Level of education: Aspirantura programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Financial Systems of Developed and Developing Countries
  • Topical Issues in International Economic Cooperation
  • Industrial Markets and Strategic Competitive Analysis
  • Innovation Management
  • Macroeconomics. Debatable Issues and Prospects for Development
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics and Management of National Economy (by Industry and Sector)
  • Finance, Currency Circulation and Credit
  • Accounting, Statistics
  • Mathematical and Instrumental Methods in Economics
  • World Economy
  • Digital Transformation in the Modern Information Society
  • Adapting and Studying at the University
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Foreign Language (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian as a Foreign Language)
  • Research Work
  • Teaching Practice

Resource opportunities for research

  • The M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University;
  • Access to the university network of academic journal databases (including foreign ones) in their area of study;
  • Access to world information resources: Elsevier (Science Direct platform), the Digital Dissertation Library, EBSCO, Bloomberg.com, and others;
  • Access to a wide range of professional electronic databases included in the St Petersburg University subscription (including academic national and foreign journals);
  • The resource centres of the St Petersburg University Research Park.

Our advantages

  • The programme is designed to train highly qualified academic staff who are able to carry out independent research and teaching activities in various fields of science, high technology and economic education. These will cover a set of tasks of theoretical and applied economics, as well as related disciplines;
  • The advantages of the programme are: fundamental education and research work under the supervision of leading economists of Russia and foreign countries; a combination of educational traditions of St Petersburg University with innovative approaches to learning. The programme is implemented by the oldest departments of the university, which prepared two Nobel laureates in economics; interdisciplinary research; and a combination of training with independent research work;
  • The programme provides students with the development of unique research, analytical and managerial competencies. These are necessary for a successful career in education, science, government, business, and consulting;
  • The main objective of the programme is to train researchers who: are able to develop economics in the context of global competition; and are equipped with advanced methods of solving economic and managerial tasks.

The academic programme provides:

  • an individual approach to students;
  • a creative approach to learning based on modern methods;
  • research in the field of fundamental and applied economics, focused on the development of modern academic schools;
  • close ties with the international academic community, the business environment, international organisations, and the professional community.

Graduates of the programme can work as:

  • teachers in higher education institutions of economics and business education;
  • business consultants;
  • heads of economic departments of all levels of government agencies;
  • researchers, experts, and analysts in all areas and at all levels of economic management;
  • heads of research teams to solve scientific and practical problems in the economic sphere.