Master of business administration

Why MBA at VUM?

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is one of the leading educational institutions offering an MBA program in Bulgaria. We offer one of the few opportunities to study international management in a real international environment.

✔️ 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 MBA Degree.

✔️ The long-term efforts and work of VUM academic community have been internationally recognized and validated. From 2017 up to now, in terms of student mobility VUM was ranked 1st worldwide by the independent ranking system U-Multirank and in 2021 the MBA programme was ranked 4th in Central and Eastern Europe by Eduniversal Best Masters ranking system.

General 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, Sofia


Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process
October / February


Duration of training
3-4 semesters (depending on Bachelor’s field of science)

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 the admission of candidates who have decided to continue their education in the master’s programs we offer. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from their bachelor’s degree and a good level of English. In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


Career development

✔️ Completing an MBA program provides many benefits, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities for such professionals. By completing the MBA program at the Varna University of Management , you are not only practically prepared for successful professional realization in the fields of marketing and advertising, finance, accounting, human resources, but you can use the accumulated experience and knowledge as a starting point for higher education. managerial positions in your field of professional development. The MBA diploma opens opportunities for reaching managerial positions in all areas of business, as the widest realization of MBA graduates is in the fields of public relations, advertising, sales, marketing and event management.

✔️ VUM prepares its masters for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and opportunities for career development. 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.