Academic Courses

Below is a list of academic courses I have developed and implemented in the field of higher and continuous education as a researcher and a practitioner.


Business Partnership and Stakeholder Management

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:

Course of choice for “Senior Management” Master’s programme students of the Faculty of Management at TU Sofia.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to apply the stakeholder management methodology for planning and management of the stakeholders, to have sufficient knowledge on solving practical business and engineering problems in technological, public-private and corporate context, as well as to analyze and validate the results.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:

The goals, tasks, mechanisms and methodological bases of the stakeholders’ theory and the management of the relations with them during the execution of business projects, programs and strategies are being studied; scientifically-based local, national and international approaches are derived. Attention is paid to new, non-traditional critical success factors influencing internal- and inter-group / organizational relations, as well as the choice of effective socio-economic indicators and long-term priorities in the transition to business development models, based on shared knowledge and resources. The institutional aspects of such a transition are tracked, in addition to the corporate and technological ones.

PREREQUISITES:

Fundamental knowledge in the area of humanitarian and management sciences: Philosophy of Economics, Sociology, Management, Public Governance, Project Management.

TEACHING METHODS:

Lectures, using slides, case studies, seminar work, incl. work in teams, course work description preparation and defense.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT:

One one-hour assessment at the end of semester (50%), seminar work (25%), and a course work – a one off assignment (25%).

INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE:

Bulgarian

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

1. Freeman, E. (1984). Strategic management: A stakeholder approach. Boston: Harper Collins; 2. Freeman, E. et al. (2010). Stakeholder Theory. The State of the Art. Cambridge University; 3. Daskalov, H. (2014). Stakeholder Management in Higher Education, Science and Innovation Projects, Programmes and Strategies. Sofia: Military Publishing House; 4. Andreev, О. (2006). Project Management. Sofia: Softrade;  5. Arabadzhiisky, N. (2012). Strategic Governance in the Public Sector. NBU.


In addition to the above courses, I have acted as an assistant lecturer in undergraduate courses in the field of industrial management and operations at the Faculty of Management at the Technical University of Sofia (https://cssb.moodlecloud.com/), as well as as an assistant / moderator at the Sofia Business School (http://sbs-bg.org/) annual master classes.