Master’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Master’s Degree
Programmes and Period of Education

Professional field "Economics" - programmes:

Professional field "Administration and Management" – programmes:

Professional field "Tourism" - programmes:

Professional field "Informatics and Computer Sciences" - programmes:


PERIOD OF EDUCATION - NUMBER OF SEMESTERS

Form of education

Number of semesters for:

Same major

(SM)

Economics and Management

(EM)

Other professional fields and areas of higher education

(OPF)

Same professional field

(SPF)

government order

paid admission

paid admission

paid admission

paid admission

Full-time form of study

2

2

2

3

3

Part-time form of study

-

2

2

3

3

Distance learning

-

2

2

3

3

  • The period of education for the Master's degree applicants depends on the area of higher education of their Bachelor's degree diploma.
     
  • Distance learning for the academic year 2015/2016 is offered for the following majors: Corporate Business and Management, Agribusiness, Business Consulting, Corporate Marketing, Communications and Business Development, Communications and Business Development (in English), Communications and Business Development (in Russian), Markets and Technological Innovations, Markets and Technological Innovations (in English), Markets and Technological Innovations (in Russian), IT Business Innovation and Applied Informatics.


HIGHER EDUCATION FIELD "SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND LEGAL SCIENCES"

PROFESSIONAL FIELD "ECONOMICS"

The graduated students receive a Graduate Diploma in Economics and are awarded "Master in Economics" degree.

"ACCOUNTANCY AND CONTROL" programme

The education in this programme broadens and deepens students' knowledge in the fields of accountancy, economic analysis and financial control. The curriculum includes subjects compliant with the requirements of International Accounting Standards.
The graduates have the opportunity to work as managers in all sectors of the economy (regardless of sectoral affiliation); in the financial and tax control system; in the National Audit Office, as financial auditors, in research organizations; they will be able to draw up and sign the financial statements of companies under Article 34 of the Accountancy Act, and to apply for CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) under Article 16 of the Law on Independent Financial Audit. [to the top]

"PUBLIC FINANCE" programme

The education in this programme is targeted on the provision of systematic knowledge and complex practical skills in the field of financial management of the public sector. The education focuses on actual problems related to programme planning of revenue and expenditure for the state budget, strategic planning and forecasting of the budget policy, evaluation of investment projects, organization and management of the fiscal policy, tax system, conducting the organization of the public sector in accordance with European requirements and management of pension, insurance and investment companies.
The graduates may occupy managerial and administrative positions, can work as experts in central and local institutions of the Ministry of Finance, in the financial departments of the local authorities, in the National Audit Office, in financial houses and investment firms, insurance companies, customs offices, etc. [to the top]

"BANK MANAGEMENT" programme

The training in this programme is aimed at acquiring knowledge and practical skills in the fields of bank management, strategic planning and goal setting, banking organization, risk-management, marketing and auditing and controlling of banking activities.
The graduates are able to find employment as specialists in the management of operations in commercial banks, financial houses and investment funds, as account managers, treasury, contact managers, consultants in the fields of "Retail Banking", "Private Banking" and "Corporate Banking", as portfolio and risk managers, loan officers and analysts in the field of monetary policy and monetary interventions. [to the top]

"CORPORATE FINANCE" programme

The training in this programme aims to prepare specialists in the field of corporate financial management, to form skills for developing, coordinating and implementing financial management plan, programmes for providing capital, cash management, relationships with banks, financial institutions and investors, management of receivables, corporate taxes, financial risk management, development and use of information systems for the financial activities of the companies.
The graduates are able to find employment as corporate financial managers, financial analysts, cash managers, as financial controllers, experts in financial planning, tax management, investments and restructuring of capital, in companies, commercial banks, non-bank institutions, tax and public administration, etc. [to the top]

"CORPORATE BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION" programme

The programme is focused on training of specialists with higher qualification, able to effectively manage large and medium industrial companies and corporations, to organize and administer the activities of all core business functions, to take economically rational management decisions and to provide the necessary conditions for the development and prosperity of the companies and corporations. [to the top]

