Why should I choose International Business and Management at VUM?

VUM’s International Business and Management Programme is designed to develop strategic thinkers with vision and unique approach on international business!

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is one of the leading educational institutions offering an International Business Management Programme in Bulgaria. 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 Business Management.

✔️ The program builds leaders capable of discussing economic, cultural, ethical and social issues for international business and suggesting policies of corporate social responsibility. Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in economic, management and behavioral sciences, finance, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship, information technologies, business innovations, business ethics, administrative culture and others.

✔️ Problem-based and case-based learning techniques that we apply during the course of education are related to the actual business practice and lead to creativity and innovative thinking when dealing with real cases in the business practice.

✔️ This program develops your ability to assess international investment, intercultural organizations and their integration into local contexts on one hand and into the global financial system, on the other.
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.

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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 International Business Management, issued by VUM and a British Degree BA(Hons) International Business Management by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
✔️ 4-year period of study (8 semesters) - students graduate with a Bulgarian Bachelor's degree in International Business Management, issued by VUM and a British Degree BA(Hons) International Business Management by Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Place of study

Varna, Sofia

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
The admission process follows several easy and clear steps for the admission of candidates. The basic requirements for the students are high motivation, good results of their High School diploma and strong command of English language. Varna University of Management follows strictly the Rules and Regulations issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria. You can find more information about the admission requirements for the International Business Management Programme at VUM here.


The specialty is studied in a regular form of education. 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)
  • International business management (10 ECTS)
  • Accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 ECTS)
  • International business and cultural diversity (10 ECTS)
  • Business communications (5 ECTS)
  • Marketing research (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma project (10 ECTS)
  • Management (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and project management (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma seminar
  • Research and statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural awareness for business (10 ECTS)
  • English (10 ECTS)
  • Information technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Managerial accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (10 ECTS)
  • Marketing and business environment (10 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
Summer internship II (10 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Summer internship I (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️There are many benefits of studying in International Business and Management Programme and the most significant one is the numerous career opportunities, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

✔️Obtaining degree in International Business Management gives the opportunity for professional realization in the management of own business, small and medium enterprises, for occupying managerial positions in areas such as strategic management and marketing, international business planning, human resources, brand management, sales, finance and a number of other fields of world business. Successful graduates will be prepared for a wide range of positions, such as marketing and communications manager, sales manager, market analyst, project manager, human resource specialist and others.

✔️At VUM we prepare our students for the highly competitive global labour market and provide them with practical advice and expertise. VUM maintains excellent contacts with business partners in Bulgaria, Europe, the USA, and more, thanks to which our graduates have the opportunity to spend up their practical training and to successfully start their career in various partner institutions and organizations all over the world.



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