University of Economics – Varna

Economics and Trade

Degree: Bachelor

Type of education: Full-time, Distance learning

Number of semesters: 8

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

First year: 2021

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
2021
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
CORE
Informatics 1 9 Exam 210 195 15
Microeconomics 1 9 Exam 210 195 15
Physical Education 1 1 Ongoing assessment 6 0 6
Applied Mathematics 1 9 Exam 210 195 15
Electives (1)
  • Bulgarian Language
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • English
1 3 Ongoing assessment 66 60 6
Management 2 8 Exam 180 165 15
Macroeconomics 2 8 Exam 180 165 15
Physical Education 2 1 Ongoing assessment 6 0 6
Principles of Law 2 8 Exam 180 165 15
Electives (1)
  • Bulgarian Language
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • English
2 3 Ongoing assessment 66 60 6
Accounting Theory 3 9 Exam 210 195 15
Introduction to Finance 3 9 Exam 210 195 15
Physical Education 3 1 Ongoing assessment 6 0 6
Marketing 3 8 Exam 180 165 15
Electives (1)
  • Labour Economics
  • Career Development
  • Commercial Correspondence
  • Economic Psychology
  • European Studies
  • Business History
  • Philosophical Culture
3 4 Exam 72 60 12
Physical Education 4 1 Ongoing assessment 6 0 6
Total for CORE 0 0
Special
Academic Research 2 3 Ongoing assessment 66 60 6
Principles of Commercial Business 4 9 Exam 210 195 15
Commercial Entrepreneurship 5 8 Exam 180 165 15
Trade Management 5 8 Exam 180 165 15
Commodities Science 5 8 Exam 192 180 12
Electives (1)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Communications
  • Company Culture
  • Psychology of Trade
5 6 Exam 132 120 12
Quantitative Methods in Commerce 6 7 Exam 150 135 15
E-commerce 6 6 Exam 132 120 12
Management of Commercial Transactions 6 7 Exam 150 135 15
Electives (1)
  • Product Management and Merchandising
  • Trade in Services
  • Trade in Intellectual Property Products
  • Trade in Industrial Products
  • Exchange Trading
6 5 Exam 102 90 12
Planning and Analysis of Commercial Activity 7 8 Exam 180 165 15
Logistics 7 8 Exam 180 165 15
Investment Management and Financial Management 7 8 Exam 192 180 12
Electives (1)
  • Foreign Trade and Customs Activities
  • Pricing and Settlements in Trade
  • Commercial Agency and Brokerage
  • Transport and Insurance
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
7 6 Exam 132 120 12
Specialized Seminar 8 5 Exam 102 90 12
Small Business Management 8 5 Exam 102 90 12
Human Resource Management 8 5 Exam 102 90 12
Sales Management and Advertising 8 5 Exam 102 90 12
Total for Special 0 0
University specialised
Introduction to Statistics 4 9 Exam 210 195 15
Electives (1) 4 6 Exam 132 120 12
Electives (1)
  • Statistical Software
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics of the Enterprise
  • Internet Technologies
  • Innovation and Patents
  • Introduction to Trade
  • Risk Management
  • Quality and Safety of Goods
4 6 Exam 132 120 12
Total for University specialised 0 0
Practical
Practical Training 6 8 Exam 240 240 0
Total for Practical 0 0
Graduare
Electives (1)
  • Comprehensive State Exam
  • Thesis Defense
8 10 Exam 300 300 0
Total for Graduare 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 247 5598 5145 453


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Foreign Language - French 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 198 180 18
Foreign Language - English 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 198 180 18
Foreign Language - Portuguese 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 198 180 18
Foreign Language - Russian 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 198 180 18
Foreign Language - German 3, 4, 5 3, 3, 3 198 180 18
Administrative and Legal Service 5 3 66 60 6
Physical Education 5, 6, 7 1, 1, 2 24 0 24
Business Culture and Traditions 6 3 66 60 6
Taxation and taxation process 7 3 66 60 6