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МВА Study Trip 2012 - Singapore & BangkokGraduation 2010

 

Each year, our MBA students go on a study trip to some interesting countries. This year they visited Singapore and Thailand.

The business program in Singapore featured meetings with local business representatives and entrepreneurs. The focus was on the peculiarities of the Singaporean social and economic model of development and the way that business is done in the region. In Bangkok, the emphasis was on entrepreneurship in Asia's developing countries, such as Thailand.

In addition to the academic program, the students enjoyed the beauty of these two countries.  
The sightseeing program in Singapore included a visit to Sentosa Island. In Bangkok, the students visited Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the Emerald buddha), the king's palace, Wat Po (the Temple of the Great Golden Buddha), and Wat Benjamabophit (the Marble Temple). They took James Bond's boat on the river, went to the Floating Market, and rode elephants in the jungle.

 

МВА 2010 Study Trip

MBA Study Trip 2011: Shanghai and Beijing

After the successul study trip to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore this year the students will visit China from 10 to 20 June 2011. As usual the work programme includes business meetings, team work and discussions and, naturally, a lot of fun.

МВА 2010 Study Trip

MBA 2010: Malaysia and Singapore

Our MBA students who were on study trip to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are back home after a very fruitful journey to two of the best developing countries in the Far East of Asia, and in the world.
The academic programme was focusing at the Blue Ocean Strategy

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Cardiff Metropolitan University ranks sixths in the United Kingdom!

Graduation 2010

The British daily newspaper The Telegraph published a ranking of the United Kingdom universities bases on the students' chances of finding employment upon graduation.
The ranking is based on data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency of the United Kingdom. It excludes universities with less than 1,000 interviewees. 

The leaders in the ranking can be seen here: The Telegraph

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IUC in a Leading Position in the Scopus Rating

This is important to our applicants. According to Scopus, an international academic agency that rates universities on the basis of what their faculty members have published in prestigious social science academic journals in the past five years, IUC is in third position, after the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University. More ...   

 

 

First Issue of IUC Management Review         

IUC Management Review (IUMR) is a free-access, English language, online academic journal. This makes it visible to anybody in the world. The journal's most important characteristic is that it emphasizes field research even though it accepts secondary data analyses and theoretical treaties as well. We accept short versions of excellent student dissertations. The first issue features three such articles by MBA graduates, two of whom had previously graduated from the University of Portsmouth program.

The editorial board includes many well-known names from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and more.

The first issue consists of five articles, outlining the main domains that IUCMR will address.

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MBA Class of 2012 Has Graduated

The graduation ceremony of MBA Class 2012 took place on 25 January 2013. IUC Vice Rector Vesselin Blagoev presented special IUC prizes to the best students. Seven of the 2013 graduates achieved excellent results.

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Graduation Ceremony of Class 2012 of the University of Portsmouth and Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Program

Graduation 2010

The graduation ceremony of Class 2012 of the University of Portsmouth, at which the graduates received their bachelor's degrees, was held on 12 October 2012 in Sofia. The 20th anniversary of the University of Portsmouth program in Sofia was celebrated during the ceremony.

The official guests at the ceremony were Prof. John Craven, vice-chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Maria Shishkova, president of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum and managing director of AIMS Human Capital, and Gilbert McCaull, head of the auditing unit of KPMG. More ...     See photos ...

 

  • МВА Study Trip 2012 - Singapore & Bangkok

    Graduation 2010

    Each year, our MBA students go on a study trip to some interesting countries. This year they visited Singapore and Thailand.

    The business program in Singapore featured meetings with local business representatives and entrepreneurs. The focus was on the peculiarities of the Singaporean social and economic model of development and the way that business is done in the region. In Bangkok, the emphasis was on entrepreneurship in Asia's developing countries, such as Thailand.
  • New Book on Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures by Our Lecturer Michael Minkov, with a Foreword by Geert Hofstede

     

    SAGE Publications has just released Cross-Cultural Analysis: The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures" . This is his third international title since 2010 when he co-authored the third edition of the bestseller "Cultures and Organizations; Software of the Mind" (McGraw Hill), together with Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede.

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    • New books 2013 in our library

       

  • New books 2013 are now available to the students in our library .   See more ...

