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Why should I choose a Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management at VUM?

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is one of the leading educational institutions with more than 20 years of tradition to train and develop leaders in the field 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 MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management.

✔️ 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 International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme was ranked 14th worldwide 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

Language of instruction

English

Beginning of the learning process

October

Duration of training

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

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information about the possibilities for receiving a scholarship, the semester fees
Admission Requirements
At VUM, we 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.

Curriculum

The lectures are held on Thursdays and Fridays after 17:30 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 17:00. The program is made in a regular form, suitable for employees.

(Students follow 90 credits of core modules)

  • Managing People and Markets across Cultures (10 ECTS)
  • People, places and practice: contextualizing the T.H.E. Industries (10 ECTS)
  • Research methods (10 ECTS)
  • Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes (10 ECTS)
  • Industry Project Management (10 ECTS)
  • Dissertation (15 ECTS)
  • Ethical Research Issues (5 ECTS)
  • English for Academic Writing (10 ECTS)
  • Internship (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ There are many benefits of obtaining IHTM degree at VUM and the most significant one is the great career opportunities for tourism and hospitality professionals.

✔️ VUM`s graduates become managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs within all the sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry in different parts of the world. By completing the IHTM program they are practically prepared for successful professional and career development in official tourist organizations, logistic companies and agencies, hotels and hotel chains, tour operating and travel agency companies, governmental and international institutions and organizations acting in the sphere of tourism management not only in Bulgaria but worldwide.

✔️ At VUM we prepare our IHTM master 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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