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Study Bachelor in Accounting and Finance in Russia

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Study Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (in English)

Duration: 4 years
Language: English
Deadline: July 25. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 4-year English medium Bachelor program automatically.

Partner University: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)

This degree is for you if you:

  • are professionally qualified in the accountancy field and would now like to take a degree
  • wish to go on to take professional accountancy qualifications
  • have not yet decided which profession to pursue but would like a thorough grounding in accounting and finance.

Program Structure

The degree consists of 12 courses when taken through the Standard Route and 9 courses through the Graduate Entry Route.

Prestige and career progression

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. This degree will prepare you for a career in areas of professional accountancy, investment banking, investment analysis and management, management consultancy and financial management, as well as to more advanced academic study.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the BSc Accounting and Finance degree who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the financial or accounting professions can take advantage of a ‘fast track’ agreement with five professional bodies:

Subject to passing the required combination of courses on your degree, you will be exempt from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation. The prospectus, available to download in the top right-hand column, contains further information about accreditation.

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Structure and syllabus

Standard Route – 100 courses

    1. Introduction to economics
    2. Mathematics 1 (half course) and
    3. Statistics 1 (half course)
    4. Principles of banking and finance
    5. Principles of accounting
      One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)

Selection group F(i) [Level 100 courses]
Introduction to international development
Introduction to economics
Human geography
Introduction to international relations
World history since 1945
Mathematics 1 (half course)
Mathematics 2
Algebra
Calculus
Introduction to modern political thought
Introduction to political science
Contemporary sociology in a global age
Reading social science
Statistics 1 (half course)
Statistics 2

Selection group F(ii) [Level 100 courses]
Principles of accounting
Principles of banking and finance
Introduction to information systems
Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming
Business and management in a global context

Selection group F(iii) [Level 100 courses]
Criminal law
Public law
Common law reasoning and institutions
Contract law

Standard Route – 200 and 300 courses

    1. Managerial economics or
    2. Microeconomics
    3. Financial management or
    4. Corporate finance
    5. Financial reporting
    6. Auditing and assurance
    7. Management accounting
    8. One course from Selection groups B, E or M
    9. One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

From this selection group you can choose between either Financial management or Corporate finance.
Financial management
Corporate finance
Financial reporting
Auditing and assurance
Management accounting
Valuation and securities analysis
Quantitative finance

Selection group B [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Financial reporting
Auditing and assurance
Valuation and securities analysis
Financial intermediation
Corporate finance
Investment management
Quantitative finance

Selection group D [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Economic policy analysis in international development
Economics of development
Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
Development management
Global environmental problems and politics
Geographies of development
Social policy
Population and society

Selection group E [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Economics of development
Elements of econometrics
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Economic history in the 20th century
Economics of labour
International economics
Public economics
Industrial economics
Monetary economics
Mathematical economics
Corporate finance
Economic geography
International political economy
Managerial economics
Further mathematics for economists

Selection group F(i) [Level 100 courses]
Introduction to international development
Introduction to economics
Human geography
Introduction to international relations
World history since 1945
Mathematics 1 (half course)
Mathematics 2
Algebra
Calculus
Introduction to modern political thought
Introduction to political science
Contemporary sociology in a global age
Reading social science
Statistics 1 (half course)
Statistics 2

Selection group F(ii) [Level 100 courses]
Principles of accounting
Principles of banking and finance
Introduction to information systems
Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming
Business and management in a global context

Selection group F(iii) [Level 100 courses]
Criminal law
Public law
Common law reasoning and institutions
Contract law

Selection group G [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
Development management
Geographies of development
Economic geography
Population and society

Selection group IR [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
Development management
Global environmental problems and politics
Nationalism and international relations
International organizations
Foreign policy analysis
International political economy
International political theory
Security in international relations

Selection group IS [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Information systems development and management
Information systems and organizations
Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives
Management and innovation of e-business
Research project in information systems
Software engineering: theory and application

Selection group L [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Tort law
Law of trusts
Property law
Civil and criminal procedure
Evidence
Administrative law
History of English law
Public international law
Conflict of laws
Succession
Commercial law
Labour law
Family law
EU law
Criminology
Intellectual property
Introduction to Islamic law
International protection of human rights

