Donetsk State University of Management

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Donetsk State University of Management
Донецький державний університет управління
Latin: Donetskiy derzhavniy universitet upravlinna
Established 1992[1]
Type National university[2]
Rector Dr. Alexander Povazhny
Admin. staff 340 teachers
Students 7550
Location Donetsk, Ukraine
Campus 6

Donetsk State University of Management (Ukrainian: Донецький державний університет управління) is a Ukrainian University witch started in 1992 as the Donetsk State Academy of Management (with 31 graduates[3]) and was awarded the status of University in 2004 by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.[2]



  • Donetsk Academy of Management was established in June 1992 on the basis of Institute of Qualification Improvement of the Executives and Experts of Ministry of Coal Industry of Ukraine.
  • The Academy was granted the status of public higher education establishment. The Charter of the Academy, its structure and Academic Council were developed and approved. Science-and-research department was organized.
  • Faculties of Production Management, Non-Production Management, Distant Learning, Post-diploma Education, and Faculty for Foreign Students were founded. Students’ Scientific Society was organized.
  • The Academy newspaper “On Academic Knowledge” began to be published.
  • The Academy was fully certified and accredited according to the III level of national accreditation of higher education institutions.
  • 1996 – the Academy granted its first graduates.
  • Colleges of the Academy in the towns of Ugledar and Yasynovataya were opened.
  • Students of the Academy became the members of the Eurasian Students Association.


  • Post-diploma and Master Studies were opened. The College in Torez was established. The Association of the Graduates was set up.
  • The first agreements on cooperation with some educational institutions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA and France were signed.
  • The first issue of scientific journal “Manager” was published.
  • The Anthem of the Academy and the standards of the Faculties were approved.
  • By the decision of State Certification Board, DSAM was certified and accredited with the IV level of accreditation. The Specialized Academic Council on PhD Theses Defense in Public Administration was organized.
  • American Biographic Institute awarded Professor Stanislav Povazhny, the Rector of DSAM the title “The Man of the Year 2000”.
  • 2001 - the Rector of DSAM was awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of Donetsk”.
  • According to the Rating of Higher Educational Establishments of Ukraine DSAM was among the five best higher education institutions specialized in management education in 2001.


  • 2002 – Donetsk State Academy of Management celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the Museum of DSAM History was founded.
  • The Specialized Council on Doctor’s Theses Defense was organized.
  • The Rector of DSAM, Professor Stanislav Povazhny was titled the Corresponding Member of Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
  • 2004 - by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Donetsk State Academy of Management was accreditated with the title of the University.
  • DSUM became the winner of the Rating of Higher Educational Establishments of Ukraine according to the results of the academic year and was awarded by Diploma of Sofia Kievskaya.
  • Professor Alexander Povazhny, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Doctor of Sciences in Economics, Head of Department of Finance became the Laureate of President of Ukraine Award for Young Scientists.


  • DSUM joined Eurasian Association of Universities.
  • DSUM was awarded the Diploma of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the high quality of training.
  • 2007 - Professor Alexander Povazhny was elected he Rector at the meeting of the University’s staff.
  • The Specialized Academic Council on PhD Theses Defense of Candidate in Sociology was organized.
  • DSUM signed Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Development Program in Ukraine.
  • 2010 - English Track MA European management of international economic activities was launched.
  • On the 21st of August, 2012 Donetsk State University of Management celebrated its 20th Anniversary.[4]


Campus facilities include 7 study buildings and 6 comfortable hostels where housing is guaranteed for all five years. For students’ service there are numerous computer classes with free Wi-Fi Internet connection. Students have free medical care and treatment for minor injuries at Medical Service. The University’s library is an essential support to study, teaching, and research activities. Almost 230 000 copies of books and periodicals represent important information service.

