Agroindustrial Sector Economics Faculty

The economy of agricultural sector of Ukraine was and will always be a priority. This is mostly due to natural factors - Ukraine has a quarter of world reserves of black earth, which is the most productive land, favorable climatic conditions and geographical location at the crossroads of important trade routes linking Europe, Asia and Africa. The world population is constantly growing - over the past 40 years it has grown twice as many as it used to be, and now there are more than 7 billion people. This means that the need for food is also growing and will grow in future. Ukraine today is a powerful player in the world agricultural markets, entering the top ten countries exporting agricultural products, and in the future its role as an exporter of food will only grow.

The list of specialties of Bachelor’s Degree with the description of  obtained knowledge and skills

The Department of Economics of AIC trains students for three levels of Bachelor’s degrees:
- "Accounting and taxation", specialization "Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in agriculture";
- "Economics" specialization "Economics of agro-industrial units";
- "Management" specialization "Management of Agricultural Business."


he list of Master’s Degree programs describing the knowledge and skills which the student acquires
The Department of Economics of AIC trains students under the following Master's Programs:
- "Accounting and Audit in the Agro-industrial Complex Management";
- "Economics of Enterprises of Agro-industrial Complex."

 

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All the above mentioned necessitates the development of agriculture of Ukraine, and one of the important tasks here is the human resources, that is training the required quantity and quality of relevant specialists. Specialists of this very level in the field of Economics and Management of Agicultural business are trained by the Faculty of Economics of AIC.
The structure of the faculty comprises two graduating departments (Accounting, analysis and auditing in agriculture; Economics of agricultural formations) and two specialized departments (Political history, Physical education).
     The Depatrment provides training at two levels - Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree. The Bachelor’s level covers the following specialties: "Accounting and Taxation" (specialization "Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in Agriculture"), "Economics" (specialization "Economics of Agro-industrial Units") and "Management" (specialization "Management of Agricultural Business"). Master’s level includes such Master’s programs as "Accounting in AIC Management" and "Economics of agricultural enterprises."
    The term of full-time and part-time education for Bachelors is four years. To train Master on the full-time basis the term is one year and six months, and on the part-time basis - one year and eight months. Also scientific-pedagogical staff is trained on the basis of postgraduate and doctoral studies.
    For proper training specialists in economics, accounting and management a significant amount of organizational and methodical work has been held to improve curricula of each speciality and staffing of the Department. Under the training program for Bachelor’s Degree, students of the faculty receive fundamental education within 3 years. The fourth year of studies is allocated to professional training. Students have an opportunity to learn a foreign language at the advanced level, which is a selective component of the educational process.
    The teaching staff of the Department have developed and implemented into the educational process modern curriculum, that defines humanitarian, fundamental, professionally oriented disciplines for professional orientation, as well as optional subjects for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. An essential part of training students of Economics of AIC is industrial practice.
    During the pricess oftraining the students under the guidance of leading teachers of graduating departments are involved in scientific work on current problems of the market economy. The highly qualified teaching staff of the Department has been formed to ensure the implementation of these plans: 8 Doctors of Economics, 10 Professors, 37 Associate Professors and 41 Associate Professors in Economic, Pedagogics, Politics, History and Physical Education.
    The training centre, aimed at creating the environment of active professional and personal growth of students and teachers of the Department of Economics of  AIC, functions on the basis of the Department. The purpose of the Centre is to improve the competitiveness of the graduates in the labor market through the formation and development of socio-psychological, professional and research competencies and to facilitate their adaptation to professional activities. Scientific-research line of work involves preparing students for research and writing Master's theses, facilitating current research work of the students, development and enhancement of fundamental research competencies, support creativity of the students.
    The graduates have practical training and work for Ukrainian and international organizations related to agriculture, particularly in small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises, large agricultural holdings, companies supplying seeds, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, companies that process agricultural products (meat and dairies etc.), agricultural departments of AIC at regional and national levels.
    The best students receive scholarships of the President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Supervisory Board of the University, Mayor of Kyiv, other forms of remuneration, foreseen by the Charter of the University are also applied.
Over the years, the faculty has trained more than a thousand of highly qualified economists and accountants for agricultural production. There are government officials and famous scientists among them.
 

