The Mission of the Academy of Economics
   "Quality - Trust - Investment in people" - the fundamental principle underlying the Programme for the Development of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.

The mission of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics provides for balanced expansion and further achievements in the four main fields of activity of the Higher School.

   In the field of education and training:
To educate highly-qualified professionals in high-quality Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes (full-time, part-time and distance learning), who are able to pursue professional careers in the competitive labour markets in the EU and worldwide. To invest in academic staff, PhD students' and undergraduate student's mobility within a network of international partners from Europe, Asia and Africa. To keep established traditions for the provision of high-quality, market-oriented, post-graduate, optional and vocational life-long learning projects. To implement thoroughly the principles of the Bologna process into the management of the Higher School and its main and auxiliary units.

   In the field of science, scientific research and scientific forums:
To develop prospective scientific research projects and to continue the successful policy of the scientific development of academic staff in compliance with the new provisions of the law on the development of academic staff; to provide PhD degree programmes to meet the Academy's own demands, as well as other national institutions, businesses, EU countries, the region and the Arab world; to further develop the integral managerial model of "research through education and education through research" which aims to discover and develop young scientific talent; to preserve, share and disseminate the Academy's scientific output through scientific publications, library resources and international research networks.
   In the field of applied scientific research:
To maintain and expand its position in the market of consulting services and applied research, as well as to develop and implement various research projects, including projects funded by the EU; to assert itself as a reliable partner to local and regional authorities within the "Europe of Regions" programme; to participate in joint value-adding initiatives with administrative institutions and business organisations.

   In the field of the information society and social networks:
To develop the information exchange and accessibility of the Academy within the global communications network; to transfer the process of communication with our alumni, undergraduate and vocational students to modern social networking media through proprietary learning and process management platforms; to digitise its educational content and multilingual scientific and educational products; to become an identifiable and popular entity on the Internet by maintaining and developing its position of "Bulgaria's best university site".