 

 

  • Ken Moskowitz - guest-lecturer before the МВА students at IUC, Sofia

    Ken Moskowitz, Counselor for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy, was a guest lecturer at our МВА program. He talked about the financial and economic crisis and answered many questions during the subsequent discussion. The questions were about the role of the United States in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and its potential outcome and the Occupy Wallstreet movement. More ...

 

  • Graduation Ceremony of Class 2011

    Graduation 2010

    The graduation ceremony of Class 2011 and the presentation of the bachelor degrees of the University of Portsmouth took place in Hotel Best Western. on 14 October 2011.  This was the 16th ceremony in the history of International University College. The official guests were Rebecca Bunting - Vice Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Vladimir Karolev - IUC lecturer and member of the Sofia Municipal Council, and Georgi Ruichev - executive director of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum. More ...

     
  • Graduation Ceremony of MBA Class 2011

    On 24 September 2011, our MBA Class 2011 received their MBA degrees of UWIC Cardiff’s Metropolitan University and the University of Wales. The ceremony was held in the Panorama Hall of Best Western Expo Hotel, Sofia.

    Dr Vesselin Blagoev, Vice Rector of IUC, presented special awards to the best students.
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    • New Book on Cultural Differences and Their Impact by Our Lecturer Michael Minkov, with a Foreword by Geert Hofstede

      "Minkov's book is the breakthrough in cross-cultural research that we have been waiting for. He should be read from China to Latin America, from Norway to Africa and from North America to Eastern Europe."

      Geert Hofstede
      The world's most-cited author in cross-cultural research

       

      Emerald Group Publishing has just released "Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World" - a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Michael Minkov's "What Makes Us Different and Similar" (Klasika i Stil, 2007). This is his second international title since 2010 when he co-authored the third edition of the bestseller "Cultures and Organizations; Software of the Mind" (McGraw Hill), together with Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede.
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    • Zoya Paunova, one of the Bulgarian business leaders, guest-lecturer before the МВА students at IUC, Sofia

      Zoya Paunova, the Executive Director of AstraZeneca Bulgaria and one of the most successful business leaders in the country, held a lecture before the MBA students of IUC. She talked about her rich experience in the strategic management at the company she manages. See more ...

    • International University College in Top 10 of the Universities' Ranking in Bulgaria

      International University College is among the top 10 best universities in Bulgaria, according to the official rating of the universities in Bulgaria conducted by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. IUC’s rating was determined after it was evaluated in all three categories in which it specializes- Administration and Management, Economics and Tourism.
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      See also the official website of the Ministy of Education

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What is studied at IUC, Sofia, and how it is done?

Applicants and their parents often ask us about the contents of our curriculum and the teaching methods that we use. They also wish to know what kind of employment our graduates find. These are some of the most important issues that students are confronted with as they want to be sure that they have made the right choice in their lives.     

Tuition lasts four years and is entirely in English. We offer two Bachelor's programs (majors) of the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom:  Business Administration and International Finance and Trade. Successful graduates obtain two degrees: BA (Hons), which is a regular British degree of the University of Portsmouth, and a professional bachelor, which is a Bulgarian degree.  More …

 

 

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You may contact some of our students and alumni for their opinion and more information about IUC.

University of Portsmouth

     

Ken Heather, Coordinator for the University of Portsmouth programmes in Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Dream Area

Bulgaria is a member of the European Union and NATO. This information is enough to form a general idea of the country and what can be expected in it, but it does not say anything about its rich history and culture, the beauty of its nature, or the quality of life that students can enjoy during their years of study. Morе...

I thought it would be easier ...

Lilia Hristova , BA (Hons) IFT, Class 2008

I wanted to work at a bank or a financial department of a large company. I was nervous although I had worked for a polling agency and knew what an interview could be like. But this time it was different. It was the first time I had applied for a job in my field: international finance and trade. I submitted my CV and letter of motivation; surprisingly, I was also asked to deliver a coursework project. As I did not have much of a choice, I provided a copy of my final project. I was sure that my CV and letter of motivation were good. We started studying such things already in Foundation Year and I knew how to present myself so that I make the shortlist. And I did.   More...