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The International Master’s Degree Program «Intelligent Systems in the Field of Information Science and Computer Engineering» is offered by the Distributed Intelligent Systems Department.

Within the program framework students gain the knowledge of:
• Conditions, tendencies, and applications of intellectual systems and technologies as well as artificial intelligence application for information systems projecting;
• New information technologies for management problems solution connected with the application of artificial intelligence facilities and methodology;
• Principles of intellectual information systems development in applied areas (the main spheres of industrial cycle and financial information systems).

• Duration of study – 2 years
• Format – full-time
• English medium
• Last date for submission of documents: 20th August


Program content:

Core Courses:
• Modern Problems of Information Science and Computer Engineering (8 ECTS)
• Computer Technologies in Science and Education (5 ECTS)
• History and Methodology of Informatics and Computer Science (4 ECTS)
• Operation Systems Concepts (6 ECTS)
• Programming Technologies (3 ECTS)
• Neuroinformatics and Neurotechnologies (7 ECTS)
• Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (4 ECTS)
• Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems (6 ECTS)
• Systems Modelling (3 ECTS)
• Information Security (2 ECTS)

Scientific and Research work:
• Scientific and Research Work (20 ECTS per each semester)
• Master’s Theses Completion (30 ECTS)

Elective Courses: one discipline should be chosen from each group:
• Group A (20 ECTS)
• Russian Language (different levels of the Russian language learning are available)
• Group B (2 ECTS)
• Intelligent Computing
• Distributed Databases
• Group C (2 ECTS)
• Speech Technologies
• Image Processing

FAQ

• How long is the Masters program?
The Masters program is a 2-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.
• Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.
• When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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Master in International Business Program (MIB) is designed in English in accordance with Russian and international educational standards aligning with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in cooperation with the top ranked European business schools.

Mission of the program lies in preparing highly skilled managers with a global focus and crucial competencies helping to apply analytical, research and leadership qualities as well as innovative methods and unique knowledge when developing and implementing functional business strategies in perspective of rapidly changing environment and severe competition.
The curriculum consists of core (compulsory) courses representing all major areas of management and business and elective courses. Every student chooses electives according to their professional and career goals and aspirations.

The program is aimed at preparing unique professionals in management and international business, aspiring to build a successful business or academic career of international standing.

• Duration of study – 4 years
• Format – full-time
• Bachelor Degree confirmed by the University
• Workload – Measured in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Total 240 ECTS
• Last date for submission of documents: 20th August

Students can also choose the double degree options with:
• Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS
• HEC Paris
• Lappeenranta University of Technology School of Business


Program Concentrations
Master in International Business includes complex of such options as elective courses, consultative project, summer internship, Master’s Thesis defense. The program provides opportunity to choose either of the two following directions with a profound focused learning in specializations of International Management, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The choice of each concentration is offered on a competitive basis in accordance with the ranking of academic progress during the first semester.

International Management
International Management profile presupposes independent choice of student’s concentration area which is to develop professional, analytical and research competencies. The profile allows to choose individual portfolio of elective courses, Master Thesis direction, focusing on the areas of studies such as general and strategic management, marketing, organizational behavior and personnel management, knowledge management and others. The profile provides in-depth learning of all major areas of management in global context.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The profile is worked out as a result of joint activity of Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways Center for International Logistics and Supply Chain Management directed to development of higher education and financed by Russian Railways. The specialist field is targeted to preparation of highly qualified specialists and top managers in the sphere of logistics and supply chain management. The graduates are to be qualified for performing effective professional activity in the field of integration logistic operations and company logistic system management, they also will be able to function as leading analysts, researches, department directors and logistics directors in the global shipping companies, industrial and service companies.

Program Structure
The 2 year program consists of 4 semesters of studies including one semester spent abroad at one of the business schools of our partners. The Program curriculum includes core courses and elective courses, compulsory internship, Consulting Project and Master Thesis. The instruction language through the entire program is English.

MIB Coursework

The coursework in Master in International Business (MIB) program is organized around three blocks: management disciplines and research courses (Core, 30 ECTS), advanced international business courses (Core & Electives, 50 ECTS), and Electives (20 ECTS). All program courses stem from the highest standards of business education and contemporary international business practice. Teaching methods include active interaction and peer review methods. Our corporate partners are engaged in the teaching process as guest lecturers which helps to combine theoretical courses with the practical training and workshops of leading managers from the world leading Russian and international companies.

