University of Economics – Varna

Human Resources Management

Degree: Master

Type of education: Full-time (January Admission), Full-time

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Management and Administration

Professional field: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Specific courses:

  • Organizational behavior
  • Entrepreneurship and SME
  • Planning and Forecasting

Specialized courses:

  • Constitution and Motivation of Human Resources
  • Quantitative Method of Analysis and Informational System Management of Human Resources
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Employment Law
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management of Performance, Remuneration, Compensation and Culture
  • Master Seminar
  • Employee Economics (elective)
  • Talent Management (elective)
  • Insurance Systems (elective)
  • Human Resources Traineeship (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Training in major “Human Resources Management” aims to formulate solid theoretical knowledge along with a strong practical orientation. It gives specific knowledge and skills in carrying out activities, related to planning, constituting, learning, development, career, evaluation, remuneration and human relationship in the company. Special attention is dedicated to strategic management of human resources, labor relations, creation and use of information systems, related to human resources management, effective employee motivation. The programme includes traineeship which gives opportunity for regular meeting with human resources managers and specialist, who work in leading Bulgarian companies, representative of the Bulgarian Human Resources Association.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates have the opportunity for widen professional realization in Bulgaria and abroad. With the acquired knowledge and skills they are able to work successfully in state and municipal institutions, foundations, private Bulgarian or foreign companies in the sphere of commerce, hospitality and tourism, construction business, transport, industrial business, agriculture, and etc. They can work as:

  • human resources managers;
  • human resources specialists;
  • heads of consulting firms in human resources;
  • independent consultants
  • managers and business owners;
  • managers, specialist and experts in units of career development;
  • secondary school teachers or university lecturers.

Graduates can enroll for PhD studies.

Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Quantitative Methods for Analysis and Information Systems of HR Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Formation and Motivation of Human Resources 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Crisis Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Labour Law 9 6 Exam 180 120 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 8 Ongoing assessment 240 210 30
Social Responsibility of Business 10 8 Exam 240 180 60
Management of Job Performance, Remuneration, Compensation and Culture 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Knowledge Management
  • Practicum Human Resources
  • Insurance Systems
  • Talent Management
  • Economics of Staff
10 6 Ongoing assessment 180 135 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 1755 495


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