Selection group M [Level 200 and 300 courses]
From this selection group you can choose between either Financial management or Corporate finance.
Financial management
Corporate finance
Management accounting
Development management
Information systems and organizations
Management and innovation of e-business
Elements of social and applied psychology
The law of business organizations
Managerial economics
Management science methods
Human resource management
Core management concepts
Strategy
Organization theory: an interdisciplinary approach
Principles of marketing
Management mathematics

Selection group N [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Abstract mathematics
Advanced statistics: distribution theory (half course)
Advanced statistics: statistical inference (half course)
Advanced mathematical analysis (half course)
Discrete mathematics and algebra
Further calculus (half course)
Further linear algebra (half course)
Game theory (half course)
Optimization theory (half course)
Mathematics of finance and valuation (half course)

Selection group P [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
Development management
Global environmental problems and politics
Comparative politics
Democracy and democratization
Politics and policies of the European Union
Political analysis and public choice

Selection group S [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Criminology
Elements of social and applied psychology
Organization theory: an interdisciplinary approach
Social research methods
Sociological theory and analysis
Social policy
Historical sociology
Population and society

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Principles of banking and finance

Syllabus
Part 1 Financial Systems
Part 2 Financial intermediaries
Part 3 Principles of finance

Learning outcomes
At the end of the  course and having completed the  essential reading and activities students should:

  • discuss why financial systems exist, and how they are structured
  • explain why the relative importance of financial intermediaries and financial markets is different around the world, and how bank-based systems differ from market-based systems
  • understand why financial intermediaries exist, and discuss the role of transaction costs and information asymmetry theories in providing an economic justification
  • explain why banks need regulation, and illustrate the key reasons for and against the regulation of banking systems
  • discuss the main types of risks faced by banks, and use the main techniques employed by
    banks to manage their risks
  • explain how to value real assets and financial assets, and use the key capital budgeting techniques (Net Present Value and Internal Rate or Return)
  • explain how to value financial assets (bonds and stocks)
  • understand how risk affects the return of a risky asset, and hence how risk affects the value of the asset in equilibrium under the fundamental asset pricing paradigms (Capital Asset Pricing Model and Asset Pricing Theory)
  • discuss whether stock prices reflect all available information, and evaluate the empirical evidence on informational efficiency in financial markets

Principles of accounting

Syllabus

Section 1 Financial accounting
Section 2 Management accounting and financial management

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  • distinguish between different uses of accounting information and relate these uses to the needs of different groups of users
  • explain the limitations of such statements and their analysis
  • categorize cost behavior, and prepare and contrast inventory valuations under different costing methods
  • describe the budgeting process and discuss the use of budgets in planning and control
  • explain, discuss and apply relevant techniques to aid internal users in decision-making.

Financial management

Syllabus

Chapter 1: Financial management function and environment
Chapter 2: Investment appraisals 1
Chapter 3: Investment appraisals 2
Chapter 4: Investment appraisals 3
Chapter 5: Risk and return
Chapter 6: Portfolio Theory and Capital Assets Pricing Model
Chapter 7: Practical consideration of the Capital Assets Pricing Model and Alternative Asset Pricing Model
Chapter 8: Capital market efficiency
Chapter 9: Sources of finance – Equity
Chapter 10: Sources of finance – Debt
Chapter 11: Capital structure 1
Chapter 12: Capital structure 2
Chapter 13: Dividend policy
Chapter 14: Cost of capital and capital investments
Chapter 15: Valuation of business
Chapter 16: Mergers
Chapter 17: Financial planning
Chapter 18: Working capital management
Chapter 19: Risk management – concepts and instruments for risk hedging
Chapter 20: Risk management – applications

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  • describe how different financial markets function
  • estimate the value of different financial instruments (including stocks and bonds)
  • make capital budgeting decisions under both certainty and uncertainty
  • apply the capital assets pricing model in practical scenarios
  • discuss the capital structure theory and dividend policy of a firm
  • estimate the value of derivatives and advise management how to use derivatives in risk management and capital budgeting
  • describe and assess how companies manage working capital and short-term financing
  • discuss the main motives and implications of mergers and acquisitions.
  • integrate subject matter studied on related modules and to demonstrate the multi-disciplinary aspect of practical financial management problems
  • use academic theory and research to question established financial theories.
  • be more proficient in researching materials on the internet and Online Library
  • be able to use excel for statistical analysis