Master Thesis
Each student works on the Master Thesis being supervised by a scientific advisor. The scientific advisor is chosen basing on the student’s area of research (described in his/her research proposal during the research seminar). Students start to work on their Master Thesis in the first semester and continue until the final presentation of the Theses at the end of the program. Each semester students submit reports on their research progress. The Master Thesis is expected to include results of an empirical study pursued by a student.

Advanced Opportunities in Learning Process

1. Summer Internship. After the first year of study each student has to pass a summer internship with one of the corporate partners. This component of the program is aimed to help each student to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to the real business environment. Internships last for at least 6 weeks and are being held at the leading Russian and international companies.

2. Study Abroad Semester. All Master in International Business students must spend a semester abroad at one of the partner business schools. There are now more that 50 agreements with leading universities and business schools in Europe, North America and Asia. It is recommended that the study abroad shall be completed during the second or the third semester of the program. Results of the coursework accomplished abroad are acknowledged due to the transfer principles of ECTS.

3. Consulting Project. Consulting projects are designed to join theory and practice and to develop students’ project management, teamwork and leadership skills. Each student works as a part of a small international team on consulting project by a real corporate partner. The projects are jointly supervised and evaluated by both company representative and a project supervisor from the University. The project results in presentation of the business situation and proposed solutions to the client company and the defense committee at the end of the semester.

4. Manager Professional Skill seminars. Master in International Business program is also focused on giving to the future international managers all essential skills they need to succeed in the global market. The practical skills workshops teach how to communicate ideas in the academic and business world, how to launch a successful professional career and how to adjust easily to a cross-cultural management environment. Different workshops and soft skills training are designed to broaden students scope and practical knowledge. Curriculum includes business writing, negotiation skills, working-out communication and social skills, teamwork and presentation skills. Russian and international corporate partners of the University are actively involved in all skills training seminars.

5. Foreign Language Proficiency. Master in International Business graduates are given an opportunity to study a second foreign language in order to obtain an additional competitive advantage. Therefore, obtaining proficiency in a foreign language other than English is required from all program participants as a part of their curriculum. All students are supposed to take three semesters of one foreign language – French, German or Spanish (or Russian for international students).


Master in International Business Program Content

1st Year

1st semester
Core:
• Managerial Economics
• Quantitative Methods of Business Research
• Contemporary Strategic Analysis
• Corporate Finance
• Organizational Behavior
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• Introduction to Business Management

2nd semester
Core:
• Business Processes Modelling and Information Technologies
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Core for concentration:
• International Business Strategy (for concentration «International Business»)
• Supply Chain Management (for concentration «International Logistics and Supply Chain Management»)
• Technology Innovation (for concentration «Master in International Technology and Innovation Management»)

Elective:
• International Economics and Trade
• Emerging Financial Markets
• International Business Strategy
• Supply Chain Management
• Technology Innovation
• Management Accounting
• International Marketing
• International Human Resource Management
• International Management and Marketing
• International Accounting and Analysis

2nd Year

3rd semester
Core:
• Research Seminar
• Managerial Practice
• Consulting Project
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Changing Policy Environment and International Business
• International Business Strategy
• Marketing Research and Communication
• New Product Management
• Knowledge Engineering
• Research and Development Management
• Entrepreneurship and Organizational Change Management
• International Logistics
• Transportation Logistics
• Knowledge Management
• Enterprise Information Systems

Elective for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:
• Corporate Responsibility in Managerial Practices
• Innovations in the Knowledge Economy
• Business communications in Foreing Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)

4th semester
Core:
• Research Seminar
• Preparation of Master Thesis

Elective:
• Corporate Governance
• Mobile Business
• Marketing Communications
• Relationship marketing
• Business-Government Relations
• E-Business
• Inventory Control and Management
• Economic Analysis of Contracts and Organizations
• Cross-Cultural Management

Elective for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:
• Business Project
• Organizational Change Management in Russian Companies
• Business communications in Management and Business in Foreing Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)

FAQ

How long is the Masters program?
The Masters program is a 2-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.

Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.

