VUM’s International Business and Management Programme is designed to develop strategic thinkers with vision and unique approach on international business. The program builds leaders capable of discussing cultural, ethical and social issues for international business and suggesting policies of corporate social responsibility.

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. Upon completion of this programme you will have your own point of view on and insights into businesses strategic organisational behaviour, information systems and human resources management. You will be able to differentiate business management within global, regional and domestic context.

The “International Business and Management” 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
      • Foreign Languages: (English as a main one and second foreign language)
      • Research methods
      • Accounting and Finance
      • Management
      • Organisational Behaviour
      • Marketing Research and Marketing Communications
      • Business Planning (upon selection)
      • Entrepreneurship (upon selection)
      • International Business Culture
      • International Marketing (upon selection)
      • Change Management (upon selection)
      • Strategic Management (upon selection)
      • Information Systems Strategic Management (upon selection)
      • International Business Management

Find detailed programme specification here.


Lecturers

The lecturers team is consisted of VUM lecturers approved by the British academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met), along with guest speakers from the UK. The contents of all examinations passed through the prior approval of the Quality Committee of Cardiff Met. VUM students receive their user names and passwords in order to access the free educational materials in the beginning of each academic year. The online information access connects them with enlarge basis of global electronic database containing the necessary books, materials and research articles. All teaching methods and resources are entirely tired with the academic partner of VUM – Cardiff Met.

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/

Once you graduate, you are qualified to occupy positions in the field of strategic management and marketing, international business planning, HR, brand management, sales, finance and in many other realms of global business. You will be placed for a compulsory internship after the first and the second year of their education in companies not only in Bulgaria but in United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Greece, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia etc.