_Read our interview with Professor Andrey Gurov, who is part of the Department of Business at AUBG, and learn more about his extensive professional and academic experience__ in the U.S. and Europe, why he chose finance over art history, and what brings him a sense of fulfilment as a professor at our university. _Read more
_Victoria Antonova is a Russian alumna who graduated in 2015. She double-majored in Political Science and International Relations and Business Administration and minored in European Studies. Victoria pursued her Master’s degree at Aarhus University in Denmark and is currently employed as a management consultant at Bain & Company, one of the world’s largest consulting companies. Read our interview with her to learn more about her experience with AU…Read more
_Bulgarian vlogger Ilko Hristov, whose YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBw0SPrg_Kc4Y0jev5wDoUw] boasts over 60,000 subscribers, joined the AUBG community this fall. Read our interview with the first-year student to learn more about what motivates him to create videos, how he got selected to study in the U.S. for a year back in high school, why he chose to continue his education at AUBG, and what are his plans and dreams for the futur…Read more
_Hristina Tsonkova, who is a multiple time poetry reciting champion, a passionate aero yoga practitioner and a high-school theatre actor, has recently become part of the AUBG community. The first-year student plans to major in Economics and Journalism & Mass Communication and has already joined two student clubs - the Business Club and the Better Community Club. Hristina says that her participation in a number of competitions -- such as “Bulgaria…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.