S.V. Mishina

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF PROFESSIONALLY SIGNIFICANT QUALITIES OF ECONOMICS STUDENTS

Abstract:

The subject of the study is the vocational training of Bachelors of Economics. The object of the study is the content and structure of professionally significant qualities of Bachelors of Economics. The aim of the work is to study the content and structure of professionally significant qualities of future of Bachelors of Economicsin the context of the requirements posed by modern labour market and the possibilities of professional training. The study appears relevant due to the need to find optimal ways of training professional economists who could meet the requirements of rapidly changing and digitalized world economies. The article clarifies the concept of professionally significant qualities of an economist. Based on the analysis of psychological and pedagogical literature, the expert survey results, and interviews of potential employers, the article gives the structure of professionally significant qualities of Bachelors of Economics. They are attitude-related qualities: standard (situational professional motivation, knowledge of professional ethics, stable civic stand) and supplementary (dominant professional motivation, professional values, strong civic identity and behaviour); individual and personal qualities and abilities: stand-ard(emotional balance, discipline, objectiveness, integrity) and supplementary (mental flexibility, professional mo-bility, capability for self-education and self-development); special qualities and abilities: standard(analytical, syn-thetic and prognostic abilities) and supplementary (critical thinking, lean thinking, project thinking); social and per-sonal qualities and abilities: standard(sociability, ability to resolve conflicts) and supplementary (client orientation, team building). The paper also presents the results of an ascertaining experiment, which confirmed the deficit of the supplementary professionally significant qualities of Bachelors of Economics.

About the autors:

Svetlana Viktorovna Mishina, Applicant to the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Technologies, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Auditing.

Place of employment:

Bunin Yelets State University

Contacts:

399770, Россия, Липецкая обл., г. Елец, ул. Комсомольская, д. 58, кв. 17; тел.: 8(960)140-02-29; e-mail: dmkornienko@mail.ru.

Key words:

higher education; Bachelor of Economics; professionally significant qualities; competitiveness.