Varna University of Management (VUM – former International University College – Albena) is an international business school located in Bulgaria where students from over 40 countries receive education in Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.

VUM offers Bachelor’s and Master’s double-degree programmes, taught entirely in English, in cooperation with universities in countries such as the UK, Switzerland, France, Norway and the Netherlands, as curricula are aligned with the partnering institutions and students have to meet up the same high standards in examinations in order to graduate with degrees from both - the partnering universities and VUM.

The university extends across the globe through powerful partnerships with international universities such as Cardiff Metropolitan University and University College of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands; Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland and numerous collaborative efforts with more than 1 renowned universities elsewhere in Europe, as well as in Asia and South America.

The university ranks high for student internships and international orientation on a European level, and ranks as the number one Bulgarian business school according to prestigious educational rankings such as U-multirank, Best-masters, Eduniversal. VUM maintains excellent relationships with businesses and can boast of a long-standing success in providing its students with opportunities for work placement experience with top employers within the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and many more.

University’s reputation for scientific achievements around the world also continues to grow. VUM is known as the Bulgarian university with the highest number of publications and references within social sciences according to Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Varna University of Management is also recognized for its reinforcing international influence by the Palme of Excellence Classification for Eastern Europe. Its reach extends into the European industry through a large number of high-profile connections including partnerships with leading companies in the fields of Software Development, Business Process Outsourcing, Marketing, Finance, etc.
Varna University of Management is also a member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business.


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