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International Business Management

Faculty of International Economics and Administration 
Department of Administration and Management

 

Speciality: Business administration and Management - International Business Management

 

Awarded qualification: Business manager

 

Level of qualification: Bachelor

 

Length of programme: 4 years

 

Number of credits: 240

 

Field(s) of study (ISCED-F): 041 Business and administration

 

 

Specific admission requirements
Completed secondary or higher education and a passed entrance exam. The grades of the state examinations and the results of international certificates for language and computer skills are recognized for an entrance exam.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
The ECTS coordinator of the Department of Administration, Management and Political Science, Assist. Prof. Gergana Zhelyazkova, (e-mail: gergana.zhelyazkova@vfu.bg, ggzhelyazkova@gmail.com) provides students with initial information and directions about the procedures for recognition and allocation of credits from prior education.
The recognition of credits is possible on the basis of submitted documents (an academic transcript or a diploma from a previous study; international diplomas and certificates, etc.).
The certification of knowledge and skills is carried out by taking exams at Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” in a foreign language, computer literacy and specific for the professional area knowledge and skills by the Department of Administration, Management and Political Science.
The Department of Administration, Management and Political Science allocates ECTS credits corresponding to the study programme of the major on the basis of certification of knowledge and skills.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations
In order to get their qualification students must be allocated 240 credits -182 credits from compulsory courses, 30 from elective courses, 15 credits from optional courses, 3 credits from a work placement and a pre-graduation internship and 10 credits from State Examinations (Thesis defense).

 

Profile of the programme
The process of study in Business Administration and Management - International Business Management is based on the following fundamental areas: Economics, Sociology, Management, Information Technology, Commercial Law. It aims at preparing highly qualified specialists and experts in the field of business administration who can work competently and loyally, occupying responsible positions in international business organizations and their offices in the Republic of Bulgaria.  
The process of study in Business Administration and Management -International Business Management focuses mainly on the problem and creative presentation of lectures, the application of active methods - case studies, role plays, individual or team development of presentations and project assignments, doing tests and other forms of training and continuous assessment. Students are encouraged to write essays and develop research papers, to participate in contests and student competitions and conferences at the university, the country and abroad.
The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to conduct work placements and pre-graduation internship in tourism organizations at students’ choice.
The training is organized in a way which provides the opportunity for horizontal mobility within the major and offers courses that can be selected by students in other majors at the university. Students are encouraged to participate in Academic mobility - sectoral program Erasmus.

 

Programme learning outcomes: 
Students acquire specific theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support:  the decision-making for the formation of product and innovation policy in business organizations; timely and qualitative study of consumer demand and developing policy to cover target markets; building capacity for implementation of corporate strategies at national, international and global level.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits *:

 

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1.

MAN1420

Introduction to Management

60

120

6

2.

MAN1426

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

60

120

6

3.

INF1465

Computing

30

60

3

4.

MAN1434

Online Positioning of the Organization

30

60

3

5.

 

Optional course 1

30

60

3

6.

 

Foreign Language (Level 1)

60

120

6

7.

SPO1007

Sport

30

60

3

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1.

PSY1100

Social Communications

45

90

4,5

2.

LAW1156

Fundamentals of LAW

30

60

3

3.

SOC1082

Sociology

30

60

3

4.

MAN1425

Visualization and Interaction

30

60

3

5.

ECO1067

Micro and Macroeconomics

60

120

6

6.

 

Foreign Language (Level 1)

60

120

6

7.

SPO1007

Sports

30

60

3

Total for semester II

300

600

30

Total for year 1

600

1200

60

1.

PSY1040

Psychology of Management

45

90

4,5

2.

ACC1034

Accounting

45

90

4,5

3.

FIN1137

Organization and Technology of Management

60

120

6

4.

MAN1073

Production Management

45

90

4,5

5.

MAN1440

Social Innovations and Business

45

90

4,5

6.

 

Foreign Language (Level 1)

60

120

6

Total for semester III

300

600

30

1.

ECO1195

Globalization of Economy and Development

45

90

4,5

2.

MAR1160

Marketing

60

120

6

3.

MAN1078

Management of Small and Medium Business

60

120

6

4.

