Higher School of Insurance and Finance (HSOA) in Bulgaria was the first private university specialized in finance, insurance, social security, management and marketing. It was discovered by a decision of the 39th National Assembly of 25.07.2002 (published in SG. 75 of 02.08.2002) to train students in the Bachelor of economic specialization and opens its doors to its first students in beginning of the 2002/2003 academic year.
VUZF was approved in 2007 by the National Assessment and Accreditation for the maximum six-year period from 2008/2009 provides training and MBA. High School has implemented a system for managing the quality of education and research, which is certified by "Moody International" according to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000. In 2007 VUZF took ninth place in the Business Week ranking of the 15 best undergraduate business programs in Bulgaria. In the same year the university received an expanded University Charter "Erasmus", which allows students to learn or practice in universities and institutions in the member states of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area.
Mission and Educational Philosophy
VUZF mission is to prepare highly qualified specialists in economics and development economics in accordance with the needs of contemporary practice. Academic policy of the university is focused on the application of best educational practices in Europe and worldwide, and its main purpose is to provide high quality training and career success of students by maintaining a very good cooperation with the business. About 90% of graduates start work in acquired major in banking, insurance, and insurance companies. To help its students VUZF offers free consulting services relating to training in various disciplines and opportunities for professional and personal development.
Higher School of Insurance and Finance offers high level training commensurate with leading universities in Europe and the U.S.. Evidence and one of the main priorities in development policy VUZF is collaborating with foreign universities in various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, as well as providing innovative and flexible training methods.
The high quality of education of young people have an important contribution VUZF teachers who are outstanding scientists with extensive training and experience, current and former heads of state institutions.