Кафедра Математичного Моделювання Економічних Систем
THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PROFESSION FOR INTELLECTUAL ELITE
We create our future world with a knowledge that we get here!
The pace of a modern life places its conditions to one, who wants to become successful. A hot season of applying to different educational institution is in its full swing. The first step to be made – a choice of a university and a course – is very important. The efficiency of school graduates efforts in the next 4-5 years, which are to become a basis for their financial independence and stability, depends on this first step. What kind of education will become the source of their prosperity and will be timely for many years? There’s nothing eternal. But there are some questions, which bothered people from the beginning of its existence. What will future bring? Is it possible to change life?
CLASSICAL CHIROMANCY OR MATHEMATICAL MODELING?
Long ago Confucius spent a lot of time, studying the I-Ching, “Book of Changes” – the main source of the chiromancy art. They say, that leather little straps, which held its pages, were changed for three times during his life. This book was started two thousand years before the Christ was born and Confucius added a lot to it. It’s even hard to imagine more complicated way of predicting a future than with the use of eight trigrams and sixty-four diagrams. That’s why this chiromancy system became an art of the chosen-ones.
People have always tried to look into the future to anticipate the course of the history since. Scientists of the XXI century are not an exception. But they named such a modern chiromancy a mathematical modeling. Almost all historical processes have certain economic reasons, so foresight and modeling of such processes is a very serious matter. It requires outstanding knowledge and big amount of accurate calculations. It is economic academics – laureates of the Nobel Prize – who founded new profession “Economic Cybernetics”, which combined theoretical knowledge about economic objects functioning and laws of industrial and economic phenomena. An objective, which was set by such its authors, like academician L. Kantorovich, is rationalization of an economic research.
THE MOST MODERN PROFESSION – ECONOMIC CYBERNETICS
The speed of the economy development doesn’t leave any time for practical experiments. To be the first you need to work on analytics. One of the most powerful economic analysis tools is modeling. Like astronauts, who work on creation of faraway galaxies models, but with the use of computational processes, economic analysts build up adequate economic phenomena models.
Economic cybernetics stands for management in complex economic systems, modeling of industrial and economic phenomena and support to operations of economic objects in order to succeed under any circumstances and also a full computerization of production processes.
OPPORTUNITIES, WHICH “ECONOMIC CYBERNETICS” EDUCATION ENABLES
Today labor market requires different areas of knowledge of economic processes, which occur in Ukraine and in the world, from specialists. The universe of severe competition raises the required level of education up and up. Financial and industrial tycoons select personnel for their businesses very carefully and send their children to the best universities of the world.
Is there any chance for an average child from a usual Ukrainian family to succeed? Yes!!! And this path depends on the level, quality and up-to-dateness of the knowledge, this child gets. Students, who master the “Economic Cybernetics” course, get fundamental education in economics, mathematics and IT and have an opportunity to acquire modern methods of decision-making and economic processes management with the use of mathematical models and IT. Subjects like macroeconomics and microeconomics, management and marketing, finance and business law are the outstanding basis for the unbiased analysis of economic phenomena – from past to the future.
Advanced knowledge of specialized subjects guarantee having all advantages while applying for a job in state and private entities, under conditions of the market economy, because these educational programs meet international requirements: theory of stochastic processes, simulation modeling, systems of decision-making support, informational systems and technologies in economy, research of operations, socio-economic processes prediction, programming shells and packages, systems of economic information processing, modeling of the economy, financial management, modern economic theories, information projects management, corporate information systems, modeling of a systematic features of the economy, mathematical models of the transforming economy, theory of control, variational calculus and methods of optimization.
When choosing an educational institution people usually look at different criteria, like quality of education and authority of the diploma not only in Ukraine, but also abroad. Exact sciences were developed and researched far quicker and deeper by our scientists, than in many other countries, since soviet time. A training of specialists in “Economic Cybernetics” course is held at NTUU “KPI” on the management and marketing faculty on the modeling of economic systems department. That’s why we’ve decided to find out, how real it is for graduates of this course to get a job in industrial, financial and insurance companies in Ukraine or abroad. Another point, which bothered us, was an ability to enter a state department and get a scholarship without a pay-off. And here’s what we’ve been told by head of MSES, Ph. D. in Physics and Mathematics, Professor Volodymyr Omelyanovych Kapustyan:
Our department was created in 1991, a year before the faculty of management and marketing was formed. It was headed by Victor Ivanovich Ivanenko, which had worked in the institute of cybernetics before. After spending some time in USA and familiarizing himself with this area in international scale, he understood, how important mathematical approach to economics was. Present day requires specialists, who are able to make forecasts in any industry, basing on a model experiments, conduct full analysis, based on a sophisticated models of a social systems. It’s a new profession, which combines management and mathematical technologies. A time of intellectual decision-making systems, which take features of a world economy into account, has come. It is important that a very powerful group of lecturers has gathered in our university to implement a new profession.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION, WHICH IS CRITICAL FOR MANY ENTRANTS: - WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENTER THE BUDGET DEPARTMENT, QUALITY AND CONDITIONS OF THE STUDY PROCESS
The fact that the faculty exists on the KPI base testify a good technical knowledge base, level of professionalism and appropriate work and educational discipline. Also, we can talk about applied technical component. Not just an up-to-date equipment do we have, but also a two supercomputers, which are unique in Ukraine. All this factors supports appropriate pace and quality of the study process. Concerning entrance procedures, I have my own experience of participation in this process and can guarantee that we accept applicants according to their level of knowledge and not to the amount of money they have. We also have a commercial (paid) course. But commercial education differs only with advantages in the entrance process. During the study process the requirements to students are all the same. We’re trying to enhance the level of knowledge of all students. In addition, there’s a real opportunity to transfer students from commercial group to the budget (unpaid) after a three and a half years.
HOW IS DEPARTMENT’S DIPLOMA VALUED IN UKRAINE AND OTHER COUNTRIES?
“KPI” brand is famous enough. University’s authority is high due to work of all of the staff over a number of years. Our faculty is young enough yet, but a lot of our graduates already work as an analysts or programmers at industrial, financial and insurance companies of Ukraine and abroad. Banks and economic departments of big enterprises are eager to accept them. According to chancellor’s control, MSES is in top ten departments of our big university. Our student’s presentations are marked out amongst the best at international conferences.
WHAT ENTRANT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TODAY?
We invite all talented young people, who choose a way of exact sciences study and are ready to work for their own future. Our study process resembles football – no one does anything alone. We need certain critical mass in order to ensure permanent development and emergence of new projects.
While our communication with department’s staff and students we noticed that it is united, friendly team with a dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative basis. It’s leaders are kind coordinators and exigent organizers. These are the people who must teach to construct processes of the future and prepare our youth to be not only accepted as an equals in an international intellectual community, but also to lead, owing to their knowledge.
Because success is determined by outrunning competitors in an external environment!