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Master in Business Administration and Management

FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

PROFESSIONAL AREA ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
 

Major: Business Administration and Management


Master’s degree programme: International Business Project Management 

 

Professional qualification: Master in Business Administration and Management 

 

Level of qualification: Educational-and-qualification Degree “Master” 

 

Duration of programme: a year /a year and a half 

 

Number of credits60 credits/ 90 credits

 

Field of study (ISCED-F): 0413: Management and administration (04.4 - 345) 

 

Admission requirements: University Degree, average performance and passed State exam with not less than Good 3.50; successful entrance examination.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

• 2 semesters for Bachelors or Masters in the professional area Administration and Management. In order to be awarded the qualification 60 credits are necessary. 33 of the credits come from compulsory courses, 9 credits from elective courses; 3 credits from optional courses and 15 credits from Master’s thesis/Diploma work.

• 3 semesters for Bachelors or Masters from other professional areas. In order to be awarded the qualification 90 credits are necessary. 55.5 of the credits come from compulsory courses, 13.5 credits from elective courses; 6 credits from optional courses and 15 credits from Master’s thesis/Diploma.

Profile of the programme: The Master’s Degree programme Management of International Business Projects aims at training leaders and managers with professional interests in project management.
The training is realized through modules that provide knowledge and skills necessary for the successful participation in the development and implementation of regional, national and international projects. Most modules contain practical part, consistent with the existing programs and project proposals, including teamwork, independent work and case studies to master the acquired knowledge.
Training of students in the Master's degree programme Management of International Business Projects is in line with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which allows students’ and teachers’ mobility, practices and internships (including in institutions in EU) taking part in master classes, conferences, roundtables, etc.
Interactive teaching methods that include a multimedia presentation of lectures, discussions, teamwork, business and role-playing, case studies, etc. are mainly used.

 

Key learning outcomes: Graduates from the Master's degree programme Management of International Business Projectss are familiar with the basic steps for developing business projects. They are able to manage their implementation and carry out the appropriate monitoring.

 

Successful graduates should be: competent; analytical; creative, open to new developments; possessing the desire for self-development and lifelong learning; able to take up leadership positions in business, administration, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. 

 

Professional realization of the graduates: The acquired education is a sound basis for successful realization in business, administration, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions, etc.

No

ECTS Code

Course

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Credits

1

ECO3215

Global Problems of the Modern World

45

90

4,5

2

MAN2019

Managing the Project Cycle

45

90

4,5

3

MAN3025

EU Structural Instruments and Their Use in Bulgaria

45

90

4,5

4

SOC 3020

Social Interactions and Teamwork

45

90

4,5

5

INF3445

Software Project Management

45

90

4,5

6

 

Elective course

45

90

4,5

7.

 

Optional course

30

60

3

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

MAN3027

International Projects Technology Development

60

120

6

2

MAN3020

Management of International Investment Projects

45

90

4,5

3

 

Elective course

45

90

4,5

4

Graduation requirement:  Preparation and defense of Diploma work/Master’s thesis

 

450

15

Total for semester II

150

750

30

Total for the entire training course

450

1350

60

 Elective courses

1

FIN3325

 Crowdfunding

15

30

4,5

2

FIN 2004

International Projects Funding

15

30

4,5

3

MAR3026

EU Institutional System

15

30

4,5

4

MAN3085

Administrative Environment of Project Management

15

30

4,5

5

INF3446

Business Social Network Analysis

15

30

4,5

6

MAN2021

Business Partnership of Local Authorities

15

30

4,5

7

MAN2018

Financial Management in International Business

15

30

4,5

8

MAN3449

Leadership in Project Environment

15

30

4,5

 Optional courses 

1

AMG3001

Practicum 1

15

15

3

2

MAN3391

Mergers and Acquisitions in International Business

15

15

3

3

ACC3151

Project Accounting

15

15

3

4

ECO 3011

Industrial Organization

15

15

3

5

AMG3002

Practicum 2

15

15

3

Module of courses for Bachelors and/or Masters in other majors

 

MAN3447

Technological Development of Projects
for Small and Medium Business

60

120

 

6

 

MAN3446

Analysis and Risk Control

45

90

4,5

 

MAR3016

Organizational Structure in Project Management

60

120

6

 

INF3447

E-management in a Business Environment and Internet Banking

60

120

6

 

 

Elective course

45

90

4,5

 

 

Optional course

30

60

3

 

 

Total:

300

600

30

 

 

Mode of training – full-time; part-time/ distance learning

 

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Exam grading is done on the basis of a written examination or other form of written assessment in class or online and covers the entire teaching material. Students are familiar with the evaluation criteria for each course. Final semester grade includes the results from the compulsory projects, assignments, case studies or other forms of individual and / or team work.

General requirements to the students:

 

Optional or compulsory mobility: None

 

Internship: Practicum in a real environment, internships in EU countries and in central European institutions in Brussels, which are awarded with an additional certificate, are provided.

 

Apprenticeship programmes: When the discipline allows students can serve an apprenticeship or an expert from practice can be made part of the training along with the lecturer.

 

Professional profile of the graduates: The Master's degree programme Management of International Business Projects prepares specialists in the field of Administration and Management who can realize themselves in various areas of business and economic life as managers and coordinators of international projects, experts and appraisers in the local government, public administration and international institutions - the European Commission, the European Parliament, Council of the EU, UN, etc., auditors of international and European projects.

 

Access to further studies: 
Graduates can enter PhD programmes at VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar”.  The priority PhD programmes in the professional area 3.7. Administration and Management are:

•          Social Management 
•          Production Organization and Management (Industry) 
•          Organization and Management outside the Material Production Area

  • Economics and Management (Industry)

 

Programme Director:
Prof. Teodora Bakardzhieva, PhD 
Phone number +359 52 359 524 

e-mail: bakardjieva@vfu.bg