The Department of Economics and Management of Construction was established in 1953. The first Head of Department was Assoc. Prof. Radev (1953 – 1956), followed by Assoc. Prof. Karabashev (1956 – 1966), Prof. Hadzhiev, PhD, (1966 – 1975), Prof. Dimitrov, PhD (1975 – 1992), Assoc.Prof. Genov, PhD (1992 – 2000; 2003 – 2005), Assoc. Prof. Zhelev, PhD (2000 – 2003), Prof. Iliev, PhD (2005-2019); Assoc. Prof. Chaparov, PhD, has been Head of Department since July 2019.
There are three professors and five associate professors in this department. All faculty members hold postgraduate degrees.
The department administers and successfully manages student training in these degree programmes: BSc Entrepreneurship and Investment Management, BSc Business Economics, BSc Construction Business and Entrepreneurship, MSc Civil Engineering Entrepreneurship, MSc Project Management, MSc Real Estate and Investment, MSc Business Economics, BSc Real Estate and Investment.
This department trains professionals who fully recognise and implement national and international business practices. This department graduates understand the factors that impact on economic development. They have been trained to organize, run, finance, and analyse economic activities.
The faculty members at this department constantly develop professionally and do prominent research, meeting the new challenges of the European educational environment.