Joint 3+2 Programs
MEF University has embraced a comprehensive and multidimensional internationalization strategy. Our global engagement will include, but not be restricted to, curriculum cooperation, student and faculty mobility, program and institutional mobility, research collaboration, and interaction with the industry. In curriculum development, all academic programs are benchmarked to the top global institutions, and the learning outcomes and curriculum structures formulated in adherence to international accreditation standards, e.g. ABET for engineering and AACSB in business education, as well as in alignment to the Bologna Process. The medium of education is English, and the international faculty ratio is aimed to be 50%.
Going well beyond traditional exchanges towards truly transnational education, MEF University is instituting joint 3+2 degree programs with leading universities in all of its program areas, resulting in a Bachelor degree from MEF and a Master’s degree from a global partner. In a 3+2 program, the student completes the first three years of his/her education at MEF and joins the international partner institution in the fourth year as an exchange student. The credits earned at the partner institution are transferred to the MEF Bachelor degree. After the fourth year, the student continues his/her education with the global partner through an accelerated admission to a graduate program, and earns a Master’s degree from the global partner. The graduate study can be in the student’s own field, resulting in a Bachelor and Master in the same discipline, or a student from any program field at MEF can be admitted to an MBA program or, e.g., a Master in Economics/Finance.
It is the intention of MEF University to be able to announce the global 3+2 partnerships to our first freshman entry class, so the students will embark on their educational journey with the full knowledge of the requirements and strenuous academic vetting following this track will entail, and also to maximize the engagement of global partner institutions to curriculum development.
Why a Joint 3+2 Program?
To be employable on the global market place, it is not anymore sufficient to have only one semester of exchange study on your resume. Employers want to see a longer period of stay in another country, and a graduate degree, preferably from a country other than the home country, of the job applicant. The 3+2 programs offer MEF students these two crucial factors that make our graduates truly competitive at both a national and international level.