MAN1257

Business Processes Management

30

60

3

5.

MAN1311

International Finance Management

45

90

4,5

6.

 

Foreign Language (Level 2)

60

120

6

Total for semester IV

300

600

30

Total for year 2

600

1200

60

1.

MAN1303

HuMANResource Management

60

120

6

2.

MAN1445

Innovation Management

45

90

4,5

3.

MAN1424

Business Planning

60

120

6

4.

MAN1055

International Business

30

60

3

5.

MAN1421

Outsourcing

45

90

4,5

6.

 

Elective course 1

30

60

3

7.

 

Optional course 2

30

60

3

Total for semester V

300

600

30

1.

PSY1232

Organizational Behaviour

60

120

6

2.

ADM3278

Tools and Mechanisms for Public-Private Partnerships

30

60

3

3.

LAW1152

Commercial LAW

30

60

3

4.

 

Elective course 2

30

60

3

5.

 

Elective course 3

30

60

3

6.

 

Elective course 4

30

60

3

7.

 

Elective course 5

30

60

3

8.

 

Elective course 6

30

60

3

9.

 

Optional course 3

30

60

3

Total for semester VI

300

600

30

Total for year 3

600

1200

60

1.

MAN1442

Strategic Management

60

120

6

2.

MAN1008

Controlling

45

90

4,5

3.

MAN1062

Logistic Management

45

90

4,5

4.

MAN1444

Management of International Investment Projects

30

60

3

5.

MAN1430

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding

30

60

3

6.

SPO1007

Sports

30

60

2

7.

 

Elective course 7

30

60

3

8.

 

Elective course 8

30

60

3

   

Workplace training

0

20

1

Total for semester VII

300

620

30

1.

MAN3283

Conflict Management

60

120

6

2.

 

Elective course 9

30

60

3

3.

 

Elective course 10

30

60

3

4.

 

Optional course 4

30

60

3

5.

 

Optional course 5

30

60

3

6.

 

Pre-graduation internship

 

40

2

7.

 

State examination/ Thesis Defence

 

200

10

Total for semester VIII

180

600

30

Total for year 4

480

1220

60

 

Elective courses

     

1.

FIN1135

Corporate Finance

30

60

3

PCI1060

Public Relations

30

60

3

MAN1438

Project Organization and Management

30

60

3

2.

ADM1034

Business Correspondence

30

60

3

MAN1077

Quality Management

30

60

3

MAN1441

Social Networks in Business Management

30

60

3

3.

INF1468

E-Governance and E-Management

30

60

3

FIN1136

Corporate Taxation

30

60

3

MAN1090

Ecological Management

30

60

3

4.

LAW1006

Intellectual Property LAW

30

60

3

MAN1429

Coaching and Management

30

60

3

ECO1017

Economic Analysis

30

60

3

5.

MAR1161

Marketing Research

30

60

3

MAN1270

Investment Management

30

60

3

MAN1437

Legal Protection of Business

30

60

3

6.

SOC1083

Theory and Organization of Social Insurance

30

60

3

MAN1427

European Policies and initiatives in Support of Business

30

60

3

FIN1138

Financial and Stock Markets

30

60

3

7.

LAW1155

International Trade LAW

30

60

3

MAN1439

Reengineering in Business Management

30

60

3

 

Business Economy

30

60

3

 

Specialized foreign language (level 2)

30

60

3

8.

MAN1353

Educational and Training Company 1

30

60

3

MAN1369

Event Management

30

60

3

SEC1137

Security and Safety in Business Sector

30

60

3

MAN1446

Sales Management

30

60

3

9.

MAN1432

Leadership

30

60

3

SOC1081

Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship

30

60

3

MAN1252

Benchmarking

30

60

3

 

Specialized foreign language (level 2)

30

60

3

10.

MAN1357

Educational and Training Company 2

30

60

3

MAN1436

Behavioral Studies and Analyses

30

60

3

MAN3277

Risk Management

30

60

3

ECO1018

Regulation of Economy and Business

30

60

3

 

Optional courses

     

1.

PSY3267

Philosophy

30

60

3

2.

