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Doctoral Programme in World Economy and International Economic Relations

Professional field: Economics

General description of the Doctoral programme

Recent development of the world economy and international economic relations put governments and economic actors in a completely new environment, which is characterized by great heterogeneity and dynamic. The Doctoral Program "World Economy and International Economic Relations" provides an opportunity to explore the main economic processes at European and world scale, policymaking methodologies at international level, key actors on the political and economic scene, and the set of economic issues that arise for national economies and business entities.

Language:

English

Educational goals

The aim of the doctoral programme "World Economy and International Economic Relations" is to prepare highly qualified specialists and researchers, who can independently develop and defend their projects through the use of scientific method of research and knowledge of real business practice and problems. The programme prepares the researchers to address the challenges of the modern international environment, and work in teams in the best academic traditions.


Organisation and length of study

The doctoral programme "World Economy and International Economic Relations" is achieved through a set of courses and seminars with examinations in certain academic subjects, preparation and defense of doctoral thesis

Duration:

full-time and unsupervised doctoral programme - 3 years;
part-time or distance study - 4 years.

Knowledge

The studies in the doctoral program "World Economy and International Economic Relations" create specialized knowledge concerning the problems of the contemporary world economy, the different processes taking place in it, the policies on national, European and global scale, the operational environment of the business entities, the factors influencing the corporate activities and strategies for implementing international business.


Skills

Doctoral studies in "World Economy and International Economic Relations" help build valuable skills for :

solving real-world issues;
applying an interdisciplinary approach for solving practical problems;
ability to process and select information, independence from external resources and external influence;
conducting scientific research.

Professional realization

Graduates of the doctoral programme can be employed in all economic business structures with international or offshore operations, trade representatives, international economic organizations and institutions, international banking, transport and forwarding networks, in the governing structures of national authorities and EU bodies, as well as in educational institutions as:

specialists;
experts;
consultants;
managers;
directors.

Educational and scientific degree and professional qualification

Graduates of the doctoral programme are awarded with the scientific and educational degree “Doctor in Economics”.

QUALIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS


Doctoral Programme in World Economy and International Economic Relations

Application documents

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Non-EU applicants


Tuition fees

EU and EEA applicants
Non-EU applicants


Dissertation topics

Here are some examples of successful dissertations from our doctoral programme:




2021

PhD student: Rositsa Prodanova

Dissertation theme: Evolution and development opportunities of the European Union's financial institutions

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Zdravko Lyubenov, PhD

Defense date: 17.09.2021

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PhD student: Ivan Ivanov

Dissertation theme: Impact of energy exchanges on the functioning of the energy market in the European Union

Supervisor: Prof. Tanya Gorcheva, DSc

Defense date: 18.06.2021

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2020

PhD student: Driton Ali Sylqa

Dissertation theme: The personnel turnover problem as a factor for market positioning of companies with international activity

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Galina Zaharieva, PhD

Defense date: 10.07.2020

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PhD student: Vladimir Yolov

Dissertation theme: Expansion of international trade chains in Bulgaria

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Zdravko Lyubenov, PhD

Defense date: 10.07.2020

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2019

PhD student: Margarita Mihaylova

Dissertation theme: The Process of Knowledge Acquisition in the Born Global Firm

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Iliev, PhD

Defense date: 30.09.2019

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PhD student: Borislav Boyanov

Dissertation theme: Impact of the European Union's environmental policy on the international competitiveness of Bulgarian enterprises (on the example of the chemical industry)

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Karina Sarkisyan-Dikova, PhD

Defense date: 01.07.2019

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PhD student: Diana Eftimova

Dissertation theme: Economic impact of European energy policy on Bulgaria's energy security

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Karina Sarkisyan-Dikova, PhD

Defense date: 01.07.2019

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PhD student: Anna Karshovska-Mateva

Dissertation theme: Analysis and evaluation of export promotion organizations

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Iliev, PhD

Defense date: 15.03.2019

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2018

PhD student: Desislava Miteva

Dissertation theme: Dimenssions of Transatalantic Partnership and its Impact on Bulgarian Economy

Supervisor: Prof. Tanya Gorcheva, DSc

Defense date: 14.12.2018

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PhD student: Viktoriya Ivanova

Dissertation theme: Cross-border Cooperation Between the Countries in the European Union (on the Example of Bulgaria and Romania).

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Galina Zaharieva, PhD

Defense date: 04.06.2018

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PhD student: Daniela Trifonova

Dissertation theme: Exploration of integration and differentiation processes in the European Union

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Iliev, PhD

Defense date: 23.02.2018

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Studying in International Business

Building professional qualities, knowledge and skills for solving problems of the real business environment related to international integration processes and the modern economy - national, European and global.

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Since its establishment in 1993, more than 4,000 bachelors, masters and doctors have graduated in the specialties at the Department of IER at the Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov. The teaching is carried out in full-time, part-time and distance form with modern technologies and teaching aids.

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The annual scientific-practical conferences for students and PhD students in the field of international business are 25. The conference is also attended by foreign students from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, etc., studying at the Academy of Economics under the Erasmus + program.

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The events with the participation of teachers, students and representatives from the practice for the last 5 years are over 20. The department has signed long-term contracts and memoranda of partnership with the three groups of potential users of staff - educational institutions, government agencies and international companies.

Our Alumni

In order to maintain and expand the relations between the graduates, on March 12, 2011 a club of graduates was established at the Department of International Economic Relations - Alumni Club MIO. Club members hold various events to increase student capacity, including career advice and development. The club has its own symbols - coat of arms, motto and badge, and its own website - AlumniMIO.club

This specialty opens doors for you to learn about international relations and the development of the world. It also offers the opportunity to learn at least two foreign languages, which nowadays is a great advantage for anyone who wants to succeed after graduation.
Borislav Boyanov
Class of 2014
Solid training from the Academy is a guarantee for professional success. I have always imagined the Academy as an educational colossus, firmly grounded in economic theory, goes hand in hand with practice and with a view to the future development of those after us, as bequeathed by Dimitar Tsenov - "to follow the path to progress ”.
Anna Karshovska
Class of 1998
Events

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Department of International Economic Relations

Dimitar Tsenov Academy of Economics

2, Emanuil Chakarov Street, Svishtov, post code 5250, Bulgaria



Катедра “Международни икономически отношения”

Стопанска академия "Димитър А. Ценов"

ул. Емануил Чакъров 2, Свищов, 5250