Archive for April, 2012

  • St. Petersburg, Russia is an European city and regarded as the Northern Venice or Window to Europe. It is Russia’s most European city.
  • St. Petersburg is the official Education, Research and Cultural center of Russia thus decreed by the President of the Russian Federation in 2009.
  • It is Russia’s IT base. St. Petersburg, Russia is a dynamic place to develop as a creative IT Engineer with leading world companies like ABBY, Akella , Kaspersky, Yandex, etc. having its research base here.
  • St. Petersburg is Russia’s Pharmacy base
  • St. Petersburg is Russia’s Marine engineering base.
  • No prior knowledge of Russian language is required. Russian language is pretty easy and we have thousands of Asian, African and Arabic students studying it every year. One- or two-year Russian Preparatory courses are available for all new incoming students.
  • 1/4 of scientific journals are printed in Russian.
  • Russia continues to play a central role in global politics, and there are a wide variety of career opportunities in both governmental and non-governmental organizations for people studying Russian language. Russian is one of the six official and working languages of the UN (United Nations). Russian arms, equipment, oil and gas technology are bought by government of India, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Morocco, Vietnam, etc. and knowledge of Russian language gets special preference in government jobs in these countries. Transnational Corporation (TNC) and Multinational Corporations (MNC) like GE, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Google,  Mitsubishi, GM, Toyota, Nestlé etc.)  pay more for employees with language expertise when those employees are posted abroad.US Congressional GAO reports 29% of all State Dept. jobs require such language expertise. Federal jobs pay 5-15% more for language expertise. 70% of all US Dept. of Commerce Foreign Service Officer Positions in Russian are budgeted, but not filled due to lack of qualified applicants! US Military are eager to recruit linguists! Sample Federal Employers include: NASA, FBI, Coast Guard, USAID, Energy Dept., NSA/CIA, Commerce Dept., Dept. of Defense, International Trade Commission, and US Dept. of State.
  • Over 20 countries have Russian as their official language. The State of New York in the United States has Russian as it’s official language.
  • Russian language is an added advantage when applying for MBA or Executive MBA in Top Business schools of US, Russia and Europe.
  • In this era of Globalization, the Russian market with more population than France and Germany combined plays a very important role.  Scores of international businesses are making their base here in Russia. Every International company who are big regards Russia as a market of strategic importance.
  • Russia is Europe’s biggest trading partner. More than half of European houses are warmed by Russian gas. So, knowing Russian is an asset in any international job.
  • Visa guarantee is almost 100% with NO bank balance required, NO interviews , NO huge delays and NO entrance exams due Russian government’s policies towards education
  • Subsidized transport cards are available for students. They can ride in buses, trams, trolley bus, train, underground railway, domestic air travel, etc. at 70% discounted fares.
  • Russia has a 100% literacy rate.

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Marine engineering is the branch of study that deals with the design, development, production and maintenance of the equipments used at sea and on board sea vessels like boats, ships etc. It’s adjoining are spheres like naval architecture and nautical science. A marine engineer is a professional who is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipments on board a ship. There are many mechanical systems that help in the operations of any vessel like the propulsion mechanics, electricity and power generation system, lubrication, fuel systems, water distillation, lighting and air conditioning system etc.

Two-thirds of the earth is covered with water. For engineering students who don’t mind getting their feet wet, the diverse field of marine engineering offers many career opportunities in one of the most growing and sustaining job markets.

The major advantage of becoming a marine engineer is that students entering careers in marine engineering have nearly 100% placement rates because the demand for them is always so great.

Maybe as a kid you were seasick one too many times, and the idea of spending three months on the Pacific makes you a little queasy. If you’re not too keen on the idea of being at sea for months, don’t fret; marine engineering needs plenty of talented engineers on shore, too. One area that is currently seeing growth by leaps and bounds is port security.

Another factor increasing the number of marine engineering positions are the latest developments in moving natural gas from ports to the pipeline.

Getting Your Feet Wet

Unlike the information technology sector and other industries that seem to fluctuate radically when it comes to job placement, maritime not only guarantees a higher placement rate, the starting salaries aren’t too bad either.

The career opportunities available to future marine engineers are exciting; students may work on projects that have a global impact from mobile oilrigs in deep waters to keeping the shore side safe through port security. And the added benefit of a good starting salary and secure job market should make any engineering student think about a career in marine engineering.

Specialties we offer:

• Ship-handling

• Technical aids of navigation and communication

• Maintenance of Cargo-Handling Facilities in Ports and Transport Terminals.

