About the Department

According to the educational program “International Business”, the Institute trains international economists with professional knowledge of two foreign languages, who within the acquired knowledge and skills are able to:

  • perform analytical and managerial functions of the appropriate level in the activities of central and local executive bodies in the field of international business cooperation;
  • make independent, honest and responsible decisions in the field of international business process management in the activities of Ukrainian and foreign companies;
  • engage in research and consulting activities in the field of international business.  

The need for specialists in the field of international business are companies engaged in foreign economic activity, banks and other financial institutions, government agencies, embassies and trade missions of Ukraine abroad, the media, covering issues of international economic activity. In the process of specialization, a special role belongs to the formation of students' creative style of entrepreneurial thinking, education of leadership qualities that are able to actively act in the field of international business. Such a specialist must be able to make effective and professional decisions on international business, banking, risk management and insurance, taxation, international investment, intellectual property rights and more.


Professional differences in educational programs International Economic Relations and International Business

International business and International economic relations are two related educational programs that have a common object of teaching, namely - external to the national economy economic processes, factors and phenomena.

The main difference between the two educational programs is the different subject of teaching and, accordingly, different competencies (knowledge and skills) of graduates:       

  • For the specialty and, accordingly, the educational program "International Economic Relations" the subject area of ​​teaching is the macro level of external economic processes, factors and phenomena, which is determined by such basic concepts as world economy, interstate economic relations, foreign trade balance, competitiveness in the world economy, the state of world commodity markets, the impact on the national economy of foreign direct investment, the country's participation in global and regional integration processes, relations with international economic organizations, foreign trade policy and state regulation of foreign economic activity, etc.       
  • For educational program "International Business" subject realm of teaching - a micro (corporate) level of external economic processes, factors and events, defined by such basic concepts as foreign trade enterprises, companies (firms) organization and equipment of foreign trade companies, marketing and competitor's strategy of the corporation in the foreign market, corporate management in international companies: strategic, financial, risk management, personnel, cross-cultural, creative, change management, etc .; feasibility study (business planning) of an international investment project, sectoral features of international business projects, etc.             

Thus, the competencies of graduates of the educational program " International Business" include a different set of disciplines, the acquisition of relevant knowledge and applied skills in the field of international business at the corporate level.     

Different subject areas of the two educational programs determine a different set of disciplines (or different number of hours in the disciplines) and, accordingly, different competencies of graduates of bachelor's and master's programs. 



The curriculum of the bachelor's program includes:

Compulsory courses : Economics, Economics and Foreign Economic Relations of Ukraine, International Business, International Relations and World Politics, Introduction to the specialty , Local History, Ukrainian and Foreign Culture, Global Environmental Problems in International Business, International Economic Relations, Philosophy, International information, International management, International marketing, Private international law, International public law, Management of foreign economic activity of enterprises, Foreign language (basic course), Foreign language (normative course), Second foreign language (basic course), Second foreign language (normative course), Diplomatic history of Ukraine, Mathematics in economics, Modern information systems and technologies, History of economic doctrines and economic development, Economics of firm, Micro- and macroeconomic bases of international business, Theory of statistics, Calculations and payments in international business, Marketing researches and benchmarking in international business ( practicum), Language of the specialty, Language specialty (language of international documents), Translation theory and practice, Translation theory and practice (business translation and conference translation), Second foreign language (professional language), Industrial practice (professional translation), Industrial practice (undergraduate)

Disciplines of free choice of the student on blocks:

Block 1. "International Business and Business Administration"

Business Negotiations in International Business, Cross-Cultural Management, International Corporate Management, Business Communications in International Business, Diplomatic Support of International Business

Block 2. "International Management and Marketing"

Brand Management in International Business, Neuromarketing in International Business

Marketing Management, Digital and Social Media Marketing, International Nonprofit Management

Block 3. "Finance of international business"

Accounting and analysis of foreign economic activity, Methods of making managerial decisions in international business, Financial technologies of international banks, International statistics, Institutional investors in international business

Disciplines of free choice of the student from the list (the student chooses 1 discipline from each list):  

  • Pricing in world commodity markets / Pricing strategies in international business
  • National and international accounting standards / Exchange trade
  • International Career Management / International Logistics Management
  • Fundamentals of diplomacy and diplomatic work / Diplomatic and consular service
  • Risk management in international business / Economic security of the firm
  • Conjuncture of world commodity markets / Business planning
  • Conflictology in International Business / Internet Resource Management in International Business
  • Insurance in international business / Financial management in international companies
  • International Finance / World Economy
  • Technical analysis of international financial markets / Financial analysis in corporations
  • Information tools for modeling in international business / Econometric methods and models in international business
  • Comparative social and labor law of European countries / Protection of human rights in international business
  • Foreign policy of Ukraine / Logic


Bachelor's graduates receive:

  • educational qualification - Bachelor of International Economic Relations, specializing in international business
  • professional qualifications (subject to certain requirements) - Specialist in International Business, Specialist in Translation.

Conditions for awarding the professional qualification "specialist in international business": 

  • passing all types of practice, which are provided by the curriculum, with a score of at least 75 points;
  • selection of a specialized block of disciplines from the curriculum and obtaining an average score not lower than "75" based on the results of all disciplines that are included in it;
  • receiving a score of at least 75 points on the qualifying exam.

