University of Economics – Varna

Corporate Finance

Degree: Master

Type of education: Full-time

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

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

Specific courses:

  • Fundaments of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Investments
  • Bank Transactions

Specialized courses:

  • Management of Bank Corporations
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Long-term Financing of Corporations
  • Master Seminar
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Corporate Controlling
  • Corporate Insurance
  • Capital Budgeting

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Training in Corporate Finance forms knowledge and skills for financial management of corporations, such as: planning, organization, governance, control of financial activities in corporations, development and implementation of various financial strategies and systems for corporate leadership; management of long-term financing and investments; corporate controlling, corporate risk management, including through the use of insurance products and derivative instruments.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduate students can find occupation in financial departments, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, and other non-bank financial institutions – investment mediators, financial-brokerage houses, stock exchanges, leasing and other financial institutions, in international consulting companies, clusters and other forms of strategic cooperation and alliance. They can work as:

  • Corporate financial managers;
  • Specialists in financial planning;
  • Specialists in investment management;
  • Specialists in capital restructuring, takeovers, mergers;
  • Financial analysts;
  • Credit experts;
  • Cash managers;
  • Credit managers;
  • Risk managers;
  • Controlling managers;
  • Financial consultants;
  • Insurance agents and brokers.

Graduates can continue their education in the educational and scientific degree “Doctor” and to realize in scientific sphere, and to work as teachers in specialized economic disciplines in secondary schools and universities.

Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
Management of Bank Corporations 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Long-term Financing of Corporations 9 8 Exam 240 180 60
Company Valuation 9 7 Exam 210 165 45
Corporate Risk Management 9 7 Exam 210 165 45
Financial Derivatives 10 7 Exam 210 135 75
Corporate Controlling 10 6 Exam 180 120 60
Corporate Insurance 10 6 Exam 180 120 60
Capital Budgeting 10 7 Exam 210 150 60
Master Degree Seminar 10 4 Ongoing assessment 120 90 30
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