University of Economics – Varna

Economics and Trade

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:

  • Introduction to Commercial Business;
  • Commercial Management;
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Trade;
  • Commodities Science;
  • Quantitate Methods in Trade;
  • Trade Operation Management;
  • Investment Policy of Trade;
  • Planning and Analysis of Commercial Activities;
  • Logistics;
  • Human Resources Management;
  • Small Business Management.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Education in this programme provides in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge and high qualification in fundamental and applied economic aspects, especially in the sphere of customer trade and industrial products, wholesale and retail trade, international trade.
Students gain skills and expertise in economics, management, logistics, marketing in commerce, organization and technology of trade processes; financial, accounting and legal aspects of commercial business; development and implementations of business strategies; economic and market analyses, justification of business plans for entrepreneurial business; economic evaluation of investment projects; nature and characteristics of individual branches and sector in commerce (incl. e-commerce), business entrepreneurship, sales management, commercial advertising, hospitality and hotel management, stock trading and others.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates are able to find professional realization in various spheres:

  • at different levels of management in the specialized trading companies, including major retail chains and small and medium businesses;
  • to occupy executive and managerial positions in strategic and operational management of all business units, regardless of their sectoral affiliation and form of ownership;
  • to work as experts and managers in trade, marketing, sales, logistics;
  • to carry out the functions of commercial brokers, agents, distributors, representatives, analysts, consultants and etc.;
  • to start a successful independent commercial business in various economic sectors.
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 Commercial Business 4 9 Exam 270 195 75
Trade Management 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Principles of Commercial Entrepreneurship 5 8 Exam 240 165 75
Commodities Science 5 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Business Communications
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Company Culture
  • Cross-cultural Differences
5 6 Exam 180 120 60
Investment Policy in Commerce 6 6 Exam 180 120 60
Quantitative Methods in Commerce 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Management of Commercial Transactions 6 7 Exam 210 135 75
Electives (1)
  • Exchange Trading
  • Trade in Industrial Products
  • Trade in Intellectual Property Products
  • Trade in Services
6 5 Exam 150 90 60
Financial Management in Commerce 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Planning and Analysis of Commercial Activity 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Logistics 7 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Foreign Trade
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • E-commerce
  • Commercial Agency and Brokerage
7 6 Exam 180 120 60
Specialized Seminar 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Small Business Management 8 5 Exam 150 90 60
Human Resource Management 8 5 Exam 150 75 75
Electives (1)
  • Sales Management
  • Advertising
  • Pricing and Settlements in Trade
  • Product Management and Merchandising
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 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