Project Management

The goal of the program is for students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted work on a project by tracking the project lifecycle and its specifics.

Education format: Distance learning

Study duration: 1,5 (3 semesters)

Language: Bulgarian

ECTS credits: 90 ECTS

The Master’s program in “Project Management” shares the priorities and reflects the strategic goals and objectives of IBS, related to educational and research activities. The program complies with the regulatory framework and the requirements of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) for training in the Master’s degree program, with the Higher Education Act, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and IBS policies.

The program is implemented and administered through developed curriculum and syllabi, aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills and building personal and professional competencies, in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Bulgaria, the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Framework of Qualifications in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

The “Project Management” program includes precise and up-to-date practice-oriented modules of disciplines. They are selected in accordance with modern national needs and European requirements in the field of project management, building on the knowledge of students, logically presented and appropriately distributed in three semesters.

The implementation of quality education is provided by highly qualified teachers and specialists, which guarantees successful realization on the labor market of graduates of the master’s program in accordance with the goals and mission of IBS to create competitive specialists at the international level. In the learning process, interactive methods are widely used, combined with multimedia presentations, discussions, term papers, case studies, etc. We offer a supportive academic environment that tolerates equality. We provide opportunities for students to join teams to work on projects for scientific and practical research.

Compulsory courses

  • Quantitative Methods in Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Planning and Control in Project Management
  • Project Finance and Accounting
  • International Project Management
  • Cost Management
  • Master’s Seminar

Elective courses

  • Risk Management/Quality Management
  • Project Administration/Contract and Subcontractor Management

Facultative courses

  • Any course offered by other master’s programs

Master’s Thesis


  • Modern approaches and methods for managing organizations and projects;
  • Project initiation and definition;
  • Project monitoring and control;
  • Methods and techniques for managing project scope, cost, quality, and team.


  • Consistent and realistic planning of project activities;
  • Cost planning and management;
  • Managing communication and relationships in the organization;
  • Planning and selection of necessary resources;
  • Making strategic decisions for the development of the organization;
  • Analysis and management of change and risk;
  • Using digital technologies in project management.
  • Project team member;
  • Project coordinator;
  • Project manager;
  • Expert in state and municipal administrations;
  • Expert in non-governmental organizations.

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.