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Master’s programme: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Business Administration - Strategic Management (in English) - Specialists

Business Administration – Strategic Management (in English) – Non-Specialists

Master’s programme: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

Business Administration – Human Resources Development (in English) – Specialists

Business Administration – Human Resources Development (in English) – Non-Specialists

 

Program Director: Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova, PhD

 

1. Programme aims:
The goal of the Master’s programme “Business administration – Strategic management” is to prepare highly skilled specialists able to use advanced methods and tools for strategic management that include micro and macro-diagnostics of the environment, industry analysis, analysis of the organization, strategies for organization development, business strategies, resource and functional strategies, international strategies , etc.. After completing the programme the student should be familiar with the ideas behind strategic management – from strategic planning to real-time management. The programme will also create awareness of the need and a basis for continuous self-improvement in practice. The programme gives the students the opportunity to work both in profit and non-profit organizations, and to specialize in methods used for the strategic and operational management of human resources.

 

2. Programme content:
The Master programme in “Business administration – Strategic management” is intended for applicants with a Bachelor degree in Business administration and/or Economics or unrelated to these fields degrees.

The duration of study is 1 year (or 2 years for students with background other than economics and business) and includes:

o Foundation module (one semester/one year) – which includes basic obligatory courses making up the professional content of the master in Business administration with an emphasis on the strategic management and development;
o Specializing and Final module (one semester/one year) – which includes electives and optional courses in one of the offered specializations (profiles) and writing of a Master thesis, course work and defense of Master thesis
Admission requirements include a written test and an interview. The final grade consists of the grade point average of the Bachelor degree, the state examination (defense of a bachelor thesis) and the grades of the admission test and interview.

 

3. Professional competencies
SHOULD KNOW

  • To be familiar with modern economic theories and be able to analyze the economic environment by using the appropriate tools;
  • To be familiar with the history of management thought and critically evaluate its development and the potential benefits of applying different approaches in specific
  • environments;
  • To be familiar with the tools of management;
  • To be familiar with the methods for organizational and industry diagnostics;
  • To be familiar with the methods for goal-setting, formulation and realization of strategies;
  • To be familiar with the methods and approaches for structuring the organization;
  • To be familiar with the methods for work in the socio-cultural layer of the organization, and with the human resources;
  • To be familiar with public and corporate finance, the tools of the financial institutions, legal norms;
  • To be familiar with the legal and administrative basis of businesses;
  • To be familiar with Bulgarian accounting practices and international accounting standards.

 

BE ABLE

  • To implement what has been learned as theory and shared practical experience to solve practical problems;
  • To make independent management analysis, decisions and recommendations;
  • To carry out industry analysis, environment and organization diagnostics ;
  • To formulate goals and strategies, write plans, control;
  • To intervene in the socio-cultural layer of the organizationа;
  • To apply the knowledge in the human resources management and to develop skills for working with people;
  • To carry out real organizational changes;
  • To communicate effectively;
  • To plan and organize own tasks;
  • To use and work with various information sources.

 

BE

  • Creative;
  • Open to innovations;
  • Capacity for self-development and life-long learning;;
  • Develop capacity for business strategies and human capital.

 

4. Professional development
The Master programme in “Business administration – Strategic management” provides opportunities for specialization and upgrading of knowledge and skills in order to successfully meet specific job requirements and functions.
The programme graduates can work in the management of different by size and profile companies, in the departments for strategic management and planning, human resources management, operational management, etc.
Programme graduates can hold posts in the government administration, in third sector organizations; work as consultants; continue their education and research as doctoral students, teach in the system of higher education work in research and development units.

 

ENTRY CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURE

 

Dear colleagues,

The Master programmes in “Business administration – Strategic management” and "Business administration – Human Resource Development" are intended for applicants with a Bachelor degree in Business administration and/or Economics ("Specialists") or unrelated to these fields degrees ("Non-Specialists").

 

The procedure for applying includes the submission of documents, a written examination in English, and an interview.

 

Non-Specialists:

The written exam consists is the writing of an essay on a general and/or actual economic/management issue. No special preparation is needed.

The interview aims to check motivation, qualification, interests of the candidate.

 

Specialists:

The written exam consists is the writing of an essay on a general and/or actual economic/management issue. A more special preparation in management/economics is needed.

The interview aims to check motivation, qualification, interests of the candidate.

 

The application documents you need to submit are the following:

- Application form (standard form- for Specialists/Non-Specialists);

- CV;

- English Language Certificate (if available);

- Copy of your Diploma (Bachelor or Master Degree);

- Receipt for examinations fee payment.

 

Application documents submission The submission of the application documents for the Master degree programs in Business Administration will take place in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration on a schedule which will be announced on faculty’s web site. For further information and questions please refer to the Inspector of Foreign and PHD Students Donka Misheva, e-mail: donka@feb.uni-sofia.bg