Corporate finance

Syllabus

Part 1 Project evaluation
Part 2 Risk and return
Part 3 Derivative assets
Part 4 Efficient markets
Part 5 Capital structure
Part 6 Dividend theory
Part 7 Corporate governance
Part 8 Mergers and acquisitions

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  1. explain how to value projects, and use the keycapital budgeting techniques (NPV and IRR)
  2. understand the mathematics of portfolios and how risk affects the value of the asset in equilibrium under the fundaments asset pricing paradigms (CAPM and APT)
  3. know how to use recent extensions of the CAPM, such as the Fama and French three factor model, to calculate expected returns on risky securities
  4. explain the characteristics of derivative assets (forwards, futures and options), and how to use the main pricing techniques (binomial methods in derivativespricing and the Black–Scholes analysis)
  5. discuss the theoretical framework of informational efficiency in financial markets and evaluate the related empirical evidence
  6. understand the trade-off firms face between tax advantages of debt and various costs of debt
  7. understand and explain the capital structure theory, and how information asymmetries affect it
  8. understand and explain the relevance, facts and role of the dividend policy
  9. understand how corporate governance can contribute to firm value
  10. discuss why merger and acquisition activities exist, and calculate the related gains and losses

Financial reporting

Syllabus

The rationale for financial reporting. Arguments for and against regulation of financial reporting. Methods or regulation, including standardisation of accounting practices. The nature and purposes of a conceptual framework for financial reporting: the objectives of financial reporting; the qualitative characteristics of
accounting information; the definitions of an asset and a liability; recognition and measurement in financial statements; international framework. Narrative reporting and issues of corporate social responsibility.
Economic and accounting concepts of income, capital and value with particular reference to Hicks’ income concepts

Strengths and weaknesses of historical cost accounting. Bases of asset valuation. Capital maintenance concepts and various associated techniques

Current value accounting systems, Current purchasing power accounting, Replacement cost accounting
; in addition to Entry (Historical cost) and Exit value accounting

Accounting for investments and groups of companies. The merger and acquisition methods. Associated companies and joint ventures. Accounting for foreign currency transactions, foreign subsidiaries and branches: the temporal and closing rate/net investment methods of foreign currency translation

Accounting for tangible and intangible assets: fixed assets and depreciation; stocks and long
term contracts; research and development; goodwill. Accounting for leases. Accounting for liabilities. Accounting for taxation, including deferred taxation.

Analysis and interpretation of corporate financial reports; introduction to international differences in financial reporting.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  • explain and apply a number of theoretical approaches to financial accounting
  • record and analyse data
  • prepare financial statements under alternative accounting conventions
  • describe a number of regulatory issues relating to financial accounting
  • critically evaluate theories and practices of, and other matters relating to, financial accounting

Auditing and assurance

Syllabus

Part 1 Reasons for auditing
Part 2 Principles and postulates of auditing
Part 3 The legal and professional environment
Part 4 The duties of auditors
Part 5 Audit planning
Part 6 Conduct of audits and assurance services
Part 7 Computer-based systems
Part 8 The report of the auditors or assurance service providers
Part 9 Current developments in auditing and assurance services

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  • explain why external audits and other types of assurance services are conducted
  • discuss the duties of auditors and other assurance providers and how these have changed over time
  • explain the meaning of concepts that are fundamental to auditing and assurance services, such as ‘independence’, ‘evidence’, ‘risk’, ‘materiality’
  • describe, in general terms, the processes involved in auditing and other assurance services
  • distinguish between compliance and substantive testing and describe various audit tests
  • discuss the form, content and importance of the reports provided at the end of the audit or assurance service
  • discuss the issue of legal liability arising from audits and other assurance services
  • discuss current developments in auditing and assurance services

