Business Administration and Project Management

Project Management is a powerful business tool that can offer many advantages, increase the chances of success and help achieve the set goals consistently, efficiently and on time. The development and activity of business inevitably lead to a moment when success depends on the project manager, who is able to combine finances, time and people into a perfect whole in order to achieve the desired results within the set deadlines and cost.

With your enrollment in “Business Administration and Project Management” program you will understand how to achieve high results and standards, regardless of the field and scale of the projects you lead. We will provide you with useful knowledge, skills, good practices and management methods, with which you will optimize the process, time and resources to achieve the expected results.

If you are communicative, organized and dream of managing challenging activities and teams of people, if quality, deadlines and accuracy are important to you, if you are not afraid of surprises, then the “Business Administration and Project Management” program is right for you.

Education Format: Full-time, Part-time and distance learning

Study Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)

Language: Bulgarian

ECTS credits: 240

The program in “Business Administration and Project Management” meets the international standards for education and qualification in the field of business administration and management. In the learning process we use innovative and interactive teaching methods, combined with multimedia presentations, discussions, course projects assigned by businesses, case studies and others. The training ends with a state exam. We provide you with opportunities for practical application of the acquired skills through participation in research projects. With the support of our Career Center, we provide you with internships in leading business companies and opportunities for a strong career start and professional development.

Imagine that the task of the project is to design and develop a new building. At the outset, you have human resources, construction materials, a budget, and a deadline by which the building must be completed. You need to know how to create an action plan from the beginning, manage and motivate people to follow it, work step by step, taking into account all specified requirements, allocated financial resources, and set deadlines in order to achieve a building with impressive design and functionality in the end. By studying in the Bachelor’s program in Business Administration and Project Management, you will master all the necessary hard and soft skills to achieve this. Here they are.

Hard Skills:

  • Creating project proposals and conducting business communication.
  • Developing a project management strategy.
  • Creating project implementation plans and dividing them into smaller tasks.
  • Creating implementation schedules and budgets.
  • Defining and analyzing performance and process metrics.
  • Applying models for evaluating project value and results.
  • Coordinating teams of people.
  • Delegating tasks to achieve project goals.
  • Managing material flows.
  • Conducting negotiations.

Soft Skills:

  • Analytical thinking.
  • Organization.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Communication skills.
  • Leadership.
  • Motivation.
  • Conflict management.
  • Risk management.
  • Empathy and teamwork.
  • Adaptability

Project management is one of the most dynamic and promising areas of management. With the skills you will acquire in the Bachelor’s program “Business Administration and Project Management”, you will not only be flexible in terms of the work you can do, but you will also be able to control and direct your career, your income level and the environment in which you work. You will be able to manage European projects in various areas of business and public administration, research projects, projects in the field of social activities and services, the banking sector, telecommunications, marketing and healthcare, to hold positions in IT companies, in the state and private administration. Some of the key career opportunities that open up for project managers are:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Research Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Administrative Director
  • Healthcare Project Manager
  • Software Project Manager
  • Data Administrator

In the first two years, you will lay the foundation of economic knowledge and start speaking the language of economics and business.

1st year

  • Microeconomics
  • Research Ethics
  • Business Communications
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Fundamentals of Law
  • Informatics

2nd year

  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Philosophy / Economic History

In the third and fourth year, you will look at the world through the eyes of a project manager. You will get acquainted with important management models, software products and tools. You will develop a strategy and management plan for a specific project, in which you will apply in practice everything you have learned so far.

3rd year

  • Project Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Modeling and Decision Analysis
  • Project Management in the Public Sector
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management

4th year

  • Financial Management of Projects
  • Business Services Management
  • Taxes and Tax Administration
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • EU Law / Projects and Corporate Strategy
  • Financing of Projects under EU Programs / Contract Management in Projects
  • Business Project Development / Personal and Social Competencies in Projects

If you are considering a career in project management, here are a few reasons to do it with us. We succeed together! We help you turn your dreams into reality and share with you the path to your improvement, whether you want to become more successful in your career, increase your income, change your job position or the field you work in. International Business School is the place that is in sync with your personal requirements and goals, because we offer you:

  • Programs fully developed and focused on business needs that prepare you to be more successful in today’s multifunctional business world
  • Personal attention and individual approach
  • A close-knit community of students, lecturers, staff and business partners that supports you, develops your creativity and leadership potential
  • Lecturers with rich practical experience, with whom you will solve cases and work on projects related to your current job responsibilities
  • Opportunity to prepare a portfolio of projects, proof of the practical application of your skills, which you can present to employers when applying for a job
  • Training designed to fit perfectly into your schedule
  • Financial support in the form of student loans, deferred payment of tuition fees and scholarships
  • Internationally recognized diplomas and education without borders
  • During your studies, you can take advantage of the opportunities of the Erasmus+ program for study or internship abroad

Successful graduates of the program receive a higher education diploma with a “Bachelor” degree and a European diploma supplement, valid and recognized worldwide.

Successful graduates can continue their studies in master’s programs in the fields of social sciences, economics, and law. A natural extension and upgrade of your knowledge and skills as an entrepreneur will be offered by our Master’s programs in Digital Marketing and Project Management.

You can find more information about these programs and other options for pursuing a master’s degree HERE.