"GLOBAL COMMERCIAL BUSINESS" programme

The programmes forms in-depth knowledge and high qualification in the fundamental and applied aspects of economics and management of commercial business related to the development of competitive strategies, the study of domestic and international markets, risk analysis and risk management, information technology in trade, personnel management, controlling, etc. The course content reflects a number of current problems in the theory and practice of marketing.
The graduates are able to find employment in several areas: at middle and senior levels of management of companies specialized in marketing of consumer and industrial goods, including small and medium businesses and large retail chains; to occupy managerial and executive positions in strategic and operational management of all business units, regardless of their sectoral affiliation and form of ownership; to work as specialists and managers in functional management units and sales departments of enterprises involved in production, foreign trade, banking and insurance business, tourism and services and social activities; to work as specialists and experts in the field of trade in state and municipal administrations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations); to apply their knowledge and skills as trade representatives and agents or business consultants; to successfully run an independent commercial business, etc. [to the top]

"CONSTRUCTION ENTREPRENEURSHIP" programme

The students training programme is directed to the area of the specific problems of construction industry and the companies that carry out construction and installation works, design and other related activities in a market economy, regional development, urban development, land use management, management of municipal facilities, etc. The graduates are able to find employment at managerial and expert positions in construction companies, public utility companies and urban development, as specialists in spatial planning, investment process, local administration and self-administration and regional development, experts in business evaluation and evaluators of real property, etc., and to develop their own business in the field of construction entrepreneurship. [to the top]

"ECONOMICS OF REAL ESTATE" programme

The objective of education is to create knowledge and skills in economics of real estate and property management, evaluation of immovable property, sales of real estate management and management of real estate agencies.
The graduates are able to find employment at different expert and managerial positions in all businesses possessing real property, in real estate agencies, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions as managers, department managers, facility managers; experts on the judiciary; consultants in companies involved in management of investment projects; as licensed appraisers, etc., and to develop their own business in the field of real estate. [нагоре]

"AGRIBUSINESS" programme

The training of the students focuses on developing their skills to plan and manage farms and agricultural associations by optimizing their organizational and business structure and improving the use of labour, land and financial resources and other areas of technology, economics and the social sphere.
Master’s degree graduates of this programme receive a good grounding and opportunity to work in government, municipal and other institutions related to agriculture. They may carry out entrepreneurial activity in small, medium, and large businesses; to organize and manage business systems in the field of agriculture, farming, food industry, rural tourism and manufacturing infrastructure of these companies. [to the top]

"BUSINESS CONSULTING" programme

The graduates in this programme are able to find employment as: managers and experts in companies and organizations from different fields of the private and public sectors of the national economy; independent consultants or employees in consulting companies. [to the top]

"QUALITY EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION OF GOODS" programme

The objective of the training is obtaining highly qualified preparation in the field of quality evaluation and examination of foods and beverages and industrial goods. Master’s degree students receive new knowledge in the field of the modern methods of analysis and examination of goods, harmlessness and safety of goods, quality management systems, certification of goods and services, customs control, storage, marketing diagnostics of goods, advertising, entrepreneurship and small business and consumer protection.
Graduates are able to find employment as executives and commodity experts in specialized companies for commodities and customs control, as well as in the development and implementation of quality management systems and certification of the goods and services; as quality auditors, customs inspectors, managers in the departments of marketing and logistics of goods in the manufacturing and trading companies, logistics and retail chains, tax inspectors and brokers in insurance companies and commodity exchanges. [to the top]

"SALES MANAGEMENT AND MERCHANDISING" programme

The objective of this programme is to prepare professionals to work in the field of sales activities in business organizations, providing knowledge and skills for developing sales strategies and tactical sales actions, organizing sales activities, managing sales territories, forming and stimulation of sales and sales analyses, acquisition of knowledge in software and e-commerce.
The programme trains specialists in sales management for all types of markets. Graduated students of this major will be able to find employment as chief sales officers, sales representatives, regional sales managers, etc. [to the top]

"ADVERTISING AND MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS" programme

Graduated students of this major, will be able to find employment in the main professional fields of:
- professionals in specialized advertising and media agencies, media, as well as business organizations, regardless of their industry affiliation, such as industrial, commercial, and construction companies, etc., including non-profit organizations;
- researchers and analysts in the advertising and media industry;
- specialists in the advertising and media industry at middle and senior management levels;
- project specialists and managers of advertising and media campaigns. [to the top]

