IEM will open new PhD studies programs

The Institute of Economics and Management PhD studies will now offer programs on 4 scientific specialties, one of which, management is fundamentally new. Entrance examinations and interviews for all four specialties have already been prepared. The PhD studies programs themselves have also undergone changes and now work in a new format: now it is not an educational program, but a research activity.

IEM PhD studies are opening in the following specialties:
Economic Theory (headed by the Doctor of Economic Sciences Elena Frolova)
Regional and Sectoral Economics (headed by the Doctor of Economic Sciences Evgenya Nekhoda)
Finance (headed by the Candidate of Economic Sciences Olga Belomytseva)
Management (headed by the Doctor of Economic Sciences Inna Krakovetskaya)

“We glad that from now on the result of the modern PhD studies will be not just a state final examination in form of a scientific paper and an exam, but a dissertation that PhD student will have to present and defend on a Dissertation Council session,” notes the Institute Director Evgenya Nekhoda. “Moreover, before PhD students were receiving diplomas, now this has changed: PhD students are not learners anymore, they are research fellows.”

Another innovation is that the PhD studies can now be opened in scientific specialties that are not included in the Dissertation Council. It is also possible to open PhD studies for a specific scientist – one who is actively involved in research, works with grants, has PhD students, and is well known in the scientific community.
“The nomenclature of scientific specialties in economic sciences has dramatically changed,” Evgenya Nekhoda continues. “The Passport of Scientific Specialties has been just published. Some programs changed to a great extent. Some of them have majors, others do not.”

The regional and sectoral economics (we did not have such nomenclature of scientific specialties before) underwent a radical change as well. There are 10 specialisations, including regional economics, industrial economics, service economics, marketing, logistics, financial accounting, etc. The labor economics evolved as well. Now it is a specialization in regional and sectoral economy: demographic economics and labor economics. It also includes a few of new modern research fields, like health economics, inequality economics, gender economics, issues of poverty, and other topics that are relevant today.”

“Our Dissertation Council “TSU 08.01” at present is closing and reopening to reflect the new nomenclature of scientific specialties. We hope that since May onwards we will work with the new nomenclature, and in the Dissertation Council on economic sciences the two scientific specialties will be represented: 5.2.1. Economic theory and 5.2.3. Regional and sectoral economics: demographic economics and labor economics,” Evgenya Nekhoda summarizes.