 
Master Training Programmes
Economics of Agroindustrial Entities

Having been trained under the Master's Program "Business Economics in Agro-industrial Complex" student acquires the following knowledge:
─ in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of processing and substantiating specific proposals concerning current problems of agricultural enterprises;
─ understanding of the nature and terms of entrepreneurship in agriculture, sources and methods of finding business ideas, justification of legal forms of business;
─ in-depth knowledge of general concepts and specific features of agricultural business management;
─ applied knowledge of system formation of economic indicators that can characterize the effectiveness of state agricultural policy and its implementation at various levels of government;
─ knowledge of the ways how to use the reserves to increase the efficiency of agricultural business;
─ knowledge of the peculiarities of the market economy functioning in agriculture and their impact on decision-making by agricultural enterprises;
─ knowledge of the methodology of scientific research

Accounting and Audit in the Agroindustrial Sector Management

Having been trained under the Master's Program "Accounting and Auditing in the Agro-industrial Complex Management" the student acquires the following knowledge:
─ in-depth scientific knowledge of fundamentals of Accounting, Analysis and Audit;
─ in-depth knowledge of the basic assumptions of the theory, methodology and practice of Accounting;
─knowledge of accounting principles;
─ understanding the theoretical principles of accounting, procedures and methods of accounting reflection of economic processes and comprising financial reporting;
─ in-depth knowledge of the main provisions of the tax legislation, calculation methodology of major taxes and tax reporting;
─ knowledge of the theory and practice of business enterprises control;
─ understanding of ethics and technical standards and compliance with them while performing professional duties;
─ knowledge of the methodology of scientific research

Specialities
Accounting and taxation

Having mastered the disciplines under the specialty "Accounting and taxation" specialization "Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in agriculture" the student acquires the following knowledge:
─ basic understanding of the fundamentals of philosophy, psychology, pedagogics that contribute to the development of general culture and socialization of an individual, inclination to ethical values, knowledge of national history, economy and law, understanding causative-consecutive connections of social development and the ability to use them in professional and social activities;
─ basic knowledge of the fundamental branches of mathematics; basic knowledge of computer science and modern information technologies; basic knowledge of basic sciences, to the extent necessary for studying general professional disciplines;
─ knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting, rules of organization and methods of accounting of assets, equity and liabilities of businesses, forming financial performance of the company;
─ knowledge of systematization methodology, analysis and synthesis of accounting information;
─ basic knowledge of taxation of different types of businesses;
─ expertise in psychology and teaching methodology of economics

Economics of agro-industrial units

Having mastered the disciplines under the speciality "Economics" specialization "Economics of agro-industrial units” the student acquires the following knowledge:
─ basic understanding of the fundamentals of philosophy, psychologics, sociology and pedagogy that promote the development of culture and socialization of a n individual;
─ basic knowledge of the history of the Ukrainian society, History of Economics and Economic Thought, Political Science, Law and Basics of Economics, understanding the causation of social development and the ability to use them in professional and social activities;
─ basic fundamental knowledge of Economics, Mathematics and Computer science, to the extent necessary for studying general economic disciplines and use of economic and mathematical methods in the chosen profession;

─basic knowledge of infrastructure and mechanisms of regional, national and international markets functioning;
─ in-depth knowledge of economy of agroindustrial units and tendencies of its development;
─ knowledge of creation and efficient use of production resources of agroindustrial production;
─ expertise in psychology and teaching methodology of economics

Management of Agricultural Business

Having mastered the disciplines of the speciality "Management" specialization "Management of Agricultural Business" the student acquires the following knowledge:
─ basic understanding of the fundamentals of Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology that promote the development of culture and socialization of an individual;
─ basic knowledge of the History of the Ukrainian society, History of Economics and Economic Thought, Political Science, Law and Basics of Economics, understanding the causation of social development and the ability to use them in professional and social activities;
─ basic fundamental knowledge of Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science, to the extent necessary for studying general economic disciplines and use of economic and mathematical methods in the chosen profession;
─ basic knowledge of infrastructure and mechanisms of regional, national and international markets functioning, state and regional government;
─ in-depth knowledge of agricultural formations economy, theory of organization, management, logistics;
─ knowledge of creation and efficient use of inputs of agro-industrial production and personnel, quality management;
─ expertise in psychology and teaching methodology of economics

Information about international cooperation

The Department of Economics of AIC has established international cooperation with the State University of Colorado, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Colorado State University, USA), representatives of UNDP within the Project of the European Union and UNDP "Local Development" and the Ministry of Agriculture, Washington DC, (United States Department of Agriculture)