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Distance learning is a modern alternative to correspondence courses. It is based on the use of advanced information technologies such as the Internet. As with education by correspondence course, a student is not inconvenienced by having to attend a course in person. He/she can be based in a different city or even another country. With distance learning, however, a student is constantly in touch with the Institute's tutors and has regular tests. This improves the quality of education approximating it to full-time studies.

Additional information
"Second Higher Education for Economics Teachers" Project Information
This project has an important social dimension. Currently secondary school economics teachers do not normally receive a special education in economics. Graduates with an economics degree rarely remain longer than 2-3 years as teachers in secondary schools before moving out to seek other opportunities. To fill this critical stopping gap the School of Economics, since July 1, 1999, has been training secondary school teachers from North-Western and Central Russia in Economic Theory through distance learning. The Eurasia Foundation provides financial support. Training is carried out by post supported by the use of distance technologies. The study period is 2.5 years (5 semesters). Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a diploma. This method of studying is for people who cannot interrupt their work. A feature of the programme is the use of technology to provide weekly tests, contact with teachers and consultation using e-mail and the Internet. The programme enables the study of both basic economics subjects, teaching methods and applied technolgies. Currently, our students include teachers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tula, Murmansk, Tosno, Novgorod and other Russian cities.

Classes commence on September 1, 2000.
If you wish to study this second higher education programme you have to complete the application form, sign the study contract and send them to the School of Economics along with your university diploma (including transcript of results) and three recent photos.

On receipt of your first payment, for semester1, you will be given an individual password to enter the system where you will be tested. You will also be able to look through the course list, course programme list, and find lectures that contain instructions, theory and a test.

To study on either of our two courses "Economic Theory" or "Finance and Credit" you should already have a degree.

Duration of studies is 2.5 years. COSTS:
"Economic Theory", 1 semester - 180$. "Finance and Credit", 1 semester - 215$. Discount applies to groups of more than five.
Basic course list
"Economic Theory"
1. Economic Theory
2. History of Economic Theory
3. Economic History
4. Statistics
5. Labor Economics
6. Enterprise Economics
7. International Economics
8. Management
9. Marketing
10. Finance and Credit
11. Accounting, Economic Analysis and Audit
12. Institutional Economics
13. Public Sector Economics
14. Industrial Sector Economics
15. Econometrics
"Finance and Credit"
1. Organisation Economics
2. Management
3. Marketing
4. Statistics
5. International Economics
6. Accounting
7. Basic Audit
8. Economic Analysis
9. Finance
10. Money, Credit, Banking
11. Organisations Finance
12. Financial Management
13. Taxes and Taxation
14. Insurance
15. Budget System of Russian Federation
16. Securities Market
17. Investments


Theory of industrial organisation
Financial Management
State and Municipal Finance
Securities market and stock exchanges

Any educational institution interested in developing and applying distance teaching could be our partner. The collaboration forms may be different, for example:
1. Buying distance courses
2. Selling distance courses
3. Buying rights to use study courses
4. Selling rights to use study courses
5. Exchange of study courses



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