When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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Master in Corporate Finance Program in Partnership with Citi

Master in Corporate Finance program is aimed at qualifying highly skilled managers of international standing mastering fundamental competencies in the field of corporate finance and investment banking.
Mission of the program lies in preparing unique specialists in the field of corporate finance for the large national and international nonfinancial companies, investment banking departments of large-scale financial and consulting companies. These specialists should command:
• Profound knowledge and skills of using financial and strategic toolkit as well as information technology use
• Strong professional, analytical and leadership qualities applicable for solving managerial challenges necessary for advancing corporate governance level in the contemporary industry of knowledge
• Duration of study – 4 years
• Format – full-time
• Bachelor Degree confirmed by the University
• Workload – Measured in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Total 240 ECTS
• Last date for submission of documents: 20th August

Partnership with Citi
The program is being carried out in partnership with Citi, one of the top financial world leaders. The participation is performed through:
• providing practical trainings and guest lectures delivered by Citi experts
• offering internships for students within Citi
• recruitment of the best students
• assistance with attracting Citi and world economy top experts to participating in guest lectures and other special events

Who is Master in Corporate Finance prospective student?
The program is designed for the graduates with bachelor degree or a specialist diploma in natural, social or economic sciences who master analytical skills and aspire to apply logic and abstract vision when solving the most complicated and creatively different tasks.
The program attracts prospective students with obtained degree in mathematics, natural sciences, economics, economic and mathematics education, who wish to put to use their knowledge in a most effective way and build a successful career in the field of applied corporate finance or investment banking.

Program advantages and uniqueness
One of the major competitive advantages of the Master in Corporate Finance program is represented by the highly qualified faculty. The Department of Finance and Accounting which provides all the financial courses taught has proved its leadership in the following areas:
• Risk management and decisions making in conditions of uncertainty
• Formation of pricing on the paper market (financial market)
• Corporate governance

Over 30% of the operating faculty are international lecturers from the top-rated European universities and business schools.

Other critical benefits of Master in Corporate Finance program are:
• Obligatory semester abroad in one of the leading business schools of Europe and North America.
• Availability of the unique academic courses read by the faculty in association with the representatives from the leading international companies – combination of corporate finance theory with practical training and workshops
• Opportunity to choose adaptive courses in mathematics, economy, management for those who didn’t study these disciplines before
• Research Seminar on Master Thesis preparation during the whole period of study starting from the 1st semester
• A unique collection of electronic library that consists of academic publications and business journals, representing established publishers worldwide
• Free open subscription to the global financial databases such as AMADEUS Bureau van Dijk, DATASTREAM Thompson Reuters, Lexis-Nexis, Passport GMID, ZEPHYR Bureau van Dijk, SKRIN, SPARK
• Remote access to all digital resources needed for certain courses during the academic year


Program Structure
Master in Corporate Finance program duration is 2 years. Program curriculum includes:

• Core courses which comprise fundamental theoretical level in corporate finance and management
• Elective courses which are aimed at extending individual professional skills of each student

Finance and Accounting Disciplines
Corporate Finance
Investment Valuation
Corporate Governance
Emerging Financial Markets
Strategies and Real Options
Financial Analysis and Forecasting
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Management Accounting

Strategic Management Disciplines
Contemporary Strategic Analysis
International Business Strategy
Managerial Economy
Quantitative Methods of Research in Management
Organizational Behavior

Master in Corporate Finance Program Content
1st Year
1st semester
Core:
• Managerial Economics
• Quantitative Methods of Business Research
• Corporate Finance – 1
• Financial Accounting & Reporting
• Financial Markets & Instruments
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

2nd semester
Core:
• Corporate Finance – 2
• Investment Valuation
• Management Accounting
• Financial Analysis and Forecasting
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• International Financial Management
• International Business Strategy
• Emerging Financial Markets

2nd Year

3rd semester
Core:
• Contemporary Strategic Analysis
• Organizational Behavior
• Research Seminar
• Managerial Practice
• Consulting Project
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• Strategy and Real Options
• Cases in Corporate Finance

4th semester
Core:
• Research Seminar
• Preparation of Master Thesis

Elective:
• Contemporary Financial Intermediation
• International Business Strategy
• Emerging Financial Markets

FAQ
• How long is the Masters program?
The Masters program is a 2-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.

• Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.

• When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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Master in Information Technologies and Innovation Management in Partnership with IBM

Mission of the program lies in preparing students with a broad field of specialization with an emphasis on Russian and international hi-tech projects management and work within high intellectual capital companies, as well as in high technology companies focusing on innovative approaches and design in telecommunications, information technology industry, energy and transportation.

• Duration of study – 4 years
• Format – full-time
• Bachelor Degree confirmed by the University
• Workload – Measured in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Total 240 ECTS
• Last date for submission of documents: 20th August

Who is the Information Technologies and Innovation Management program aimed at?
The program is designed for students with previous education in technology, mathematics, science, engineering, and economics who seek to effectively use their potential and build successful careers in the field of information, information technologies, and innovation projects management.

