Abstract: The issies of motivational attitudes and the studies in this field have always been relevent with reference to the dynamics of the business environment and the fast changes in them within this context. For this reason, there are numerour previous theoretical, methodological and practical studies which do not bellitle the importance of any subsequent study.
In connection with the above mentioned, the present survey studies and analyses the motivation of employees and managers of business structures and public administration. Its aim is to analyse and make a comparative analysis of the motivation of managers and employees working in business organizations and in the public administration and the attitudes of young people who study business towards their future professional realization.
The study is structured in three parts which outline the theoretical and methodological foundations of motivation, the motivational profile and competences; present the results of the administered questionnaires; summarize the findings and draw conclusions.