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International Public And Business Management

Faculty of International Economics and Administration 
Department of ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

Specialty: "International Public And Business Management"

 

Awarded qualificationBusiness Manager International Relations and Law

 

Level qualification: Degree 'bachelor''s education degree "bachelor"

 

Length of programme:

For full-time study: 8 semesters / 4 years

For part-time training: 9 semesters / 4.5 years

For distance learning: 8 semesters / 4 year

 

Number of credits240 credits

 

Field(s) of study (ISCED-F): 0413

 

Specific admission requirements:

Secondary or higher education, successfully passed entrance examination. For entrance exam scores are recognized by the state matriculation exams and the results of international certificates for language and computer skills. For existing civil servants exam can be a motivational interview.Завършено средно образование и успешно положени конкурсни изпити.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

The ECTS coordinator of the Department of Administration, Management and Political Science, Assist. Prof. Pavlina Yamukova, PhD, (e-mail:pavlina.yamukova@vfu.bg, p_yamukova@abv.bg), provides initial information and guidelines for the existing possibilities for recognition and awarding of credits from prior learning.

Procedures:

- Recognition of knowledge and skills based on submitted documents: transcript or diploma from prior learning; international diplomas and certificates in a foreign language (English Cambridge FCE, TOEFEL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Sprahdiplom, Zweite Stufe; Russian - TRKI, French - DELF; Spanish - DELE); international diplomas and certificates for computer skills meet the ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).

- Certification of knowledge and skills by passing examinations at VSU "Free University" by: Foreign Language Department of language training; computer skills at the Department "Informatics and economy"; specific professional field knowledge and skills at the Department "Administration, management and political science": for part-time students (active employees in state administration) - practical training and internship and courses whose educational content directly corresponds to the performance of their obligations.

- Awarding credits: The department awards adequate for curriculum credits, based on the results of certification of knowledge and skills.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation equirements*:

To acquire the qualifications required 240 credits, 176 credits from compulsory courses, 36 credits from elective courses, 15 credits of optional courses, 3 credits from educational training and internship and 10 credits for state examination (thesis defense).

 

 

Profile of the programme:

Training in "International Public and Business Management" is based on the following basic scientific fields: law, management, economics, political science, sociology. It aims to prepare qualified specialists and experts in Public and Business Administration and Management to work competently and fairly responsible positions in public and business administration in a changing socio-political and economic environment in the European Union and the world. They should have general theoretical knowledge and practical skills: decision support for the formation of innovative public policy and business organizations, timely and qualitative study of consumer demand, capacity building for the implementation of corporate strategies at national and international level. Effectively support the organs of state and local government and the holding of national and local politics; timely and quality delivery of public services to citizens and businesses based on European norms and standards for good governance; capacity building for full inclusion of Bulgarian administration to European administrative space, as well as the effective absorption of EU funds.

 

Programme learning outcomes:

As a result of training students should possess and demonstrate specific theoretical knowledge and understanding of:

-  role and place of organization including international in contemporary global society;

-  basic governance structures of organizations, businesses and modern forms of interaction between them with regard to Bulgarian, European and world practice;

-  transnational companies, the forms in which they exist, their mergers and acquisitions;

-  principles, challenges and forms for successful realization of the objectives in the field of international entrepreneurship;

-  Bulgarian and European institutional, administrative and legal system;

-  the role and place of the administration in the public sector and its interaction with civil society and business;

-  principles, challenges and forms for successful realization of the objectives in the field of public administration and local government;

-  interpretation and application of European and Bulgarian legislation concerning the management, policies and practices in the public sector;

-  strategic and tactical management in the public sphere, as well as common approaches, methods and technologies for its practical implementation in various sectors of government, local government and civil society;

-  mechanisms for selection, appraisal, staff development and motivation of employees in the new highly professional, depoliticised and mobile administration;

-  modern requirements and standards for establishing and shaping the managerial and administrative documentation;

-  the main state-legal and political structures of the European Union, European principles and best practices in administrative activities;

-  challenges and responsibilities before the Bulgarian administration in line with European criteria and requirements and expectations of Bulgarian society for competent and economical administration.

Acquired practical skills are oriented to:

  •  identification of problems in the management of international organizations;
  •  analysis and diagnostics of competitiveness in international organizations;
  •  development of marketing, business and strategic plans;
  •  identification of problems in the area of ​​policies and practices in government, local government and public sectors and their hierarchical prioritization chain 'goals, priorities, activities, tasks ";
  •  skillful use of the mechanisms of public competition and public choice, as well as those for improving the quality of public services for natural and legal persons;
  •  analyzing and diagnosing the degree of consistency between the powers of state bodies and business administration;
  •  formation of a professional position and identification tools for creating and implementing public strategies at different levels;
  •  competent assessment of current developments and trends in the globalized world in terms of their predictability;
  •  conducting functional-structural and targeted analyzes to optimize the functions and structure of the administration and improving the quality of preparation of public decisions;
  •  use of modern technologies for the development and implementation of public projects and programs and targeted comprehensive events on topical public issues; adequate computer and language knowledge and skills for communication in European administrative space; ability to work in the Internet environment; appropriate use of information technology in administration.

