Commodity Science and Custom Activities

Faculty of Economics
4 years
Mode of study

Specific courses:

  • Chemistry;
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Commodity Science;
  • Standardization, Metrology and Qualimetry;
  • Microbiology of Commodities;
  • Fundamentals of Food Commodity Science;
  • Commodity Science of Household Goods;
  • Sensor and Expert Methods for Analysis;
  • Commodity Science of Textile and Footwear;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Animal Origin;
  • Custom Regimes and Procedures;
  • Commodity Science of Food Products of Plant Origin;
  • Packaging Management;
  • Commodity and Custom Control.

Expected knowledge and skills after acquiring qualification:
The objective of students' training in this Major is to prepare them to perform managerial functions in the field of customs and stock control, logistics, trade, marketing activities, commodity exchanges. Students receive comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge about composition, properties and quality of goods; processes and changes in storage; methods for quality assessment; organization and implementation of customs control and commodity inspection; standardization and certification of goods.

Employment opportunities upon graduation:

  • quality assessment and control specialists in organizations and companies engaged in production, sale, transportation and storage of commodities;
  • inspectors at customs houses and regional customs directorates;
  • commodity exchange brokers;
  • insurance agents and damages experts;
  • commodity control inspectors at independent control organizations;
  • credit inspectors;
  • quality auditors;
  • specialists and heads of departments of supply and distribution;
  • specialists of standardization and metrology, innovations and qualimetry;
  • managers at marketing and logistics departments of state-owned and private companies with industrial or commercial activities, etc.