University of Economics – Varna

Commodities Science and Customs Activity

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:

  • Chemistry;
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Commodity Science;
  • Standardization, Metrology and Qualimetry;
  • Microbiology of Commodities;
  • Fundamentals of Food Commodity Science;
  • Commodity Science of Household Goods;
  • Sensor and Expert Methods for Analysis;
  • Commodity Science of Textile and Footwear;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Animal Origin;
  • Custom Regimes and Procedures;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Plant Origin;
  • Packaging Management;
  • Commodity and Custom Control.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The objective of students' training in this Major is to prepare them to perform managerial functions in the field of customs and stock control, logistics, trade, marketing activities, commodity exchanges. Students receive comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge about composition, properties and quality of goods; processes and changes in storage; methods for quality assessment; organization and implementation of customs control and commodity inspection; standardization and certification of goods.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:

  • quality assessment and control specialists in organizations and companies engaged in production, sale, transportation and storage of commodities;
  • inspectors at customs houses and regional customs directorates;
  • commodity exchange brokers;
  • insurance agents and damages experts;
  • commodity control inspectors at independent control organizations;
  • credit inspectors;
  • quality auditors;
  • specialists and heads of departments of supply and distribution;
  • specialists of standardization and metrology, innovations and qualimetry;
  • managers at marketing and logistics departments of state-owned and private companies with industrial or commercial activities, 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)
  • Labour Economics
  • Career Development
  • Commercial Correspondence
  • Economic Psychology
  • European Studies
  • Business History
  • Philosophical Culture
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
Chemistry 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Microbiology of Commodities 5 7 Exam 210 150 60
Standardization, Metrology and Qualimetry 5 8 Exam 240 195 45
Principles of the Science of Manufactured Goods 5 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1)
  • Customs Statistics
  • Customs Activity
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Science of Household Articles 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Principles of the Science of Food, Wine and Tobacco 6 9 Exam 270 195 75
Sensory and Expert Methods for Analysis 6 5 Exam 150 75 75
Electives (1)
  • Environmental Security
  • Customs Representation
6 4 Exam 120 60 60
Science of Textiles and Footware 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Science of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Customs Regimes and Procedures 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Taxation and Customs Taxation
  • Commodity Exchanges
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Management of Commercial Transactions 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Management of Packaging 8 4 Exam 120 60 60
Science of Vegetable Foodstuffs 8 7 Exam 210 135 75
Commodity and Customs Control 8 4 Exam 120 75 45
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 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - German 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - French 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 270 180 90
Foreign Language - English 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