International College has established partnerships with numerous business and non-for-profit organisations in order to deliver high-quality education services for its students.
Among our long-term partners are:
Varna University of Management /VUM/
Varna University of Management is an international business school located in Bulgaria where students from over 40 countries receive education in Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.
VUM offers Bachelor’s and Master’s double-degree programmes, taught entirely in English, in cooperation with universities in countries such as the UK, Switzerland, France, Norway and the Netherlands, as curricula are aligned with the partnering institutions and students have to meet up the same high standards in examinations in order to graduate with degrees from both – the partnering universities and VUM.
The university extends across the globe through powerful partnerships with international universities such as Cardiff Metropolitan University and University College of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands; Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland and numerous collaborative efforts with more than 1 renowned universities elsewhere in Europe, as well as in Asia and South America.
The university ranks high for student internships and international orientation on a European level, and ranks as the number one Bulgarian business school according to prestigious educational rankings such as U-multirank, Best-masters, Eduniversal. VUM maintains excellent relationships with businesses and can boast of a long-standing success in providing its students with opportunities for work placement experience with top employers within the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and many more.
University’s reputation for scientific achievements around the world also continues to grow. VUM is known as the Bulgarian university with the highest number of publications and references within social sciences according to Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Varna University of Management is also recognized for its reinforcing international influence by the Palme of Excellence Classification for Eastern Europe. Its reach extends into the European industry through a large number of high-profile connections including partnerships with leading companies in the fields of Software Development, Business Process Outsourcing, Marketing, Finance, etc.
Varna University of Management is also a member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business.
International Management Institute (IMI)
International Management Institute (IMI) is a non-profit association founded in 1993. It is the founder and a Trustee Board Member of the International University College (www.vum.bg) within the project of Hoge Hotelschool Maastricht (the Netherlands), supported by the Program for Cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe of the Dutch Government.
The association is a successful model for public-private partnership, which unites organizations with a very large activity profile – commercial associations, non-profit organizations and individuals, – sharing the idea for modernization and quality improvement of education and life in accordance with the European development goals.
The unique representation of IMI is demonstrated by its membership community of more than 100 young people and 50 trainers in the field of vocational and higher education. Our main activities cover inter alia:
- Scientific and applied research in social sciences;
- Entrepreneurship development, creation of micro-enterprises and self-employment;
- Sustainable development;
- Development of civil society and European society in Bulgaria;
- Integration of young people in all social sectors and encouragement of youth initiative;
- Support for the social integration of minorities and groups threatened by exclusion;
- Human resource management and raising the quality of human capital;
Touroperator Agency E-Tours Ltd.
The company was created along with VUM students in the programs Hospitality Management and Marketing and Management of the Hospitality and Tourism. Today the company is developing through organization of corporate and private travels for clients from Bulgaria and abroad.
Among the activities of the company are offering and management of summer language schools, internship programs for secondary schools from Europe, organization of field trips for university students from Europe and Asia, school camps, conferences, trainings and seminars for private customers, governmental organizations and others. Those who wish to study in a course in hospitality, administration, online reservations, tour guide can take advantage of the internships offered at the tour operator agency.
Dobrudja Agricultural and Business School /DABS/
Dobrudja Agricultural and Business School is a non-profit organization that is developing as a leading agri-business organization for the development of the science and research in the field of agriculture, agro sciences, agro tourism, eco-tourism for South Eastern Europe.
DABS aims to stimulate education and to bring more academics towards scientific research in agriculture. DABS in partnership with MK has a history of developing different projects that support agriculture in the region of Dobrudja (North and South).
The main activities of the association are focused on helping the educational sector, developing science and research and supporting the local authorities and communities through elaboration of strategies for economic development of the municipalities, strategies for developing the human resources for large-scale business structures, development and management of projects, as well as education and training of entrepreneurs for developing successful businesses and gaining of skills for management of European funded initiatives.