University of Economics – Varna

Agricultural Business

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education: Full-time

Number of semesters: 8

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

Faculty: Faculty of Economics
Duration: 4 years
Language: Bulgarian
Mode of study: Full-time

Specific courses:

  • Fundamentals of Agriculture and Mechanization;
  • Plant Production Organization and Technologies;
  • Livestock Production Organization and Technologies;
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Business;
  • Finance and Investment in Agricultural Business;
  • Land Resources Management in Agricultural Business;
  • Human Resources in Agricultural Business;
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship;
  • Agricultural Marketing;
  • Agricultural Management;
  • Diagnostics of Agricultural Business;
  • Pricing in Agricultural Business;
  • Innovation in Agricultural Business.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Students in this major acquire knowledge and develop expertise in economics, technologies, organization, management and marketing of agricultural business units, specifics of land, labor and financial resources management on micro and macro level.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduated students are able to find employment as:

  • expert economists or managers in agricultural companies;
  • expert economists or specialists in agricultural departments;
  • expert economists, experts and other specialists in state and municipal institutions related to the agricultural sector;
  • expert economists in other businesses, consultants in economics and management of agricultural companies, etc.
Programme
First year
2020
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
CORE
Informatics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Microeconomics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Physical Education 1 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Applied Mathematics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1) 1 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Management 2 8 Exam 240 165 75
Macroeconomics 2 8 Exam 240 165 75
Physical Education 2 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Principles of Law 2 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1) 2 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Accounting Theory 3 9 Exam 270 195 75
Introduction to Finance 3 9 Exam 270 195 75
Physical Education 3 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Marketing 3 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1) 3 4 Exam 120 60 60
Physical Education 4 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Total for CORE 0 0
Special
Academic Research 2 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Principles of Agriculture and Mechanization 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Principles of Agribusiness 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Organization and Technology in Plant-Growing 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Organization and Technology in Stock-Breeding 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Food Safety Control
  • Environmental Practices in Agribusiness
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Finance and Investment of Agribusiness 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Land Management in Agribusiness 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Human Resources Management in Agribusiness 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Electives (1)
  • Consulting in Agribusiness
  • International Agribusiness
6 5 Exam 150 90 60
Agrarian Marketing 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Management of Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Insurance in Agribusiness
  • Non-traditional Activities in Rural Areas
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Graduate Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 120 30
Diagnostics in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Pricing in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Innovations in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Total for Special 0 0
University specialised
Introduction to Statistics 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Environmental Economics
  • Business Logistics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Financial Innovations
  • Project Management
4 6 Exam 180 120 60
Electives (1)
  • Innovation and Patents
  • Risk Management
  • Quality and Safety of Goods
  • Statistical Software
  • Commercial Law
  • Internet Technologies
  • Introduction to Trade
  • Economics of the Enterprise
4 6 Exam 180 120 60
Total for University specialised 0 0
Practical
Practical Training 6 8 Exam 240 240 0
Total for Practical 0 0
Graduare
Electives (1)
  • Comprehensive State Exam
  • Thesis Defense
8 10 Exam 300 300 0
Total for Graduare 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 247 7410 5145 2265


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Foreign Language - Russian
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - German
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - French
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - English
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Administrative and Legal Service 5 3 90 60 30
Physical Education 5, 6, 7 1, 1, 2 120 0 120
Business Culture and Traditions 6 3 90 60 30
Taxation and taxation process 7 3 90 60 30