BLT1002

Language Culture

30

60

3

3.

MAT1027

Applied Mathematics

30

60

3

4.

QMS1007

Statistics

30

60

3

5.

MAN1423

Business Ethics

30

60

3

6.

MAN1428

Quantitative Methods in Management

30

60

3

7.

SOW1009

Methodology of Social Research

30

60

3

8.

ADM1169

State Governance and Administration

30

60

3

9.

MAN1313

Local Self-governance and Regional Development

30

60

3

10.

MAN1443

Spatial Planning

30

60

3

11.

MAN1433

International Insurance Relations

30

60

3

12.

ECO1215

EU Institutional System

30

60

3

13.

LAW1057

EU LAW

30

60

3

14.

LAW1018

Constitutional LAW

30

60

3

15.

LAW1154

Administrative LAWand Process

30

60

3

16.

MAN1010

Media Management

30

60

3

17.

ECO1024

Labour Economy

30

60

3

18.

MAN1060

Industrial Technologies

30

60

3

19.

ECO1220

Regional Economy

30

60

3

20.

MAN1431

Cultural Heritage

30

60

3

21.

SOC1006

Social Policy

30

60

3

22.

MAN1435

Fundamentals of Tourist Activity

30

60

3

23.

MAN1331

Management of Tourist Destinations

30

60

3

24.

MAN1449

Hotel Management

30

60

3

25.

MAN1447

Restaurant Management

30

60

3

26.

MAN1448

Management of Tour Operator and Travel Agent Activity

30

60

3

27.

 

Second foreign language (level 1)

30

60

3

28.

 

Second foreign language (level 2)

30

60

3

 

Foreign Languages

Compulsory

First Year (Level 1)

1.

FLE1002

English - A2

120

240

12

FLE1003

English - B1.1

120

240

12

FLE1004

English - B1.2

120

240

12

FLF1001

French – A1

120

240

12

FLG1001

German – A1

120

240

12

FLR1001

Russian – A1

120

240

12

FLS1002

Spanish – A2

120

240

12

Second Year (Level 2)

2.

FLE1003

English B1.1

120

240

12

FLE1004

English B1.2

120

240

12

FLE1005

English B2

120

240

12

FLF1002

French – A2

120

240

12

FLG1002

GerMAN – A2

120

240

12

FLR1002

Russian – A2

120

240

12

FLS1003

Spanish – B1.1

120

240

12

Elective

1

Specialized Foreign Language (Level 1)

FLE2003

Business English B1.1

30

60

3

FLE2004

Business English B1.2

30

60

3

2.

Specialized Foreign Language (Level 2)

FLE2003

Business English B1.1

30

60

3

FLE2004

Business English B1.2

30

60

3

Optional

1.

Second Foreign Language (Level 1)

FLF1001

French – A1

30

60

3

FLG1001

GerMAN– A1

30

60

3

FLR1001

Russian – A1

30

60

3

FLS1002

Spanish – A2

30

60

3

2.

Second Foreign Language (Level 2)

FLF1001

French – A1

30

60

3

FLG1001

GerMAN– A1

30

60

3

FLR1001

Russian – A1

30

60

3

FLS1002

Spanish – A2

30

60

3

 


 

Mode of study: full-time, part-time, and distance learning

Examination regulations, assessment and grading scale
The regulations are specific to each discipline (project or task assignments, research papers, interim tests, project assignment defence, etc.).

Obligatory or optional mobility windows (if applicable): none

Work placement(s) (if applicable): Pre-graduation internship

Work-based learning: Workplace training

Occupational profiles of graduates: 
The acquired professional qualification allows graduates to successfully realize themselves in business administrations, the structural units of public and private sector companies and organizations, institutions in the country and abroad, as experts or Head of Sectors, consultants and associates.

Access to further studies: 
The acquired knowledge, skills and abilities in the Bachelor’s degree course are the basis for further studies in Master's and PhD programs.

Head of Department:

Assoc. Prof. Mariya Velikova, PhD
Visiting day: Monday (16:00 – 17:00h.), Office A 403;
tel.: +359 52 359 595
е-mail: mariya.velikova@vfu.bgvelikova.mariya@gmail.com