The training is organized in a way that ensures the horizontal mobility within the specialty and offering disciplines that can be selected by students in other disciplines of the university.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits *:

 

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

MAN1420

Introduction to Management

45

90

4.5

2

AMG1004

Fundamentals of Public Administration

60

120

6

3

INF1465

Informatics

30

60

3

4

LAW1156

Basics of law

30

60

3

5

ECO1060

Fundamentals of economic theory

30

60

3

6

 

Optional course 1

30

60

3

7

 FLE1002

Foreign language

60

120

6

8

SPO1007

Sport

15

30

1.5

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

PSY1100

Social communications

60

120

6

2

SOC1082

Sociology of management

30

60

3

3

MAN1425

Visualization and interaction

30

60

3

4

ECO1067

Micro and macroeconomics

60

120

6

5

 

Elective 1

30

60

3

6

 

Foreign Language (Level ...)

60

120

6

7

SPO1007

Sport

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

ADM3273

Government and Administration

60

120

6

3

FIN1137

Organization and technology management

45

90

4.5

4

ACC1034

accounting

45

90

4.5

5

 

Elective 2

30

60

3

6

 

Elective 3

30

60

3

7

 

Free elective course 2

30

60

3

8

SPO1007

Sport

15

30

1.5

Total for semester IІІ

300

600

30

1

ECO1195

Globalization of Economy and Development

45

90

4.5

2

MAR1160

marketing

45

90

4.5

3

ADM1028

Local Government and Regional Development

60

120

6

4

ADM1016

Spatial Planning

60

120

6

5

 

Elective 4

30

60

3

6

 

Elective 5

30

60

3

7

 

Optional discipline 3

30

60

3

Total for semester IV

300

600

30

 

 

                              Total for year 2

600

1200

60

1

MAN1303

Human resource Management

60

120

6

2

ADM1013

regional economy

45

90

4.5

3

MAN1070

Planning and Forecasting

45

60

4.5

4

MAN1311

International Financial Management

30

60

3

5

LAW1157

Administrative Law and Procedure

60

120

6

6

 

Elective 6

30

60

3

7

 

Optional discipline 4

30

60

3

Total for semester V

300

570

30

1

ADM1017

project management

45

90

4.5

2

ADM3278

Tools and mechanisms for public-private partnerships

45

90

4.5

3

MAN1437

Legal protection of business and public sector

45

90

4.5

4

SEC1137

economic security

45

90

4.5

5

 

Elective 7

30

60

3

6

 

Elective 8

30

60

3

7

 

Elective 9

30

60

3

8

 

sport

20

40

2

9

 

Educational practice

0

20

1

Total for semester 

290

600

30

 

 

                                                               Total year 3

590

1170

60

1

MAN1036

Strategic Management

60

120

6

2

MAN1430

Crowdsourcing and kraudfanding

45

90

4.5

3

ADM1018

Sustainable Development

45

90

4.5

4

MAN1429

Coaching and management

30

60

3

5

 

Elective 10

30

60

3

6

 

Elective 11

30

60

3

7

 

Elective 12

30

60

3

8

 

Optional discipline 5

30

60

3

Total for semester VІІ

300

600

30

1

MAN3283

Management of conflicts

60

120

6

2

ADM1183

Application of reengineering in an administrative environment

30

60

3

3

 

Elective 13

30

60

3

4

 

Elective 14

30

60

3

 

Optional discipline 6

30

60

3

6

 

Internship

0

40

2

7

 

State examination / Diploma Thesis

0

200

10

Общо за VІІІ семестър

180

600

30

 

 

                                                               Total year 4

480

1200

60

 

 

               Total for the entire course of study :

2270

4770

240

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES,
SHOOSE  14 FROM 40 **

 

 

 

 

MAT1027

Applied Mathematics

30

60

3

 

INF1434

Online positioning the organization

30

60

3

 

MAN1441

Social Networking in Business Management

30

60

3

 

INF1476

E-Governance and E-management

30

60

3

 

MAN1071

Entrepreneurship

30

60

3

 

ADM1034

Business correspondence

30

60

3

 

MAN1078

Management of Small and Medium Business

30

60

3

 

MAN1077

Quality management

30

60

3

 

MAN1083

Approaches and mechanisms for property management in publ.sektor

30

60

3

 

FIN1136

Corporate Taxation

30

60

3

 

MAN1432

Leadership

30

60

3

 

MAN1421

Оutsourcing

30

60

3

 

MAN1073

Production management

30

60

3

 

MAM1444

Management of international projects

30

60

3

 

FIN1016

Public finances

30

60

3

 

FIN1135

Corporate finance

30

60

3

 

MAN1440

Social innovation and business

30

60

3

 

ECO1017

Еconomic analysis

30

60

3

 

PCI1060

Public Relations

30

60

3

 

MAR1161

Marketing research

30

60

3

 

