_Teacher, volunteer, leader – it is hard to imagine anyone more fitting to head the SOCIAL CHALLENGE Hack of the AUBG MultiTalent Quest [https://www.aubg.edu/quest] than alumnus Yavor Kiryakov ('12). Founder of University for Kids, an NGO that inspires youngsters to discover the world of arts, science and technology, Yavor has always been passionate about social change. Back at AUBG, he was the President of the Better Community Club and a regular…Read more
The Investment Management Club (IMC) at AUBG has just established a scholarship that will enable students interested in finance to enroll in the Bloomberg Market [https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/bloomberg-market-concepts/] Concepts [https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/bloomberg-market-concepts/] [https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/bloomberg-market-concepts/] (BMC) [https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/bl…Read more
_AUBG scored traditionally high at the Bulgarian University Rankings, with all five evaluated disciplines at leading positions. The university is number one in the country in the professional fields Administration & Management, Political Science and Public Communications & Information Sciences and holds second place in Economics and Informatics & Computer Science.*_Read more
_In 2014, Svetozar Georgiev (‘00), Vassil Terziev (‘01), Boyko Yaramov (‘00) and Hristo Kosev sold their company Telerik for $263 million to Progress Software, a business exit considered among the most successful ones in Bulgaria’s modern history. But their story does not stop there – the businessmen went on to establish two colossal projects: Telerik academy, which trains tomorrow’s digital experts, and Campus X, an ecosystem that supports tech compa…Read more
Change the world with the No.1 economics program
AUBG’s economics program has been repeatedly ranked as 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).
The minor in Economics provides students from other majors the analytical tools and background necessary to bring economic reasoning to bear upon social or business problems examined within those other majors.
Did you know that:
- AUBG students and faculty have participated in the prestigious annual economics conference Carroll Round at Georgetown University, held in Washington D.C., United States, every year since 2009.
- Freakonomics is a student-run initiative that aims to address pressing economic issues by bringing distinguished speakers to campus.
- Economics students and faculty present individual and group scholarly work at the annual Faculty-Students Research Conference.
- Economics majors have the opportunity to discuss pressing economic issues with experts at specially organized forums.
- Students have the opportunity to go on field trips to research centers, such as Bulgaria’s Institute for Market Economics, and leading companies in the region.
- Almost a third of economics graduates complete a senior thesis.
- A fifth of AUBG students graduate with an economics major.