University of Economics – Varna

Agribusiness

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education:

Number of semesters: 8

Professional qualification: Economist

Professional field: ECONOMICS

Faculty: Faculty of Economics
Duration: 4 years
Language: Bulgarian
Mode of study: Full-time

Specific courses:

  • Fundamentals of Agriculture and Mechanization;
  • Plant Production Organization and Technologies;
  • Livestock Production Organization and Technologies;
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Business;
  • Finance and Investment in Agricultural Business;
  • Land Resources Management in Agricultural Business;
  • Human Resources in Agricultural Business;
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship;
  • Agricultural Marketing;
  • Agricultural Management;
  • Diagnostics of Agricultural Business;
  • Pricing in Agricultural Business;
  • Innovation in Agricultural Business.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Students in this major acquire knowledge and develop expertise in economics, technologies, organization, management and marketing of agricultural business units, specifics of land, labor and financial resources management on micro and macro level.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduated students are able to find employment as:

  • expert economists or managers in agricultural companies;
  • expert economists or specialists in agricultural departments;
  • expert economists, experts and other specialists in state and municipal institutions related to the agricultural sector;
  • expert economists in other businesses, consultants in economics and management of agricultural companies, etc.
Programme
First year
2015
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
CORE
Informatics 1 9 Exam 270 180 90
Microeconomics 1 9 Exam 270 180 90
Mathematics 1 9 Exam 270 180 90
Electives (1) 1 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Management Theory 2 8 Exam 240 165 75
Macroeconomics 2 9 Exam 270 180 90
Principles of Law 2 7 Exam 210 135 75
Electives (1)
  • History of Economic Thought
  • History of Economics
  • Economic Psychology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Career Development
2 6 Exam 180 120 60
Accounting Theory 3 8 Exam 240 165 75
Introduction to Finance 3 7 Exam 210 135 75
Introduction to Statistics 3 5 Exam 150 75 75
Marketing 3 6 Exam 180 105 75
Electives (1) 3 4 Ongoing assessment 120 60 60
Financial Accounting 4 8 Exam 240 165 75
Economics of the Enterprise 4 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Optimization Methods
  • Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • European Studies
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Internet Technologies
4 6 Exam 180 120 60
Total for CORE 0 0
Special
Principles of Agriculture and Mechanization 4 8 Exam 240 180 60
Organization of the Agrarian Enterprise 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Principles of Agribusiness 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Technology in Plant-growing and Stock-breeding 5 8 Exam 240 150 90
Electives (1)
  • International Agribusiness
  • Information Systems in Agribusiness
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Marketing in Agribusiness 6 7 Exam 210 150 60
Management in Agribusiness 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Innovations in Agribusiness 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Human Resource Management in Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Diagnostics in Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Finance and Investment of Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 150 90
Electives (1)
  • Food Safety Control
  • Business Communications
  • Technology in the Food Processing Industry
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Specialized Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 105 45
Management of Land Resources 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Pricing in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Electives (1)
  • Insurance of the Agricultural Business
  • Non-traditional Activities in Rural Areas
8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Total for Special 0 0
Practical
Practical Training 6 5 Exam 150 150 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 240 7200 4965 2235


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Globalization 2 4 120 60 60
Foreign Language - Russian
Semester 3
Semester 5
3, 5, 7 4, 4, 4 360 270 90
Foreign Language - French
Semester 3
Semester 5
3, 5, 7 4, 4, 4 360 270 90
Foreign Language - German
Semester 3
Semester 5
3, 5, 7 4, 4, 4 360 270 90
Foreign Language - English
Semester 3
Semester 5
3, 5, 7 4, 4, 4 360 270 90