Competitive advantages of the program
• The program is delivered entirely in English
• Opportunity to complete a double-degree program with the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS
• Opportunity to complete a double-degree program with the Lappeenranta University of Technology School of Business, LUT
• Obligatory semester abroad in leading European and North American business schools.
• Availability of unique study cases that are taught by professors in cooperation with experts from Russian and International companies in the field of information technologies, innovation management, e-business, knowledge engineering
• Availability of the license software providing practical learning of the main courses

Other peculiarities of Master in Information Technologies and Innovation Management program
• Program implementation according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which provides international comparability of educational programs
• Adaptive courses in economics, general and strategic management for students who came to the program from other fields of study
• Obligatory course “Manager Professional Skills”, aimed to refine and develop students’ managerial and communicative skills
• Availability of a unique in its breadth fund of literature in management, marketing, economics, information technologies and related subjects (total number of items exceeds 80,000)
• Opportunity for each student to subscribe to the leading Russian and foreign journals and online resources in economics and management
• Remote access to all electronic digital resources that facilitate the educational process


Program curriculum includes:
• Core courses which comprise fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of corporate information systems, intellectual technologies in management, e-business, project management
• Elective courses which are aimed at extending individual professional experiences in general and strategic management

Information Technologies in Management Disciplines
• Business Process Management and Information Technologies
• Enterprise Information Systems
• Managing Intellectual Capital for Business Value Creation
• Knowledge Management
• E-Business
• Project Management
• Mobile Business
• Technology Innovation
• New Product Management
• Research and Development Management
• Innovations in the Knowledge Economy

General and Strategic Management Disciplines
• Managerial Economics
• Quantitative Methods of Business Research
• Contemporary Strategic Analysis
• Corporate Finance
• Organizational Behavior
• International Logistics

Practical aspects of program curriculum include
• Consulting project, obligatory for all students and implemented on the basis of one of the largest Russian or international companies in telecommunications, intellectual technologies, and IT (for example, MTS, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Microsoft, Nokia, Schlumberger and many others)
• Opportunity of internship at leading Russian and international companies (such as Ingria Business Incubator, Sberbank, Henkel, JTI, Schlumberger, Unilever, Wörwag Pharma GmbH &Co KG)

Master in Information Technologies and Innovation Management Program Content
1st Year

1st semester
Core:
• Managerial Economics
• Quantitative Methods of Business Research
• Contemporary Strategic Analysis
• Corporate Finance
• Organizational Behavior
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• Introduction to Business Management
• Knowledge Engineering

2nd semester
Core:
• Business Processes Management and Information Technologies
• Technology Innovation
• Research Seminar
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• International Economics and Trade
• Emerging Financial Markets
• Corporate Information Systems
• Knowledge Management
• International Business Strategy
• Supply Chain Management
• International Marketing
• International Human Resource Management
• International Accounting and Analysis

2nd Year

3rd semester
Core:
• Research Seminar
• Managerial Practice
• Consulting Project
• Manager Professional Skills
• Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish)

Elective:
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• New Product Management
• Managing Intellectual Capital for Business Value Creation
• Mobile Business
• Business Intelligence
• International Logistics
• Transportation Logistics
• Project Management

Elective for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:
• Corporate Responsibility in Managerial Practices
• Innovations in the Knowledge Economy
• Business communications in Foreing Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)

4th semester
Core:
• Research Seminar
• Preparation of Master Thesis

Elective:
• E-Business
• Business-Government Relations
• Relationship Marketing
• Inventory Control and Management
• Economic Analysis of Contracts and Organizations
• Cross-Cultural Management

Elective for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:
• Business Project
• Organizational Change Management in Russian Companies
• Business communications in Management and Business in Foreing Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)


Students and graduates
Today students and graduates of the Master in Information Technologies and Innovation Management Program successfully undertake internships and work in such companies as:

Alcan Packaging VTB
Ampparit Oy Gazprom Neft
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Ingria Business Incubator
Borealis Polymers Oy Megafon
Henkel MTS
i-Free National Satellite Company
Kesko Food Ltd. Pulkovo
L’Oreal Russian Railways
Procter & Gamble Sberbank
PwC Power Machines
Schlumberger Speech Technology Center
Shell Yandex
Unilever
UPM
Veeam Software
Walt Disney
Wörwag Pharma GmbH &Co KG

FAQ

How long is the Masters program?
The Masters program is a 2-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.

Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.

When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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Full-time studies (3 years + 1 year abroad).

