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.
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.
! Students have the opportunity to choose the duration of the program, namely:
✔️ 3-year period of study (6 semesters) - students graduate with a Bulgarian Professional Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management, issued by VUM and a British Degree BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
✔️ 4-year period of study (8 semesters) - students graduate with a Bulgarian Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management, issued by VUM and a British Degree BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
The program is made in a regular form of training. The lectures are held from Monday to Friday and include lectures and practical classes.
(Students follow 70 credits of core modules)
(Students follow 60 credits of core modules and 10 credits of elective modules)
(Students follow 50 credits of core modules and 10 credits of elective modules)
✔️ 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.