All about this master
Varna University of Management (VUM)
The MBA programme is company-focused and takes a string of cross-cultural and international perspectives in most areas of study. It will boost your confidence in your management abilities. Graduation from this programme will give you an opportunity to shift into top gear and speed along the fast lane of the business world. The program aims to:
• Develop an ability to analyse a broad range of approaches to the study of business and management and to critically evaluate the influences of controversial issues in the business environment.
• Enable students to critically assess changes in business administration in the context of wider political, social and organisational changes.
• Build on students’ ability to autonomously synthesize information/ideas and create responses to problems and /or develop new approaches in new situations.
• Encourage students to objectively appraise the range of economic, human and ethical dilemmas that impinge on the modern manager.
The programme lasts three semesters. The first two semesters are taught semesters, while the third one is for the preparation of the dissertation.
Curriculum (courses, subject modules)
- Accounting for decision makers
- People & Organizations
- Research Methods
- Strategic Management
- International Human Resource Management
- Managing Change
- Strategic Retail Management
- Management of Finance
Accounting for Decision Makers
Enables students to evaluate the financial situation of their organisations and compare it to that of other organisations, as well as provide the tools for the effective evaluation of capital expenditure.
People & Organisations
Provides insights into the factors influencing the behaviour of people within organisations and how these influences might be taken into account to achieve maximum organisational effectiveness. Particular attention will be paid to organisation culture, conflict and the management of change, and to the relationship of national culture to ways of doing business.
Provides students with a practical understanding of how the dynamics of the market, the business environment, consumer trends and behaviour and the organisation’s own capabilities impact upon its ability to develop and deliver profitable customers propositions. An emphasis is placed on the development of appropriate marketing strategies and plans.
Provides an overview of the key quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are needed to undertake, evaluate and present a small-scale research project. It helps the students develop research questions/hypotheses and produce a robust and realistic research proposal and research design considering issues of data validation, triangulation and reliability. Following satisfactory completion of Part 1, students will progress to implementing the research proposal and writing up the dissertation.
Provides insights into the factors influencing the formulation and implementation of strategy. These factors will encompass those external to the firm, such as market structure and demographic changes, and those internal, such as style of leadership and organisational culture. The module also aims to facilitate the understanding of issues arising out of the process of internationalization. The students will be able to take these into account when recommending strategies appropriate for a variety of circumstances.
The main aim of this module is to provide a systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches to managing change and the key themes that permeate the change management process, particularly strategy, leadership, people, organisational structure and organisational process. Another goal is to encourage an appreciation of the links between change management theory and its practice in different business operations and contexts.
Management of Finance
The aim of this module is to provide a critical understanding and application of the main concepts and models used to manage an international business from the financial perspective. It also aims to enable the student to critically evaluate international business opportunities and assess the impact of the financial dimensions within a dynamic global market in order to be able to make astute investment decision.
The dissertation is an essential part of the process of achieving a master’s level. It will provide the students with the opportunity to work independently and develop their ability to make critical and evaluative judgments. Students will specialize in an area of their choice but will be expected to draw upon a major theme of the taught part of the MBA and relate this to research. Using primary data, they will be guided by a personal tutor throughout the process. It is expected that this will provide an opportunity to integrate the course with practice, developing the ability to be an effective reflective practitioner. The dissertation should demonstrate that the student is able to produce work that is relevant in practice, particularly at the strategic level, and has an academic standing at the master’s level.
Required diploma(s) :
Minimum working experience required : 1 years
Tuition & Fees
Between 3900 and 4900 €
Employment opportunities & career impact
Employment opportunities :
The programme provides excellent opportunities to candidates for jobs with leading international and Bulgarian companies as well as to successful entrepreneurs. It can also be a vehicle for promotion to a higher position in the same company.
All in all, a MBA degree makes you stand out from the other graduates. It will provide you with the competences, capabilities and knowledge that go beyond simple studies. The MBA diploma will facilitate your pursuance of international career. It will extend the skills you have gained throughout your Bachelor Degree to a greater degree. Huge corporations value more specified and vocational skills of students, which you may obtain through the MBA programme.