Management accounting

Syllabus

Chapters 1  and  2   give particular emphasis to the role played by management accounting in the support of strategic  decision making. Chapter 3 adds the elements of uncertainty and capacity constraint.
Chapters 4 to 11 address various costing techniques, showing their underlying logic and demonstrating their most appropriate use. These techniques enable different analyses which are aimed at tracing
the consumption of resources back to units of products or services. The choice between them will be seen in light of the different aims that  the decision makers are hoping to achieve.
Chapter 12 explores the link between measurement and management, making the information created by activity -based costing (ABC) an essential tool for strategic management of an organisation. These decisions imply wider and longer commitments for a company,as explained in Chapter 13.
Chapters 14 to 19 close the loop opened at the beginning of the study guide with regards to the role of management accounting in strategic management.
Chapters 14 to 16 will demonstrate how the concepts  and techniques presented in the previous chapters can be used for advanced management practices,such as budgeting and controlling in a strategic context. Chapters 17 and 18 will explore how management accounting can enable performance evaluation aimed at supporting daily and strategic decision
making. Chapter 19 brings it all together by emphasising the use of comprehensive frameworks, such as the balanced scorecard,in strategic decision making.
The study guide closes with Chapter 20, where scenarios and questions are proposed to address all concepts in a systematic way.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the uses of Managerial Accounting information for strategic decision making in various business contexts
  2. select, devise and apply different types of cost allocation  and explain their different roles for supporting strategic managerial decisions
  3. design and prepare budgets and explain their use in strategic planning and control
  4. design and use variances to support feedback analysis and strategic control
  5. discuss various approaches to performance measurement and control in various types of organisations, and devise and evaluate simple indicators of performance
  6. discuss the changing role of Management Accounting.

For applying to study Bachelor in Accounting and Finance in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study Bachelor in Economics and Management in Russia

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Study Bachelor in Economics and Management (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Bachelor in Economics and Management (in English)

Duration: 4 years
Language: English
Deadline: July 25. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 4-year English medium Bachelor program automatically.

Partner University: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)

Program Structure

Subjects External examinations
1 year

1.Calculus
2.Information Computer Systems
3.English language
4.Introduction to microeconomics
5.Introduction to macroeconomics
6.Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
7. Choice of 1 from:
•World Intellectual History
•History of European Philosophy

Calculus
Statistics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
English language

2 year
1. English (Academic writing)
2. Linear algebra
3. Macroeconomics – 1
4. Microeconomics – 1
5. Mathematics for economists
6. Principles of sociology
7. Statistics
8. Introduction to business and management
9. Year paper
10. Choice of 1 from:
• Principles of Law
• Methods of Optimisation
• Philosophy and Methodology of Social and Natural Sciences
• Political science

Introduction to economics
Math-1, Stat-1
Introduction to business and management
Principles of sociology

3 year
1.Elements of econometrics
2.Macroeconomics – 2
3.Microeconomics – 2
4.Principles of accounting
5-6. Choice of 2 from:
•Game Theory
•Economics of labour
•Further math for economists
7-8 Choice of 2 from
•Economics of the Public Sector
•Economic History
•Further math for economists
•Economics of Development
•History of economic thought

Elements of econometrics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Principles of accounting

4 year

1.Corporate finance
2.Industrial economics
3.International economics
4.Organisation theory
5. Undergraduate thesis
6. Choice of 1 from:
•Institutional economics
•Experimental and Behavioral Economics
•Time series and panel data analysis

Corporate finance
Industrial economics
International economics
Organization theory

For applying to study Bachelor in Economics and Management in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study Bachelor in Banking and Finance in Russia

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Study Bachelor in Banking and Finance (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Bachelor in Banking and Finance (in English)

Duration: 4 years
Language: English
Deadline: July 25. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 4-year English medium Bachelor program automatically.

Partner University: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)

Program Structure

Subjects External examinations
1 year

1.Calculus
2.Information Computer Systems
3.English language
4.Introduction to microeconomics
5.Introduction to macroeconomics
6.Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
7. Choice of 1 from:
•World Intellectual History
•History of European Philosophy

Calculus
Statistics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
English language

2 year
1. English (Academic writing)
2. Linear algebra
3. Macroeconomics – 1
4. Microeconomics – 1
5. Mathematics for economists
6. Principles of sociology
7. Statistics
8. Principles of Banking and Finance
9. Year paper
10. Choice of 1 from:
• Principles of Law
• Methods of Optimisation
• Philosophy and Methodology of Social and Natural Sciences
• Political science

Introduction to economics
Math-1, Stat-1
Principles of banking and finance
Choice of:
• Principles of sociology
• Math-2, Stat-2

3 year
1.Elements of econometrics
2.Macroeconomics – 2
3.Microeconomics – 2
4.Principles of accounting
5-6. Choice of 2 from:
•Economics of labour
•Game Theory
•Further math for economists
7-8 Choice of 2 from
•Economics of the Public Sector
•Economic History
•Further math for economists
•Economics of Development
•History of economic thought