Fields of Study[edit]

  • Management (specializations)

Management in production sphere

Management in non-production sphere

Municipal management

Management of innovation activity

Management of international economic activity

Management in the field of economic competition

Management of investment activities


Management of environmental protection

HR Management

  • Marketing
  • Finance and Credit (specializations)




  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Informatics

Master programs (Specific categories)

  • Project management
  • Intellectual property
  • Administrative management
  • Public Administration
  • Public service
  • Master of Business Administration (МВА)



The University offers following faculties:[6]

  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Law and Social Management with Course MBA in Administrative Management
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Finance and Accounting
  • Faculty of Part-time education
  • Centre of Postgraduate Education
  • Centre for Pre-vocational training
  • Centre for Foreign Students
  • Ugledar College carries out BA training of students in Finance and Credit, and Management. The College offers full-time and part-time forms of training.
  • Yasynovataya College was founded to grant students for BA degree in Finance and Credit, and Management. The College offers part-time form of training.
  • Torez College provides BA education for students on the following specialties: Finance and Credit, Production Management, Non-Production Management, Management of Foreign Economic Activities.
  • Mariupol Educational-and-Scientific Centre was founded as a structural division of Donetsk State University of Management in 2002. The Centre provides education for students at Bachelor degree programs in Finance and Credit, Marketing, Management, Production Sphere Management, Non-production Sphere Management, Management of Foreign Economic Activities specialties.

Awards and reputation[edit]

According to the rating of the best universities in Ukraine, which is compiled by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, DSUM in 2012 ranked 3rd place among higher educational institutions "Economics, Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship". So far more than 16 thousand University graduates have become highly qualified specialists, who joined the ranks of management elite of Donetsk city, Donetsk region and Ukraine.

Students Life[edit]

There are the following events that take place in DSUM during the year:

  • Inauguration of New Academic Year - students get acquainted with academic and extracurricular activity of the University.
  • Forum of Leaders of Students' Self-governance Organizations - is a wonderful opportunity to spend a week at the seaside, exchanging ideas and new projects. In recent years, the number of participants of the Forum significantly increased and its format has become international.
  • Debut of the first year students is perfect opportunity for freshmen to demonstrate their talents on the stage.
  • Students' Day is the most expected and famous holiday among the students and in frames of its celebration the following events are held:
  • Cossack Entertainments - folk show with traditional Ukrainian dances and jokes,Culinary Show - special event for gourmands
  • Hollywood Night is ball for students and the night out for funs of glamorous parties.
  • Humorous Show - team of DSUM with its witty jokes became permanent participant of inter-universities humorous festivals.
  • Beauty Contest Miss University of Management - holiday of beauty, grace and fashion.
  • 'University Stars - peculiarity of the show is participation of faculty and staff of DSUM in the show along with students.

There are plenty of events for sports fans as well:

  • Press conferences with players of FC Shakhtar with the participation of Viktor Grachev, Douglas Costa, Alex Teisheira.
  • Meetings with Pavel Burenko, Captain of Basketball Club "Donetsk", as well as his teammates Max Adam Konate and Alexander Lipovoy, players of national team of Ukraine.
  • Meetings with players of Hockey Club Donbass.

University football team is winner of international tournaments among universities[7]


The following are the notable alumni of the university:[8]

Boris Kolesnikov-People's Deputy of Ukraine

Klimenko Aleksandr Viktorovich-The Minister of revenue and charges of Ukraine

Lukyanchenko Oleksandr-Donetsk Mayor

Klochkova Yana-Hero Of Ukraine,4-time Olympic champion in swimming

Liliya Podkopaeva-Olimpic Champion gymnast

Chygrynskiy Dmytro- footballer of FC Shakhtar, winner of the UEFA Cup

Smirnov Victor-Hero of Ukraine, multiple champion and medalist of Paralympic Games in swimming

Aleksandr Revva-popular actor, showman, producer

Tìslenko Alexandr-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altcom

Beschastnyi Viktor-Rector of Donetsk Law Institute under the Ministry of Home Affairs of Ukraine


  1. ^ profile, Studying in Ukraine
  2. ^ a b official website - History section
  3. ^ Official website - Alumni
  4. ^ "HISTORY AND IMPORTANT FACTS". Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIELDS OF STUDY". Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Official website
  7. ^ "STUDENTS’ LIFE IN DSUM". Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "OUR ALUMNI". Retrieved June 28, 2014. 

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