Best Educational Programs: ECONOMICS


Faculty of Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Economics

Bachelor’s programme

Master’s programme

Postgraduate programme


KOSTYUKOVA, Elena Ivanovna

Dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Finance


Programme presentation. The training of economists in the HEI has been carried out since 1961, and since then over 20 000 students have graduated. Material and technical facilities include two academic buildings, 7 innovative laboratories (“Authorized Centre of Certification of “1”, “Training and Methodological Centre for Training of Professional Accountants”, “Mini-Bank”, “Insurance Shop”, “Audit Expert & Project Expert”, “Stock Exchange”, etc.) and a dormitory for 700 places. The training is conducted in 6 research specialties within the postgraduate programme and in 2 specialties within the doctor-ate programme. The defence of thesis is performed in the Council D 220.062.04. In 2014, the basic study programme “Economics” underwent international public-professional ac-creditation by NCPA and state accreditation.

Teaching staff. At the Faculty there are 85 teachers including 55 Candidates and 22ˇ Doctors of Sciences. 90% of staff have academic degrees and titles, 20% are practitioners. The delivery of two projects TEMPUS-TACIS “Internationalization of Economic Education in SSAU” and “Academic Network for Information and Consulting Activity inthe Russian Federation” allowed most of the teachers to undergo internships in Russian and foreign HEIs.

Competitiveness of students. The average passing grade of applicants in the Unified State Exam is 76. Students actively participate in the Erasmus Mundus project and foreign agricultural internship programmes LOGO and APOLLO (Germany). More than 80% of students are involved in scientific research and win national contests of graduation and course works, regional and national olympiads and grant programmes U.M.N.I.K and START. Students also take part in grant programmes of strategic partners (JSC “Rosgosstrakh”, JSC “Rosselkozbank”, JSC “Sberbank of Russia” and the audit company PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and have been awarded personal grants of the RF President and Government, V. Potanin Charity Fund, the Governor of the Stavropol Region and the Head of Stavropol.

Interaction with employers. In cooperation with employers the HEI carries out re-search and practical conferences, seminars, joint classes, placement of students for work experience and internships and delivers professional development programmes.