The master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing has a longstanding tradition in the professional area of Economics at Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" - more than 10 years students have been educated, their professional qualities, skills have been built and they have been assisted in the pursue of career. The programme is among the favourites in the Department of Economics and the only one in the country, says its head, Assoc. Prof. Virginia Ivanova, PhD.
More than 460 students have graduated in this programme and found employment in the field of finance, banks, stock exchanges, national and international companies, marketing departments, advertising, financial and accounting, insurance companies and others. Most of the graduates of the master's programme work in established commercial banks, insurance companies, financial departments of international companies, etc. in the country and abroad.
The master's degree programme is suitable for the professional and career development of the students - in addition to economic master's degree, they acquire professional qualifications in finance and banking, but also acquire knowledge and skills in marketing and management of financial banking, international business and the world economy. The programme provides flexibility in training - it is conducted in full-time, part-time and distance mode.
The master's programme trains students who have obtained a bachelor's degree at various Bulgarian and foreign universities as well as in various professional areas, which gives them a differentiated education, competitiveness and job opportunities in various fields and areas.
This year, for the first time, the specialty sent its graduates with a virtual ceremony.
We wish the graduates health, to fulfill their dreams, zeal for new successes, innovative thinking with which to build professional and leadership teams in the workplace, a desire to learn and enrich knowledge and skills to be flexible and sustainable in the changing market environment.
The world will always need finance and banking professionals. So be sure that the education you receive gives you the start to this career.
Good luck, dear graduates! Good luck, Class of 2020!
We present you some of the excellent graduates of the master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing:
Victoria Artinova, master's degree student in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
Today is a significant day for all of us. We are finishing a stage in our lives that everyone should be proud of! I would like to express my gratitude to the management of Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", to the lecturers and everyone who was part of the implementation of the master's degree programme. Thanks for the support and motivation provided by the head of the programme - Assoc. Prof. Virginia Ivanova, PhD.
Gabriela Nikolova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
Financial management has built in me a culture of proper cash flow management, which is extremely important to me, both professionally and personally. The knowledge in management and marketing gave me the opportunity to build a culture in resource management and teamwork, and knowledge in the banking sector is the reason why I found employment so quickly after graduation.
Denitsa Hristova – practicing expert (Agropolichim AD - Devnya) in the master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
I wish a successful career path to the graduates in the master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing. You have chosen one of the most promising professions, which will always need staff, namely - finance and banking! Most of you are already working in these fields, others are yet to pursue a career! There is nothing better and constructive to work in the desired profession! Good luck in endeavours and a headwind in life!
Dimitrina Slavova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
During my studies I felt great satisfaction from working with colleagues, lecturers and students, because so far each of them has enriched me both with knowledge and emotions. All this taught me to create and think outside the box, not in a clichéd form. I learned not to take convenience for my mentor in life, and not to take anything for granted.
Dimitar Drumev, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
The received education gave me knowledge, skills and competencies for work in finance and banking. I wish everyone to succeed in Bulgaria and to work in the desired profession. I would like to express my gratitude to the professional team of lecturers in the master's degree programme!
Zornitsa Stamatova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
This master's degree programme creates professionals, develops students' individual thinking, teaches them to be responsible and to have the aspiration to apply their professional knowledge and skills!
Kremena Sotirova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
I believe that this additional specialization will help me improve my skills in the workplace and give me the opportunity for much better career prospects. As a worker in the banking sector, I believe that the master's degree programme helps to enrich knowledge, develop additional desire for work and self-affirmation.
Marina Vitelova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
Dear colleagues, thank you for the training we went through together. I feel wonderful, satisfied with myself for the results achieved and I am sure that we will have a lot of success. The teamwork, the individual approach, the professionalism of the lecturers and the conditions for studying at the university led to the achievement of the high results and the goal I had set for myself.
Petya Stoyanova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
The satisfaction from the knowledge I acquired during this one year of my education does not stop leading me to improvement and personal development. I have made new friends, developed my intellect and I am constantly moving towards success and fulfillment of my dreams.
Simona Nedeva, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
Today is an important day! A day in which we end a stage of our lives, a day in which we remember and analyse the past years - filled with emotions, joy, difficulties and ups and downs, years in which I dare say that we all grew up, learned many new things, entered the depths of our professions, we learned and developed together with the team of lecturers and practicing experts.
Teodora Georgieva, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing, straight-A student in the programme
The specialty is the only one of its kind among Bulgarian universities and provides four profiles - finance, banks, management, marketing. Here I received the full range of necessary knowledge and felt personal attention to each student.
Yulia Popova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
I got more than I expected! Part-time learning is wonderful. It saves time and money. I believe that the knowledge I received is at the right level and will help me to be competitive in my work. I am struck by the attention of the lecturers and their accessibility. Communicating with them was a pleasure. Everyone is extremely kind! I wish a successful career path to all colleagues!
Yulia Stoilova, master's degree programme in Financial and Banking Management and Marketing
This master’s degree programme is a specialty that has a comprehensive application that allows us to pursue a career the best way in the field of banking, management and marketing and finance, not only in Bulgaria but also abroad. I chose it because I am developing exactly in the field of banking. This specialty gave me the confidence that I can do very well with the work process.