University of Economics – Varna

Business and Management - in English

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education: Full-time

Number of semesters: 8

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

International Business and Management in English

Professional knowledge, skills and competences

The BSc International Business and Management degree programme has been designed for future business leaders keen on developing and strengthening their understanding of areas and concepts critical to the success of 21st century global business. Core theoretical concepts are closely related to a practical application of skills and competences in real-life business projects.

The framework of this full-time undergraduate degree programme enables students to keep abreast of a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of international business experts.

The curriculum has been adopted from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and it is constantly reviewed and developed through consultation with other international students, employers and alumni. A close collaboration with external businesses and organisations is at the core of this programme design so that students can experience case-based business work for real.

These are the modules included in the BSc International Business and Management degree programme:

    Economy and Society in the European Union

    International Economics

    English

    Dissertation Seminar

    Global Business Environment

    International Entrepreneurship

    Contemporary International Marketing Strategies

    International HR and Information Management

    Research Methods

    Social Responsibility, Compliance and Accountability

    Contemporary Issues in International Strategic Management

Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive student-generated workshops and employ case studies, problem-based learning (PBL), discussions, business simulations and group activities. Interactivity is key to the teaching process and members of faculty are committed to providing modules that adopt teaching methods matching student needs and market demands.

UE – Varna ensures that support and guidance is available so that students enjoy and benefit from a student-centred learning environment.

The BSc International Business and Management degree programme provides opportunities for students to develop skills through innovative teaching and learning methods. The inclusion of local and international business experts further help students:

  • Gain experience in a wide range of strategic management subject areas.
  • Focus on contemporary global business challenges and cross-cultural management issues.
  • Understand the way organisations capture value through new products and services and deliver value through international positioning strategies.
  • Take critical decisions on global business environment challenges and corporate social responsibilities.
  • Get unique opportunities to complete real-life projects.
  • Learn the best business practices shared by renowned guest lecturers and leading business experts.
  • Benefit from more study opportunities through extra-curricular activities.

Global market dynamics require a growing awareness of the importance and scope of international business. It further demands an understanding of the various ways new market entry strategies affect global business operations. In such a turbulent environment, international managers need to fully comprehend the complex issues companies face and select the best corporate strategy.

Tuition

Tuition incorporates up-to-date theoretical knowledge and practical skills developed in an innovative learning environment. Students conduct business research, solve real-life case studies. They write  academic papers and reviews, compile business reports, draw strategic analyses, complete research based projects. PBLs, role-play, and e-learning are used to support students and offer feedback. A range of assessment methods are used in different types of modules. Some modules may assess student teamwork skills, others may assess individual performance. Types of assessment range from examinations to group presentations.  

Career opportunities

The BSc International Business and Management degree programme aims to prepare students to become top-performing managers in international companies and/or their divisions.  Graduates can pursue careers such as:

  • International business analysts
  • International brand managers
  • Transnational marketing executives
  • Department Managers
  • Communications Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • International HR managers
  • Import and export specialists
  • CEOs of service companies, etc.

Students may join graduate management trainee programmes and pursue careers with companies they have completed business projects for as part of their studies. Alternatively, graduates can set up their own businesses or they can work in local or international companies as managers in international trade, marketing, logistics, HR or develop and complete international business projects.

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
Fundamentals of Business 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Operational Management 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
CSR & Business Ethics 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Start-up and Innovations 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Intercultural Competence and Leadership
  • Public Speaking
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Human Resource Management 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
International Trade 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Sales Management and Logistics 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Electives (1)
  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Business Consulting
  • Soft Skills for Business
6 5 Exam 150 90 60
Financial and Investment Management 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Strategies and Tactics of Pricing 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
International Business 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Business Information Systems
  • E-Business
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Graduate Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 120 30
Financial and Business Analysis 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Strategic Marketing and Management 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Problem solving for business 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Total for Special 0 0
University specialised
Introduction to Statistics 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1) 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 5175 2235


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