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"International Economic Relations"


SSU students' visit to Sumy Chamber of Commerce and Industry

At the end of November students of specialties "International Economics" and "International Economic Relations" Balatsky ASI FEM visited Sumy Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Participation in the conference "Poland-Ukraine: Neighbors and Partners"

November 10, students and lecturers of the Economic Theory Department took part in the popular conference "Poland - Ukraine: Neighbors and Partners" dedicated to the days of Poland in Sumy, held at the Congress Center of the Sumy State University.

Trading game for schoolchildren "International trade"

Lecturers from Economic Theory Department organized the world-famous international trading game on "International Trade" for students of the Minor Academy of Sciences.


Specialty "International economic relations" with specialization "Foreign economic relations"

New specialty “International Economic Relations” with specialization "Foreign economic relations" is established in Sumy State University as an answer to the global economic challenges and integration of Ukraine to the European Union.


This speciality is open to students since 2016 and allows them to obtain bachelor’s degree on the base of maturity certificate submission. Full-time students will be taught in English with Ukrainian translation of all the materials prepared by highly-skilled professors, docents, and leading specialists-practitioners from Ukraine, Canada, Israel and Europe. The advantage of “International Economic Relations” is a combination of economic thinking dealing with international relations and mastering advanced English language. 



List of competitive subjects for admission on the specialty "International Economic Relations" (specialization "Foreign Economic Relations") for students applying for places, funded by the state
(in accordance with Terms for admission to HEIs in 2018*)

Code and name of the branch of knowledge

Code and name of specialty

List of Competitive Subjects of EIT according to Terms of Admission to HEIs in 2018**


International relations

292 International Economic Relations

Ukrainian language and literature

Foreign language 

Geography or Mathematics

The average mark of the supplement to the certificate of full secondary education


* - for students who enter this specialty on places, financed exclusively at the expense of individuals and / or legal entities, the list of EIT subjects may be different and will be made public later.
** - the list of competitive subjects in the table is given due to Terms of admission to higher educational institutions in 2018. (http://mon.gov.ua/activity/education/vishha/vstupna-kampaniya-2018/umovi-prijomu-na-navchannya-do-zakladiv-vishhoyi-osviti-ukrayiin-v-2018-roczi.html).
The final list of items, as well as their weighting factors, will be specified in accordance with the Rules of admission to Sumy State University in 2018 and made public later.


“International Economic Relations” with specialization "Foreign economic relations" gives a student a possibility to:
- take part in international and Ukrainian contests, Olympiads, conferences, summer schools;

- train abroad and develop business ties, which are necessary to future career;
- continue studying in the leading universities of the world;

- join the program “double diploma”;

- receive extra scholarships established for the best students.


“International Economic Relations” with specialization "Foreign economic relations" is a specialty, which prepares specialists dealing with:

- international projects implementation at the enterprises, commercial banks, financial institutions etc.;

- forecasting of its performance;

- reorganization and creation of joint companies with foreign direct investments;

- analysis on the possible ways to facilitate and improve international economic activities;

- establishment and development of international economic relations;

- improvement of international business activities;

- analysis of the patent, law and commercial information;

- searching for international strategic partners and investors;

- grounding of the perspective ways of international business development;

- international trade regulation;

- promotion of establishment business contacts with international organizations (embassies, consulates, international banks, investment funds, insurance companies etc.).

The graduates would be able to work at the enterprises, foreign ones in particular, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, international organizations, government or local organizations.
After graduation from Sumy State University, graduate students would be able to continue studying at the magistracy or post-doc at the universities-partners.