University of Economics – Varna

Project Management

Degree:

Type of education: Full-time (January Admission)

Number of semesters: 3

Professional qualification:

Professional field:

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

Special subjects:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment and innovation management
  • Planning and analysis of enterprise

Specialized subjects:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • European and national programs and funds
  • Spatial Planning and investment process
  • Resource management and project budgeting
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Valuation of assets
  • Master Seminar
  • Risk Management (elective)
  • Software for Project Management (elective)
  • Monitoring and auditing of projects (elective)

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:

The training aims at providing students with basic knowledge and skills in the following areas:

1. Diagnosis of business environment aiming at:

  • adapting businesses to the factors of the environment through the implementation of projects;
  • impact of businesses on the microenvironment through projects;
  • analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a particular organization and planning of inefficient project ideas for realization of competitive strategies for development.

2. Analysis and development of strategies for change of organizations by:

  • evaluation, selection and implementation of adequate project ideas;
  • planning and realization of business organizations projects;
  • management of the parties concerned, which are interested in the realization of organizations' project
  • scope management, schedule and budget of the projects of organizations;
  • management of human recourse teams of project management;
  • management contractors of the project activities;
  • risk management and project financing.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:

The purpose of the program "Project Management" is to prepare qualified professionals who can: work successfully in business organizations or their subdivisions, as well as consulting firms, investment companies, companies investing in real estate, banks, insurance companies, pension companies; they can work successfully in the structures of public administration - ministries, provincial and municipal administrations and non-governmental organizations; they can effectively perform their duties as specialists; effectively manage resources of organizations for project management, entrusted to them; can find effective solutions for planning and implementation of projects; think creatively, analyze and implement good business practices in project management.

Graduates can work as functional specialists and/or managers in the field of project management on positions such as:

  • Project manager in an enterprise;
  • Project Manager in Public Administration and NGO;
  • Project manager;
  • Investment Project Manager;
  • Expert or consultant on programs and projects in institutions, companies, departments, unit and others (for investment projects, public-private projects, for organizations of tender, for selection of contractor for project activities, etc.);
  • Assistant of European programs management and projects in enterprises, government and municipal authorities and others.
Programme
First year
2019
Studied subjects Semester Credits Type of grading Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Accounting Theory 10 12 360 300 60
Introduction to Finance 10 12 360 300 60
Management and Marketing 10 12 360 300 60
Economics 10 12 360 300 60
Quantitative Methods 10 12 360 300 60
Entrepreneurship 11 5 150 90 60
Управление на инвестициите и иновациите 11 5 150 90 60
Planning and Analysis of the Enterprise 11 5 150 90 60
Principles Of Project Management 11 8 240 180 60
European And National Programmes And Funds 11 8 240 180 60
Spatial Planning And Investment Process 11 8 240 165 75
Resource Management And Project Budgeting 11 6 180 120 60
Master Degree Seminar 12 8 240 165 75
Contracts And Public Procurement 12 8 240 180 60
Asset Valuation 12 8 240 165 75
Electives (1)
  • Project Monitoring And Audit
  • Software for project management
  • Risk Management
12 6 180 135 45
Electives (1)
  • Comprehensive State Exam
  • Thesis Defense
12 15 0 0 0
Total for 0 0
Total for the entire period of study 150 4050 3060 990


Optional courses Semester Credits Student involvement
Total Self-study Classes
Foreign Language - Russian 12 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - French 12 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - German 12 3 90 60 30
Foreign Language - English 12 3 90 60 30