Sociology of Management and Social Management (with the Shandong University)

Sociology of Management and Social Management (with the Shandong University)

Training period
2 Years
Language of study
The contact person
Professor of the Chair of Sociology
Cost of education
It is shown that the cost of tuition for one year
For Russia and CIS citizens
For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad"
4100 3730
far abroad - 20% for the program


A sociologist earns his living by making research. He usually studies how people behave: how they do their shopping, vote at the elections, work and look for a job, relax, get married and divorced, have and bring up children, move house and etc. Sociologists conduct polls, have interviews, give lectures, write articles, speak on TV, they can plunge into dozens of different cultures. Sociologists know how to study human relations and deeds, how to influence them, how to create a community and prevent a conflict, how to earn money and save time.

A sociologist always has a choice. Some make career in marketing and HR, others succeed in international projects and still others at universities and research centres, in mass media and politics. Some limit themselves to business or academic life, others are in politics or devote their life to solving a social issue but at the same time they continue to be sociologists.

Educational process

The priority of this field of study is the combination of scientific and research and social and engineering areas of competence of a sociologist. Fundamental theoretical and methodologic training is combined with an extensive cycle of applied social and managerial disciplines which allow to master effective social technologies in practice of running modern organizations.


“Modern methods of sociological research”, “Modern sociological theories”, “Philosophy and methods of social sciences”, “Measurement in sociological research”, “Qualitative methods in sociology: history and methodology”, “Management consulting”, “Modern business strategies”, “Organizational culture”, “Research seminar”, and etc.


Our Master’s programmes are both research and practice-oriented. The subject of almost every Master’s thesis includes making your own empiric research. During the second year of studies students have professional, teaching and pre-graduation internship. Professional internship can be both at university and outside it. Our committed partners are leading sociological research centres of Russia including the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM), “TNS Gallup Media”, “Romir Monitoring standard”, International Institute of Marketing and Social Research GfK Russia, etc. The contacts with the potential employers are often established during the internship.

Career opportunities

The following areas are industry-specific for the graduates of this field of study: analytical support of management activities, management consulting and strategic consulting, intra-organizational innovations, research into organizational malfunctions e.g. labour conflicts, research into organizational culture, optimization of social and human resource policy of organizations, HR management, PR technologies, etc.