"CORPORATE MARKETING" programme

The objective of this programme is to provide systematic knowledge and integrated practical skills in the management of financial and non-financial corporations and their market development, market research and diagnosis of the corporation, marketing modelling and interactive marketing, investment and distribution decisions and practices, marketing management and corporate auditing, corporate sales strategies and control of corporate activities.
Graduated students will be able to find employment as: professionals in marketing and financial management; researchers and analysts in market research, diagnostics and sales of corporations; managers of corporations, marketing divisions, departments; heads of advertising and research agencies, experts in corporate marketing issues, decisions and projects. [to the top]

"COMMUNICATIONS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT" programme

"Communications and Business Development" programme training is of a "business simulator" type conducted in modern specific formats and standards of training with the active participation of business representatives. Students perform theoretical and practical researches and analyses. They solve real business problems and develop business activities projects. All subjects are interrelated and based on using advanced software products, including ERP, CRM systems. Students are trained in a virtual company environment especially created for the purposes of the Master's programme. [to the top]

"MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS" programme

"Markets and Technological Innovations" programme training is of a "Business simulator" type with a focus on advisory work. The main goal of this programme is to provide systematic knowledge and integrated practical skills in the following professional areas: IT processes, solutions and documentation for business security; Legal protection and regulations in competitive market situations; corporate security and investment system management; innovative marketing researches and corporate competitiveness as per international standards; intellectual property and IT system marketing platforms and applications; applied corporate security, planning and organization of the systems and techniques for counteractions and protection. [to the top]

"INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS" programme

The objectivel of this programme is to broaden and extend the theoretical and practical knowledge about the processes of globalization and regionalization of the business and its impact on the world economic development. Emphasis is placed on key areas of international economic relations such as: international business cooperation, international investment projects, public relations, international finance, external debt management and others. This programme is intended for economists aiming at senior management positions of international economic relations in the field of foreign trade, international banking, international transport and forwarding activities, international tourism, etc.[to the top]

"BUSINESS ECONOMICS" programme

In the course of their education the students gain specialised training related to: theoretical and practical problems in the field of business economics; management and marketing of business institutions; market and commercial policy studies; controlling and audit of business organizations, anti-crisis management and business consulting; international business programmes and projects; information systems and electronic business.
The graduates can find employment in different levels of management of companies in separate sectors of the economy, in the departments of state and municipal administration, related to business, as analysts and specialists in business and enterprise resources management, etc. [to the top]

"BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS" programme

The program provides knowledge both in the field of information technologies and in economics. In order to be effective intermediaries between the technical and governance structures and personnel within the organization, the future specialists receive training in the field of organizational principles and practices. The graduates achieve competences in building, development and management of information systems. [to the top]

"IT INNOVATIONS IN BUSINESS" programme

The Master's programme is aimed at developing and deepening the knowledge and skills of the bachelor graduates in economists in the field of IT innovation in all business areas. The emphasis is set on developing capabilities for IT entrepreneurship, management and improvement of the business, management of IT projects, etc. The programme is extremely helpful for professionals who want to start their own IT business. [to the top]

"BUSINESS STATISTICS" programme

Master’s degree graduates in "Business Statistics" acquire knowledge to carry out statistical surveys of the processes in the business environment, along with interpretational skills and analytical approach to the results.
MSc graduates acquire professional competencies that enable them to carry out analytical, expert, prognostic and other activities related to the development and management of the economics. Masters in "Business Statistics" can successfully find employment in the National Statistical Institute, the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, Ministry of Finance, the Bulgarian National Bank, marketing and sociological agencies, insurance companies, audit firms, in creating stock market investment portfolios, in businesses, in consultancy, etc. [to the top]

"LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT" programme

The graduates of "Logistics management" programme can find employment at different levels of management in organizations at all sectors of the economics - industrial enterprises, commercial companies, export-import, hauling, forwarding, warehouse and consultancy firms, organizations in the services sector (including NPO and military). Logistics specialists perform complex management of activities in the field of supply, distribution, customer service, forwarding, transport operations, corporate and public warehouse facilities and others. Moreover, they are prepared to continue their education and acquire PhD degree and to pursue a career in the field of science, as well as to teach special economic subjects in schools and universities. [to the top]

  "INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS" programme (in English)

The programme is intended for bachelors in economics, pursuing career as experts and managers in the field of international economic relations, and in particular in global companies - operating in foreign trade, international banking, international transport and forwarding activities, etc. The graduates should successfully find employment in our country and abroad. Their multilingual skills (fluent in at least two languages), acquired economic knowledge, digital competence and business communication capabilities should make them the preferred choice of the employers. They are expected to be employed by organizations with foreign economic orientation of their business, by subsidiaries of foreign companies operating on the territory of Bulgaria and others. [to the top]

PROFESSIONAL FIELD "ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT"

The Master’s graduates of this professional field are awarded a "Master of Business Administration" professional qualification degree.