Elements of econometrics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Principles of accounting

4 year

1.Corporate finance
2.Financial intermediation
3.Investment management
4. Choice of 1 from:
•Monetary economics
•International Economics
5. Undergraduate thesis
6. Choice of 1 from:
•Institutional economics
•Experimental and Behavioral Economics
•Time series and panel data analysis

Corporate finance
Financial intermediation
Investment management
Choice of 1 from:
• Monetary economics
• International economics

For applying to study Bachelor in Banking and Finance in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study Bachelor in Economics and Finance in Russia

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Study Bachelor in Economics and Finance (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Bachelor in Economics and Finance (in English)

Duration: 4 years
Language: English
Deadline: July 25. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 4-year English medium Bachelor program automatically.

Partner University: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)

Program Structure

Subjects External examinations
1 year

1.Calculus
2.Information Computer Systems
3.English language
4.Introduction to microeconomics
5.Introduction to macroeconomics
6.Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
7. Choice of 1 from:
•World Intellectual History
• History of Intellectual Philosophy

Calculus
Statistics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
English language

2 year
1. English (Academic writing)
2. Linear algebra
3. Macroeconomics – 1
4. Microeconomics – 1
5. Mathematics for economists
6. Principles of sociology
7. Statistics
8.  Principles of Banking and Finance
9. Year paper

10. Choice of 1 from:

• Principles of Law
• Methods of Optimisation
• Philosophy and Methodology of Social and Natural Sciences
• Political science

Introduction to economics
Math-1, Stat-1
Math-2, Stat-2
Principles of banking and finance

3 year

1.Elements of econometrics
2.Macroeconomics – 2
3.Microeconomics – 2
4.Principles of accounting
5-6. Choice of 2 from:
•Economics of labour
• Game Theory
•Further math for economists
7-8 Choice of 2 from
•Economics of the Public Sector
•Economic History
•Further math for economists
•Economics of Development
•History of economic thought

Elements of econometrics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Choice of:
• Further math for economists
• Principles of accounting

4 year

1.Corporate finance
2.International economics
3.Monetary economics
4.Quantitative Finance
5. Undergraduate thesis
6. Choice of 1 from:
•Institutional economics
•Experimental and Behavioral Economics
•Time series and panel data analysis

Corporate finance
Industrial economics
Monetary economics
Quantitative Finance

For applying to study Bachelor in Economics and Finance in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study in Russia for a degree in Master in Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

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Study Master in Politics, Economics and Philosophy (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Master in Political Science (in English)

Specialization: Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Deadline: August 10th. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 2-year English medium Master program.
Educational Tracks:

  • Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.)
  • Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programs at leading universities in Russia and abroad.

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Program overview

The first ‘Philosophy, Politics, Economics’(PPE) program at the undergraduate level was introduced at Oxford in the 1920s as an update of classical educational programs called ‘the Classics’ or ‘the Greats’, which were well known for their emphasis on ancient history, classical philosophy and languages. The PPE program was presented as ‘Modern Classics’, or ‘the Modern Greats’, and was initially intended for young people seeking to enter the public service. For them, ‘the Classics’ were considered obsolete and unable to deliver the knowledge and skills necessary for public service in a modern state.

Oxford PPEs became an important source for replenishing British and international political elites. Among their notable graduates are the current UK prime minister David Cameron; the current leader of the opposition Ed Miliband; former UK premiers Harold Wilson and Edward Heath; the current Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott; outstanding political and military leaders from other countries, such as Zulfikar and Benazir Bhutto, Solomon Bandaranaike, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and Wesley Clark; as well as famous social thinkers, such as Isaiah Berlin, Roy Bhaskar, Guido Calabresi, and many influential journalists and business leaders.

Following the Oxford model, many universities in the UK have launched their own PPE programs (York, Warwick, Manchester, Lancaster, Durham etc.). Likewise, some prestigious U.S. universities, such as Yale (‘Ethics, Politics and Economics’), Carnegie Mellon and others have done the same. In recent years, this trend has spread to continental Europe, especially Germany (Hamburg, Witten, Konstanz, etc.), Italy (LUISS, Rome), and elsewhere: China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, etc.

