Business Administration Major

American University in Bulgaria
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
March June October November
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 45,200

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements:

  • IBT (Internet Based TOEFL): 80
  • PBT – (Paper Based TOEFL): 550
  • IELTS – (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • CPE – (Certificate of Proficiency in English): ≥ C
  • CAE – (Certificate in Advanced English): ≥ B
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.


Required Courses (9 courses):

  • Business Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Ethics (WIC)
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • International Strategic Management and Policy (WIC)

Note: Upper-level required courses in Business Administration (those numbered 3XX and 4XX) are available only to declared Business Administration majors. To be qualified for declaring the Business Administration major, a student must earn an average GPA of at least 2.5  in the first four required Business Administration courses – BUS 200, BUS 220, BUS 221, and BUS 260.

Elective Courses (3 courses):
Any three (3) additional Business Administration courses are required. Business Administration majors may also choose One (1) of these courses may include BUS 490 or BUS 491, and only one (1) may include approved non-BUS electives from the following:

  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Corporate Culture

Although fields of specialization for Business Administration majors are not formally specified, students may choose to concentrate in a specific business discipline – accounting, finance, human-resources management, or marketing – by selecting elective courses in that field.

Disciplinary Honors in Business
Disciplinary honors may be given to a Business major who upon graduation has met the following requirements:

  • achieved a grade point average of at least 3.66 in courses in the Business Major
  • successfully completed and publicly defended either a senior project or a senior thesis in front of a panel of BUS faculty, and
  • received a grade of "A" for the senior project or senior thesis

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