Pedagogy of Teaching in Economics and Management

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is among the leading educational institutions offering an educational program in international business and management in Bulgaria. With the current specialty VUM invests its internationally recognized educational experience in the development of secondary school teachers in Bulgaria with modern knowledge of international business, practical experience and vision for the development of the economy and management in a global aspect.

✔️ The specialty Pedagogy of teaching in economics and management is suitable for you if you see your vocation in the education of young people in Bulgaria by modern methods, but also in practice – in real business and dynamic corporate environment.

✔️ The program builds leaders capable of discussing economic, cultural, ethical and social issues related to international business and proposing policies regarding corporate social responsibility. Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in the fields of economics, management and behavioral sciences, finance, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship, information technology, business innovation, and with them psychology, educational policies, pedagogical sociology and many others. The problem-based and case-based learning techniques that are applied during the training course are related to the actual business practice and its transfer to the school environment, and lead to the construction of creativity and innovative thinking in solving practical problems.

✔️ VUM has a rich and diverse network of partners, where our students can conduct the mandatory internship provided in the curriculum. In this way they get a real opportunity to make contacts, to gain skills and experience in a real environment and to lay the foundations for their future successful pedagogical realization.

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.

Scholarships, fees, and student loans Semester fee: 750 euros Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans can be found via the button below. Each student has the opportunity to study two specialties at the same time (Pedagogy + other specialty: 1500 EUR /semester.

You can find detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans here.


We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English language proficiency.
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.

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✔️ Completion of the specialty Pedagogy of teaching in economics and management gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the opportunity for a career in both business and education.

✔️ Training in this specialty creates an opportunity for professional realization in the management of small and medium enterprises, holding managerial positions in areas such as strategic management and marketing, international business planning, human resources, brand management, sales, finance and many other areas. But at the same time, the graduates have the opportunity to realize themselves in the field of education without the need for additional professional qualification.

✔️ Successful graduates will be prepared for the profession of Teacher of Economics and Management in high schools in Bulgaria.

✔️ VUM prepares its students for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and opportunities for career development. Internships in secondary schools and hospice (lesson observation) are an integral part of the specialty training. The university also maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria and abroad, which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner institutions and organizations around the world.


The program has a regular form of training, suitable for employees. The lectures are held according to a pre-approved schedule.

Core modules

• Economics (10 ECTS)
• Psychology (5 ECTS)
• Business Communications (5 ECTS)
• Accounting and Finance (5 ECTS)
• Management (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogy (10 ECTS)
• Information and communication technologies in learning and working in a digital environment (5 ECTS)
• Marketing and Business Environment (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)

• Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
• Organizational Behavior (5 ECTS)
• Inclusive education (5 ECTS)
• Marketing Research (5 ECTS)
• Intercultural Education (5 ECTS)
• Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)

• Methodology of teaching economics and management (10 ECTS)
• International Business and Cultural Differences (5 ECTS)
• Hospitality (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Current pedagogical practice (5 ECTS)
• Internship (10 ECTS)
• Optional course (3 ECTS)
• State (practical-applied) exam and diploma work (10 ECTS)

Elective modules

• Modern educational paradigms and approaches in education (5 ECTS)
• Psychology of communication (5 ECTS)
• School management (5 ECTS)
• School hygiene and health education (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical rhetoric (5 ECTS)
• Education policies, legislation and administration (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical diagnostics and research methods (5 ECTS)
• Vocational guidance and career development (5 ECTS)
• Problems of deviant behavior (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical Sociology (5 ECTS)
• International Marketing (5 ECTS)
• E-commerce (5 ECTS)
• Investment Management (5 ECTS)
• Sustainable development (5 ECTS)
• Social entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
• Professional ethics (2 ECTS)
• Methodology of teaching a subject in a foreign language (2 ECTS)
• Pedagogical conflictology (2 ECTS)

*Note: Elective modules are subject to availability and demand; as such, not all elective modules may run in one Academic Year.

Optional modules

Optional disciplines provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in various scientific fields in accordance with the interests of students. The study of the elective courses is not obligatory, but at the request of the students. For students who choose to study electives, they become compulsory.

• Agrotourism (3 ECTS)
• Introduction to Culinary Arts (3 ECTS)
• Electronic business in the agricultural sector (3 ECTS)
• Crop production (3 ECTS)
• Marine Biology (3 ECTS)
• Computer networks (3 ECTS)
• Business applications (3 ECTS)
• Introduction to multimedia applications and the Internet (3 ECTS)
• Robonomics (3 ECTS)
• Next foreign language (3 ECTS)
• Underwater cultural heritage (3 ECTS)
• Ethnology (3 ECTS)
• Folklore (3 ECTS)