School of Finance and Accounting*

The School of Finance and Accounting within the Romanian-American University promotes an innovative and holistic approach to research and education. Finance and Accounting mean that you will benefit from the skills of our academics in two challenging but also interesting areas. You will study the basic areas of innovations in finance, the future of money and payments, financial technologies (including cryptocurrency assets), the sustainability of finance at national and global level, financial accounting and management accounting.

Your studies will give you an understanding of international finance, information systems, strategy and ethical decision making. By choosing to study with us, you will also have great opportunities to integrate theory and practice and gain real experience in finance and accounting.

Adaptability is the key to success in the academic development of each of us, and our professors are constantly updating the content of the courses, in the context of current challenges, as well as scientific and technological progress, constantly supporting the improvement of the student experience and the learning process, as well as in order to acquire academic knowledge adapted to the current evolving labor market.

The international component of the School of Finance and Accounting is supported by the organization of study programs taught in English, at the level of master studies – the “Finance” study program organized together with the University of Siena, Italy – and, equally, by the vast network of the partnerships that give students multiple opportunities to obtain scholarships at partner universities.


* the school is part of the university’s structure since 1991, and under the new title, starting with the 2022-2023 academic year

Burcea Cristiana Mihaela,
Burcea Cristiana Mihaela, 2020-2021
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[…]The Romanian-American University is different, because here you can be more than a student. The career opportunities and those for personal development appear everywhere, research resources are varied and numerous, while events are extremely attractive. I am really glad that I met kind professors, eager to support us, as well as friendly colleagues with whom I have spent some of the most important moments of our development as adults. In short, I met a family, whose members give us wings towards a better future and who are offering us the bases towards a career of success.
Crişu Alexandru-Marian,
Crişu Alexandru-Marian, Class of 2013
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The Romanian-American University became my second home along the five years while I studied Economy and International Business and I volunteered at the Department of Asian Studies […]. It was, for sure, one of the best periods in my life, a time filled with learning experiences, of human and professional development, a period when I had the luck and honor to meet wonderful people, colleagues and professors […]. All I have learned at RAU, during my studies and during the extracurricular activities, helped me accomplish my dreams, which at one point I couldn’t believe could become reality. To visit Japan, to study and live there, then to work in a field that I love, in the most appropriate environment, together with passionate people, all these became reality because of the Romanian American University and its people. […]
Păduraru Simona,
Păduraru Simona, Class of 2008
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I believe that my graduate degree facilitated my integration into the labor market primarily through the themes addressed during the courses of the four years of study and through the subjects studied. Another extremely important factor for me was the international exposure that I received – Grant Leonardo da Vinci in the UK – and which helped me to adapt to an extremely demanding work environment. It was a very useful experience that gave me the chance to develop professional and personal skills and that laid the foundations for my career. [...] In my four years of RAU I learned a lot of interesting things and met distinguished people from both colleagues and teachers. Thus I gained self-confidence and the desire for becoming a professional. [...]

BACHELOR programs:

  • Finance and Banking (FB) * – 3 years, IF / IFR
  • Accounting and Management Information Systems (CIG) * – 3 years, IF / IFR

MASTER programs:

  • Business Management and Audit (GAA) * – 2 years, IF
  • Finance (FIN) * – 2 years, IF (exclusively in English)



  • “Finance” – University of Siena, Italia (Study Guide – Download)

The master program “Business Management and Audit” was accredited in 2015 by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (A.C.C.A.) and reaccredited in 2021 for another 5 years.

* organized under the aegis of the School of Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance until the academic year 2021-2022, inclusive


Short description: He graduated from the School of of Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance of the Romanian-American University of Bucharest in 2001. Master’s degree in Financial and Banking Management at the Romanian-American University. He holds a PhD in finance since 2011 (Bucharest University of Economic Studies).

Areas of professional competence: Banking management, banking products and services, international banking, investment efficiency, financial planning of companies’ activity, fiscal financial policies and practices, currency and monetary policies, budget and public treasury.

Areas of managerial competence: Increasing the visibility and prestige of the school; Optimization and efficiency of the academic structures; Analyzing and improving the quality of the educational process and study programs; Ensuring the sustainability of the university study programs.

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Vice-Dean: Lecturer HORHOTĂ LUMINIŢA, PhD

 Short description: PhD in Economic Sciences, Accounting field, specialization Economic and Financial Analysis (Bucharest University of Economic Studies). Tax expert and manager of scientific research projects financed from non-reimbursable external funds, in collaboration with nationally renowned research institutions.

Areas of professional competence: Finance, accounting, financial management, economic and financial analysis.

Areas of managerial competence: Strengthening and strategic development of the partnerships with the socio-economic environment; Development of strategic partnerships with different institutions abroad; Adopt the necessary measures to improve the teaching and scientific research activities.

Contact[email protected]


Head of department: Lecturer Cosmin Ionuț Lungu, PhD


  • He graduates the School of Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance within the Romanian-American University in 2002; he has been a doctor in economy, major accounting, since 2007; within the department of Finance, Credit and Accounting he is currently holding the following lectures: Fundamentals of Accounting, Financial Accounting, International Financial Accounting, Creative accounting, Financial auditing. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania – C.E.C.C.A.R. and a financial auditor, member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania – CAFR.
  • Fields of interest for teaching and research: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), Capital market.
  • Contact: [email protected]


The activities of the Department of Finance, Credit and Accounting follow the strategic directions of the University contained in the strategic plan of institutional development, as well as of those of the other schools.

The objective of the department is to strengthen its position and increase its visibility through its staff, the study programs it runs and its undergraduates/Master students both during the teaching-learning activity, and those of scientific research.

The department organizes consulting committees comprising employers, specialists in the field and department members in order to synchronize the content of syllabi and the related disciplines with the requirements of the labor market. The modernization of the information sharing process through computer-assisted teaching technologies and increasing the participative and stimulating component of the teaching act through interactive lectures are a priority of the department.

Romanian-American University

Our aim is to offer Education and Research solutions at a high quality standard, in an intellectually stimulating internal climate for both students and faculty.

Modern Campus

Impressive by size, architecture, facilities and functionality, our Campus serves as a laboratory for modeling the professional values that characterizes RAU students.

Our Advantages

Scholarships and internships in Europe, North America and Asia

Students of the Romanian-American University can benefit from international experiences within the Erasmus + Program, as well ad based on the over 100 bilateral agreements of the Romanian-American University.

Student’s Club

CS-URA is a team of extraordinary people, the place where the next event in the university takes shape (for you to enjoy it), and the environment in which ideas get value.

Academic counseling and partnership with employers

The university has a significant number of partnerships with employers in each of its fields of studies, in order to provide its students both internships and numerous jobs.

Courses/year with international teachers
Countries where RAU students go for studies mobilities
Accommodation places in the campus’ dormitory
Studies’ programs with full accreditation (RO + EN)

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