In the UK, Master’s programs of the PPE/PEP (“Politics-Economics-Philosophy”) type are currently offered at the London School of Economics and University College London, as well as the Universities of York, Essex, Edinburgh another others; in Germany at Witten/Herdecke and Bayreuth Universities in Hamburg; in the Netherlands at Erasmus (Rotterdam) and Leiden Universities; and in Switzerland at Bern and Basel Universities. In the U.S., a similar program has opened at Duke University. Holding the seventh (1st in the UK) position in The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 world ranking, i.e. among “younger” universities under 50, York University plays a leading role among PPE Master’s programs.

PPE/PEP programs provide advanced training in the core disciplines of political science, economics and philosophy, enriching opportunities for its graduates to choose educational and professional tracks in the future and preparing them for jobs requiring a broad outlook and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. The qualities and skills of PPE graduates are needed in such fields as political and socio-economic forecasting, analytical support for policy decision-making, institutional design, assessment of new social phenomena in emerging knowledge-based societies and new trends in the social sciences.

Outline of the Program

The mission of our PEP program is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital.
The PEP program is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences.

The program offers two professional career tracks for its students:

Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.)
Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programs at leading universities in Russia and abroad.

What is the target group of the program?
The PEP program is designed for people who are not satisfied with too narrow specialization in their undergraduate training and who are ambitious enough to expect more from their future. We are looking for bright graduates from leading Russian and foreign universities with wide interests who are ready to be at the forefront of events, either in politics or social sciences. We welcome – among others – graduates from undergraduate programs of participating faculties aspiring to strengthen their intellectual outlook and capacity, acquire additional skills, or master new professional and career tracks. The program is also open to those with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc) who wish to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, and to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with the gaps and controversies in contemporary social science.
Uniqueness and the advantages of the program
The PEP program is designed to master tools that address not only standard tasks characteristic of most social science programs, but also the approaches applied in the goal-setting activities, implying analyses of values and harmonizing interests in social and economic classes or groups.
Graduates of the PEP Master’s program acquire knowledge and skills to govern social processes, i.e., to design and implement strategic political projects beyond or ‘above’ routine management. Their potential can be applied in strategic planning, political forecasting and programming, and modelling political and social processes. Their professional capacity is based not only upon specific analytical methods (which is an essential prerequisite), but also on their broad intellectual outlook and comprehensive understanding of social processes. This is achieved through philosophical courses, training in critical thinking and social communication, and interdisciplinary cooperation. Due to these qualities they can count on professional and career advancement that allows them to achieve leading positions in political structures and business corporations.
When choosing an academic career, PEP graduates will have a comparative advantage in the research fields at the intersection of scientific disciplines where deep knowledge of philosophy and methodology of science is a crucial prerequisite. It is these very fields from which new scientific ideas usually originate and where the most pressing problems of contemporary societies can be reasonably tackled and resolved.

Program content (below is not an exhaustive list)

COURSES

Bridging courses(2 of 3):

  • Basics of Political Science
  • Basics of Economics
  • Mathematics

Core courses:

  1. Contemporary Political Science
  2. Theory & Methodology in Political Science and Economics
  3. Intellectual History
  4. Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

Special courses:

Economics:

  1. Comparative Economic Systems
  2. State and Economy
  3. Corruption and Organized Crime as Economic Institutions
  4. Strategies of Economic Development

Politics:

  1. Social Change
  2. Global governance
  3. Institutions and Practices in Russian Politics: Comparative Analysis
  4. Regional Studies in Comparative Perspective: Russia & the World

Philosophy:

  1. Contemporary Analytical Philosophy
  2. Political Ethics and Social Justice
  3. Philosophy of New Social Movements

Research tools:

Political Forecasting and Risk Analysis

Interdisciplinary research seminar

Partners

Our Partners Abroad

The main partner of our PEP program is the MA program “Philosophy – Politics – Economics” at the University Wittem/Herdecke in Germany.

Other international partner-universities of the Faculty of Social Sciences are:

  • University of Bern
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Oslo
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Science-Po)
  • University of Passau

Research Activity

  • Laboratory for Political Studies
  • Laboratory for Regional Political Studies
  • Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy
  • ‘Cognitive Analysis of the Academic Discourse in Russian and Global Political Sciences’ Research and Study Group

For applying to study Master in Politics, Economics and Philosophy in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study in Russia for a degree in Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy.

