The Master of Science program “Business Analysis and ERP Systems” is implemented by the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship (VUZF) in partnership with ERP Academy.
The sector for development and incorporation of business software in our country includes several dozens software and consulting companies which create, develop, and incorporate in enterprises different types of business management systems. Nowadays more and more manufacturing companies, commercial chains, banks and other organizations begin to understand the necessity of using modern ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), BI (Business Intelligence) and other classes of business software solutions. This is why the salaries within the field are way above the country’s average, the employees are being insured based on their real income, and the companies operate entirely in the bright side of the economy. Nevertheless, it gets more and more difficult to find the necessary personnel for ensuring the expansion of their businesses.
In response to this problem, the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship (VUZF) and ERP Academy created the first of its kind in Bulgaria Master of Science program “Business Analysis and ERP Systems”. It is entirely focused on the fast growing segment of the business management systems and it is dedicated to prepare the students for their careers in this field of economics.
“The new Master of Science program will not teach the students how to program, and previous experience in programming will not be required. It is economically-oriented and is going to create specialists in the complicated and promising area of business software incorporation. In Bulgaria there are a number of universities that prepare programmers, but it is a paradox that there is not even a single study program focused on the process of business management systems incorporation. It is a field where the specialists ought to have knowledge on software technologies, as well as on accounting and finance, business processes management and many others. In particular, our purpose is to create the first Master of Science program which will prepare students for a career within the business software sector” said Natalija Futekova, creator of the Master of Science program and founder of ERP Academy.
“The goal of the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship (VUZF) has always been not only to provide its students with education and diplomas, but also to prepare them in the best possible way for today’s dynamic life by making some of the most competitive specialists in the labour market out of them. The creation of the first of its kind Master of Science program, focused on such a promising field, namely, business software, is a part of the long-term politics of VUZF” said Detelina Smilkova, vice president of the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship.
The new Master of Science program will include some of the most promising fields of business software, such as systems class ERP, CRM, BPM (Business Process Management), business analysis and management of big data massifs, unified communications, mobile applications, Internet of Things, etc. The students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the most popular business management systems that have been created by both Bulgarian and foreign developers. Other important fields of science, such as accounting and finance, economics and so on will also be in the curriculum. Representatives of some of the most successful Bulgarian companies within the sector, namely, ERP.BG, Balkan Services, Team Vision, consultants from major international ERP companies, and renowned VUZF professors are going to lecture the students. The students will be provided with the opportunity to be enrolled in internship programs and to work in the industry.