Department Chair: Alexander Yurievich Kokovikhin
Telephones: +7 (343) 257-70-61, 251-96-46, 257-70-61
The Department of Labor Economics and Personnel Management was established in 1967. The founder and chair of the department for 23 years was Professor Mikhail Melnov, who headed in the Urals the area of scientific research associated with aspects of improving organization and stimulation of labor. In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Education of the USSR, for 15 years the department was coordinating the topic "Comprehensive Improvement of Labor Organization at an Industrial Enterprise", which was developed by 27 universities of the country. Currently, the department is focused on training specialists in:
Since 2009, the department has been implementing master's degree programs in specialty 080100.68 "Economics" ("Economics and Personnel Management").
The Department is the only one in the Urals to offer degree in specialty "Labor Economics". The uniqueness of the specialty is that it allows graduates to work in a wide variety of industries and sectors of the economy. Any enterprise (or organization) employs people, whose work must be organized, paid, and rated. Many lecturers of the department have academic degrees and titles, are business owners, practitioners and consultants.
Research areas: organization and stimulation of labor, social and economic aspects of labor; problems of labor market, formation of an efficient system of personnel management, and aspects of labor sociology and psychology.