Why Hotel Management at VUM?

The Hotel Management Program at VUM has more than 20-years of history. Hundreds of graduates have entered the hospitality industry in Bulgaria and more than 50 other countries around the globe.

✔️Varna University of Management (VUM) is one of the leading educational institutions with more than 25 years of tradition to train and develop professionals in the fields of tourism and hospitality. The language of instruction is English and students complete their education with two degrees. Upon successful graduation and meeting the requirements of our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, along with their Bulgarian degree from VUM, they are awarded a British Degree BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management.

✔️The challenges of the modern world and the dynamic development of tourism and hospitality demand specialists who have both theoretical and practical skills as well as motivation to improve their professional qualities. The main goal of the Program is to develop highly qualified specialists with strategic and creative business thinking, in-depth knowledge, advanced practical skills, personal qualities and professional habits.

✔️Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in economic, management and behavioral sciences, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship, information technologies, business communications and others. Problem-based and case-based learning techniques that we apply during the course of education are related to the actual practice in the hospitality business and lead to creativity and innovative thinking when dealing with real cases in the business practice, teamwork skills, communication, planning and organizational skills, decision-making and conflict management.

✔️VUM has an extensive and sophisticated network of more than 200 active academic partners, where our students can carry out their obligatory practical training. Thus, they get a real opportunity to create contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful business realization.

Important information

The courses are taught entirely in English. Classes are small and encourage crosscultural dialogue and personal connections. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exceptional privilege to educate students from start to graduation in programmes leading to Cardiff Metropolitan University’s British degree. And this is without the usual requirement for students to spend a year in the UK. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with Cardiff Metropolitan University and have to meet the same high standards in learning and examinations.

Place of study

Varna, Dobrich

Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process

October / February

Duration of training

3 years (6 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.

Year One
(Students follow 70 credits of core modules)
Year Two
(Students follow 60 credits of core modules and 10 credits of elective modules)
Year Three
(Students follow 50 credits of core modules and 10 credits of elective modules)
  • Economics (10 ECTS)
  • Human resource management (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic management in the hospitality (10 ECTS)
  • Accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to hospitality and tourism (10 ECTS)
  • International F&B management (10 ECTS)
  • Business communications (5 ECTS)
  • Hotel operations management (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Management (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Conferences, exhibitions and corporate events (10 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and project management (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Research and statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Tourism intermediaries (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma project (10 ECTS)
  • Information technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma seminar
  • Marketing and business environment (10 ECTS)
  • Hotel practice (5 ECTS)
  • Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Summer internship II (10 ECTS)
  • Summer internship I (10 ECTS)


Career development

✔️ Studying in the Hotel Management program gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

✔️ Our graduates become managers and entrepreneurs within all the sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry. By completing the Hotel Management Program, they are practically prepared for successful professional and career development in hotels, restaurants and hotel chains, official tourist organizations, logistic companies and agencies, tour operating and travel agency companies, governmental and international institutions and organizations acting in the sphere of 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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