University of Economics – Varna

Agribusiness

Degree:

Type of education:

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification:

Professional field:

Duration: 1 year; 1.5 years
Language: Bulgarian
Mode of study: Full-time

Specific courses:

  • Livestock and Plant Production Technologies
  • Agricultural Business Management and Organization
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Business

Specialized courses:

  • Agricultural Policies
  • Agricultural Marketing;
  • European Programmes and Projects in Agriculture
  • Agricultural Investment Management
  • Quality Management in Agricultural Business
  • Social Capital and Social Networks in Agricultural Business
  • Master Seminar
  • Rural Tourism (elective)
  • Markets and Trading in Agricultural Business (elective)
  • Risk Management in Agricultural Business (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Graduate students gain professional competencies to plan, organize and manage production in the agricultural sector; to optimize the use of land, material, and labor resources of the companies; to carry out economic research, analyses and economic forecasts, and etc. They successfully can provide consultancy for companies and to perform expert activities, to realize and make decisions in public policy for the sector. The most important competencies that are acquired by graduates are related to: building skills for better learning; promoting the entrepreneurial skills, capacity building to teamwork; creativity in the research planning, commitment to the agricultural matters, and etc.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to organize and manage economic system in the agricultural sphere – production and trade of agricultural products and food, alternative production activities in rural areas, companies in production infrastructure, and etc. Graduates can successfully make independent entrepreneurial initiative or consulting in the field of agriculture.
Master students are economics who can successfully occupy positions in state and municipal structural funds and divisions, directed to agricultural activities, national policies and financial support for the sector. They can continue their education as PhD students in Bulgaria and abroad.

Programme
First year
2018
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Agrarian Policy 9 8 240 165 75
European Programmes and Projects in Agribusiness 9 8 240 165 75
Investment Management in Agribusiness 9 6 180 120 60
Marketing Research in Agribusiness 9 8 240 165 75
Quality Management in Agribusiness 10 8 240 180 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 8 240 210 30
Social Capital and Social Networks in Agribusiness 10 8 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Risk Management in Agribusiness
  • Organized Markets and Exchange Dealings in Agribusiness
  • Rural Tourism
10 6 495 450 45
Electives (1)
  • Thesis Defense
  • Comprehensive State Exam
10 15 450 450 0
Total for 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 75 2565 2070 495


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Foreign Language - Russian 10 3 480 450 30
Foreign Language - French 10 3 480 450 30
Foreign Language - German 10 3 480 450 30
Foreign Language - English 10 3 480 450 30