The programme trains highly qualified research and academic staff specializing in economics and business administration, innovation management, business forecasts, and business economics.

The programme helps PhD student to develop professional and personal qualities required for conducting relevant research facilitating social and cultural progress. Postgraduate study involves the interconnection of research and teacher training. A significant place is given to research. The main courses taught by the program are aimed at studying the issues of strategic management of the development of regional systems, developing the theory and methodology of scientific research, studying the features of the application of economic and mathematical methods in scientific research.

The aim of the postgraduate program

Prepare highly qualified scientific and pedagogical personnel capable of carrying out professional activities in the following areas of activity: economics and enterprise management, industries and intersectoral complexes, innovation management, development of forecasts and trends in innovative development, and business economics.

The mission of the program

Develop personal and professional qualities among graduate students, readiness to carry out significant research activities that contribute to social and cultural progress. Graduates of the post-graduate program in Economics will be prepared for positions in government, universities, corporations and consulting firms as experts in special fields of economics.

Programme's advantages

The PhD programme is designed to meet the following professional standards:

  • "Teacher" professional standard (draft);
  • "Researcher" professional standard (draft).

Upon completing the programme, you will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of management of complex socio-economic systems;

  • set research objectives that are economically relevant for a particular industry, a complex (cluster) or a region;

  • design and perform an experiment (business survey).


38.06.01. Economics. Economics and Management of the national economy.

Duration of the Programme

3 years.

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Courses & Study Load

ECTS credits: 180

Core courses: Economics and Management of National Economy, Fundamentals of Research and Thesis Writing, Strategic Management in Regional Development, Economics and Mathematical Methods in Thesis Research, Economic Research Theory and Methodology Development / Approaches to Management Decision-Making Processes, Methodological Framework for Regional Economic Development in the New Geopolitical Conditions, / Theoretical Aspects and Methodological Foundations of Entrepreneurship.

Professional Training / Internships

  • Gamma Invest Group
  • Vester Retail Group
  • Bautsentr Rus
  • Viktoriya Baltiya
  • Delovaya Rus
  • LUKOIL - Kaliningradmorneft
  • Romanovo, Baltic Railway Company
  • Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Thomas Beton
  • Baltic Metallurgy Company
  • Laboratoriya Uspekha Branding Agency

Career Opportunities

The PhD graduates' professional opportunities include positions in the areas of:

  • Economics
  • Macroeconomic Management
  • Management and Planning
  • Economy and Management of Enterprises, Industries and Cross-Sectoral Complexes
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Innovations Management
  • Finance, Monetary Circulation and Credit
  • Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical and Instrumental Methods of Economics
  • Global Economy
  • Business Economics

Admission & Tuition

State-funded applicants (Russian nationals and Russian speaking applicants from the CIS countries) are expected to take the following exams:

  • Economics and National Economy Management
  • Philosophy
  • Russian language



Programme Manager
+7 (4012) 595-517, +7 (4012) 595 519
Language of instruction: Russian