MAN1445

Innovation Management

30

60

3

 

MAN1055

International Business

30

60

3

 

MAN1270

Investment Management

30

60

3

 

ADM1190

Logistics migration

30

60

3

 

MAN1252

Benchmarking

30

60

3

 

POL3105

European policies and initiatives in support of business and public sector

30

60

3

 

POL1013

Policies and instruments for cross-border cooperation

30

60

3

 

POL1039

Politics and Government

30

60

3

 

MAN1436

Behavioral research and analysis

30

60

3

 

MAN3277

Risk management

30

60

3

 

ADM1193

Tax Administration

30

60

3

 

MAN1062

Logistics management

30

60

3

 

ECO3110

Business Economics

30

60

3

 

MAN1396

Event Management

30

60

3

 

POL3122

European cooperation and regional integration

30

60

3

 

ADM1051

Counteraction to Corruption in Public Administration. Conflict of Interests.

30

60

3

 

FLE1013

Specialized language (level A1)

30

60

3

 

FLE1013

Specialized foreign language (level 2)

30

60

3

 

MAN1353

Training firm 1

30

60

3

 

MAN1357

Training firm 2

30

60

3

 

 

Optional courses ,   choose  6

 

 

 

 

PSY3267

Philosophy

30

60

3

 

ADM1010

Fundamentals of civil society

30

60

3

 

QMS1007

Statistics

30

60

3

 

BLT1002

Language culture

30

60

3

 

ECO1024

Labour Economics

30

60

3

 

MAN1423

Business ethics

30

60

3

 

MAN1090

Ecological management

30

60

3

 

SOC1006

Social Policy

30

60

3

 

PSY1232

Organizational behavior

30

60

3

 

ADM1033

Administrative protocol

 

 

 

 

POL1113

Theory of International Relations

30

60

3

 

SOW1009

Methodology and social research

30

60

3

 

MAN1428

Quantitative Methods in Management

30

60

3

 

MAN1081

Managing change in organizations

30

60

3

 

MAN1427

European policies

30

60

3

 

MAN1431

Cultural Heritage

30

60

3

 

MAN1010

Mediamenidzhmant

30

60

3

 

ECO1018

Adjusting the economy and business

30

60

3

 

ECO1215

Institutional system of the European Union

30

60

3

 

POL1092

Comparative European Public Administration

30

60

3

 

POL1012

Contemporary political systems

30

60

3

 

LAW1057

EU law

30

60

3

 

LAW1018

Constitutional Law

30

60

3

 

LAW1143

Basics of civil law

30

60

3

 

LAW1006

Intellectual Property Law

30

60

3

 

LAW1152

Commercial Law

30

60

3

 

LAW1155

International Trade Law

30

60

3

 

FLE1015

Foreign language (business)

30

60

3

 

FLF1007

Foreign language (business correspondence)

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 studyRegular, part-time, distance.

 

Examination regulations and grading scale:

The conduct of semester exams, methods and evaluation criteria, as well as an opportunity to inform students about the motives of the evaluation, including current ratings are specific to each discipline and are detailed in the respective curricula. In the majority of curricula is stated that:

- Semester grade is based on an ongoing assessment and evaluation of the final exam, a pre-announced criteria;

- Current assessment is based on team and individual performance to put theoretical and practical tasks (term papers, essays, essays, interim tests, projects, business games, case studies, etc.) And active participation in discussions;

- Final exam is written: developing a topic from the syllabus and / or specify tasks for self and / or solving test with open or closed issues;

- Students have the opportunity to be informed about their assessments and reasons for assessment during lectures and tuition exercises during consultations immediately after the exam, by email, by business and mobile phones, which are available on the website of the university .

Admission to the state exam / thesis defense the students have successfully passed all semester exams curriculum and they awarded 230 credits (176 credits from compulsory courses, 36 credits from elective courses, 15 credits of optional courses, 3 credits from educational training and internship). By thesis defense allowed students with a GPA of semester exams not lower than 5.00.

 

 

Occupational profiles of graduates

Successful graduates can work as: Employees and experts in business administrations in the structural units of companies and organizations from the public and private sector agencies, ministries in the country and abroad, experts and heads of sectors, consultants and collaborators; as well as civil servants in the central, devolved and decentralized administration; employees under labor contract (contract) in the central, devolved and local administration; employees in budget organizations for public services - education, health, social welfare, protection of public order; officials in the non-state public bodies (NGOs) - associations, foundations and other organizations for the realization of public objectives; officials in the administration of businesses that are public state or public municipal property and serving the public sector; international officials.

 

Access to further studies:

  • Successful graduates can immediately continue their education at preferential terms in graduate programs "European Administration and Management", "Management of projects financed from EU funds", "Administration and Management", "Leadership in a Global Environment", "Management and international marketing "," Online management and marketing "and the line of continuing (postgraduate) lifelong learning.
  • Can be selected and other graduate programs, announced at VSU.
  • Specialty is accredited four scientific fields for PhD studies on self-study.

 

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