The School of Contemporary Social Sciences offers the following academic programs:
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS – 2 years
“Sociology of Management”
“Sociology of Knowledge and Social Analytics”
“Management оf Human Resources and Labour Market”
These courses are taught using regular master-classes by leading scientists and experts. They focus on giving students a wide range of opportunities of taking part in active and interactive training activities, such as: competitive business games, cases, trainings, disputes and discussions, teleconferences etc. High emphasis is placed on teaching advanced foreign languages and giving lectures and tutorials on some subjects in a foreign language. The training courses involvetraineeship, prediploma internship program and participation in research work as well.
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “SOCIOLOGY OF MANAGEMENT”
The academic program “Sociology of Management” is realized in recognition of the need of the state for research managers prepared to work in various public spheres. The program enables graduates to acquire social management technologies and practical skills in maintaining social stability and raising standards of living.
Graduates are provided with capacity to master theory and methodology of sociology of management, the technology of managing social reality, advanced methods of gathering, analyzing and evaluating sociological information in the field of management. The program enables graduates to become competent in providing support for management processes, conducting social assessment of governmental decisions, applying sociological tools to diagnose various social risks.
Graduates find career opportunities in the areas of employment including sociological holdings, analytical centres for the study of social and political processes, consulting and marketing companies, human resources management and social development divisions, public and local authorities, research institutes.
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIAL ANALYTICS”
Master academic program “Sociology of Knowledge and Social Analytics” is realized to meet relevant social demands for analysts in the context of digital social environment. In the modern world knowledge and information appear to become a powerful tool encompassing a mixture of capital, commodity, management and control. Graduates are competent in working with huge efficiency, sifting and prioritizing an enormous amount of complicated information quickly and effectively. Sociologist-analyst examines the pursuit, dissemination, and application of knowledge focusing on the following questions: how knowledge interacts with society; what ideas are cultivated to establish consciousness and form mindset of the population; what is regarded to be “knowledge” and “non-knowledge”; how knowledge affects social reality and behaviour patterns.
The program enables graduates to acquire in-depth knowledge of theoretical fundamentals and social sciences, to master theory and methodology of the sociology of knowledge. It provides graduates with social construction skills, with capacities to identify social technologies and forecast social processes.
The fields of employment graduates work are as follows:
- Analytical centres of state and commercial structures
- Research institutes
- Federal and municipal state authorities
- Sociological holdings
- Recruitment agencies
- Educational organizations
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY”
The academic program “Social Demography” is realized in recognition of the need for highly qualified specialists capable of solving relevant demographic issues and challenges confronting contemporary society. This multidisciplinary program brings together sociology, demography and economics.
The program “Social Demography” is aimed at preparing highly qualified professionals skilled in carrying out comprehensive analysis dealing with the impact of demographic processes on social development and competent in demographic forecasting. Graduates are provided with fundamental knowledge in the field of demography, with modern approaches to gathering, analyzing and interpreting data on population.
Graduates enter a wide spectrum of careers: research institutes, federal and municipal state authorities, consulting, marketing and sociological companies and international organizations.
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “MANAGEMENT OF DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES”
The innovative academic program “Management of Demographic Processes” is designed to meet the demands of business and market for specialists provided with a solid grounding in managing social demographic processes to effectively solve production tasks at various levels ranging from state and regional to business-projects.
The aim of the program is to prepare qualified professionals competent in managing demographic processes, evaluating capacities and prospects of applying efficient approaches to analyzing the demographic situation in the country.
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “CORPORATE MANAGEMENT”
The academic program “Corporate Management” is realized to satisfy increasing demands for qualified specialists in the field of management of commercial and state organizations in the context of digitalization and globalization of the economy.
The academic program enables graduates to apply principles, standards and techniques of corporate management; coordinate and evaluate efficiency of various divisions and subdivisions of corporations; construct a system implying the inter-relationship between chief executives, stockholders, state and public organizations, which is aimed at solving strategic tasks.
Graduates go into a wide range of professions including research and consulting companies, federal and municipal state authorities, consulting, marketing, logistic, sales companies and corporations, recruitment agencies and educational organizations.
“MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES”
MASTER DEGREE ACADEMIC PROGRAM “MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOUR MARKET”
The academic program “Management of Human Resources and Labour Market” is elaborated as the response to the demands for qualified specialists capable of dealing with human resource and labour market management in the environment of internationalization and digitalization of business processes.
The academic program is aimed at preparing highly qualified professionals skilled in human resources and labour market management, in analyzing modern trends of the market labour development at macro and micro levels, in applying various tools to manage human resources and regulate market labour in commercial and state organizations.
Graduates find career opportunities in the areas of employment including federal and municipal
public authorities on the management of the labour market, personnel subdivisions of state and commercial companies, research and consulting companies, recruitment agencies, research institutes, educational organizations.