Change the world with the one of the best economics program in the country
AUBG’s economics program has been repeatedly ranked as one of the best economics program in Bulgaria. It is likely the best in southeastern Europe. It’s been recognized by the Ministry of Education not only for its academic caliber, but also its ability to develop its graduates into outstanding professionals who then take leading positions in government, business, the NGO sector and academia.
More than half the Economics Department’s graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees at world-renowned universities such as Yale, Cornell, London School of Economics; our other graduates embark on exciting careers across all continents.
On one level the program sharpens quantitative skills for policy issues but it also fosters open-mindedness, creative and logical thinking, with flexible vision while retaining empathy with others. Our students take an active role in research and also deal with real-life examples. They also venture further afield on field trips to research centers and leading companies in the region. A student run club, Freakonomics, aims to bring distinguished experts to campus who shed new light on pressing economic concerns.
The major in Economics trains students not only for advanced education in graduate and professional schools, but also prepares students for immediate entry into business and government careers where economic insight and analytical ability are valued. While there are no formal sub-fields in this major, students can study three broad topics: macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics (empirical (data) analysis).
Some of our graduates have gone on to successfully complete postgraduate degree programs at prestigious universities at the United States and Western Europe, including Cornell University, Duke University, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan and Yale University. Others have joined international companies and institutions such as Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Barclays Capital, BNP PARIBAS, BTC/Vivatel, the Bulgarian National Bank, Citigroup, Deloitte & Touche, the European Central Bank, General Electric, Kraft Foods, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Bank.
Life at AUBG is an international experience – no one can escape from it. And that’s the beauty of it!