University of Economics – Varna

Agricultural Business

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education: Full-time

Number of semesters: 8

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

First year: 2019

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
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
CORE
Informatics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Microeconomics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Physical Education 1 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Applied Mathematics 1 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1) 1 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Management Theory 2 9 Exam 270 195 75
Macroeconomics 2 9 Exam 270 195 75
Physical Education 2 1 Ongoing assessment 30 0 30
Principles of Law 2 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1) 2 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Accounting Theory 3 9 Exam 270 195 75
Introduction to Finance 3 9 Exam 270 195 75
Marketing 3 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1) 3 4 Exam 120 60 60
Total for CORE 0 0
University specialised
Introduction to Statistics 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1) 4 6 Exam 180 120 60
Electives (1) 4 6 Exam 180 120 60
Total for University specialised 0 0
Special
Principles of Agriculture and Mechanization 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Principles of Agribusiness 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Organization and Technology in Plant-Growing 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Organization and Technology in Stock-Breeding 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Environmental Practices in Agribusiness
  • Food Safety Control
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Finance and Investment of Agribusiness 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Land Management in Agribusiness 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Human Resources Management in Agribusiness 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Electives (1)
  • International Agribusiness
  • Insurance in Agribusiness
6 5 Exam 150 90 60
Agrarian Marketing 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Management of Agribusiness 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Non-traditional Activities in Rural Areas
  • Consulting in Agribusiness
  • Agrarian Law
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Specialized Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 120 30
Diagnostics in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Pricing in Agribusiness 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Innovations in Agribusiness 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
Graduate
Electives (1)
  • Thesis Defense
  • Comprehensive State Exam
8 10 Exam 300 300 0
Total for Graduate 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 242 7260 5085 2175


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Bulgarian Language
Semester 3 1
3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - English
Semester 3
3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - German
Semester 3
3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - French
Semester 3
3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - Portuguese 3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - Russian
Semester 3
3 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - English 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Foreign Language - German 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Foreign Language - French 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Foreign Language - Russian 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Foreign Language - Portuguese 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Bulgarian Language 1 5, 7 3, 3 180 120 60
Business Culture and Traditions 5 3 90 60 30
Commercial Law 5 3 90 60 30
Taxation and taxation process 7 3 90 60 30
1 The course is available only to foreigners