Circular economy and entrepreneurship

Circular economy is crucial in the context of limited natural resources, environmental challenges, and the need for sustainable development. This economic model aims to minimize waste and optimize resource use, thus reducing harmful environmental impacts. The circular economy stimulates economic efficiency, supports innovation, and creates new business opportunities, while meeting the growing societal need for social responsibility and sustainability.

The Master’s program in “Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship” aims to prepare you to be the future entrepreneurs and leaders. It develops your knowledge and skills to apply its principles, create innovative business models, transform traditional practices into sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically viable solutions, thus contributing to the sustainable development of society.

If environmental protection and sustainable development are your cause, if you want to be part of the new generation of entrepreneurs, then we welcome you to the Master’s program in “Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship”! Join us to expand your knowledge, develop your skills, and become part of the global movement for a sustainable future!”


  • Theories, concepts, principles, and regularities in the field of circulareconomy and sustainable development
  • The essence and approaches to entrepreneurship, financing, and accounting, legal aspects of business and its sustainable development
  • Environmental assessment and technologies, as well as the essence and management of recycling processes
  • Risk assessment and management, knowledge of European strategies and practices
  • The field of management and communication systems


  • Collecting, classifying, evaluating, and interpreting data in the field of circular economy and sustainable development
  • Creating business plans and models that effectively integrate circular economy principles, improving efficiency and environmental friendliness
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating projects related to the circular economy
  • Analyzing processes and products and finding solutions in a complex environment of diverse interactions, in the context of their environmental sustainability and social impact
  • Initiating change and managing development processes in complex environments
  • Applying innovative approaches to solving environmental and social problems in conditions of insufficient information availability, in a new, unfamiliar environment
  • Generating new knowledge and procedures related to conducting scientific research and introducing innovations
  • Formulating an adequate judgment in situations characterized by incomplete or limited information and unpredictability
  • Working in a complex and unpredictable environment that requires solving problems with multiple interacting factors

Education format: Full-time and Part-time

Study duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

Language: Bulgarian

ECTS credits: 60 ECTS

Compliance with the Regulatory Framework: The program strictly follows the requirements of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA), the Higher Education Act in Bulgaria, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), and the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Compliance with European Standards: The program is aligned with the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Integrated and Up-to-Date Modules: The offered disciplines are up-to-date and in line with modern European requirements, which guarantees the preparation of highly qualified specialists.

Quality Education: It is provided by highly qualified lecturers and specialists from International Business School, other Bulgarian universities, and from practice. The teaching staff includes specialists who graduated from IBS, which creates continuity in the educational process.

Innovative Teaching Methods: Interactive methods are used in the learning process, combined with multimedia presentations, discussions, course projects, case studies, etc., and students are offered a supportive academic environment that tolerates equality.

Graduates of the Master’s program in “Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship” have the opportunity for professional realization in all business organizations, the non-profit sector, and state institutions at various managerial and expert levels and positions.

They can occupy positions as:

  • Consultants and experts on circular economy and sustainable development issues;
  • Highly qualified economists and managers in local and state government structures;
  • Specialists in the structures of private business, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as larger companies and corporations in industries related to the circular economy;
  • Analysts and researchers of circular economy problems at the level of enterprise, sector, region, country, and integration union.

Compulsory courses

  • Legal aspects of the EU circular economy policy
  • Communication policy
  • Circular economy financing and reporting
  • Project management
  • Innovation management in the circular economy
  • Circular economy entrepreneurship
  • Master’s seminar

Elective courses

  • Consumer behavior in the circular economy / Assessment of the environmental impact and technologies
  • EU financial strategies / Recycling and processing for the circular economy

Facultative courses

  • Any course offered by other master’s programs

Master’s Thesis/State Exam

Start your path to success in the circular economy and entrepreneurship with the International Business School! If you are considering a career in this innovative and dynamic field IBS is the place for you.

We not only help you achieve your goals, but we also support you every step of the way towards your professional development.

No matter whether you aim to advance in your career, increase your income, or change your professional direction, you will find everything you need for your success with us:

Programs created for business: Our programs are specially developed to meet the current needs of the business, preparing you for success in today’s multifunctional business world.

Individual approach and personal attention: Each student receives individual attention and approach, which guarantees the best education.

Cohesive community and network of contacts: Join our community of students, lecturers, employees, and business partners who will support you and help you develop your creativity and leadership potential.

Lecturers with practical experience: Our lecturers are professionals with rich practical experience who will guide you through real business cases and projects.

Portfolio of practical projects: The training in the disciplines in the field of circular economy and sustainable development covers the entire period of study and each of them ends with a practical assignment, which builds and enriches your portfolio. It is proof of your skills and will be valuable when applying for a job.

Flexible learning: Our programs are designed to fit perfectly into your busy schedule.

Financial support: We offer various financing options, including student loans, deferred payment of fees, and scholarships.

International recognition: Receive a diploma that is recognized worldwide.

Career Center: Take advantage of our career center services that will help you achieve your professional goals.

Opportunities for studying abroad: As part of the Erasmus+ program, you have the opportunity to study abroad and broaden your international perspective.

With us, success is a common goal. Join International Business School and take the next step in your career!

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

Successful graduates in MA program “Business Finance” can continue their studies in a PhD program.