Faculty Commerce and Finance
Speciality Code (according the Classificatory of the Republic of Belarus) 1-25 01 10
Speciality Commercial Activity  (short term)
Qualification Economist
Specialization (if any) 1-25 01 10 02  Commercial activities in the market of consumer goods
Period  of study 3 years (day time), 4 years (correspondence course)
Language of study Russian
Benefits of study ·            State-recognized degree

·            Decent pay

·            Multidisciplinary activities

·            In demand, modern, prestigious

·            No problems with employment

·            Opportunity for rapid career growth

·            Constant movement and search for new experiences

·            Opportunity to work in international companies

·            Optimal ratio of office and field work

·            Possibility of both independent and team work

Applicants’ requirements Full secondary education

Knowledge of the Russian language (applicant is interviewed for knowledge of the Russian language).

Basic Subjects
Subject  EСTS Hours
National Economics of Belarus 4,0 172
Branch Organization and Technology 6,0 220
Branch Economics 11,5 468
Commercial Activity 8,0 306
Commercial Activity of a Manufacturing Enterprise 5,5 204
Commodity Market Infrastructure 7,5 292
Sales Management 4,5 160
Consumer Rights Protection 2,5 110
Psychology and Ethics of Commercial Activity 2,0 90
In-Store Equipment 4,5 162
Trade Innovation 2,0 80
E-Commerce 2,0 80
Commercial Risk 2,0 60
Logistics 6,0 230
Strategy of Trade Settlement 5,0 174
Branch Management 6, 0 250
Marketing in Trade 4,5 170
Pricing at an Organisation 4,5 170
Accounting 5,0 190
Professional and universal competencies that a graduate will possess In the process of training, the following professional competencies will be formed:

—  To analyze domestic market and laws of its development, to investigate market conditions, to conduct competitive analysis.

—  To research and evaluate consumer preferences, to be able to shape them using marketing communications.

—  To manage the assortment and quality of goods and services, effectively maintain quality control of goods and services, receipt and inventory accounting of goods in terms of quantity and quality.

—   To establish business relationships with suppliers, develop and conclude commodity contracts.

—  To manage commodity, information and financial flows in the course of organization of commodity circulation processes.

—  To establish a cost management system with the aim of its optimization.

—   To quantitatively and qualitatively assess risks.

—   To assess business prospects, its competitiveness and effectiveness.

—   To substantiate decisions on access to foreign markets and to develop strategies for effective penetration.

—  To organize activity of trade organizations and commercial services of manufacturing enterprises.

— To manage trade and technological processes at an enterprise, regulate storage processes, perform inventory, determine and minimize consumption of material and labor resources, as well as record and deduct losses.

— To create an effective pricing policy.

—  To take part in selection and formation of logistical chains and schemes in trade organisations.

—   To develop projects in frames of professional activity and use of information technology, participate in the projects.

—   To analyze economic activity of organisations.


In the process of training, the following academic (multipurpose) competencies will be formed:

—     To be capable to apply basic scientific and theoretical knowledge to solve theoretical and practical problems.

—     To have a command of system and comparative analysis.

—     To have research skills.

—     To have skills of independent work.

—     To be able to generate new ideas (to be creative).

—     To have an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems.

—     To have skills related to use of technical devices, information management and working on PC.

—     To have oral and written communication skills.

—     To be capable to learn, improve skills throughout life.

Scope of knowledge and professional activities
  • Commodity exchange
  • Scientific institution
  • Trade organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Educational institution
  • Transport organization
  • Investment company
  • Department of trade and services
  • Industrial enterprise
  • Catering organizations
  • Advertising and information agencies
Possible job, position
  • Distributor
  • Business analyst
  • Commercial agent
  •  Sales manager
  • commercial Director
  • Supply Manager
  • Sales manager
  • Sales representative
  • Head of sales Department
  • Head of purchasing Department
  • Customer service Manager
  • Retail chain Manager
  • Head of wholesale sales Department
  • Head of retail sales Department