January 22, 2001 order of the Rector of Poltava State Technical University named after Yuri Kondratyuk was created the Department of Finance. The rapid development of the financial and credit system of our country required training of qualified specialists of this profile. Since 90 years at the university has already conducted training in economic direction, and as pointed monitor their employment - most work is found in the financial and banking sector, but the general economic training does not fully satisfy the employers. That is why it is necessary to create a powerful center of training for financial and credit sector, and what was the newly created Department of Finance.
On the first day of the department was headed by Vladimir Onishchenko - a specialist who has at the time of the department creation a considerable practical experience in the financial and credit sector, academic achievements and teaching skills, several years combining work the head of a large unit of one of the leading commercial banks in Ukraine and teaching. This combination of practical knowledge and scientific research was the basis for the creation of a new type of department: mobile, energetic, creating new approaches to teaching and research work.
Annually department produces about 200 professionals who are educated full-time, distance learning and as a second degree. For 18 years the department was released nearly 500 masters and specialists in licensed areas. The distinction is versatile graduates received professional skills, the applicability of the obtained profession in any area of the economy, from government agencies to the private business sector. Students have the unique opportunity to receive not only theoretical but also practical knowledge, which the Department is constantly engaged in the teaching of professional disciplines leading experts of financial services, treasury, commercial banks, insurance companies, tax service. Every year students of the department listen to lectures taught by professors from Germany - Ulrich Günther Stoll and Seyler.
The best students pass practice at leading universities in Germany and Poland.
Leading disciplines of professional finance and credit cycle are taught at the training Department at the bank created in real industrial applications submitted by commercial banks and a branch of the department that works directly in the office of a commercial bank c. Poltava.
Annually conducted diploma protection in the Department of Finance of the Poltava Regional Administration, the Main Department of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine in the Poltava region, with the involvement of employees of these institutions and representatives of local authorities.
Over 10 years of the existence of the Department of Finance and Banking was headed by Doctor of Economics, Professor Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Onishchenko - rector of the National University «Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic», Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Academician of the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Academy, Head of the Board of Rectors of Universities of 3-4 levels of accreditation in the Poltava region , chairman of the specialized scientific council for the defense of candidate and doctoral theses, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Economics and region". Under his leadership, the staff of the department provided a positive dynamics of the main indicators of development in the main directions of activity aimed at achieving the high quality of educational services and the growth of the role of the department as a powerful scientific and initial center of training of the highest quality specialists. One of the leading slogans of the department's staff is the assertion that the quality of knowledge gained today is a high quality of life tomorrow, a basis for well-being and professional development.