I. Burak, T. Razumova

Lomonosov Moscow State University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Regularly changing conditions of the labor market, new technologies and growing competition make workers permanently confirm their qualification and the compliance with the employer’s requirements. In that case further professional education becomes more and more popular: it helps people to deepen their knowledge in the field of interest or to learn something new and change the job. We can’t avoid mentioning the fact that about 1.4 million people annually use the educational services of various departments of further professional education: professional development, professional development in the form of internship, professional retraining. The Federal law “On education in Russian Federation” regulates further professional education sphere. As indicated in this law, further professional education is aimed at meeting educational and professional needs, professional development of individuals, ensure that their qualifications correspond with changing conditions of professional activities and social environment.

Further professional education is an instrument that nowadays can be helpful in getting a decent work. What is more, this is true not only for employed people but also for socially vulnerable groups such as unemployed, disabled, pensioners and youth. Different researches all over the world show that further professional education really support these groups and help them to adjust to the labor market.

The Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University has been successfully implemented further professional education programs for more than 15 years. In January-April 2016, a survey was conducted among the graduates of the "Master of business administration (MBA)", which received 250 questionnaires and showed that:
• more than 65% of the graduates of the program have noted an increase in their income after completing the program;
• about 57% of graduates made the transition from performing positions to the managerial;
• almost 79% of graduates increased job satisfaction.

The data shows a direct relationship between receiving further professional education and career and professional growth of alumni. It should be noted that among the respondents were graduates of 2008-2009, which despite the crisis noted improvement in their employment positions.

The Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University also held several researches on the MBA programs alumni and found out that 98% of alumni have landed a new job with higher salary and their job satisfaction has increased. Such researches prove that further professional education can be considered as the factor influenced on the getting a decent work.