University of Economics – Varna

Public Management and Administrative Power

Degree: Master

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

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Management and Administration

Professional field: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

First year: 2022

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

Specific courses:

  • Introduction into Public Administration
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public Services Management

Specialized courses:

  • Project Management in Public Sector
  • Regional Development
  • Public Funds Management
  • Public Crisis Management
  • Public Expenditure Management
  • Human Resources Management in Public Administration
  • Master Seminar
  • Public-private Partnerships and Tenders (elective)
  • Change Management (elective)
  • Knowledge Management in Public Sector (elective)
  • Social Enterprise and Social Innovations (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Graduates of this programme gain knowledge on the role and systems in public administration and their influence on the processes in contemporary society. Along with the general knowledge on state, students acquire knowledge and skills for the exercise of the state authorities, management of various territorial systems, administrative services, social work, and management of public institutions.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates have the opportunity for widen professional realizations in senior administrative authorities, ministries and directorates, regional and municipal administrations, in the sphere of education, healthcare, social work, in controlling and budget organizations, in national and regional agencies, in national and international public structures. They can work as:

  • executives;
  • directors of directorates;
  • heads of departments;
  • consultants and specialists;
  • state and chief experts;
  • junior experts and administrators;
  • specialists and consultants in international public organizations;
  • employees and specialists in non-profit organizations;
  • secondary school teachers and university lecturers.
Programme
First year
2022
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Management of Public Spending 9 6 Exam 180 120 60
Regional Development 9 8 Exam 240 180 60
Project Management in the Public Sector 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Public Crisis Management 9 8 Exam 240 180 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 8 Ongoing assessment 240 210 30
Personnel Management in Public Administration 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Social Enterprises and Social Innovation 10 8 Exam 240 180 60
Electives (1)
  • Knowledge Management in the Public Sector
  • Quality and Standardization in Public Administration
  • Stress Management in the Public Sector
10 6 Ongoing assessment 180 120 60
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 1770 480


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