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Study Master Political Analysis and Public Policy (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Master in Political Science (in English)

Specialization: Political Analysis and Public Policy

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Deadline: August 10th. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 2-year English medium Master program.
Educational tracks:

  • Political Analysis and Public Policy
  • Human Rights and Democratic Governance

Partner University: University of Bologna, Univerzitet u Sarajevu and George Mason University

Program overview

Educational tracks

  • Political Analysis and Public Policy

The program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis – namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provide courses in English. Particularly successful cooperation  with Witten – Herdcke University, Department of Economics and Management / (Germany).

The Master’s in Political Analysis and Public Policy is a two-year innovative program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity to apply them to contemporary public policy process.

Our graduates are qualified and well prepared for a wide range of careers:

  1. In the government (Russian, International policy analysis)
  2. Nonprofit organizations and movements, political parties
  3. Analytical centers, think-tanks
  4. Private sector (strategic planning, personnel management)
  • Human Rights and Democratic Governance

The opening of the “Human Rights and Democratic Governance” program was initiated by the UN Department Program and supported by our Public Policy Department. A working group composed of representatives of five major Russian universities (HSE, MSU, MGIMO, RSUH, and PFUR) was created to develop and promote the program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master’s in Human Rights, taught at the consortium of 41 European universities.

The program has been supported by a number of prominent human rights activists and NGO representatives both at regional and national levels. Besides being the first ever course on human rights in Russia, this program is innovative in many other ways:

  1. inter-university video connection-based courses will become part of the curriculum
  2. students will be able to have internships at partner NGOs or governmental organizations that deal with human rights, e.g. Ombudsmen’s offices at local and regional levels
  3. one of the main aims of the specialization is to deepen theoretical knowledge in the sphere of human rights and combine it with research work and practical activities

This Master Program in Political Analysis and Public Policy with concentration in Human Rights will provide students with deep theoretical knowledge, strong analytical skills and practical experience in human rights research, monitoring, advocacy and litigation. Human rights experts will be able to work in state institutions of human rights protection, regional and local administrations, social welfare offices, non-profit organizations, including human rights NGOs, international human rights organizations and international treaty bodies.

Students are expected to accomplish extensive readings of literature on theory and practice of human rights protection, learn and provide deep analysis of case-law of international bodies and Russian courts under supervision of University professors – experienced lawyers, handling cases in European Court of Human Rights and UN Treaty bodies, research in contemporary human rights, practice in Russian NGOs and state bodies.

Today this Master Program in Human Rights is the only one, where all professors, in addition to their outstanding academic records, have been the leaders or staff attorneys of the most prominent Russian NGOs for long period of time. This enables our graduates to combine high level of academic research with practical skills in advocacy, socio-legal and political studies, campaigning, promotion of human rights domestically and internationally.

Program content (below is not an exhaustive list)

  • Political Analysis and Public Policy

Core Courses

  1. Global Actors in Public Policy
  2. Research Seminar “Public Policy Analysis”

Elective Courses

  1. Think Tanks as Policy Actors
  2. Anti-Corruption Policy in Public Service
  3. Migration studies and comparative migration policy
  4. Population and family policy
  5. Public Dialogue in Public Sphere
  6. Regional STI policies
  7. Comparative Legal Policy and Protection of Rights
  • Human Rights and Democratic Governance

Core Courses

  1. Global Actors in Public Policy
  2. Research Seminar “Human Rights Policy Analysis”

Elective Courses

  1. International Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection
  2. Soft Law and Regulatory Governance
  3. Minority Rights: comparative practices
  4. Legal systems on national and international levels: institutionalizing human rights
  5. Freedom of Association and Freedom of Assembly: guidelines and “best practices”
  6. Foresight as a tool for democratic governance

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Partners

Our Partners Abroad

  1. University of Bologna, Italy
  2. International University College of Turin, Italy
  3. University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. INGO Conference of the Council of Europe
  5. The European Wergeland Centre, Norway
  6. George Mason University, USA

Department of Public Policy is responsible for the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between Higher School of Economics and the University of Bologna, which includes the development of a double degree program (started in 2014/15). Since 2009 the best students have been going to the University of Bologna and International University College of Turin for module- or semester-long internships.

