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Study in Russia for a degree in Master in Global Public Policy.

Study Master in Global 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: Global Public Policy

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
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.


The Core Curriculum, which is taken primarily in the first two semesters, focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills to enable students to master global public policy.  It consists of courses in a range of disciplines – political science, economics, history, and management science.  The core provides students with a common experience in the essentials of public policy that will make MGPP graduates clearly recognized as exceptionally well-prepared professionals capable of tackling the world’s most pressing policy issues.

The two Concentrations, which students will choose from at the end of the second semester, are “Russia and the World” and “Global Development and Emerging Economies.”  The first concentration will focus on the ever-changing relationship between Russia and the global community, with scope for both students who wish to examine current policy dilemmas and those who may seek to understand Russia through an historical perspective.  The second concentration will have at its center the emergence of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and the increasingly important role of various international organizations such as the G-8, G-20, and APEC.

All students will choose a final project in their third semester, either a research-based Thesis or a practice-based Capstone Project, and be supervised by faculty advisors.  Students will present their final results at a conference before the RANEPA community and invited guests.

All MGPP students take the following five courses as a cohort in the first semester.
1. Policy-Making
2. Governance: Origins and Concepts
3. Research Methods
4. Economics for Public Policy I
5. Russia and the World

All MGPP students take the following five courses and a non-credit Professional and Career Skills Development Workshop as a cohort in the second semester.
1. Economics for Public Policy II
2. Statistics for Public Policy
3. States and Markets
4. Public Management
5. ANY ONE of the following courses:

Global Governance
International Trade and Development
Sustainable Development

6. Professional and Career Skills Development Workshop (required non-credit course)
All students will also attend a required monthly public policy seminar, the McKinsey Global Public Policy Forum, in this semester.

All MGPP students take the remaining two core courses and the “Thesis/Capstone Design and Proposal Workshop” as a cohort. They also take the required workshop and seminar from their chosen concentration.  Concentration 1 is “Russia and the World” and Concentration 2 is “Global Development and Emerging Economies.”

1. Leadership in Public Service
2. Public Finance
3. Thesis/Capstone Design and Proposal

4. Contemporary Russia Workshop (includes a field research trip to Russian regions)
5. Contemporary Russia Seminar

5. Global Development Workshop (includes a field research trip to one BRICS country)
6. BRICS: Growth and Governance Models Seminar

All MGPP students complete their thesis or capstone projects and also choose two courses from the following concentration electives.

1. International Security Concepts
2. Oil and Gas in Russia and Central Asia
3. Cross-Cultural Communication
4. World Economic History
5. International Relations
6. Global Governance (if not previously taken)
7. International Trade and Finance (if not previously taken)
8. Human Capital (if not previously taken)
9. Sustainable Development (if not previously taken)

1. Monitoring and Evaluation
2. Strategic and Performance Management
3. Cross-Cultural Communication
4. World Economic History
5. International Relations
6. Global Governance (if not previously taken)
7. International Trade and Finance (if not previously taken)
8. Human Capital (if not previously taken)
9. Sustainable Development (if not previously taken)

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Faculty and Teaching Philosophy

The MGPP will be delivered by world-class faculty, drawn from Russia, Europe, North America, Asia, and the BRICS partner institutions. The program will be guided by a teaching philosophy of engagement, experimentation, and exposure to cutting-edge theory and proven practices. Students will be encouraged to question, critique, explore, and examine key and emerging global policy issues, guided by faculty and senior policy practitioners from government, NGOs, think-tanks, international organizations, and the private sector.

The first Director of the MGPP is Professor Robin J. Lewis (Ph.D.), who was Associate Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University from 1985-2007. He also served as the first Executive Director of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), an innovative consortium of graduate public policy programs founded by SIPA, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was instrumental in establishing a now fully-operational system of dual master’s degrees between the four institutions.

Global Partners

The MGPP is being created with the advice and active support of a number of leading public policy experts from the US, Canada, China, Brazil, South Africa, France, Singapore and other countries.  The World Bank is a strategic partner and RANEPA is developing collaborative partnerships with global public policy institutions, including the newly-established International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA), which has the following founding members:

  • Fundacao Getulio Vargas [FGV], Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL;
  • Beijing Normal University School of Social Development and Public Policy [SSDPP], Beijing, CHINA;
  • American University in Cairo [AUC] School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Cairo, EGYPT;
  • Jindal School of Government and Public Policy [JSGP], Delhi, INDIA;
  • School of Government and Public Policy [SGPP], Jakarta, INDONESIA;
  • Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration [RANEPA], Moscow, RUSSIA;
  • School of Public Leadership [SPL], Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA;
  • Sabanci University School of Public Policy/Istanbul Policy Center, Istanbul, TURKEY.