Two areas of concentration:
Economics & Management of National Economy, including
• Management
• Marketing
• Logistics
Organization of Production (Economics Area)

Currently, the network of partner schools, involved in Doctoral students exchange includes also ESADE (Spain), ABRI (Netherlands), EBS (Germany), Oklahoma State University (USA).
The program is under the auspices of CEMS Doctoral network – a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies.

A full-time program (3 years)

1st year
Core-courses
Writing thesis

2nd year
Writing thesis
Study abroad

3rd year
Writing thesis and defense

Program provides doctoral students with financial support to study abroad. Cooperation with our partners also includes the organization and development of joint courses, seminars, and research workshops in the framework of Doctoral studies. Internationally-known professors teach at our Doctoral program.

Unique Research capabilities:
• Close cooperation with GSOM SPbU Research Centers Network;
• Strong international standard base curriculum composed of methodological and theoretical core courses;
• Access to the well-stocked library, databases and network with our partners;
• International research workshops, in particular the Seminar in Strategy and Organization is held on the regular basis with participation of professors from the world-leading Universities
• Biannual Doctoral Research Workshops.

Entrance exams: Philosophy, English, Proficiency Exam.
It is held from 07 September till 12 December 2011.

Terms of Accepting Documents:
• Last date 31st August
• Summary of research paper should be provided with an indication of the name of a prospective research advisor.
• Statement of motivation for entering Doctoral Program.
• Statement of research paper subject.
• Educational certificates and transcripts
• Scanned passport copy
• CV
• Application form

Curriculum (Shorter version)
Prerequisite course (Mandatory)
Microeconomics Analysis
English

Methodological core course (Mandatory)
Research Methods
History and Philosophy of Science
Research Methods in Economics and Management
History of economic thought

Statistics and Econometrics Method
Statistics and Econometrics I
Advanced Statistics and Econometrics
Introduction to Stata
Structural equation modeling

Qualitative Research Studies
Qualitative Research Studies I
Qualitative Research Studies II – Advanced course
Design and Analysis of Experiment Research

Theoretical core course (Mandatory)
History of Organization Theory

Industrial Organization
Industrial Organization I
Industrial Organization II – Advanced course

Marketing
Marketing I
Marketing II – Advanced course

Strategic management
Strategic management I
Strategic management II – Advanced course

Additional course (Optional)
Supply chain management

Others (Mandatory)
GSOM Research Seminar, Biannual GSOM PhD Workshops and other events
Working on dissertation (first stage)

FAQ
Who is the Doctoral program for?
The Doctoral program is suitable for those willing to pursue careers in academia, business education, research, consultancy and related fields.

What is the Doctoral program about?
Research is the keystone of top business schools. Our dynamic, well-resourced Doctoral program gives you the benefit of a structured program and the opportunity to work with leading international scholars.

Is there an age limit to join the Doctoral program?
There is no age limit to join the program but during the selection the age of the candidate helps to determine the future employability of the Doctoral student.

Should I have management and strategy educational background only to apply?
The program is open to any graduate with management and economics background, and also, for instance, with mathematics and physics, sociology, political science etc.

When can we go to study abroad?
The 2nd year of the program gives you a chance to study abroad. The school also helps students to attend workshops and conferences abroad.

What is the purpose of the entrance exam in English based on TOEFL model?
This international exam helps to compare candidates and their performance. TOEFL helps to evaluate the student’s analytical capacity and their language proficiency. The majority of prestigious scientific journals are in English, which explains the need to master that language.

What are the employment opportunities?
The Doctoral degree opens doors in business and engineering schools, universities, consulting groups and institutions in Russia and abroad. The program has Alumni Association and Career Center that are unique in Russia.

How long is the Doctoral program?
The Doctoral program is a 3-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.

Can I apply even though I do not speak Russian?
You can not apply if you do not speak Russian. The Doctoral program is taught mainly in English: courses – with very few exceptions – are in English as well as all teaching materials; the different research papers have to be written in English. Seminars and workshops are held in English. However the Doctoral student has to defend his/her thesis in Russian and pass the candidate exam in Philosophy, which is taught in Russian. So, you can either join the year long Russian preparatory course initially or in between.

Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.

I am not sure about the field to apply for. May I apply for three fields?
If the Doctoral program brochure does not enable you to choose your field of interest, we would advise you to speak to some of professors. Nevertheless, the answer is: yes, you can apply for two fields. The Admissions Committee will review your file in both fields. Decision about the field of research and dissertation topics is made in the mid-1st year.

When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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