University of Economics – Varna

International Tourist Business

Degree: Master

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

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Tourism

Professional field: TOURISM

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

Specific courses:

  • Introduction into Tourism
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Tourism Marketing

Specialized courses:

  • Regulations of International Tourism Business
  • Hotel and Restaurant Franchising
  • Management of Touristic Destination
  • Monitoring of International Tourism Business
  • Geopolitics and Geo-strategy in Tourism
  • Change Management in Tourism Company
  • Ethno-cultural Landscape Studies
  • The language of international tourism- English (elective)
  • The language of international tourism-French (elective)
  • The language of international tourism – German (elective)
  • The language of international tourism –Russian (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Graduates acquire knowledge and skill for carrying out activities, related to tourism management, scientific research in the field of tourism, consulting, touristic resources management.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Globalization processes, including in the sector of tourism, the need of European integrations and preservation of national interests, the boom of information and other technologies determine the following tourism fields, in which graduates find their realization: tourism management on macro-level (touristic destination); tourism management on companies level as hotels, restaurants, touristic transport agencies, tour operators and other; scientific research in the field of tourism; training and qualification in tourism; consulting and expert activities in the field of tourism, touristic resources management.

Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Franchising in Hotel and Restaurant Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Monitoring of the International Tourist Business 9 6 Exam 180 120 60
Regulation of the International Tourist Business 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Management of the Tourist Destination 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Geopolitics and Geostrategy of Tourism 10 8 Exam 240 180 60
Change Management in Tourist Companies 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Ethnocultural Landscape Science 10 8 Ongoing assessment 240 195 45
Electives (1)
  • Specialized Foreign Language - Russian
  • Specialized Foreign Language - French
  • Specialized Foreign Language - German
  • Specialized Foreign Language - English
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 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