The first graduation of the Magisters of Management in the field of Defense-Industrial Complex

In July 12, 2019, in the assembly hall of the Academic Board of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was held a commencement of the first graduation of Magisters according to the Educational Program «Management in the field of Defense-Industrial Complex». The diplomas were given to 113 specialists who successfully completed the Educational Program and had skills acquired by experience, knowledge that are necessary for the current modernization of the Defense Complex.

At the end of 2017, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and the State Concern «Ukroboronprom» have concluded an agreement on cooperation in the training of highly qualified specialists for the Enterprises of the Concern. The ceremonial opening and presentation of the Specialists' Training Program for the Specialization «Management in the field of Defense-Industrial Complex» took place in February 26, 2018. In the summer of 2018, the specialists of «Ukroboronprom», graduates of the Institute of Postgraduate Education received certificates of advanced training according to the relevant Program.

The next step of the cooperation was the opening of the Magister's Educational Program of «Management in the field of Defense-Industrial Complex» at the Faculty of Management and Marketing. Employees of Ukroboronprom Concern, State Institutions, Industrial Enterprises of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, other Security, Defence and Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as specialists of Private Defense Firms were invited to start their education in the Magistracy.

The Magister's program provides an 18 months intensive training of specialists for the Defense Industry of Ukraine according to agreed with Ukroboronprom the list of disciplines and their subjects. Lecturers of Faculty of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Sociology and Law, other Faculties of our University conducted the development of methodological support, organization and carrying out of educational process. Within the Program, the principle of synergetic effect was implemented, when a combination of different spheres of scientific and methodical development of specialists of the Departments of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and practical experience of specialists of Defense Sphere allowed to ensure a high level of quality of the Educational Process.

S.V. Voitko, d.e.s., prof., Head of the Department of International Economics