Saratov State Socio-economics University

Saratov Socio-Economic Institute of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is the legal successor of the Saratov State Socio-Economic University. The process of unification of federal and regional universities with further subsequent addition of the Saratov Institute of the Russian Trade and Economic University had ended in 2014.


Graduates receive diplomas of the Moscow University, and the quality and practical value of knowledge is ensured with long experience of personnel training by Saratov Socio-Economic Institute.


Nowadays the Institute is focused on professional training, retraining and further professional skills development in the field of economics and management.


The Institute currently comprises 6 faculties, 18 departments, as well as Master’s, post-graduate and doctorate department, College of Economics and Finance, Training Center.


The Institute implements 3 programs of secondary professional education, 77 higher education programs, 22 master’s degree programs, 12 training programs for academic staff, more than 100 additional professional education programs.


A stable system of continuing education is built in the Institute. The beginning of economic education can be considered as pre-university training and professional guidance of schoolchildren, which allows them to pass successfully the Unified State Examination and obtain general secondary, professional higher education on Bachelor’s, Master’s and Specialist’s level. Much attention is paid to the development of Master’s level education, the amount of the proposed master’s programs is increasing and its practical orientation is constantly updated and strengthened.


There is a possibility for continuing education on postgraduate study and scientific staff has the opportunity to obtain higher qualifications on doctoral studies. Faculty of additional professional education implements educational programs of retraining and professional development. In addition, the Institute is focused on the provision of additional educational services to popular professions, as well as training programs for staff and training for higher qualification. Among the unique programs applicants can choose the project «Master of Business Administration» (MBA) which has international accreditation and a social project «University of the older generation» is fulfilled, in which every year retiree of Saratov region are trained.


A special place in the activities of the Institute is given to the control of the quality of education. The decisive role in this process is creating conditions for efficient studying and obtaining knowledge at all levels of study, including high-quality organization of the state final certification of graduates. All this allows the Institute to prepare highly qualified specialists.


Faculties of Saratov State Socio-economics University:

Faculty of International Business and Trade

  • Economic Theory
  • World Economy and Management of External Economic Activities
  • Trade, Service, Hotel and Tourism Business
  • Commodity Science and Examination of Goods
  • Theory of Translation and Cross-cultural Communication
  • Foreign Languages

Faculty of Economics and Management

  • Management
  • Personnel Management and Psychology
  • Marketing, economics of enterprises and organizations
  • National Economy, Public Administration and Municipal Management
  • History, Philosophy, Politology and Sociology
  • Information Systems in Economics
  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Finance and Accounting Faculty

  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Banking, Money and Credit
  • Taxes and Taxation
  • Accounting, Business Analysis and Auditing

Faculty of Economic Security and Customs

  • Legal Support of Economic Activities
  • Theory and History of State and Law
  • Customs
  • Justice and Law Protection Activities
  • Economic Security

Master and PhD Faculty

Faculty of Extramural Studies

Faculty of Continuing Professional Education

  • Professional Foreign Communication

Student Accommodation

Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms are limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

All Dormitories have the following facilities:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Medical aid cabinet
  • Gym
  • Reading room
  • Free Internet connection

Saratov City

Saratov is a large city located in the southeast of the European part of Russia, on the right bank of the Volga River. The capital of the Saratov region, it is located about 840 km south-east of Moscow. It is an important cultural, economic and educational center of the Volga region.

Saratov features

On the coat of arms of Saratov, you can see three silver sterlets meaning their abundance in the area. The sterlets, forming a Greek letter “epsilon”, symbolize “the choice of a decent way of life at the crossroads.”

The city stretches for 34 km along the Volga. The central and southern parts of Saratov are situated in the valley, surrounded on three sides by low mountains of Volga Uplands: Sokolovaya (165 meters), Lysaya (286 m), Lopatina (274 m), Altynnaya (251 m ), Uvek (135 m). Urban public transport is represented by trams, trolleys, buses, minibuses, and taxi.

Saratov climate is temperate continental. The city has long (about four months), moderately cold winters and hot, often dry summers. The average temperature in February (the coldest month) is minus 8.1 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 22.4 degrees Celsius.

The city is known as a center of higher education, research and scientific activities. Beside one of the oldest Universities in Russia, there are over a dozen of colleges in the city.

Saratov is an important industrial center of the Volga River area. Machine-building, oil and chemical industries are well developed. About 70% of the industrial product of Saratov is produced by large engineering plants.

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