University of Economics – Varna

Bank Management

Degree: Master

Type of education: Distance learning (January Admission), Distance learning

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

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

Specific courses:

  • Introduction into Banking
  • Theory of Financial Intermediation
  • Bank Transactions

Specialized courses:

  • Strategic Bank Management
  • Management of Bank Staff
  • Financial Engineering
  • Prevention of Breaches in Banks
  • Master Seminar
  • Bank Marketing
  • Risk Management in Banks
  • Bank Controlling
  • Comparative Banking Systems

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Graduate students gain knowledge and skills, related to strategic management of banks, consulting of clients in various business sphere of banking; asset portfolio management; use of financial derivatives in bank transactions, marketing management in banks, human resources managements, bank risk management, controlling of structures, models, processes, identification and prevention of breaches in banking, evolution, structure and regulation of banking systems.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates can find realization in the banking system and occupy positions in central banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions. They can work as:

  • Corporate financial managers;
  • Heads of departments;
  • Director of departments and branches;
  • Cash, marketing, controlling or risk managers;
  • Consultants in sphere of retail banking, private banking, corporate banking, investment banking, and etc.
  • Back- and middle-offices managers;
  • Experts in internal bank revision and control
  • Compliance managers
  • Financial analysts
  • Credit experts
  • Managers of financial centers
  • Regional managers
  • Managers in call-centers;
  • Heads of sectors;
  • Experts in management of family offices
  • Project managers;
  • Facility managers;
  • Senior analysts in directorates;
  • Monetary policy experts
  • Experts and analyst in other financial institutions – investment mediators, financial-brokerage houses, stock exchanges, leasing and other financial companies.

Graduates can continue their education as PhD students and to find realization in scientific sphere as lecturer in specialized economic disciplines in secondary schools and universities.

Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Financial Engineering 9 8 Exam 240 180 60
Bank Personnel Management 9 7 Exam 210 165 45
Strategic Bank Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Comparative Banking Systems 9 7 Exam 210 150 60
Bank Marketing 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Risk Management in Banks 10 6 Exam 180 120 60
Bank Controlling 10 6 Exam 180 120 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 3 Ongoing assessment 90 60 30
Electives (1)
  • Prevention of Violations in Banks
  • Financial Regulation and Normative Conformity
10 7 Exam 210 165 45
Total for Specialised 0 0
Graduare
Electives (1)
  • Comprehensive State Exam
  • Thesis Defense
10 15 Exam 450 450 0
Total for Graduare 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 75 2250 1740 510


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Foreign Language - Russian 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - French 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - German 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - English 10 3 90 60 30