Total number of students: 15 000
Number of foreign students: 247
Date of foundation: 1961
The University started in 1961 as a teaching and consultation center. In 1968 it became a department and soon – in 1970 a branch of Lviv Trade and Economics Institute. In 1974 Poltava Cooperative Institute was established. The first president Dianich M. M. (1970—1987). The second president Victor A. Dorokhin (1987—2003). in 1996 the Institute introduced a training program for Bachelors in the following fields: Economics and Entrepreneurship, Management, Trade, Food Technology and Engineering.