Varna University of Management (VUM) is a private not-for-profit higher education institution. The university was established in 1996 and is based in Varna, Bulgaria. It offers undergraduate and master programmes in the fields of Business, Management, Hospitality, Tourism, Business Information Systems and Software Systems and Technologies. All VUM study programmes are delivered exclusively in English. The main campus of VUM is located in Varna, however the University has campuses also in Dobrich and in Sofia.
The long-term efforts and work of VUM academic community have been internationally recognized and validated. In 2018, in terms of student mobility VUM was ranked 1st worldwide by U Multirank. VUM master programme in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked 17th worldwide by Eduversinal Best Masters ranking.
VUM Research Institute issues internationally recognised science journals such as European Journal of Tourism Research (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science), Journal of Pedagogy and Educational Management and VUM Management Review.
VUM maintains an extensive network of more than 200 Universities from five continents and multiple industry partners with which it participates in joint study programmes, staff and student mobility and/or projects. In the recent years VUM has accomplished a number of international projects in the fields of tourism and hospitality, education, human resource development and training, competitiveness and internationalization. Thanks to the close relations with the industry, VUM is a desirable partner of many business initiatives and hosts such events as well.