Sociology of Public and Business Spheres | Master's Degree Program | Altai State University

The educational program is aimed at training sociologists-analysts with research, analytical, organizational and managerial competences, capable of providing sociological understanding and new comprehension of socio-humanitarian aspects of business functioning. The main function of such professionals is to provide analytical support for organizational and management decisions in the field of human development, external and internal communications of companies.


39.04.01 Sociology


Sociology of Public and Business Spheres

Learning mode

  • Full-time education, 2 years;
  • Evening training , 2 years 3 months.

State-funded places


Employer-sponsored places


Fee-paying places


Tuition fees per semester in 2023 / 2024 academic year

25 320 - 56 850 ₽

Entrance test

Sociology major exam (written)

Passing score in 2022


What training you get

In the course of study, students acquire the skills to:

  • identifying current social problems in society, designing a program, and developing an instrument for sociological research;
  • use of computer technology to conduct sociological research and analysis of data obtained;
  • analytical support of organizational and managerial decisions in the field of human potential development, external and internal communications of companies;
  • organization of business communications in public and business spheres;
  • development of personal leadership skills, ability to lead a team;
  • conducting dialogue in different audiences, with representatives of authorities, NGOs, mass media, business structures;
  • planning and conducting sociological research in qualitative and quantitative paradigms, working with databases and analysis, visualization and presentation of the results;
  • forecasting of social phenomena and processes.

Core disciplines

  • Sociology of the public sphere;
  • Sociology of business sphere;
  • Commercial Arbitration;
  • Mediation in the public and business spheres;
  • Imagiology.

Career opportunities and graduates

The comprehensive nature of the Master's program allows graduates to choose a variety of career trajectories - in academia, applied research, organizational and HR analytics.

Graduates of the educational program implement their professional competencies in:

  • state and municipal authorities;
  • research and HR-departments of commercial companies;
  • Consulting and recruiting companies;
  • advertising and marketing agencies;
  • non-governmental and non-commercial organizations;
  • research institutions and organizations;
  • educational organizations.


  • Program Head - Victor Valentinovich Nagaitsev, Candidate of Sociology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology and Conflictology.
  • Phone: +7 (3852) 296-608
  • E-mail:


Print version Modified 5.07.2023