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University of Economics-Varna 1920

Varna (Bulgaria)

9002 University of Economics-Varna, 77 KNYAZ BORIS I BLVD., Varna, Bulgaria

Tel. +35952830812

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Year of establishment: 1920

The University of Economics - Varna was established as the first Higher School of Commerce in Bulgaria, following the industrial and cultural boom at the turn of the 20th century and the ever growing need for business training.

Varna was enjoying huge economic development and had already gained full recognition as a major commercial hub.
In order to fulfill its mission, UE-Varna constantly works toward:
• providing full-time, part-time and distance learning academic programs in accordance with the highest European educational standards; 
• developing its students' and doctorates' theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and expertise as well as their professional attitude and vast economic culture necessary in a competitive and dynamic socio-economic environment;
• conducting socially significant research in high priority scientific areas relevant to the development of social cohesion and competence-based competitiveness;
• providing the best resources and opportunities for professional development and growth to its academic and administrative staff;
• establishing useful, mutually beneficial and sustainable collaborations with the University partners in the educational area, business, public administration and all interested relevant domestic and international institutions.

Within its century-long history University of Economics – Varna has provided valuable training to over 155,000 professionals specializing in economics, including many international students from over 60 countries. As a result, UE – Varna graduates have pursued successful careers locally and internationally.
The University has been this country’s major pillar of economics education and research, developing as an entrepreneurial and socially responsible organisation.  Over 230 full-time members of faculty currently teach over 8,000 Bulgarian and international students. Over 100 faculty members are professors and associate professors. Academic staff are highly creative individuals who do research consistently, with over 40 per cent applying their expertise in their own businesses or in consulting services.
University of Economics – Varna is an accredited educational and research institution certified with ISO 9001:2015. In 2018, as proof of the university growing reputation, Bulgaria’s National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency awarded University of Economics – Varna the top grade of 9.28 for institutional accreditation, fully acknowledging this HEI educational quality and its compliance with Bulgaria’s Higher Education Act. This accreditation is valid for six years, enabling University of Economics – Varna to offer educational opportunities to 13,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students.
University of Economics – Varna provides a choice of 27 accredited undergraduate programmes in four professional fields: Economics, Administration and Management, Tourism, and IT and Computer Science. 26 master degree programmes are offered full-time (including full-time remote and full-time module education), part- time and distance education. The College of Tourism at UE – Varna trains undergraduates in two vocational degree programmes.
University of Economics – Varna supports educational and research exchange projects with international academic centres. It establishes and maintains international contacts and liaises with almost 190 universities internationally.  It has been a partner HEI in a range of mobility exchange programmes, such as ERASMUS+, CEEPUS, TEMPUS, etc. Over five per cent of UE – Varna students complete work placements and internships internationally.
Over 300 international students from 52 countries are currently pursuing their degrees at UE – Varna. We are partners with 258 universities from 45 countries and we are one of the three locations (along with Valencia and Toulouse) for UK’s Nottingham Business School work placements. We have over 1,770 corporate and public admin partners.
The University of Economics – Varna Research Institute incorporates six research and consulting centres that complete a huge range of projects.  Over the years, generations of academia have contributed to the development of University of Economics – Varna and their commitment has transformed this higher education institution into a highly competitive educational environment:
• The University of Economics – Varna Library hosts over 350,000 books, an electronic catalogue, a digitalization automated scanner, a book check-in machine, and a scanning and reading computer terminal for the visually impaired in an area of 2,100 sq. m. The library won the 2011 Library of the Year Contest of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association. Today it is one of the most modern in this country, with subscriptions to the best databases and electronic publications.  The electronic catalogue provides access to over 6,200 titles in complete texts. Since 2007 the library has been a designated European Documentation Centre, which receives and lends European Commission publications.
• The i-zone university project offers a fast internet connection and large-scale IT integration of all activities.
• The University of Economics – Varna Business Network (UEBN), one of a kind for this country, is a highly innovative e-platform for collaboration with businesses.
• The multifunctional university sports centre accommodates five specialised halls for students to do academic sports of their preference.
• The trendy Student Street accommodates the university bookshop, a bank office, the University Career Centre, the University Information Centre, the International Relations offices, the University Scholarships and Dormitories office, the Student Council office, and Conference Room 1.
• The Aula, the university 600-seat auditorium, offers a multipurpose stage, technically equipped to host a range of performances, screenings and other events within the Student Cultural Calendar, along with public events.
• The Academica University Art Gallery.
University of Economics – Varna was the 2015 Heritage Site winner of the Building of the Year National Contest.  In 2016, the City of Varna prize was awarded to the university for the large-scale conservation of its classical building, the oldest of the three university buildings.
The university facilities are constantly improved to provide the best teaching and research opportunities. There are altogether over 110 lecture and research halls. Students have access to computer rooms, laboratories and department libraries for their seminars or self-study.
University of Economics – Varna is proud of its centennial legacy, gaining further recognition among European universities with its high quality education, knowledgeable and competent members of faculty, and European curricula.  This university is one of the best HEIs internationally in terms of its strategic partnerships, the percentage of students who graduate within a standard period of studies, and in terms of student mobility involvement.
As the university fully recognises academic semesters that students spend studying at international partner HEIs, students may be awarded two simultaneous university degrees.
University of Economics – Varna students benefit from high quality education, a globally recognized degree and top career opportunities!

