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Digital Economy

FACULTY International Economics and Administration

DEPARTMENT of Computer Science and Economics

PROFESSIONAL AREA Economics

 

Speciality: Digital Economy

 

Awarded qualification: Bachelour of Economics

 

Level of qualification: Bachelour

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Length of programme: 4 years (8 semesters)

 

Number of credits: 240

 

Field(s) of study (ISCED-F): 0311: Economics

 

Specific admission requirements: Completed secondary or higher education and a passed entrance exam. The grades of the state examinations are recognized for an entrance exam too.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

The recognition of credits based on prior learning is done on the basis of presented diplomas and transcripts, as well as internationally recognized professional certificates.

• Recognition procedure: Application for recognition, accompanied by the relevant documents shall be submitted to the Secretary of the program. The application is considered by the ECTS coordinator of the Department and lecturers. Scientific adviser prepares an individual plan of the student, which reflects the recognized disciplines. The individual plan is approved Departmental Council of the Department "Computer Science and Economics".

• Procedure for the recognition of non-formal education: recognition of the knowledge obtained through informal channels or through self-learning happens after submitting an application for certification by the student and passing a certification exam.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation equirements*:

In order to get their qualification students must be allocated 240 credits -161 credits from compulsory courses, 48 from elective courses, 18 credits from optional courses, 3 credits from a pre-graduation internship and 10 credits from state examination (theoretical exam or  diploma project defense).

 

Profile of the programme: Bachelor program of digital economy develop integrated knowledge and skills in key areas of science, education and business practice in the field of economics in the context of the digital economy, Forth industrial revolution and continuously developing digital markets. In excellent conditions offered by Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar"  training undergraduate program, students acquire relevant and useful knowledge and skills in the national and international economy, information technology, international and digital business, finance, traditional and digital marketing, financial markets IT business analysis, digital entrepreneurship and others. Training is most closely connected and determined by the interests and perspectives of economics and modern business to grow and works in real and virtual environments.

In the curriculum is clearly visible presence of international experts such as Professor Vredeveld and Professor McDonald (long-term partners of VFU), professors from partner universities (Sanda, China) as well as experts from practice, who will participate in Peer Review key themes (Martin Paev, Sortis Group and Yavor Jacev, Pioneer investment) in the disciplines "Financial markets and investment", "International finance" and "Capital budgeting".

 

Programme learning outcomes: The degree is designed to prepare and train students with professional interests in economics, information technology and their interrelated as digital marketing, digital economy, digital business, digital enterprise, IT business analysis and others. Attention is paid to the international economic centers, international finance, marketing and management, financial management of companies and banks. For this purpose curriculum includes basic and specialized courses.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits *:

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

ECO 1037

Microeconomics

60

120

6

2

MAN1231

Introduction to Management

30

60

3

3

MAN1071

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

30

60

3

4

 

Digital Competence (in English)**

60

120

6

5

FLE 1002

Foreign Language

90

180

9

6

SPO 1015

Sport

30

60

3

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

ECO 1053

Globalization of Economics and Development

45

90

4,5

2

ЕСО 1197

Macroeconomics

60

120

6

3

MAN1425

Visualization and Interaction

45

90

4,5

4

LAW 1053

Introduction to Law

30

60

3

5

INF 1322

Content Management Systems

30

60

3

6

FLE 1002

Foreign Language

60

120

6

7

SPO 1015 

Sport

30

60

3

Total for semester II

300

600

30

  Total for year I

600

1200

60

1

ECO 1064

International Economics

45

90

4,5

2

АСС 1010

Fundamentals of Accounting

45

90

4,5

3

INF 1293

Databases

30

60

3

4

ACC 1030

Financial Mathematics

60

120

6

5

 

Financial Statements

60

120

6

6

 

Elective course 1

30

60

3

7

 

Elective course 2

30

60

3

Total for semester III

300

600

30

1

MAR 1004

Introduction to Marketing

60

120

6

2

ECO 1011

European Economic Integration (in English)**

60

120

6

3

QMS 1014

Statistics

60

120

6

4

 

Financial Risk Management

60

120

6

5

 

Elective course 3

30

60

3

6

 

Elective course 4

30

60

3

Total for semester IV

300

600

30

  Total for year II

600

1200

60

1

FIN 1012

Money and Banking

60

120

6

2

 

Technology Infrastructure

60

120

6

3

MAR1163

International Business

60

120

6

4

 

Digital Entrepreneurship (in English)**

60

120

6

5

 

Elective course 5

30

60

3

6

 

Optional course 1

30

60

3

Total for semester V

300

600

30

1

FIN1145

Financing Iinternational Trade

60

120

6

2

 

