The Faculty of Economics
of the Belarusian State University
trains Bachelors of Science
in the following fields:
- Economics (specialization — "analytical economics", the qualification is an economist-analyst)
- Economic theory (specialization — "economic policy", the qualification is an economic theorist/ a teacher of economic sciences)
- Finance and credit (specialization —"banking", the qualification is an economist-financier)
- Management: (specialization — "international management", "innovation management", the qualification is an economist-manager)
Dean — Prof. Dr. Mikhail Kovalev, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Republic of Belarus.
There are five departments at the faculty:
Department of Economic theory
The department does research studies in institutional changes in a transitional economy
, the processes of globalization
, the development of entrepreneurship
and small-scale business
and also in system transformation under transitional conditions. Head – Prof. Vladimir Klyunia.
The department does research studies in modern economic science, modern political economy
, modern economic policy
and history of economic science in Belarus. The head of the department is Prof. Petr Lemeshenko, who is one of the top institutional economics
experts, is also responsible for the faculty’s cooperation with Moscow State University
The department’s line of research is corporate finance
management in transitional economy
and financial engineering
. The head of the department is a famous Belarusian economist Prof. Vladimir Tarasov, who was a deputy director of the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences.
The main area of study is electronic commerce
and Internet-marketing. The head of the department is Prof. Boris Panshin.
The department studies optimal decision-making in economy, numerical methods
and the expert systems of decision-making
. Head – Prof. Mikhail Kovalev.
The Belarusian State University
was founded on October 30th, 1921 including the faculty of Social Sciences
with a Department of Economics
. The first student to receive an official BSU diploma was B. Karakulko, who was a graduate of the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Social Sciences
. Four years later, after the first graduation of 34 economists, two other faculties were formed on this basis. One of these two was the faculty of National Economy, and by 1929 it consisted of the Department of Co-operation, the Department of Planned-economic Statistics
, the Department of Finances
and the Department of Industrial Management. In 1931 there were more than 700 students studying at the faculty. On May 20th , 1933 The Institute of National Economy was established (nowadays - Belarusian state economic university) and many of the instructors of the BSU
started working there.
Despite the fact it lost much of its scientific and educational potential, the Department of Economics
continued its development. In 1938 Professor A. Lurie became the Head of a reorganized Department of Political Economy
, which had been training professional political economists at the faculty of Law
until 1972 and then at the faculty of History
In 1989, the Department of Political Economy
for Arts Subjects made up a new Faculty of Philosophy
and was renamed into the Department of Economics
. Also in 1991 the Department of Management
Going under different names, the Department of Political Economy
trained 869 economists between 1966 and 1999, and many of them were foreigners from Europe
and Latin American
On March 1st,1999 the Scholar Council made a decision to unite several departments into The Faculty of Economics
and grant independent educational unit status to it.
Three certificates of centralized testing are required:
Moreover, the final mark includes the average mark of the school-leaving certificate.
Besides the internal education, it is possible to get an instruction by correspondence for those who want to get a second higher education
or to combine work and studies.
The Faculty of Economics provides basic courses in Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Regional Economics), Finance, Accounting and Audit, Statistics, Mathematics and Information Technologies for all first-year and second-year students irrespective of their major field of study. Specialized courses are available for third-year and fourth-year students within the relevant fields of study. In addition, the faculty provides courses in English since it is a basic language in economic relations. Courses in German are also available.
The BSU was the first Belarusian university to establish the system of distance learning for its students. The network educating platform eUniversity gives an opportunity to find necessary information about the courses, do tests and tasks, and consult with an instructor.
Every year the Faculty publishes no less than 10 textbooks. Many of them can be found in the e-library, which is available at the official website.
The academic curriculum includes field studies in Statistics, Finance, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics both at government authorities and private companies. These studies allow students to establish contacts and determine prospective jobs that coincide with their needs. Besides, a special employment agency was founded in the BSU with the purpose of helping the graduates to find an interesting and highly paid job.
Graduate and post-graduate programs
After four years of studies students receive a bachelor
degree. The Belarusian State University
was among the first institutions of higher education in Belarus
where the graduate programs in International Management
were launched. Those who have a bachelor
degree or relevant work experience of at least 2 years are invited to apply for these programs by the Faculty.
Post-graduate programs in Economic Theory, National Economy Management and Mathematical and Numerical Methods in Economics are also available at the Faculty of Economics. The studies last for 3 years and are completed after defending a thesis.
The Faculty of Economics of the BSU
takes part in many students’ exchange programs in association with foreign universities (University of applied sciences of Saxony
); Magdeburg University
); FONTYS university, Eindhoven
, The Netherlands
; Moldes university in Norway
), and in some joint research projects.
Joint projects with foreign universities:
The Faculty of Economics develops the cooperation with The Faculties of Economics of Moscow State University, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Approximately, there are one hundred foreign students both from CIS countries, and from Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Cyprus, China, Lebanon, Syria.