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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Business Management

FSU

Department of Management and Alternative Tourism

Address

10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1797 Sofia, Forestry University, Faculty of Business Management;

Location

Building “A”, Floor 4, Room No 429, 431, 432, 411

Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kitchoukov

Tel. 02 91907 280; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

History

The Department originates from the Department of Economics, Organization and Planning, which was established in 1950. With the creation of the Faculty of Business Management at the University of Forestry in 1995, the Department of Economics, Organization and Social Sciences from the Faculty of Forestry was transformed into three departments at the Faculty of Business Management: Department of Economics and Management, Department of Organization and Planning and Department of Humanities.

The first head of the Department of Economics, Organization and Planning from 1950 to 1964 was Assoc. Prof. Yuli Mihaylov. Then the department heads were: Prof. Dr. Hristo Sirakov – 1965–1987; Prof. Dr. Penyo Karadochev – 1988–1990; Prof. Dr. Georgi Pukhalev – 1990–1993; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikola Stoyanov – 1993–1995. Assoc. Prof. Nikola Stoyanov was elected as a Head of the newly created Department of Organization and Planning at the Faculty of Business Management in 1995. In April 1998 the Department of Organization and Planning was renamed into the Department of Marketing and Production Management headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikola Stoyanov. From 2003 to 2011 the head of the Department of Marketing and Production Management was Assoc. Prof. Diana Ivanova. Since January 2012 the head of the department was Prof. Dr. Nikola Stoyanov, and since September 2017 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kitchoukov.

As of April 11, 2019, at the decision of the Academic Counsel of University of Forestry №37/April 10, 2019, the Department of Marketing and Production Management was transformed into the Department of Management and Alternative Tourism with Head of Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kitchoukov.

By a decision of the Faculty Counsel of 10.03.2020 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kitchoukov was approved as a Head of Department.

The following teachers have worked in the department: Assoc. Prof. Yuli Mihaylov, Prof. Hristo Sirakov, Prof. Penyo Karadochev, Prof. Georgi Pukhalev, Prof. Nikola Stoyanov, Prof. Ivan Yovkov, Prof. Diana Ivanova, Assoc. Prof. Angel Baev, Assoc. Prof. Lilyana Polyanska, Assoc. Prof. Lilyana Teofilova, Chief Assist. Prof. Ivan Draganov, Chief Assist. Prof. Todor Vasilev, Prof. Ivan Paligorov, Chief Assist. Prof. Tsanko Todorov, Assoc. Prof. Emil Kitchoukov, Assist. Prof. Venelina Koleva, Assoc. Prof. Zhivko Gochev, Assoc. Prof. Tsanko Bulgarensky, Assoc. Prof. Simeon Elazarov, Chief Assist. Prof. Anton Kostadinov, Assist. Prof. Tsvetelina Simeonova-Zarkin.

Academic staff of the department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Rozenov Kitchoukov

Prof. Dr. Krasimira Svetoslavova Staneva

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolai Konstantinov Neykov

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radostina Kancheva Popova-Terziyska

Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Simeonov Kostadinov

Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Svetlana Taneva Staneva

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Simeonova-Zarkin

Office Manager

Lyudmila Yankova – Building “A”, floor 4, room No 411, tel. + 359 2 91907*295

Quality Manager

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kitchoukov

Disciplines and teachers

  • Agromarketing – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Neykov
  • Alternative Tourism – Prof. Dr. Dilyanka Bezlova and Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Business Management – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Kostadinov
  • Business Planning and Control – Prof. Dr. Vladimir Piralkov
  • Business Planning in Tourism – Prof. Dr. Vladimir Piralkov and Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Kostadinov
  • Consulting Methodology – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevena Shouleva
  • Cooperative Management – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Neykov
  • Cultural Tourism – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Economics and Management –
  • Economics of the Wood and Furniture Industries – Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Neykov
  • Entrepreneurship –
  • Environmental Standards in Alternative Tourism – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Food Control and Safety – Chief Assist.
  • Forestry Economics and Management – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Neykov
  • Fundamentals of Management –Diana Ivanova, Exercises and
  • Geology with Petrography –
  • Guide Service and Animation –
  • Health, Balneo and Spa tourism – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Hotels and Restaurants – Chief Assist.
  • Insurance –
  • Insurance in Alternative Tourism –Diana Ivanova and Assoc.
  • Introduction to Alternative Tourism –
  • Investment Planning in Plant Protection – and
  • Organization and Operational Management of the Wood and Furniture Industries –
  • Labor and Salary Management – and
  • Livestock Economics –
  • Management – Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Neikov and Assoc. Prof. Radostina Popova-Terziyska
  • Management Diagnostics –
  • Management Diagnostics and Situational Management –
  • Management of Health, Balneo and Spa Tourism – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Management of Investments in Alternative Tourism –
  • Marketing –and Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Simeonova-Zarkin
  • Marketing and Advertising –
  • Marketing and Marketing of Plant Protection Products – Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Neykov
  • Marketing and Prices –
  • Organization and Operational Management of Forestry –and Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Simeonova-Zarkin
  • Organization and Planning of Forestry – and
  • Organization and Planning of Woodworking and Furniture Industry –
  • Prices and pricing – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Kostadinov
  • Process Design Management –Diana Ivanova and Assist. Prof. Dr. Pavlina Vodenova
  • Production Management –
  • Quality Management in Tourism – Chief Assist.
  • Quality Management Systems – Chief Assist.
  • Recreational and Tourism Resources – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Rural tourism – Chief Assist.
  • Rural tourism management – Chief Assist.
  • Social Policy – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Social Psychology and Tourist Behavior – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Kostadinov
  • Standardization and Certification in Tourism – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva and Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Svetlana Staneva
  • Stock Exchanges and Exchange Operations – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Anton Kostadinov
  • Strategic Management of the Tourism Company – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Neykov
  • Sustainable Tourism Development – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Thematic Tourism – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Svetlana Staneva
  • Tour Operator and Tourist Agency Activity – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Svetlana Staneva
  • Tourist Destinations – Prof. Dr. Krasimira Staneva
  • Tourist Markets – Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Simeonova-Zarkin

Scientific fields of the department

  • Basics of Management
  • Organization, management and planning
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Business planning
  • Exchanges and stock exchange operations
  • Prices and pricing
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and investment planning.
  • Alternative tourism, Balneo, spa, wellness, forest and rural tourism

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