In 1991 the Romanian-American University was established in Bucharest, Romania, an institution entirely committed to promoting the values of American academic education on the background of the rich traditions of the Romanian education well-known abroad.

The initiator and founder of this university is Professor Ion Smedescu Ph.D., Rector of the Romanian American University, President of the Romanian American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture, active member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The university comprises six Faculties, whose number of students is more than 15.000:

  • The Department of Studies for European Economic Integration;
  • The Department of Management - Marketing;
  • The Department of Domestic and International Commercial Financial - Banking Relations;
  • The Department of Domestic and International Economy of Tourism;
  • The Department of Computer Science for Business Managemnent;
  • The Law School.

We also have approximately 2.000 students enrolled in graduate programs. Our main focuses are business and law.

The university has been accredited through Law nr. 274 as of May 15, 2002, and operates as a higher education institution enjoying its full rights, as well as facing its due responsibilities. The university is a statutory warrant for its students, as well as a guarantee of stability, promotion and increased performance of its academic body.

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Starting with the academic year 2002-2003, the Ministry of Education and Research gave the Romanian-American University from Bucharest the approval to organize Master’s Degree programs. There are currently 9 ongoing Master’s Degree programs organized by majors and coordinated by the respective departments in the University.

The students enrolled in the Computer Science in Economics MS programs present the results of their research activity in the “INFORMATION SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT” workshop. Each of the five editions of this workshop, which took place during the semesters of each academic year, have been honored by students from abroad enrolled in the BRIE MA Program organized by the Academy of Economic Studies and in the “Computer Science” Program organized by the University “Politehnica” Bucharest. The first number of the “JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT” contains the representative papers selected from the five editions of this workshop.

We express our thanks to participants, to our colleagues from the Romanian- American University, Academy of Economic Studies and University “Politehnica” Bucharest, whose efforts, skills and understanding contributed to the welfare of the workshop. We would also like to thank the authors of these projects for presenting their research. In particular, we thank the chairmen of the different sections for their continuous support, our gratitude to Professor Ion Ivan and Professor Ion Bucur, two of the initiators of this project. We also like to thank our Assistant Professor Gabriel Eugen Garais and Assistant Professor Mariana Coancă for their diligence in preparing the final version of the projects.

Bucharest, November, 2007

Professor Virgil Chichernea, Phd
Romanian –American University