Business Service Leaders Association Romania (ABSL) annually offers 30 scholarships in the Business Services Master program for young people wishing to pursue a career in the outsourcing industry. As a result of this strategic partnership with the Bucharest Academy of Economics Studies, the Master program responds to the highest professional standards of the industry of business services and provides students a curriculum tailored to the current business practices.
There are 40 available places in the Business Services Master out of which 30 are offered and financially supported by ABSL companies and 10 are paid by students. Under this program, the students specializes and progress their career paths in a highly dynamic, growing environment, where the average age is between 26 and 35 years old.
Specifically, they have the opportunity to combine the theoretical knowledge with practical experience by using real-time case studies and to take paid internships in the ABSL member companies, such as Accenture, Genpact, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, OMW, P&G, Unicredit.
„Through this program, ABSL invests in the sustainable development of business services sector and provides students with real opportunities to gain practical experience and to start their career in a new, fast-growing industry. In recent years, we have witnessed a remarkable leap in the attractiveness of these industries for young graduates as the the repetitive, low-value activities are more and more taken over by automated systems („Robotics”). Thus, human interaction in Outsourcing processes occurs at a much higher level than in previous years. Now we are asking for more creativity, synthesis and quality decision making in an everchanging working environment, inaccessible to the „robots” at this time” said Cătălin Iorgulescu, ABSL Vice President.
During the two years of study of the BS Master program, students can deepen matters as operational management, project management, process management (e.g. Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL), ERP systems (SAP), financial analysis and process improvement in the business services industry under the guidance of AES teachers and department leaders of ABSL member companies.
This year, enrollment in the Business Services Master takes place between 23 – 25 of July and is open to all university graduates, regardless of the completed faculty (Academy of Economics Studies, University, Polytechnic, etc.). Candidates will be selected on the basis of a general skills test and an face-to-face interview.
Information on the registration process can be found on the project’s website www.mbs.absl.ro and on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MasterInBusinessServices/. These will be updated as new information appears.
The Business Services Master was awarded the “Best Academic Program of the Year” in 2017 at the Excellence Awards of the Outsourcing Industry.