study has become very popular nowadays. Thousands of new enterprises appear all over the world every day. And we essentially need competent experts who would be able to promote firms, industries and cooperation societies, etc.

Business study combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, organizational studies, human resource management, and operations.


Russian and Ukrainian universities focus on business and financial subjects on their business courses, but other specific topics are also included into the learning program. They are: public relations, accounting, communications, finance, health care, marketing and others. This is done for more detailed and fundamental understanding of the future profession.


Getting a Bachelor Business Degree takes 4 years at both Russian and Ukrainian universities.




Russian and Ukrainian universities start their academic year on the 1st of September and finish in the middle of June (depends on the university). The year is divided into 2 semesters:

  • ● The 1st semester lasts from September,1 to the last week of January.
  • ● The 2nd semester lasts from the first week of February to the middle of June.


There are 5 working days (Monday-Friday) and 2 weekends (Saturday, Sunday) at universities.

Classes usually start at 8/9:00 and finish at 16:00.


During their studies, students have:


— practical lessons (seminars);

— excursions;

— unit tests;

— colloquiums;

— project work;

— final tests.

In the end of each semester students have to pass an examination session. If the students pass it successfully, they go on a winter/summer vacation. In case they fail the exams, students have to prepare and pass the failed exam once more.

The winter vacation usually lasts from January to February, and the summer vacation – from the mid of June to the end of August. While being on holidays, students can travel all over Russia/Ukraine, CIS countries and European countries as well!


Business subjects:

Foundation of Business

  • ● Nature & Purpose of Business
  • ● Forms of Business Organization
  • ● Public, Privat and Global Enterprises
  • ● Business Services
  • ● Emerging Models of Business
  • ● Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics


Finance and Trade

  • ● Sources of Business Finance
  • ● Small Business
  • ● Internal Trade
  • ● International Business



  • ● International Economics
  • ● Management
  • ● Accounting & Audits
  • ● Banking & Finance
  • ● International Economics Relations
  • ● Hotel & Tourism Management


After the Business Course, students will be able to:

— understand the meaning of business with special reference to economic and non-economic activities;

— understand the concept of business, profession and employment and differentiate between them;

— appreciate the economic and social objectives of business;

— examine the role of profit in business;

— understand the broad categories of business activities — industry and commerce;

— describe the various types of industries;

— discuss the meaning and examine the role of commerce, trade and auxiliaries to trade;

— understand the concept of risk as a special characteristic of business;

— examine the nature and causes of business risks;

— identify and explain the concept, merits and limitations of sole proprietorship and a partnership firm;

— understand the types of partnership on the basis of duration and liability;

— state the need for registration of a partnership firm;

— discuss types of partners –active, sleeping, secret, nominal and partner by estoppel;

— identify and explain the concept, merits and limitations of cooperative societies;

— understand the concept of consumers, producers, marketing, farmers, credit and housing cooperatives, etc.


! Many people worry about what to do after finishing the Business Course. So, here is the list of Possible Careers:

  • ● Business analyst.
  • ● IT risk specialist.
  • ● Systems analyst.
  • ● Business systems developer.
  • ● Business software project manager.