At the labour market there is huge demand for graduates of leading economic institutions, the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics among them.
In 2012 the university celebrated its 105th jubilee. The oldest commercial higher educational institution in Russia, established with the funds from Russian entrepreneurs, it is given highest positions in the rating of the country’s educational institutions of economics. Getting bachelor and master diplomas from PRUE is prestigious, honourable, significant and much sought-after.
Taking into account the requirements of the present time, the university prepares bachelors and masters who meet the demands of the market, so its programmes of studies are continuously being modernized, and new programmes are being created.
Today developed countries have a comprehensive system of distance learning. Firmly established in the whole world, it occupies an important niche in the sphere of education. In Plekhanov University teaching with the help of distant technologies is carried out at the Faculty of Distance Learning created in 1998.
The learning process here is based on the purposeful, controlled, intensive and independent work of the learner.
Distance learning has a number of advantages over the conventional form of learning:
- flexibility - being able to study without changing your job routine;
- independence - being able to study at any moment and in any place, without having to be present in a classroom for many hours;
- practicality - being able to study as much as you need to master the course or the subject and gaining the knowledge necessary for your choosing speciality – since education, including consulting and taking exams, is arranged on an individual schedule;
- economy - minimal expenses on education;
- teaching at FDL is based on the combination of different forms of academic activities:
- independent work with interactive and conventional (printed) study materials;
- distant discussing questions in a group Internet conference or individual consultations;
- interim on-line testing;
- conventional tests and exams.