University of Economics – Varna

Economics and Trade

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education: Full-time, Distance learning

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:

  • Introduction to Commercial Business;
  • Commercial Management;
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Trade;
  • Commodities Science;
  • Quantitate Methods in Trade;
  • Trade Operation Management;
  • Investment Policy of Trade;
  • Planning and Analysis of Commercial Activities;
  • Logistics;
  • Human Resources Management;
  • Small Business Management.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Education in this programme provides in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge and high qualification in fundamental and applied economic aspects, especially in the sphere of customer trade and industrial products, wholesale and retail trade, international trade.
Students gain skills and expertise in economics, management, logistics, marketing in commerce, organization and technology of trade processes; financial, accounting and legal aspects of commercial business; development and implementations of business strategies; economic and market analyses, justification of business plans for entrepreneurial business; economic evaluation of investment projects; nature and characteristics of individual branches and sector in commerce (incl. e-commerce), business entrepreneurship, sales management, commercial advertising, hospitality and hotel management, stock trading and others.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates are able to find professional realization in various spheres:

  • at different levels of management in the specialized trading companies, including major retail chains and small and medium businesses;
  • to occupy executive and managerial positions in strategic and operational management of all business units, regardless of their sectoral affiliation and form of ownership;
  • to work as experts and managers in trade, marketing, sales, logistics;
  • to carry out the functions of commercial brokers, agents, distributors, representatives, analysts, consultants and etc.;
  • to start a successful independent commercial business in various economic sectors.
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 Commercial Business 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Commercial Entrepreneurship 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Trade Management 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Commodities Science 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Psychology of Trade
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Communications
  • Company Culture
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Quantitative Methods in Commerce 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
E-commerce 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Management of Commercial Transactions 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Electives (1)
  • Product Management and Merchandising
  • Trade in Services
  • Trade in Intellectual Property Products
  • Trade in Industrial Products
  • Exchange Trading
6 5 Exam 150 90 60
Planning and Analysis of Commercial Activity 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Logistics 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Investment Management and Financial Management 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Pricing and Settlements in Trade
  • Commercial Agency and Brokerage
  • Transport and Insurance
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Foreign Trade and Customs Activities
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Specialized Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Small Business Management 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Human Resource Management 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Sales Management and Advertising 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