For applying to study Master in Global Public Policy in one of the leading Russian State University directly under the jurisdiction of the President of Russia 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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Study Executive MBA in Moscow, Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia.

Kingston Executive MBA – world class program for executives and business owners. The unique points are:

  • Elite Western business education in the field of strategic management
  • Recognized worldwide diploma Executive MBA Kingston University Business School (UK)
  • The formation of a comprehensive strategic view of the business
  • Strengthening the management and leadership skills
  • The acquisition of international business relations
  • The Executive MBA program is aimed at senior managers of Russian and international companies, as well as business owners who have considerable experience.
  • The program combines the best in business education English (English training modules) and the study of the practical aspects of doing business in Russia (the Russian practice sessions with consultants).

Accreditation: The program is accredited by AMBA (Association of MBA programs)
Language of instruction: English (lectures, materials, reports of trainees)
Study mode: The modular (10 modules)
Duration of training: 22 months


The strong bloc of subjects for the development of leadership and interpersonal skills
It is believed that career success by almost 80% is dependent on interpersonal skills, ability to build effective communication, manage conflict situations, to take responsibility, to exercise leadership in critical situations. One of the main unique aspect of the EMBA program is increased attention to the development of leadership and interpersonal skills, the so-called «soft skill». Typically, these «soft skill» distinguish the true leader from a Boss or a Manager.

The system of individual testing of students
In the beginning of the training, each trainee Executive MBA program is being tested by “Wave” system in order to make an individual profile of the individual. According to test results on the basis of consultation with the supervisor the individual student personal development plan for 1-2 years is charted out.
On completion of the training program on the listener once more passes profile testing to identify the impact and dynamics of personality development during training on the program.

The interdisciplinary approach
It is impossible to make a decision on moving the company forward, not taking into account both product strategy and marketing plans of the company, people management issues. That is why the Executive MBA program at its core uses an interdisciplinary approach that helps treat any problem in a comprehensive, holistic, find relationships and developing the ability to see the business in a broader context.

– A visit to Kingston University – the trip is, for the most part, the academic nature: the choice of subjects of the thesis, familiarity with the supervisor, working with the library resources of the University. However, along with the academic program of the first training also includes visits to the company’s familiarity with the top managers of leading UK and international organizations, exchange of experience.

– A trip to the country with the fastest growing economies (China / India / Singapore) at the end of the second year of study. the purpose of the trip – especially the exchange of experience, familiarity with innovative business practices, the establishment of business relations.



Executive Weekend
Intensive 2-3 day session designed to develop leadership and interpersonal skills may include master classes and workshops:
– Business Communication
– Leadership
– Oratory, acting
– Conflict Management
– Negotiating
– Stress management
– Emotional Intelligence


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Study Master in Business Administration in Moscow, Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia.

This combined program combines British training modules and evening classes with Russian teachers. Students of the program have access to the traditional British business education and have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through meetings with Russian teachers, business consultants, top managers.

Accreditation: TRIPLE CROWN AMBA (Association of MBAs) AACSB (Association of Advanced Colleagiate School of Business) EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development).
Language of instruction: English
Duration of training: 2 years

Description of the main courses

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Knowledge and Understanding

On completion of the program, students will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • a wide range of theoretical management knowledge and its strategic application to organizations
  • Information and Knowledge Management Systems and the impact of technology on business
  • the key factors and issues associated with the strategic analysis of the business and financial environment of organizations
  • the tactical and strategic significance of financial management function in organizations
  • the significance of financial concepts and limitations of financial data in the decision-making process
  • the characteristics of human behavior in organizations and how managerial performance can be enhanced through effective human resource management
  • the key marketing concepts and how organizational performance can be enhanced by a
  • marketing orientation
  • the strategic contribution of effective Operations Management within organizations
  • the leading edge strategic scholarship and practice and their application to particular organizational contexts
  • the quantitative and qualitative research methods and various techniques associated with the
  • design and presentation of the individual research project
  • the personal and professional development skills, techniques and tools to support their lifelong
  • learning process and their personal and professional development.

Practical Skills

On completion of the program students will be able to:

  • synthesize knowledge from across a range of business disciplines and relevant theoretical management knowledge and apply it to the analysis of complex business issues in a rapidly changing an international business environment
  • demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of business data
  • critically reflect and evaluate their own learning, performance, and development and plan for their future career, personal and professional development
  • use a range of research and consultancy skills acquired through individual project work

Cognitive (Thinking) Skills

On completion of the program students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of business data
  • critically appraise a range of relevant theoretical business management knowledge and apply it to the solution of business problems
  • show a critical appreciation of the significance of recent advances and theoretical developments in business and their strategic implications
  • demonstrate clarity of problem definition and scope, critical evaluation of a focused review of relevant literature, selection of appropriate methodology, proficiency in the collection, analysis and the ability to synthesize material in making relevant conclusions and recommendations for action

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