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The Faculty of Trade Economics and Commodity Science mission is training of leaders providing sustainable innovative development of commercial activity.

​​​​​​​Faculty of Trade Economics and Commodity Science has deep historical traditions and vast experience in providing the educational services in the field of higher commercial education. Faculty is one of the oldest faculties of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. It inherits the best traditions of such famous brands as Commerce and Economics Faculty which was famous in the Soviet years and Commodity science faculty was known and popular more than 100 years.

The unique school has been formed for masters and bachelors in the field of Trading business, Commodity science and specialists in Customs. Staff of our departments have valuable experience and are in their fields of training flagships for many universities. For example, the Department of Commodity science and commodity expertise headed Educational and methodical association. Classes are held in classrooms and laboratories equipped with modern multimedia and special equipment. Students involved in groups with experienced teachers, using modern methods of studying the basic educational programs.

The Faculty of Trade Economy and Commodity Expertise works at the international level and is a member of EHI Retail Institute (Cologne) and International Society of Commodity Science and Technology (IGWT), which brings together educational, research and public organizations from 153 countries around the world.

We would like to offer you cooperation in the field of academic mobility (students and teachers) and joint research projects.

We are waiting for teachers to conduct master classes in the following disciplines on our programms:


• Trading business; 

• Mathematical methods and models in economics; 

• Logistics; 

• Foundations of trade and economic activity; 

• Evaluation of economic risks of trading activity; 

• Trade statistics; 

• Taxes and taxation; 

• Insurance in trade; 

• Equipment for trade; 

• Foreign economic activity; 

• Business organization in the trade; 

• Regulation of trading activity; 

• Sales management; 

• Management of a commercial organization; 

• Commercial services; 

• Distance selling


• Marketing; 

• Commodity management; 

• Business organizations; 

• Organization and management of commercial activities; 

• Legal regulation of commercial activities; 

• Information Technology; 

• Accounting; 

• Taxes and taxation; 

• Quality control of goods; 

• Commodity management and the examination of individual product groups; 

• Logistics management in trade; 

• Safety of products; 

• Identification and detection of falsification of goods; 

• Evaluation of consumer goods; 

• Aesthetics products; 

• Standardization, conformity assessment and metrology; 

• Customs examination; 

• Packaging of goods; 

• Assessment of the competitiveness of products; 

• International trade; 

• Business correspondence and business documents.


• Business planning; 

• Methods of analysis in trading conditions; 

• Regional trade development strategies; 

• Category Management; 

• Development of trade networks;

• Organization of trade unconventional commodity groups; 

• Modern technologies in wholesale trade; 

• Typing commercial enterprises.


• Product policy organizations; 

• Category Management; 

• International trade in goods and the situation on world commodity markets; 

• Quality management strategy and an assortment of food and non-food products; 

• Economic activity of trading networks; 

• Commodity prices; 

• Strategy for the fashion industry; 

• International Logistics; 

• International and national systems of conformity of the goods.


• Modern methods of control of goods in customs; 

• Currency regulation and currency control; 

• Basics of qualification and investigation of crimes in the sphere of customs affairs; 

• Customs control; 

• Customs control of goods conveyed by natural persons; 

• International standards and modern technologies of customs control; 

• Customs clearance of goods and vehicles; 

• Customs value and customs value control in the various customs procedures; 

• Customs regulations trading; 

• Basics of technical means of control; 

• Customs procedures; 

• Customs regulations in free economic zones.

• Law and regulation in customs affairs; 

• Information technology and systems in customs; 

• General and customs statistics; 

• Declaration of goods and vehicles; 

• Customs examination; 

• Economy of customs; 

• Identification and detection of counterfeit and infringing goods; 

• International requirements for product safety; 

• International requirements for storage and transportation of goods; 

• Evaluation activities for customs purposes; 

• Prohibitions and restrictions of foreign trade activity; 

• Basics of document management in the customs authorities; 

• Modern methods of control of goods in customs.