University of Economics – Varna

Management of Organizations

Degree: Master

Type of education: Full-time (January Admission)

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:

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and SME
  • Planning and Forecasting

Specialized courses:

  • Project Management
  • Regional Development
  • Social Responsibility of Business
  • Corporate Leadership (Part II)
  • Human Resources Management
  • European Business Policies
  • Master Seminar
  • Commercial Transactions and Negotiations (elective)
  • Change Management (elective)
  • Managerial Diagnostics (elective)
  • Control System Management (elective)
  • Management of Intercultural Differences (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Students gain integrated knowledge in the field of fundamental managerial functions as planning, organizing, motivating and controlling, and skills to apply them in senior managerial and executive positions om strategical, tactical and operational management of various organizations regardless of the sectoral affiliation. The more specific directions, in which knowledge is acquired, are:

  • Analysis, diagnostics and prognosis of corporate environment, adaptation and inclusion of organizations in regional, national, international business networks.
  • Selection and implementation of managerial decisions concerning target orientation of the organizations, development of alternatives, evaluation and strategic selection of products, markets, and etc.
  • Creation of organizational skills in building and development of production, management and communication structures.
  • Human resources management using appropriate techniques for planning, recruitment, employee training, establishment of adequate corporate culture and systems for motivations, attestations, evaluation and development of employees.
  • Ability to control corporate activity.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduate students can occupy various managerial positions such as:

  • Executive and deputy executive directors, members and chairmen of boards/boards of directors;
  • Chairmen of agencies, cooperatives and cooperative councils, governors and members of supervisory boards;
  • Administrative leaders and managers in companies, including large, small and middle enterprises;
  • Program directors, project managers, office managers, team leaders in organization from different fields – manufacturing, commerce, hotels and restaurants, agriculture, transport, and etc.;
  • Heads of departments, units, divisions, branches, territorially separated structural units of Bulgarian and foreign companies;
  • Heads of departments, sectors, agencies, offices in state administration;
  • Managers of their own business, social entrepreneurship;
  • Managers/directors of sports and cultural organizations, science and education organizations
  • Presidents and vice-presidents of non-profit organizations, presidents and general secretaries of non-profit organizations/professional organizations;
  • Specialists and experts in the field of consultancy and expert work.
Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Project Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Corporate Governance Part II 9 6 Exam 180 120 60
Regional Development 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Social Responsibility of Business 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Personnel Management 10 8 Exam 240 180 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 8 Ongoing assessment 240 210 30
European Business Policy 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Commercial Transactions and Negotiations
  • Management Control Systems
  • Managerial Diagnostics
  • Change Management
  • Cross-cultural Differences Management
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