• Design and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment of Waterway Transports

• Marine internal combustion engine theory and design,

• Ship repairing technologies,

• Marine power plants,

• Technologies of materials and science of materials

• Technological means and technologies

• Ship repair

• Waterways and water investigations;

• Hydrotechnical engineering structures and hydraulics;

• Ports, constructing production, bases and foundations;

• Protection of water resources and life safety;

• Resistance of materials and mechanics;

• Navigation: “Marine navigation”;

• Marine Engineering: “Maintenance of transport power plants”, “Maintenance of transport

electrical equipment and automation facilities”;

• Management and Construction: “Management” (on waterway transport)


Come to St.Petersburg to study! It’s Russia’s ship and submarine building capital.

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Study Master in Global Finance in Russia

Study Master in Global 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: Master in Finance Management (in English)

Specialization: Global Finance

Duration: 2 years
Language: English

Requirements: TOEFL (IBT) scores not lower than 80, IELTS not lower than 6. Those students who have earned a bachelors or masters degree in English are not required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores.
Deadline: July 31st. 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.

Master of Science in Global Finance degree program is designed to prepare professionals of a new generation in finance and risk management.

We are living in the period of globalization and a rapidly changing business environment.

New challenges require professionals with highly advanced knowledge in the fields of finance, economics and risk management.

The Master in Global Finance Program is an international applied 2-year program for Finance and Economics, combining Master’s degree courses with training and preparation for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) qualifying exams, the most renowned and accredited qualification among financial professionals worldwide.

MSc in Global Finance program incorporates curricula of


The Program is targeted to equip participants with the cutting edge knowledge and skills in the key areas of finance and economics such as financial accounting, analysis and modeling, behavioral economics and finance, mergers and acquisitions, securitization and commodities, macroeconomics and geopolitics.

During the first year of education students will get profound knowledge in finance and quantitative methods necessary for nowadays professionals, as well as, training and preparation for CFA, Level I exam, provided by experienced in their subject and fully dedicated in CFA training Ernst & Young professionals.

During the second year students will get trained in financial strategy development, risk management, and, acquire necessary practical skills through internships within the large network of corporate partner.

The unique blend of innovative curriculum of the program, professional qualification trainings, and, internship opportunities within the Academy’s large network of corporate partners makes our graduates highly demanded by local and international recruiting market.

The Program is designed in cooperation with Ernst & Young Academy of Business. Our professors and instructors come from the best Western business-schools, international organizations and MNCs.


Classes and seminars are provided in our Bloomberg Laboratory for all specializations.

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis (IFRS and US GAAP)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance: Applied Statistics and Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Asset Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Ethics and Professional Standards

Risk Management Investment Management
& Corporate Finance
  • Bank Management and Analysis
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Banking Regulations:
    Basel II, Basel III
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • International Financial Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Fundamental and Technical Analysis
  • Liquidity Risk Management
  • Behavioral Economics and Finance
  • Market Risk Management
  • Investment Projects Valuation,
    Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Integrated Risk Management


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1. Team Building


2. Introduction to Transformations in Russia: Economic and Social Problems


3. Global Strategic Analysis


4. Information Management


5. Business and Financial Environment


6. Principles of Project Management


7. Presentation Skills for Project mangers


8. Business Communications for Project managers


9. International Finance


10. Human Resources Management


11. Organizational Behaviour and Development





2nd Semester – JANUARY-JUNE





12. Marketing for Project Management


13. Change Management


14. Project -New Venture and Business Planning


15. International Business Development


16. Investing in emerging markets


17. Risk management for Project managers


18. Leadership and Professional Development


19. Marketing Interdisciplinary Project Presentations


20. Evaluation of business


  ELECTIVES 2nd and 3rd Semester  
21. Strategic Operations Management


22. Portfolio of Project Management


23. Legal aspects of business in project management


24. Supply chain Management


25. Management Communication and Graphics


26. Strategic Finance










27. Theory and practice of project consultancy


28. Strategic Project Management


29 Project Planning and Control




30 Project Methodology


31. Business Simulation


32. The Strategy of penetrating International market


33. Strategic Management







4th Semester – JANUARY-JUNE



  Project Management- PRINCE2 Exam preparation


  MSc. Thesis writing preparation  




Open Lectures, Master Classes and Round tables are conducted in each semester.


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This program is meant to prepare highly-qualified specialists in one of management’s most in-demand areas today, as well as to help develop strategic-thinking skills and the ability to accept and implement strategic decisions in varied contexts. The program will also teach students effective management skills for both Russian and international projects.


Master’s Degree in Project Management is ideal for managers who want to “juggle three balls- TIME, COST and QUALITY” together. It is good for people who want to obtain, or expand existing knowledge of project management, motivate people and achieve cost- effective results.


Project Management is one of the fastest-growing and most popular areas of business education. It is especially relevant during financial crises and times of especially limited economic resources. Project Management’s answer to these challenges is the creation of new ideas and the application of innovative technologies in today’s highly competitive economy. The aim of this course is to provide managers with skills and expertise to formulate and execute the best possible response to project, communication and risk management.