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science and Information Systems
Economics Economics
Hospitality, event management and tourism Hospitality, event management and tourism


International Business and Management
1.5 years
Mode of study
Specialized courses:
Managerial Economics
International Economics
Economy and Society of the European Union
Global Business Environment
International Entrepreneurship
Contemporary International Marketing Strategies
International Human Resourses Management
International Finance
Intercultural Aspects of Business
Contemporary Issues in International Strategic Management
Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The programme is designed for future managers who want to build and maintain international awareness and deepen their understanding of critical concepts for business success in the 21st century. Training is closely linked to the practical application of knowledge and skills through real business projects.
The overall focus of this programme allows to be maintaining actual knowledge, corresponding to the expectations and needs of the new generation of international business experts. Every year it is enriched through consultations with international students, employers and alumni. Major milestone in the development of the programme is the inclusion of companies and business organizations, which helps to work with current cases.
Employment opportunities upon graduation:
The purpose of the course is to prepare qualified managers to work in different types of international companies and/or their divisions enabling efficient performance of their activities. Graduates from the “International Business and Management” course occupy senior management positions which include but are not limited to:
International business analysts;
Transnational marketing executives;
Department Managers;
Communications Managers;
Sales Managers;
International HR managers;
Import and export specialists;
CEOs of service companies.
Students may join graduate management trainee programmes and can be offered jobs with companies for whom they have completed business projects as part of the course. Alternatively, graduates can set up their own business or they can work in local or international companies as managers in the field of international trade, marketing, logistics, HR or other as well as to develop and implement  business projects.

Computer Science
Master degree center
1 year; 1.5 years
Mode of study
Special courses:
Computer Architecture and Networks
Object-Oriented Programming
Web Technologies
Specific courses:
.NET Web Development
Business Process Modeling
Server-Side Web Programming
Graduate Seminar
Mobile Application Development (elective)
Graphical User Interface Programming in Java (elective)
Business Management Systems (MS Dynamics Navision) (elective)
Data Science (elective)
Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
This programme forms knowledge and expertise for the application of information technologies in contemporary business. Students are trained to analyze and build up business information systems and network infrastructures, to develop and maintain web applications and e-business systems, to modulate business processes, to administrate databases and computer networks. During the programme a special emphasis is placed on developing the capacities for analysis of the business needs and the building of information systems, based on advanced software and hardware decisions.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduate students can find occupation in economic, financial and non-profit organizations as programmers, designers and analysts of computer systems and networks, including:

Computer systems analysts;
Designers and programmers of software systems;
Designers and administrators of data bases;
System administrators;
Developers and administrators of computer networks;
Experts in informational security;
Administrators of software applications;
Managers of information systems;
Developers of systems for company management;
IT project managers
E-business specialist


International Business
Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The programme provides students with knowledge and practical skills in the field of international business, economics and management. This Major was founded as a response to the economic changes, globalization of the business, and the development of new forms of international business. Training program is carried out on broad scientific, theoretical and practical bases using modern methods and means. The aim of the programme “International Business” is to prepare qualified economists who work in various international business organizations and their branches, think creatively, and are able to analyze business processes.
Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates from International Business programme can be employed in the management of companies involved in various forms of international banking, finance, international transport, logistics, international tourism, etc. They can engage in entrepreneurial activities and develop their own business abroad. They can use their knowledge and skills in international projects as consultants and specialists in international business; they can be employed in international organizations, in civic service and research institutes.

Business and Management
Programme description:
The Bachelor of Business and Management programme provides you with the concepts, theories and techniques to pursue a successful career in business management. What makes our programme unique is the precisely selected 5 streams, which cover five major areas of study: entrepreneurship and management, finance and accounting, business, HR, marketing and sales. This programme will give you the necessary business acumen to be successful in today’s competitive world. All modules are taught in English to ensure that graduates are fully equipped to work for both domestic and international companies based in Bulgaria, as well as in other countries.
5 top reasons to study Business and Management:
- you gain in-depth economic knowledge
- you examine the principles and challenges of major business studies
- you work on additional qualifications and skills
- you obtain intercultural experience with foreign guest professors and fellow students
- you have the opportuinity to dive deep into industry insights with top-level companies
Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Business and Management degree programme will enable you to hit the ground running in your chosen management field. Our goal is to equip you as a graduate with the tools needed to work in various business fields. Our value driven curriculum provides you with a wealth of knowledge for your future career path, preparing you to be an entrepreneur or to take on management tasks.

International Accreditations:
"Accounting" in English is the first accredited by CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) bachelor program in Bulgaria. The graduates can submit their diploma supplements and graduation diploma to receive their exemptions from the first seven subjects in CIMA Qualification Framework. To receive the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting they should attempt and pass additionally only the operational level case study.
B.Sc. Accounting is also the first bachelor program in Bulgaria accredited by ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), which is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. Headquartered in London it is one of the world’s most influential and largest accounting professional bodies with 178000 members and 455000 students in 180 nations. University of Economics-Varna is proud to announce that its Bachelor programme  ‘Accounting’ (in English) is now an ACCA Accredited programme and has secured six-papers exemptions from examination papers at the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Qualification.
Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
Students gain knowledge and skills in accounting, analysis and auditing of business and the nearby areas. The credits that are obtained in each discipline allow students to join mobility programs, as well as to continue their studies in graduate programs.
Employment opportunities upon graduation:
Graduates in "Accounting" have the opportunity for extensive professional development in Bulgaria and abroad, regardless of sectoral affiliation of individual companies: in industry, transport, construction, trade, services, agriculture, budget sphere, pension services, social and public sector, financial system (banks, financial companies, insurance companies, etc.) in ministries and in operating and central departments of institutions.

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