Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship

Head of Department - Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor

Gornyak Olha V.

Ольга Василівна

Odessa, Dvoryanskaya, 2, room 69
Tel: (048) 723-54-18,
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We sincerely welcome you on the webpage of the Chair of Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought,

Institute of Mathematics, Economics and Mechanics of Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University!

Our Chair has existed since the foundation of the University and for more than 20 years has been training bachelors and masters on the specialty "Economic theory", which is a fundamental economic science and the basis of all economic disciplines. The training in this specialty is primarily carried out by classical universities and leading higher educational establishments of Ukraine.

Postgraduate training is carried out by the Chair, the majority of the teachers are the postgraduates in this specialty and successfully defended their dissertations of a Candidate Degree, PhD.

On our webpage you will find all the information about the Chair of Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought, obtain all the necessary information for entering this specialty, meet with the teachers, postgraduates and students, learn about academic disciplines you are going to study, scientific achievements, leisure and the opportunities to realize your creative potential.

We wish you success and a correct choice of specialty. We will be glad if you choose economic theory.

Respectfully, O. V. Gornyak

Knowledge of modern economic theory is the basic condition of a successful career and effective activity in any sphere of economics

The peculiarity of the current stage of economics development is the emergence of new areas and branches of economic activity, which is generally associated with the development of mathematicization levels, the necessity of empirical studies of real processes and phenomena with the help of application models, econometrics, development of interdisciplinary relations of the economics and other sciences, first of all, sociology, psychology, political science, the use of economic laws in non-economic activities.

As a result, a new "model of the economist" is formed. Its peculiar features are: integrated knowledge of economics, finance and management; a good command of information technologies and foreign languages; knowledge, skills, competencies which correspond to the world standards; a close link between theory and practice; continuous education, or " lifelong learning".

"Economic theory" specialty meets all these requirements: it forms a complex economic outlook of modern professionals who are able to independently analyze and forecast socio-economic processes in our country and in the world economy, to identify and evaluate the current transformation in the economic area, to develop economic policies at the micro- and macro-levels, to organize their own business activities.

Therefore, in the course of studying "Economic theory" in Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University you can develop skills in the following areas:

  • economics and finance, accounting and companies auditing, business planning, taxation, enterprise strategies at national and international markets;
  • economic informatics, economic and financial mathematics, economic cybernetics, economic and mathematical and information modeling, game theory;
  • economic, financial, banking, investment and conjuncture analysis; industrial markets analysis; business consulting; economic policy; crisis management.

A peculiarity of training at ONU named after I.I. Mechnikov is the optimal combination of fundamental theoretical training, research and practice. University education stimulates creativity, students and teachers active communication, individualization of students learning process, socialization, internationalization; forms the ability to adapt to external conditions. All of this is provided by a high level of teaching staff qualification; the use of advanced training technologies; a combination of advanced foreign experience gained by teachers internships at leading universities of Europe and the USA, research experience and practice in the field of finance, banking, accounting and auditing, economic analysis and consulting, public administration; systematic lectures given by foreign professors, well-known economists, financiers, managers; students traineeships and further education in the European and North American universities.

Our graduates work successfully in the leading companies and institutions of Ukraine: "Odessa Regional Energy Saving Company», Maersk Ukraine Ltd, Telecard, Inter Service Plus Student Exchanges Agency, "Odessaoblenergo "Public Corporation, Luxoft, Transinvestservice (TIS) Group of Terminals, "Bank Vostok" Public Corporation, Odessa City Council, Odessa Regional State Administration, Cigar House "Fortuna", the State Financial Inspection, C.M.T.-Ltd, Pucelik Consulting Group, RISOIL SA, «Oschadbank", "UkrSibbank", Ltd "Tavria V" and others.

Our graduates work successfully in the world leading companies and institutions: Federal Reserve Bank (Boston, USA), Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing, China), HSBC Holdings plc (Moscow, Russia), Ernst & Young, Université Paris Nord: Paris XIII (Paris, France), BNP Paribas (Geneva, Switzerland) SA, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (Nice, France) and others.


Dvoryanskaya str., 2,Odessa, 65082
Reception: (38-048)723-52-54
Phone/fax: (38-048)723-35-15

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