The academic research activity of the Department is focused on areas such as Corporate Management and Governance,Corporate Finance, Corporate Marketing, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, International Business, Integration processes of Bulgaria’s Accession to the EU, etc.


A part of the Department’s academic research activity is also the interdepartmental seminar Current Economic Trends and Business organized and run on a regular basis.


The Department staff comprises 20 lecturers who have numerous national and international academic publications and who participate in workshops and conferences in Bulgaria and abroad. The Department also benefits from the expertise of guest lecturers, prominent for their work and practice.

The Department has signed Erasmus+ agreements for student mobility with the Universities of Bologna and Ludwigshafen. A similar agreement is to be signed with the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Department is in constant contact with lecturers and experts from various enterprises and institutions: the institutes in the Bulgarian Academy of Science, universities, state authorities and organizations (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, National Revenue Agency, Financial Supervision Commission, Bulgarian Stock Exchange, Central Depository, Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Agency, Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting), NGOs (Institute for Market Economics, Bulgarian Industrial Association, The Association of Commercial Banks in Bulgaria, Balkan Institute for Labor and Social Policy, etc.).

The forms of cooperation include organizing student training and internships, exchange of information, graduation papers review, updating academic programs, developing business projects, seminars and discussions,etc.

The Department has developed joint programs with the International Banking Institute and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences as well as joint programmes with the University of York and the CITY College.

The Department of Economics offers academic training in eight face-to-face and four distance learning programs.

Head of Department
Assoc. Prof. Reneta Dimitrova, PhD
Building 2, Room 605
tel.: 02/8110 605
e-mail: r.dimitrova@nbu.bg

Petya Veleva
Building 2, Room 605
tel.: 02/8110 635
e-mail: pveleva@nbu.bg