Project Management is highly relevant today with the rising challenge of effective management of projects in the communities, public projects as well as private projects. It is designed to evolve critical thinking and practice in international and industry specific Project Management. The managers will acquire a balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative tools through theoretical and applied instructional methods. They will learn to initiate, manage and drive change through the usage of financial and business competence.This approach to project management has proven to be practical and effective in the world’s leading companies.
Other key advantages and elements of the program include the opportunity to participate in actual, relevant projects together with foreign students; interactive sessions; round tables and business seminars; business simulations etc. Through simulated case studies, the students learn how to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects. They will also learn how to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios.


Project management is a strategic imperative for all organizations.


“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward”. Joy Gumz


Duration: 2 years

Language: English

Requirements: TOEFL (IBT) scores not lower than 80, IELTS not lower than 6. Those students who have earned a bachelors or masters degree in English are not required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores.


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You will change jobs more than seven times in your career. As this rate increases, the positions you will hold will be higher and higher. This degree of Master in Change Management will equip you with a unique vision and the tools necessary to make an outstanding career in both business and public administration.


The main focus of this program is to develop strategic thinking that is responsive to change and to give our students practical skills for changing organizations of all sizes by understanding the nature of change in a global and historical perspective. In a complex and shifting environment, this approach gives our students a sustainable competitive advantage over traditional management programs.


The unique character of the program is based on a combination of key factors:

– an ambitious intellectual design that addresses the strategic theoretical and practical challenges of change management

– top-quality courses taught by leading scholars and lecturers from Oxford, EMLYON, Georgetown, RANEPA, HSE, and Skolkovo

– a stimulating community of foreign and Russian students from some of the leading American and international universities (Stanford, Harvard, Brigham Young, RANEPA, HSE, Istanbul University, Pontificia Universidad Católica, etc.).


Change management and Russian transformation. Russia has experienced tremendous historical transformations over the past 30 years, which, taken in a historical and global context, provides a unique setting for the study of change management. The mission of the program is to help future public servants and top managers with diverse educational and professional backgrounds to better understand the general nature of social change, to study the history of transformations in Russia, and to provide them with the analytical tools and practical skills necessary to manage change successfully.

Thus, the main subjects of study are economic, historical, social, and cultural drivers of change, reinforced by the development of the practical skills of change management. Criticism of the two extreme management views – voluntarism (if there is a good plan, everything will happen in accordance with it) and fatalism (nothing can be changed if it does not change by itself) – is the basis of this educational approach. Common sense, practical experience, and theory are brought together to help bright and ambitious people better understand and manage change.


Target Audience. The Change Management degree is aimed at modern-thinking and smart Russian managers who are interested in public service, change management, and in understanding the systematic effects of ongoing reforms. Managers in contemporary society need to understand the broader context that influences the process of transformation. Foreign students who plan on having careers in this region (in the diplomatic corpus, top management, or as strategic analysts) have a unique chance to become acquainted first-hand with the history of transitional reforms and business cases in change management.


Carreer development:

  • Corporate business: top management, GR, strategy department, consulting
  • Public service: economic ministries, developmental agencies, regional administrations
  • International organizations: World Bank, OECD, NGOs, developmental agencies


Duration: 2 years

Language: English

Requirements: TOEFL (IBT) scores not lower than 80, IELTS not lower than 6. Those students who have earned a bachelors or masters degree in English are not required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores.

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Mini MBA  – 1 year
Short program that provides an overview of management essentials are in demand as a dislocated workforce discovers the value of a little business know-how.
They are boon to entrepreneurs
They are a stepping stone to executive MBA (EMBA)

With rising unemployment, more dislocated workers are looking for educational opportunities to become retrained or more skilled to compete in the labor market. This provides them with applied knowledge that makes them more marketable in the labor market right away. And that is a very, very attractive benefit right now.

A mini MBA would be especially useful for someone who is working at a company but doesn’t want to take time off to do a full MBA course and also doesn’t want the stress of taking a full part-time MBA at the same time as working. But they feel the need to get new aspects of business administration under their belt to help their career.


All program modules are united through one objective — the appreciation of business value — and answer the following questions:

  • Which strategy will help our company succeed on the market and beat the competition?
  • Which marketing methods will help us to implement this strategy?
  • How will our achievements affect our financial performance? How will our management decisions contribute to the growth of business value?
  • How can we build a motivation system for company personnel? How can we use the psychological characteristics of personnel to increase individual and group performance?
  • How can we put the strategy into action? What are the methods of improving business processes and company activity? What actions will boost the value of business?

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