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A Bulgarian higher education institution next to leading universities around the globe? Yes, it is possible and one Bulgarian university has proved it year after year.

The recent Eduniversal ranking of the Best Masters & MBA degrees globally placed the MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme of Varna University of Management (VUM), Bulgaria, 15th in Tourism Management in the world. The university's MBA programme was ranked 5th in Central and Eastern Europe.

It is the third consecutive year for Varna University of Management to be ranked first worldwide in terms of student mobility among more than 1,700 universities compared by the independent international ranking system of U-Multirank.

Since 2014, the U-Multirank has compared the quality of training in higher education institutions around the world. Highly user-oriented, the global ranking covers crucial aspects of higher education: research, teaching and learning, international focus, knowledge transfer and regional significance. VUM holds the highest position followed by elite French, German and Swedish education institutions. The Student Mobility ranking gives weight on the opportunities for training students abroad – mobility (exchange) and the share of international students in the total number of students in the institution.

Today, VUM has students from over 50 nationalities in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business and Management, IT, Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts, all delivered exclusively in English. For over a decade, the strategic collaboration between Varna University of Management and Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, has allowed VUM students to receive innovative education following the British standards and to graduate with Bulgarian and a British higher education degree without the need to study in or travel to the UK. However, VUM students are encouraged to study and train outside of Bulgaria for short terms of up to 12 months.

The new issue of Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA ranking announced in July 2019 gave additional international recognition of the quality of VUM's postgraduate programmes.

In 2019, Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking ranked the Master in International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme and the MBA Programme two positions higher than in 2018. The VUM programmes outperformed top universities in Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, the UK and USA.

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking offers a detailed assessment of Masters and MBA programmes globally. Designed to help prospective students to discover the best options for their graduate studies, it is the only platform that assesses individual master courses worldwide across 50 different fields of study.

VUM's two postgraduate programmes are delivered entirely in English at Varna University of Management in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, and end with two degrees, a Bulgarian and a British one. The study process is organised in a convenient way for working professionals. Scholarships are also available.

Varna University of Management is the only educational institution in Bulgaria offering a British MBA programme entirely delivered in Bulgaria. The University has more than 20 years of tradition to train and develop leaders in the field of tourism and hospitality. Its graduates from the Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme become managers, leaders and entrepreneurs within all the sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry in different parts of the world.



Duration: 12-18 months

Intake: October, February

Double Degree: Bulgarian and British

Location: Varna, Sofia

Scholarships: up to 1,000 Euro (full period of study)

The MBA Programme at Varna University of Management is the only British full-time MBA entirely delivered in Bulgaria. The strategic academic collaboration of Varna University of Management with Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) allows you to acquire the key skills and knowledge that to take you to the next level of your career in a convenient way, with classes in two locations in Bulgaria outside standard business hours. Upon successful com­pletion of the programme our graduates are awarded two degrees: Bulgarian from Varna University of Management and British from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The MBA Programme of Varna University of Management is delivered in the English language and gives you the opportunity to study along with students from all over the world! According to Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA ranking this year the MBA Programme of VUM ranks No.5 in Central and Eastern Europe, above top universities in Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary.

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