University of Economics – Varna

International Business

Degree: Master

Type of education:

Number of semesters: 2

Professional qualification: Economics

Professional field: ECONOMICS

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

Specialized subjects:

  • Economy of Postindustrial Society
  • Balkans Business Culture
  • International Debt Management
  • International Investment Projects
  • TNC and the World Economy
  • Small Businesses and Innovative Business Approaches
  • Masters' Examination
  • Foreign Language – English (elective)
  • Foreign Language – German (elective)
  • Foreign Language – French (elective)
  • Foreign Language – Russian (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The main objective of this programme is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in a global and turbulent business environment. The courses are designed to help students understand how the world is interconnected through finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy. In the process of training students acquire in-depth scientific and specialized knowledge in the following directions:

  • Theoretical and practical issues in business economics;
  • Management and marketing of business organizations;
  • Market research, sales management and trade polities;
  • Anticrisis management, business consultancy and negotiations;
  • Development and management of international business programmes and projects;
  • Information systems, E-business, etc.;
  • Abilities to adapt to social, economic and technological changes.
  • Career possibilities for the masters in International Business.

Graduate students acquire the competences and qualifications to work in international business in the corporate or public sectors. The Master degree in International Business is a gateway to join the next generation of global business leaders in the industry, commerce, services, etc. or in the public and non-profit sectors. Graduates may hold positions such as:

  • Managers in private and public organizations;
  • Business analysts;
  • Analytical specialists in process management and economic processes;
  • Market research specialists in economic, organizational and managerial activities;
  • Positions in consultancy organizations and economic divisions of large corporations;
  • Specialists and experts in economics in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Specialised
International Investment Projects 9 6 Exam 180 120 60
Economy of Post-Industrial Society 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
Balkans Business Culture 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
International Debt Management 9 8 Exam 240 165 75
TNC and the World Economy 10 8 Exam 240 180 60
Small Business and Inovative Business Approaches 10 8 Exam 240 165 75
Masters' Examination 10 8 Ongoing assessment 240 195 45
Electives (1) 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 - German 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - English 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - Russian 10 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - French 10 3 90 60 30