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Master of Science in Business Administration

Name of academic qualification Master of Science in Business Administration
Cycle of study programme Second Cycle Studies
Name and status of awarding institution Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Public Institution
Language(s) of teaching/examination Albanian
Duration of study programme (years) 2 years
Delivery of study Full time

Entry requirement(s) in this study programme

Students who have completed a bachelor (BSc) program in Business-Administration, Finance-Accounting, Economics, Economic Informatics at the Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, are admitted in the Master programme without any additional requirement of fulfilling basic educational knowledge.

In addition, all students who own a BSc diploma in Business Administration and/or Agro-business awarded by other faculties of economies, including public and non-public, domestic and foreign institutions are admitted in the Master programme only after their diploma recognition based on the relevant regulations of the FEUT.

Other eligibility criteria (if any) for master's admission include: holding of a BSc diploma with average over a certain level according to relevant regulations of FEUT; holding of a BSc diploma from foreign colleges/universities after their recognition, with average over a certain level according to relevant regulations of FEUT; other criteria (if the number of applications exceeds the maximum number of students): a - written test on logical knowledge; and/or b - average of special qualification disciplines over a certain level according to relevant regulations of FEUT.

Objectives and overview of the study programme

The main objective of this study programme is to prepare qualified experts and specialists in the field of business administration able to work in domestic and foreign companies/organizations, manufacturing and services ones. Classes of this study programme aim at deepening and widening of the theoretical knowledge and enhancing the capabilities for advanced and independent scientific research. The goal of the programme is to provide students with the tools, skills and in-depth theoretical knowledge for a successful professional and academic career, and on the other side, to enable them put these skills into practice.
This study programme provides combination of theoretical and practical knowledge in order to encourage critical and creative thinking of the student, as well as to expose them to contemporary and key issues in business administration by developing an approach strongly supported by scientific and research practices in business administration. The design of Master of Science in Business Administration curriculum aims to provide a comprehensive and focused course in the field of:

  • Strategic management of business organizations;
  • Operations management of business organizations, manufacturing or service ones;
  • Quality management in business organizations, manufacturing or service ones;
  • Reward management in business organizations;
  • Human resource management in business organizations;
  • Projects and contracts management in business organizations;
  • Proper management of organizational behavior in business organizations; etc.

Successful completion of this program allows students to pursue an academic career through the enrollment in the doctoral studies, thus increasing the potential of further development of their professional careers.

Assessmet scheme

The student's assessment scheme runs from mark 1 to 10 which have the following meaning: 1-4 fail, 5-6 sufficient, 7 satisfactory, 8 good, 9 very good, 10 excellent.

Exams are evaluated on a point basis system, the result of which is converted into marks based on the following schema:

Grade Points
4 up to 50 points
5 51-57
6 58-65
7 66-73
8 74-81
9 82-89
10 90-100

Access to further study

Eligible to enroll in the third cycle of studies (PhD in the field Business Administration).

Employment opportunities and professional qualification

After completing this programme of study, the students have accumulated all the necessary knowledge as a business administration expert, with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge. This degree enables them to be employed in public or private companies, manufacturing or service organizations, domestic or foreign institutions, central (ministries, etc.) and local (municipalities, etc.) entities, agencies and various associations, chambers of commerce, foreign or domestic banks, etc., as specialists in the relevant field of study or in the role of business administration manager. In addition, graduates are eligible to develop a successful career as an independent professional, in particular by practicing business managerial consultancy. Master of Science Degree serves as a bridge to the thirs cycle studies and doctoral research.

Programme details

No. Subject ECTS Total hours Semester
First Year
1 Advanced Strategic Management 6 60 I
2 Operations Strategy 6 60 I
3 Rewards Management 5 60 I
4 Ekonomiks Menaxherial 5 60 I
5 Research Methods 6 60 I
6 Advanced Organizational Behaviour 6 60 I
7 Modern Theories of Management 6 60 II
8 Menaxhim Strategjik i Burimeve Njerëzore 6 60 II
9 Advanced Financial Management 5 60 II
10 Marketing Strategies 5 60 II
Total First Year 56 600
Second Year (concentration in Management)
1 Managerial Decision Making 6 60 I
2 Projects and Contracts Management 6 60 I
3 Total Quality Management 6 60 I
4 Information Systems of Management 5 60 I
Electives (student chooses 1 subject from group 1)
5 Change Management 6 60 I
International Markets and Globalization
6 Internship 5 125 II
7 Master Thesis 30 175 II
Second Year (concentration in Human Resources)
1 Comparative Management of Human Resources 5 60 I
2 Human Resources Development and Training 5 60 I
3 Changes Management 5 60 I
4 Leadership 5 60 I
5 Information Systems of Management 5 60 I
Electives (student chooses 1 subject from group 2)
5 European Business Environment 4 45 I
Performance Management
7 Internship 5 125 II
8 Master Thesis 30 175 II
Toal Second Year 64 600
Total Year I+II 120 1200