You are about to embark on your life-changing experience, the Varna University of Management ‘s Business administration programme, developed by a team of experts – executive business coaches and consultants, working for multinational businesses, leaders in their fields.

 

DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONS*:

  1. Bulgarian Professional/Academic Bachelor Degree in “Business Administration”, issued by Varna University of Management and British Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA(Hons)) in “Business and Management Studies”, issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
  2. If a student prior to their third year of studies chooses to relocate to Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland they can receive upon graduation a Bulgarian Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from VUM and a Swiss Diploma in Global management diploma from Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland.

VUM students are subject to special terms and rates at VUM’s partner universities.
*available for full time students only

The Business Administration programme is accredited by the Bulgarian National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency in the academic field of “Economics”.

The core modules of the programme are:

  • Economics and business environment
  • Marketing and business communications
  • Research methods
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management
  • HR Management
  • International economic relations
  • Change management
  • Strategic management

The above core modules of study give the opportunity to the students to specialize in one of the following pathways during the second year of their study:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Retail Management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Strategy and Enterprise

The choice of any pathway combines practical and theoretical experience for establishment of professional skills in one of the fields depending on the plans for career growth of every student.

During the fourth semester of their education, students should select from the following specialised modules:

  • Capital markets
  • Branding
  • Leadership
  • Information Systems Management
  • Law
  • Trade
  • Economics

Find detailed programme specification here.

At VUM, we are committed to give chance to as many motivated and ambitious students as possible to start their bright future in Business, Hospitality, Computer Sciences and IT. Varna University of Management follows strictly the Rules and Regulations issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.

EU CITIZENS / BULGARIAN NATIONALS

High School Qualification

The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school) in Bulgaria or High School Diploma from an officially recognized secondary (high) school from another country, which is recognized in the order required by the National Education Act, article 5; Note: if still studying at a secondary (high) school, preliminary application is possible;

English Language Skills

English is the language of instruction, wherefore the prospect student needs to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (TOEFL IBT, SAT, IELTS or similar). The Minimum scores are as follows: TOEFL IBT with score of min. 79 points; SAT over 1000 points from two sections; IELTS 6.0(or equivalent score from another testing system) Note: if there is no such certificate, the prospect student can hold an English language exam organized by VUM in-house or online - minimum score: 60%. Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enrol in a preparatory English language course at VUM or opt for an additional language module.

Application Steps

Application Steps for Bulgarian citizens/ Bulgarian nationals or candidates with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian

Document Submission: 

1. Scanned/ photographed copies of documents are accepted at this stage

2. Short application form available here

3. High school (secondary education) diploma or a letter confirming the year and semester of studies, if application takes place prior to graduating from high school

4. English Language Certificate (if available)

5. Passport or ID (for non-Bulgarian citizens)

INTERNATIONAL - NON-EU CITIZENS 

High School Qualification

The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school with average mark of 62% from the general subjects; Note: if still studying at a secondary (high) school preliminary application is possible;

English Language Skills

English is the language of instruction, wherefore the prospect student needs to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (TOEFL IBT, SAT, IELTS or similar). The minimum scores are as follows: TOEFL IBT with score of min. 79 points; SAT over 1000 points from two sections; IELTS 6.0(or equivalent score from another testing system); Prospect students whose native language or language of instruction at school is English, are exempt from the English Language Skills requirement. Note: if no certificate, the prospect student can hold an English language exam organized by VUM in-house or online. Note: upon an insufficient level of lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enrol in a preparatory English language course at VUM or opt for additional language module.

Application Steps

Application Steps for foreigners, citizens of EU or non-EU countries

Document Submission

1. Scanned/photographed copies of documents are accepted at this stage

2. Short application form available here

3. High school (secondary education) diploma or letter confirming the year and semester of studies, if application takes place prior to graduating from high school

4. English Language Certificate (if available)

5. Passport

6. Application Review and Interview

All accepted students are going to be enrolled as full-time students.

 

Classes for Varna and Sofia campus are scheduled on evening times during the week (from 18:00 – 21:00h) and on Saturdays (09:00-16:00h), which allows students to work while studying and to carry out their professional duties.

Tuition Fee: 1950 Euro per semester

Duration of study: 6-8 semesters

Starting Dates: October/ February

 

For the full-details about the tuition fees and scholarships, please visit this page; https://vum.bg/tuition-fees/

Graduating the Business Administration programme can be an all-access pass to a wide range of careers, since it leads to jobs in multiple sectors, including retail, education, government and private business.

All students in this programme have two obligatory internships during their education. These internships last minimum 2 months, maximum 3-4 months and take place in departments such as: Accounting, Sales, Public Relations, Marketing, HR, etc. Internships are professionally oriented and intend to develop business skills and provide financial support to students taking part in them.

Here are some of the possible career paths for the graduates;

Sales Management

Financial Management

Human Resources Management

Food Service Management

Health Care Administration

Marketing Management

Commercial Loan Officer

Actuary Manager

Bank Loan Officer

Office Manager

Banker Office

Personnel Agent

Business Manager

Purchasing Agent

Business Owner

Quality Assurance Consultant

Risk Management

Research Analyst

Sales Representative

Economist

Executive Assistant

Financial Planner

Government Employee in Labor Market, Economic Development or Taxation and Revenue