Conditions for awarding the professional qualification "translation specialist": 

  • passing the production (translation) practice, provided by the curriculum, with a score of at least 75 points;
  • receiving at the qualifying examination for the translation of a score of not less than 75 points.




The curriculum of the educational program "International Business" includes:   

Compulsory courses : Philosophy of Business, Controlling in International Business, Theory of Sustainable Development and Social Aspects of MB, Macroeconomic Policy and Modeling in MB, Methodology and Organization of Research in International Business, Management of International Business Projects, Innovation and Investment Management in International Business, Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette, Sectoral Aspects of MB, System Management Methods in MB, International Tax Management, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business Consulting

Disciplines of free choice of the student on blocks:

Block 1. "International Business and Business Administration" : Global Corporations in International Markets, International Operations Management, Reengineering in International Companies, Crisis Management in International Business 

Block 2. "International Management and Marketing": International Business Communications, Marketing Technologies of the International Services Market, Innovative Marketing of International Companies, Cross-Cultural Marketing and Business Ethics   

Block 3. "Finance of International Business" : The latest financial instruments and technologies in international business, Financial Mathematics in International Business, Business Value Management, Blockchain-technologies in International Business  

Disciplines of free choice of the student from the list (the student chooses 1 discipline from each list):  

  • Business modeling in the field of social entrepreneurship / Behavioral economics;
  • Human Resources Management in International Business / Derivative Financial Instruments in International Business;
  • International Strategic Management and Marketing / Financial Sustainability of Social Projects


As part of the educational program for 2014 - driven by English-language master's program «International management and marketing» (International Management and Marketing). English master's program is eighteen months the program for full-time students with vykladan - tion courses in English. The content of the program includes courses in which students study global business processes and company management in a competitive market.  

The curriculum of the educational program "International management and marketing" includes:

Compulsory academic disciplines: International corporate management; Methodology of scientific research in the field of international business / International Business Research; Business Economics; International Human Resource Management and Business Ethics; Practice of Translation) / Українська мова (Ukrainian Language); Organizational Behavior and Cross-Cultural Management; International Business Law. 

Disciplines "International management and marketing":

International Commercial Logistics / Operations and Supply Chain Management; International Financial Management and Corporate Finance; Accounting Taxation and Reporting in International Business

Disciplines of free choice of the student (the student chooses 1 discipline from each list): 

  • List№1: -Strategic Marketing Management / Strategic Marketing Management; -International Marketing Management / International Marketing Management.
  • List№2: -Strategic management of international companies / International Business Strategy; -International Strategic Planning.

Graduates receive:

  • Educational qualification - Master of International Economic Relations, specializing in international business
  • professional qualifications (subject to certain requirements) - International Economist, Translator   

Conditions for awarding the professional qualification "international economist": 

  • passing of industrial (undergraduate) practice;
  • selection of a specialized block of disciplines from the curriculum and obtaining an average score not lower than "75" based on the results of all disciplines that are included in it;
  • receiving a score of at least 75 points on the qualifying exam.

Conditions for awarding the professional qualification "translator": 

  • availability of the qualification "Translation Specialist";
  • obtaining a score of at least 75 points on the qualifying exam "Theory and Practice of Translation".


The educational process is provided by teachers, first of all, of the Department of International Business, World Economy and International Economic Relations, International Finance, Department of Foreign Languages, other departments of the Institute of International Relations and faculties and institutes of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. 

In addition, employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, other government agencies of Ukraine, international organizations, Ukrainian and foreign business structures, foreign teachers of leading educational institutions of other countries are invited to give lectures, seminars or workshops.

Today, the Department of International Business has 16 teachers. Among them are 5 doctors of economics, professors; 11 candidates of economic sciences, associate professors and assistants.

Graduates of the educational program can hold primary positions : manager of foreign economic activity, manager of asset management of international companies, manager of international investment projects, economist-marketer, economist of foreign economic planning, economist of financial work in international markets, columnist of foreign economic affairs, economist of contract and claims works, lecturer (assistant) of a higher educational institution, specialist-analyst in the study of international commodity markets, consultant on foreign economic issues, economic adviser, translator, attaché, diplomatic agent, translator from a foreign language. 


Our graduates work:

- in representative offices of transnational corporations, joint ventures and enterprises with foreign capital;

- in international economic organizations;

- in domestic and foreign corporations carrying out international business projects;

- in higher educational institutions, academic institutions of Ukraine and foreign countries;

- in line ministries and other departmental structures.


In order for students to acquire primary practical skills, the curriculum provides for the following types of practice:

  • Industrial practice (professional translation) (OS "bachelor"),
  • Industrial practice (undergraduate) (OS "bachelor"),
  • Industrial practice (undergraduate) (OS "Master").

The bases of internships for our students are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (territorial and functional departments), the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Department of Defense and Security Economics, the Department of State Policy in Foreign Affairs, the Department of Foreign Economic Regulation. trade and economic cooperation department of cooperation with the European Union, the department of trade negotiations and cooperation with the WTO), Parliament of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Institute for international relations), the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, international organizations, the Association of international economics, National and foreign business structures.