Economics and Public Management Chair

Chair head: Tofan Tatiana,

PhD of Economics, associate professor

Economics and Public Management Chair was established within the Academy of Public Administration in 1994. The first head of the Chair was Gorobievschi Svetlana, PhD of Economics, associate professor. Later the Chair was led by Svetlana Cojocaru, PhD of Economics, associate professor. Currently head of the chair is Tatiana Tofan, PhD of Economics, associate professor.


Economics and Public Management Chair is a basic didactic and scientific structural subdivision of the Academy of Public Administration, which ensures the implementation of organizational, educational, methodological, and scientific activities in the field of economics and public management.

The Chair aims to train gifted and intelligent specialists, with vast knowledge in the field of economics and management and skills in solving the most complex economic, social, managerial problems, offering opportunities for the accumulation of a necessary amount of economic knowledge and management for effective participation in the public administration process.

Organizational and functional activities of the Chair are conducted in accordance with the priorities of the Master Higher  Education Department and of the Academy regarding research and professional master studies, in the manner and conditions established by Moldovan legislation, the Statute of the Academy and the Regulation of the Chair, respective instructions and decisions of the Senate, Rector and Director of the Higher Education of Master Department. In order to ensure an efficient activity, the Chair collaborates with central and local public administration bodies, with other didactic and research subdivisions of the Academy and of other institutions in the country and abroad. The Chair is autonomous in organizing educational and scientific processes, except those reserved to the competency of the Academy.


Organizational objectives:

  • Develop the Chair's curricula and approve the individual plans of the faculty.
  • Update the syllabi for general and specialized courses.
  • Ensure the educational process with highly qualified professional staff.
  • Ensure the didactic process with technical means of education, audiovisual materials and special literature.
  • Organize the internships: select organizations and basic institutions, sign contracts with their managers, selection of internship managers.
  • Guide and coordinate the activity of master students.

Instructive and didactic objectives:

  • Plan and organize the educational process.
  • Develop basic and specialized courses according to the needs and specifics of master students.
  • Adjust curricula and courses to the reality of the administration regulations system.
  • Develop methodical-didactic materials; lectures, textbooks, methodical recommendations and their preparation for publication.
  • Prepare new applicative theoretical courses for general and specialized disciplines on the demand of masters' students.
  • Develop scientific topics for investigation for master theses, advise master students individual research.
  • Evaluate didactic and methodic activities.

Scientific objectives

  • Conduct scientific research (independently or jointly with other subdivisions of the Academy) on topics included in the thematic plan of scientific investigations of the Academy.
  • Participate (at the request of Parliament or the Government) in developing normative acts,  concepts, programs, and other important documents;
  • Participate with  communications in the activities of scientific conferences; colloquia, symposia and other scientific forums and promote them in specialized journals and republican media;
  • Evaluate the scientific activity.

Directions of activity

  • Development of training courses according to the needs and specifics of master students;
  • Adapting and permanent updating of programs based on the changes in the legislation in force;
  • Providing the educational process with highly qualified professional staff.
  • Development of methodological and didactic programs of lectures, textbooks, methodical recommendations and their preparation for publication;
  • Conducting scientific research.

Services provided by the Chair

  1. Research master (Management);
  2. Professional master (Management);
  3. Professional development courses for public administration authorities and civil servants within them.

 The following disciplines are taught by the Chair:

  1. HR management and valorization
  2. New public management
  3. Public management
  4. Managerial psychology
  5. International economic relations
  6. Human resource management
  7. Public finance and budget
  8. Public finance
  9. Accounting and internal audit
  10. Contemporary macroeconomic strategies and policies
  11. Management of small and medium businesses
  12. Management of business development
  13. Public marketing
  14. Marketing and organizational branding
  15. Budgetary planning and public finances
  16. National economy
  17. Labor force market
  18. Organizational management
  19. Crisis management
  20. Change management
  21. Socio-economic statistics
  22. Financial management
  23. Management of financial resources
  24. Currency and financial relations
  25. Quality and innovation management
  26. Total quality management
  27. Micro and macroeconomics
  28. Regulatory impact analysis
  29. Brand management and leadership
  30. Management of public services

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