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Junior Achievement Program Romania

JA competitions are the largest European entrepreneurship competitions, aimed at young people who want to develop a business concept – the JA Business Plan Challenge 2019 competition – and then test it on the market by launching and running a pilot business or start-up, together with their friends and colleagues – the JA Company of the Year 2019 competition.

The competitions took place between November 2018 and May 2019. The Company of the Year competition is included in the Calendar of international, national and regional school competitions 2019  (OMEN 3016/09.01.2019, anexa 5, poziția 128).

In the section Students, teams of 2-6 students were invited (19-30 years old on August 1st, 2019), enrolled in the academic year 2018-2019 in an accredited institution of public or private education in Romania. 45 teams were qualified for RO, of which 2 teams were qualified from UDC:

  1. MaLiMa Team – Students Team: Mureşan Andreea, Law year II, Cojocariu Lăcrămioara, Law year II and Murgu Andrei, Master student Faculty of Law
  2. BioFruct Team – Students: Crina Gabriela Moldovan and Precup Diana-Master, Faculty of Economics, Master of Business Financial Management, year I – Qualification at the national stage.

What are Simulated Enterprises?

It is an interactive learning method that aims to develop the entrepreneurial spirit, through the integration and interdisciplinary application of knowledge that provides conditions for the practical deepening of the skills acquired by students in professional training. The purpose of this teaching method is to develop students’ business skills, by simulating the processes and activities that take place in a real company and its relationships with other companies and institutions.

The simulated enterprise facilitates the learning and development of the necessary economic and legal knowledge in a real firm, forming skills and competencies that can be applied in all economic fields and in all positions within an enterprise.

The implementation of the concept of “simulated enterprise” aims to create the model of dynamic entrepreneur, able to develop a new production process, to bring to market a new product or service or to discover a new distribution path.

Expected results

  • Increasing the degree of insertion on the labor market of graduates;
  • Reducing the period of accommodation at work;
  • Better adaptability to job change;
  • Knowledge of company-specific processes;
  • Flexibility