VUZF UNIVERSITY IN BRIEF
VUZF University is a private institution of higher education, located in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia city. It is the first private university specialized in the area of finance, insurance, management and marketing in the Republic of Bulgaria. It was founded in 2002 by Resolution of the National Assembly. In the past five years, it strongly focused its education program on finance, innovation, business and entrepreneurship studies.
VUZF offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degree programs in the professional field of Economics. The study programs in the bachelor and master programs are offered in regular, part-time and distant learning forms. The Ph.D. programs are offered in regular, part-time forms and also in the form of individual preparation. The university possesses all national accreditations (institutional and program accreditation) given by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency and British accreditation given by the British Accreditation Council. This certifies that the university has integrated standards of high quality of the educational process, faculty, staff and facilities in accordance with all standards applied to the higher education institutions in UK.
For the last 16 years, VUZF managed to establish itself as one of the best Bulgarian universities in the field of Business and Economics. The last edition of the Bulgarian University Ranking System in 2018 ranked VUZF in top 5 in the professional field of Economics out of 26 Universities in this field.
VUZF’s mission is to prepare highly qualified specialists in finance, business and entrepreneurship to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in accordance with the needs of the contemporary practice. The academic policy of the university is aimed at incorporating the best educational practices in Europe. On the one hand, its main purpose is to provide high-quality studies and career success of students by maintaining a very good cooperation with the business community. About 90 percent of the university graduates start work in the field of the acquired major in the private financial sector, as well as in business ventures.
VUZF University’s key strengths are:
üSpecialization in the area of economics providing a strong link between theoretical and practical knowledge in the offered programmes
üExcellent academic staff with substantial business and management experience
üWide portfolio of programmes offered both at undergraduate and graduate level
üFlexibility together with strong ties with business allowing for fast implementation of novelty in education in terms of opening new programmes and courses
üBoutique university, individual treatment, focus on student’s satisfaction and experience of studying
Very often, VUZF University’s students start their own business. To help them, the university provides free consultancy services relating to training in various majors, as well as opportunities for professional and personal development. On the other hand, VUZF University offers high-level training, commensurate with the leading universities in Europe. Evidence and one of the main priorities in the development policy of VUZF is the implementation of cooperation with foreign universities within different bachelor, master, and post-graduate programs. VUZF University partners with 20 + universities in Europe under ERASMUS, and has a solid cooperation with leading European and world universities.
The lecturers have an important contribution to the high quality of the study programs the university offers. The faculty members are among the most outstanding researchers in the country, with extensive training and practical experience. Many of the lecturers have also a good standing in the professional society as CEOs of companies, managers in the corporate sector, and heads of state authorities (for example former ministers, chairs of financial regulators, members of the national parliament). Find more about VUZF University on the website: www.vuzf.bg