"MANAGEMENT" programme

The programme develops the management knowledge and practical skills of the students, offering complex knowledge for analysis of business cases, management decision-making in various conditions and directing the development and organization of business towards more attractive and more perspective market sectors.
The programme prepares managers in different lines of business activity: senior and middle level management of the commercial and non-profit organizations and activities; managers of corporations and small businesses; researchers and scientists in the field of management; management personnel in business administration, including heads of different departments, analysts and management of the different types of resources of the organization specialists, etc. [to the top]

"BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION" programme

The education in this programme allows the students to achieve and develop knowledge and skills in diagnostic of business cases and decision-making in the fields of capital, investments and human resources. Training in this major takes into account the specific business conditions in the country, which is reflected in the study of specific problems of change management, risk assessment and business restructuring.
The programme prepares specialists who are able to find employment in three areas: as top-level corporate managers, business administrators and managers in public administration. [to the top]

"PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION" programme

The master graduates in "Public Administration" can work as public servants, and to occupy various managerial, administrative and expert positions in public activities and organizations; in state and municipal bodies and organizations; in non-profit organizations, in the representative offices of domestic and foreign organizations and units performing educational, cultural and other functions of local, regional and national importance or to be experts and consultants on projects in the field of public administration. Some of the positions that the graduates may occupy as per the National Classification of Occupations are: heads of departments in the ministries, agencies, regional and municipal administration; senior officers in specialized non-manufacturing units; advisers, assistants, consultants in NGOs; experts and inspectors in central and local administrations; researchers and teachers in management and administrative disciplines; specialists in the European Union institutions in the country. [to the top]

PROFESSIONAL FIELD "TOURISM"

The Master’s graduates of this professional field obtain a "Master in Tourism" professional qualification degree.

"INTERNATIONAL TOURIST BUSINESS" programme

The purpose of the training is to widen the theoretical base of the education in tourism in the field of macro-regulation and monitoring of international tourist business, franchising in hotel and restaurant business, change management in tourist companies and in tourist destinations. Special attention is paid to the geopolitics and geo-strategy of tourism, ethno-cultural landscape studies, specialized foreign language, world stock exchanges, as well as to the processes of globalization in tourism.
Graduates are able to find employment at key positions in the management of tourist destinations and official international organizations and NGOs, in international hotel and restaurant chains, as tour operators and brokers and also as consultants and experts in international tourism. [to the top]

"INTERNATIONAL TOURISM" programme

The globalization of international tourism, its increasing role in the world market, the enhanced integration processes in the European Union, the boom in information and other technologies identified the following areas of international tourism, where the master degree graduates can be employed: tourism management at the macro level (tourist destination); tourism management at the level of official international organizations and NGOs; scientific research in the field of international tourism; consultancy and expertise in the field of international tourism; international hotel and restaurant chains; international marketing in tourism; as tour operators, brokers and online distribution. [to the top]


HIGHER EDUCATION FIELD "SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND LEGAL SCIENCES"

PROFESSIONAL FIELD "INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES"

The Master’s graduates of this professional field obtain a "Master in Informatics" professional qualification degree.

"INFORMATICS" programme

Master's programme graduates acquire professional competence in the field of modern information technologies, basic skills to analyse and create business information systems and computer networks to develop and maintain Web applications and e-business systems, to simulate business processes, to administer databases and networks, etc. [to the top]

"APPLIED INFORMATICS" programme

The programme is intended for bachelor graduates of different majors willing to acquire professional competence in the field of modern information technologies, key skills to analyse and create business information systems and computer networks, to develop and maintain Web applications and e-business systems, to simulate business processes, to administer databases and networks, etc. [to the top]