The program welcomes foreign students, and we have taught or currently teach students from Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Hungary, USA, Japan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Romania, UK, Mongolia, Serbia, Thailand, Guinea, Morocco, and the CIS countries (e.g., Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus).

We are also partners of the European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (ERMA), implemented as a double degree program by the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.
HSE – UniBo (University of Bologna) Double degree program (DDP)

The Program is open to any candidate, including international students, who has obtained an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and meet the below requirements.

Admission to the DDP is organized by both Partner Universities by the Admission Commissions in each Partner University in summer period. UNIBO and HSE will each award the master’s level/2nd cycle degrees specified below, following completion of all admission and academic requirements of each Partner university:

Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche awarded by UNIBO;
Master’s Degree in Political Science awarded by HSE for the Master’s Program in Public Policy and Political Analysis.

Research Opportunities:

  1. Youth Analytic and Research Centre «Baltic Practice» — held in Europe since 2001
  2. «Workshop on Political Analysis» — the series of scientific-research seminars, organized by the department jointly with students
  3. Different student projects — analyst and research work, oriented on public policy clients in Russia and abroad, participation in large Department’s research projects

For applying to study Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy in one of the leading National Research Russian State University go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

Study Political Science in Russia with a Master degree in Politics & Economics.

Study Master in Politics & Economics (in English) in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

Come study with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Degree/Field of study: Master in Political Science (in English)

Specialization: Politics & Economics

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Deadline: June 15th. If students miss the deadline, they are advised to take a one year Russian Preparatory course which will give them an opportunity to be independent, work in Russia as well as enjoy the social life in Russia freely. After one year they will be admitted in the 2-year English medium Master program.

Program overview

The two-year long Master’s in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Program is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point.

The M.P.Sc. program provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to successful careers and supplying intellectual breadth, organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment. Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in the program.

M.P.Sc. students benefit from:

  • a small Master Degree program designed within a major Russian international studies oriented university;
  • a diverse student body and alumni network;
  • close working relationships between world-renowned faculty;
  • an innovative curriculum;
  • an attention to career-building skills in all areas of public affairs

Curriculum

Basic Course Structure 
1st year

Subject ECTS Credits
1 semester
Obligatory
Modern concepts of the philosophy of science 2
Political Process in Contemporary Russia 2
Contemporary Foreign Policy of Russia and international conflicts 2
Foreign Language 8
Electives
Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches 1
Doing Business in Russia 1
Modern Financial Markets 1
Financial markets 1
Legal system of Russia 1
Module of Visiting Professor 2
2 semester
Obligatory
Regional Subsystems (West) EU-Russia Relations 2
Political Systems and Political Process in Small and Medium Eurasian Countries 2
Russia and New Neighbor Countries 2
Foreign Language 5
Electives
Energy Diplomacy 2
International Organisations and Problems of Global Governance 2
Russian and Global Economy 2
Mediapolicy and Power in Digital Epoch 2
Russia People and “Russian Soul”: Myths and Reality 2
Module of Visiting Professor 2
Master Thesis
Master Thesis’s Preparation 16

2nd year

Course ECTS Credits
3 semester
Obligatory
Strategies in Innovations: Comparative Analysis 2
Political Economics: Private-Public Relations 2
CISandEurasianEconomy 2
Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Concepts 2
Computer Technologies 1
Electives
Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches 1
Doing Business in Russia 1
Modern Financial Markets 1
Financial markets 1
Legal system of Russia 1
Module of Visiting Professor 2
4 semester
Obligatory
Internship 18
Final State Exams 4
Master Thesis’s Preparation 9
Master Thesis’s Defence 3

Career Opportunities

The curriculum of the Politics and Economics in Eurasia program combine training in analytical methods and practical management skills to ensure that graduates are prepared to understand problems and implement solutions. Students combine these core skills with a focus on a policy area of their choice. Toward the end of their studies students engage in a practice-oriented internship.

Program graduates have employment opportunities in federal, state, and local governments and with private civic groups, interest groups, and political groups. Students who go on to graduate work can expect to find appointments in college teaching. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and industry. Internship Program helps considerably in finding employment upon graduation.

  • Politician
  • Diplomat
  • Federal and Regional Government Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Policy Institute Analyst
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Political Consultant
  • Political and Business Information Analyst

For applying to study Master in Politics & Economics in one of the leading Russian State University for Diplomatic training go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

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