education system is still in development. One of the main goals of this reform is to prepare a rapid and facile integration of the graduates in the labor market. This purpose could imply a radical redesigning of curricula. Moreover, the necessity to increase the efficiency could make some universities to change substantially the studies programs that achieve to attract only few students. This paper explores the circumstances of choosing the specialties of university studies by the students in the first year from economics faculties. For this purpose we use an own investigation among 129 students. We approach the relevant factors that influence their options: the perceived utility for the available jobs the future graduates, the compatibility with the exigencies of the education process, the field of university studies accreditation by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and the parents’ influence.

Keywords: Occupational Choice, Economic University Studies, Labor Market

JEL Classification: J01, J44

Suggested Citation

Stefanescu, Razvan and Dumitriu, Ramona, Choosing the Specialties of Economic University Studies (May 4, 2008). The 14th International Conference “Knowledge-Based Organization”, Sibiu, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2002358 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2002358

Razvan Stefanescu (Contact Author)

University Dunarea De Jos Galati ( email )

Str. Domnească, nr. 47
Galati, 800008
Romania

Ramona Dumitriu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati ( email )

Romania

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