The Economics and Management of Commerce Department at University of Economics – Varna is a part of the large academic community which has preserved the educational traditions. The Department continues the developing of the traditions and enriches the science of Commerce. In 2014 the Economics and Management of Commerce Department celebrated the 61th anniversary of its foundation (1953-2014) and 66 years from the opening of Economics of Commerce major (1948-2014).
The Economics and Management of Commerce Department is designed to form deep scientific, research and applied knowledge and high qualification in basic and applied aspects of economics and management of commerce with consumer and industrial products. The Economics and Management of Commerce Department conducts and manages the educational training in the following majors: Economics of Commerce – Bachelor’s Degree and Commercial Business - Master’s Degree and the Professors from the Department conduct the lectures of other majors at the University, too. During the 66 years period of its foundation more than 8 000 students in Economics have successfully graduated with the Economics of Commerce major in the full-time and part-time learning form of study.
The Department Professors have always been striving to meet the requirements for improving the quality of training and active relevant and effective scientific and research work as well as achieving results in favorable interaction with economic and commercial practice. Extensive research of the current issues in Economics, organization and management of commerce, commercial entrepreneurship, marketing, logistics, investments, competitiveness, etc. are also conducted in the Department.
The Department of Economics and Management of Commerce provides education to the level of PhD. Throughout the past years, 29 dissertations have been defended, including 4 foreign citizens' PhD theses and 2 dissertations were defended for to acquire a second PhD. The membership of the Economics and Management of Commerce Department in the European Retail Academy (ERA) sets the main goal of creating an academic network for conducting dialogues of scientific and applied nature between universities and commercial business oriented companies
The Economics and Management of Commerce Department majors are of the most preferable one at the University of Economics – Varna. The educational process forms thorough theoretical and practical knowledge and high qualification in fundamental and applied aspects of economics and management of commerce with consumer and industrial products (domestic and foreign wholesaling and retailing). The majors programs reflect current issues of the economics, commercial science and practice thus enabling the graduates to be competitive in the labor market in Bulgaria and abroad.
The Economics and Commerce major, as a part the Economics professional stream, has been accredited by the National Agency for Assessment and Accreditation with the highest possible degree.
At the Constituent Assembly, held on 17th November 2014 in Varna, a "Commerce" Club was established at the Department of Economics and Management of Commerce at the University of Economics – Varna.
The main goals of the Club are as follows:
- Assistance for running the connection and effective "Students – Professors - Business" intercommunication;
- Improvement and perfection of the professional training of its members in the field of Commerce;
- Assistance for the professional career and personal development of its members;
- Raising the prestige of the Economics and Management of Commerce Department and its majors as well as increasing the reputation of the University of Economics – Varna.