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International Field Trip MBA Open Exchange UCLan Cyprus

International Field Trip

MBA Open Exchange

UCLan Cyprus 

May 25-28, 2018 @ Sofia, Bulgaria 

The International Field Trip (IFT) is part of the MBA Module – Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and involves a visit to a country or region outside Cyprus. The objective of this international field-based learning is to familiarize participants with the destination’s business environment and the pedagogic process takes place primarily through visits to local companies, university campuses, international organizations and government institutions, management talks, networking events and cultural experience sessions with local executives. 

Participants include MBAs, UCLan Cyprus alumni, associates and friends, all seeking to gain experience-based market insights and explore new development horizons.

Country Profile

Bulgaria has attracted in the past significant inward foreign direct investments, also of Cypriot origin. It has the most favourable tax regime in Europe. Located at the heart of the Balkans, it is a strategic logistics hub. Its work force is well educated, highly skilled and multilingual. The country currently runs the presidency of the Council of the EU. Due to its great variety of influences from ancient civilizations, including the Thracians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Slavs, Bulgaria has one of the richest folk heritages in the world.

Business Company Profiles

  • Melon is a fast developing software development outsourcing company based in Bulgaria. Melon’s team consists of more than 150 young and highly qualified professionals. 
  • Nobel International is an innovative manufacturing company of water heating systems holding a significant position in the home and export market. They manufacture their products at new ultra-modern facilities of a total area of 31.000m². 
  • Venus JSC is a joint- stock company listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange market, specializing in real estate investments and eco-residential development projects in Bulgaria. 
  • Plenus Group Ltd is a one stop-shop consulting company in the Bulgarian market. It disposes a significant experience in business development and business management in Bulgaria and abroad.

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For more information, please email, Dr Panayiotis Kontakos, PKontakos@uclan.ac.uk