University of Economics – Varna

Commodities Science and Customs Activity

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:

  • Chemistry;
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Commodity Science;
  • Standardization, Metrology and Qualimetry;
  • Microbiology of Commodities;
  • Fundamentals of Food Commodity Science;
  • Commodity Science of Household Goods;
  • Sensor and Expert Methods for Analysis;
  • Commodity Science of Textile and Footwear;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Animal Origin;
  • Custom Regimes and Procedures;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Plant Origin;
  • Packaging Management;
  • Commodity and Custom Control.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The objective of students' training in this Major is to prepare them to perform managerial functions in the field of customs and stock control, logistics, trade, marketing activities, commodity exchanges. Students receive comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge about composition, properties and quality of goods; processes and changes in storage; methods for quality assessment; organization and implementation of customs control and commodity inspection; standardization and certification of goods.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:

  • quality assessment and control specialists in organizations and companies engaged in production, sale, transportation and storage of commodities;
  • inspectors at customs houses and regional customs directorates;
  • commodity exchange brokers;
  • insurance agents and damages experts;
  • commodity control inspectors at independent control organizations;
  • credit inspectors;
  • quality auditors;
  • specialists and heads of departments of supply and distribution;
  • specialists of standardization and metrology, innovations and qualimetry;
  • managers at marketing and logistics departments of state-owned and private companies with industrial or commercial activities, 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
Electives (1) 3 4 Exam 120 60 60
Marketing 4 8 Exam 240 165 75
Total for CORE 0 0
University specialised
Introduction to Statistics 3 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
Chemistry 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Microbiology of Commodities 5 7 Exam 210 150 60
Standardization, Metrology and Qualimetry 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Principles of the Science of Manufactured Goods 5 9 Exam 270 195 75
Electives (1)
  • Customs Activity
  • Customs Statistics
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Science of Household Articles 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Principles of the Science of Food, Wine and Tobacco 6 9 Exam 270 195 75
Sensory and Expert Methods for Analysis 6 5 Exam 150 75 75
Electives (1)
  • Customs Representation
  • Environmental Security
6 4 Exam 120 60 60
Science of Textiles and Footware 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Science of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Customs Regimes and Procedures 7 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Public Finance
  • Taxation and Customs Taxation
  • Commodity Exchanges
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Management of Commercial Transactions 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Management of Packaging 8 4 Exam 120 60 60
Science of Vegetable Foodstuffs 8 7 Exam 210 135 75
Commodity and Customs Control 8 4 Exam 120 75 45
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 5055 2205


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