Digital Marketing

60

120

6

3

INF 1308

IT Security

45

90

4,5

4

FIN 1010

International Finance

45

90

4,5

5

 

Business Information Technology

30

60

3

6

 

Elective course 6

30

60

3

7

 

Optional course 2

30

60

3

Total for semester VI

300

600

30

  Total for year III

600

1200

60

1

FIN 1148

Financial Management

60

120

6

2

INF 1376

Business Intelligence

60

120

6

3

FIN 1026

Financial Markets and Investment

60

120

6

4

 

Optional course 3

30

60

3

5

 

Optional course 4

30

60

3

6

 

Elective course 7

30

60

3

7

 

Elective course 8

30

60

3

Total for semester VII

300

600

30

1

MAN1057

E- Business

60

120

6

2

ECO1221

International Economic Centers

30

60

3

3

 

Smart Specialisation (in English)**

30

60

3

4

SPO 1015

Sport

20

40

2

5

 

Optional course 5

30

60

3

6

 

Pre-graduation internship

 

90

3

7

 

State exam and thesis defense

 

300

10

Total for semester VIII

300

600

30

  Total for year IV

600

1200

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective courseschoose   from  10

 

 

 

 1

 

Statistical Data Analysis

30

60

3

2

FIN 1080

Investment Valuation

30

60

3

3

 

Analysis of Financial Statements (in English)**

30

60

3

4

INF 1075

Accounting Software

30

60

3

5

MAR1166

Prices and Pricing Policy

30

60

3

6

ACC 1023

Management Accounting

30

60

3

7

MAN 2036

Quality Management

30

60

3

8

 

Behavioral Economics

30

60

3

9

INF 1485

Social Networks in Business Management

30

60

3

10

 

E-Government

30

60

3

11

INF 1429

Business Processes Management

30

60

3

12

 

Financing of Projects

30

60

3

13

 

Organization and Management of Projects

30

60

3

14

INF 1348

Business Systems and Technologies for Knowledge Management

30

60

3

15

FIN 1139

Capital Budgeting and Investment Choice

30

60

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional courses choose 5 from 14

 

 

 

1

PSY 1002

Social Communications

30

60

3

2

PHI 1006

Philosophy

30

60

3

3

MAN 1049

HR Management

30

60

3

4

FLE 1014

Foreign Language - specialized

30

60

3

5

 

Doing Business in China (in English)**

30

60

3

6

 

Decision Making Theory

30

60

3

7

INF 2134

IT Projects Management

30

60

3

8

INF 1489

Outsourcing in IT Industry

30

60

3

9

INF 1065

Operating Systems

30

60

3

10

INF 1063

Introduction to Programming

30

60

3

11

INF 1425

Web Services and Cloud Technologies

30

60

3

12

INF 2300

Web Design

30

60

3

13

 

Communication skills - practice

30

60

3

14

 

Selling techniques

30

60

3

 

In Varna Free University, a credit equals 30 lessons, of which 10 contact hours (lectures and seminars) and 20 hours independent work.

 

Mode of study:н full-time, part-time

 

Examination regulations and grading scalefor each course is held semester examination. Currently in the process of learning to prepare and decide test cases and tasks or develop coursework. Practice ends with the development of a course project. In curricula out the elements of the exam and the precise evaluation criteria. Students must be introduced at the beginning of each course requirements for exam and evaluation methods in the respective discipline.

 

Obligatory or optional mobility windows (if applicable) – after successful completion of the first course on the rules of the Erasmus +  program

 

Work placement (if applicable) – not applicable

 

Work-based learning - part of the lessons of the curriculum are taught by business representatives based on real cases and projects practice and in some cases are held in the company itself. Students have the opportunity to further attend in internships and practices in program's partner companies, master classes by prominent scientists and practitioners within which to acquire entrepreneurial skills and knowledge on actual topics as gamification, digital marketing practices, smart technologies and others.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: The resulting education is a sound basis for a successful career in business administration, economic structures and scientific institutions. Bachelor's degrees of education in the digital economy have the necessary training to implement as:

  • Managers and specialists in industrial and commercial organizations with international activities, public administration and international organizations;
  • Marketing specialists in various institutions and enterprises;
  • Entrepreneurial in innovative IT business and digital marketing;
  • Heads of IT departments of various institutions, companies, banks, IT companies for marketing, advertising, digital business, web services and more.

Access to further studies: Successful graduates can continue their education in Master programs in the field of Economics and if they pass all needed courses from elective they can continue in Master programs from professional area of informatics and computer science.

 

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Galina Momcheva, PhD

phone: +359 052 359 573/4, e-mail: galina.momcheva@vfu.bg

 

Program secretary: Pavleta Krasteva

phone: +359 052 359 572, e-mail: pavleta.krasteva@vfu.bg