The main objective of this course is to introduce students to contemporary economic theories and models aimed at explaining the role of human capital. The topics include essentials of the theory of human capital and its applications in the economics of education, family economics, health economics, economics of crime and economic growth.

SDA course provides a logical continuation of economics, business, statistics and econometrics courses. Course objective is to improve students' practical skills in data analysis. Topics cover basic concepts, applications and examples of survey methods, data processing, parametric estimation, and nonparametric testing. Seminars are focused on application of studied techniques with real life data from the World Values Survey using popular software packages in business and academics (SPSS and its open source equivalent PSPP).

The course in Economic Statistics covers various topics introducing the relation of statistics to economics. It is designed to get students familiar with the main sources and the nature of statistical analysis in economics. The course addresses key issues in collection, compilation, dissemination, and analysis of data, namely measuring and understanding of: 1) real sector and labour market; 2) foreign and financial sector; 3) social development; and 4) key growth determinants.