Why choose hotel management in VUM?

The program "Hotel Management" of VUM has more than 20 years of history, and during this period hundreds of graduates have found realization in the hotel industry both in Bulgaria and in over 50 other countries around the world.

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is among the leading educational institutions with more than 20 years of tradition in the training and development of professional staff in the field of tourism and hospitality. The educational program is taught entirely in English, and upon graduation students receive two diplomas - Bulgarian from VUM and British from our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

✔️ The challenges of the modern world and the dynamic development of tourism and hospitality require the training of specialists who have the necessary theoretical and practical training and motivation to improve their professional qualities. The main goal of the specialty is the creation of highly qualified specialists with established business thinking, in-depth knowledge, developed practical skills, personal qualities and professional habits, typical for a successful manager.

✔️ Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in the fields of economics, management and behavioral sciences, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship, information technology, business communications and others. The problem-based and case-based training techniques applied during the training course are related to the actual hotel practice and lead to the construction of creativity and innovative thinking in solving practical cases, teamwork skills, communication, planning and organizing, decision-making, and conflict management.

✔️ VUM has a rich and diverse network of more than 200 active international partners, where our students can conduct the mandatory internship provided in the curriculum. In this way, they get a real opportunity to make contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful business.

Important information

All modules are taught entirely in English. Small groups are formed to promote intercultural dialogue and personal contacts. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exclusive privilege of offering programs leading to a British degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University throughout the training period. In addition, without the usual requirement for students to spend a semester or academic year in the United Kingdom. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with their colleagues at Cardiff Metropolitan University and should meet the same high standards in both the learning process and the exams.

Students have the opportunity to choose the duration of the program, namely:

3-year period of study (6 semesters) - for students who wish to graduate with a Bulgarian Bachelor's degree in Professional Management in Hotel Management, issued by VUM and a British Bachelor's degree in International Hotel Management, issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
4-year period of study (8 semesters) - for students who wish to graduate with a Bulgarian Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management, issued by VUM and a British Bachelor's degree in International Hotel Management, issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Place of study

Varna, Dobrich

Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process

October / February

Duration of training

3 years (6 semesters) / 4 years (8 semesters)

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans
Admission Requirements
We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management (VUM) strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The program is made in a regular form of training. The lectures are held from Monday to Friday and include lectures and practical classes.

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
  • Economics (10 ECTS)
  • Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Hotel Management (10 ECTS)
  • Hotel segmentation and hotel positioning (10 ECTS)
  • Accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (10 ECTS)
  • International Restaurant Management (10 ECTS)
  • Consumer behavior in a multicultural hospitality environment (10 ECTS)
  • Business Communications (5 ECTS)
  • Hotel management (5 ECTS
  • Hotel Special Event Management (10 ECTS)
  • Digital Marketing in Hospitality (10 ECTS)
  • Management (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
  • Career Development (5 ECTS) - for students in a 4-year program of study
  • Hotel Revenue Management (10 ECTS)
  • Research Methods and Statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Tourism intermediaries (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Information Technology (5 ECTS)
  • Technologies in Hospitality and Tourism (5 ECTS
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Thesis (10 ECTS)
  • Marketing and Business Environment (10 ECTS)
  • Practice Hotel (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Graduation seminar
  • Finance (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Thesis (10 ECTS) - for students in a 3-year study program
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Physical education and sports
  • Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ Completion of the hotel management program gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

✔️ Our graduates are realized as managers and entrepreneurs in all areas of hospitality and tourism. After the successful completion of the program, they continue their professional and career development in hotels, restaurants and hotel chains, in travel companies and organizations, transport companies and agencies, travel agencies, national and international structures and organizations related to tourism management.

✔️ VUM prepares its students for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and career development opportunities. The university maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, etc., which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner institutions and organizations around the world.



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