HISTORY. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION
Scientific and research association of students of the Economic Engineering Faculty was formed on the basis of the Department of Nature Management and Economy in 2001.
Until 2011 the work was carried out through various scientific circles and University competitions. Competitions include intercourse and interdepartmental business games: «Formation of the company. Personnel selection» and «Negotiations. Transaction. Complaint». These games were presented as the exhibits at the XII Republican exhibition of scientific and methodical literature and pedagogical practices of «Socio-pedagogical and psychological support of the personality development of students and their professional self-determination» in April, 2009.
Since 2011, the association started its performance as a Scientific and Research Economic Club. Students of the Club took an active part in competitive activities within the University and at the national and international level as well. Since 2011 the Research Economic Club began to participate in the professional oriented activities.
In 2012 the official approval of the Club on the basis of two departments: Nature Management and Economy and Enterprise Economy and Management, was held. The regulations about the student Scientific and Research Economic Club «EconoMix» were developed. The students formulated the motto, designed the logo and a participant’s certificate.
The regulation was approved by the Rector's order No. 120-C of 21.04.2012. The Head of «EconoMix» is associate Professor, PhD (Economics) Elena Meshcheryakova. Co-Directors: senior lecturer Victoria Usevich, senior lecturer, PhD (Economics) Natalya Atroshchenko.
Goals and objectives of student Scientific and Research Economic Club «EconoMix»
Student Scientific and Research Economic Club EconoMix of the Economic Engineering Faculty was organized with the aim to improve the training of highly qualified specialists of the economic profile, to deepen the practical skills of carrying out collective creative work, to gain experience in the field of investment management and innovative processes, to get knowledge in the management of all aspects of the enterprise activities.
Objectives of the student Research Economic Club «EconoMix»:
• involvement of students, beginning with the first course, in a process of profound mastering of theoretical knowledge and applying them in practice to solve management problems;
• organization of the creative process of receiving the professional skills by the students through the arranging competitions, business games, case studies according to their majors;
• mastering practical skills of development of innovative projects, their presentation and implementation through the cooperation with the technological departments and conducting public competitions;
• conducting promotional and career guidance activities among business representatives and schoolchildren of the senior forms to enhance the image of the specialities of the Economic Engineering Faculty.
The motto of the student Scientific and Research Economic Club «EconoMix» is «To Know – To be Able – To do – To win». The professional credo of the leaders is «Unleashing the potential, we create the future».
Since 2013 the student Research Economic Club «EconoMix» has operated on the basis of three departments of economic profile (the Department of Marketing and Economic Theory was also included).
For 2011-2013 the members of the Economic Club participated in 18 international and national competitions. 41 investment business plans with the overall economic effect (in the case of introduction) of more than $5 million were developed. Three investment business plans: «Shop & workshop «Grand Albero», «Eco-tourism complex on the water «Waterville», «Organization of workshop on resource-efficient, waste-free recycling of bitumen waste of the construction industry» were discussed and approved at the meetings of the Expert Council on the investment activity in the Republic of Belarus. Currently, these projects are presented in more than 20 countries.
The developed projects for the brand of Minsk received the public approval and are submitted to the Сity Council of Minsk.
The presentation of all the developed business plans is carried out. As a result 70 diplomas of the winners and certificates of participants, 17 main prizes and cups, 5 certificates of acknowledgement are received.
The results of the Research Economic Club «EconoMix» were covered on the websites of the newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda», OPEN.BY, Minsk Capital Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers marketing.by, in the TUT.BY news and in the articles of the University newspaper «Technologist».