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Assoc. Prof. Iya Petkova, Ph.D.



email: iya.petkova@feb.uni-sofia.bg

Positions in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration:

  • Director of the Master's Program "Business Administration - Human Resources Development" - English Program
  • Administrator of the Master's Program "Strategic Management"
  • Director of the Master's Program "Business Administration - Strategic Management" (2020-2022)
  • Member of the Quality Committee of FEBA
  • Coordinator of PhD Programme 3.7 Administration and Management


Participation in the management of other organizations:

  • Director of the Municipal Cultural Institute Scientific and Educational Children's Centre "MUSEICO" ( since December 2022)
  • Head of Department "Strategic Development, Marketing, Advertising and Production Activities" at the National Palace of Culture - Congress Centre Sofia (2015 - 2019)


A Selection of Participations in National and International Projects:

  • Coordinator of the Certification Academy "Diversity, Equality and Inclusion" in cooperation with the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria.
  • Leader and coach of the Bulgarian team in the international competition European Ethics Bowl, funded by the Institute of the European Investment Bank
  • Key communications expert in the SCHOLARNET project (2020-2023) Coordinator of the "Success stories" section on the website of the faculty


Main areas of interest:

  • Leadership and business ethics;
  • Organizational behaviour;
  • Crisis management;
  • National and organizational cultures;
  • Arts and culture project management


Main Courses:

  • Leadership in Multicultural Environment
  • Leadership and Business Ethics
  • Contemporary Theories of Leadership
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Organizational Behavior