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 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.
MSc in Project Management 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.
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 use of financial and business competence. This approach to project management has proven to be practical and effective in the world’s leading companies.
A Master’s Degree in Project Management is ideal for managers who want to “juggle three balls — TIME, COST and QUALITY”. 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 a two-year program allowing its participants to obtain all the necessary knowledge in the field of project management. This program includes subjects such as international business, marketing, operations management, human resource management, statistics, motivation, risks, changes, planning, and much more. This course is designed for obtaining practical project management skills - an important element in today's business environment.
Key advantages and elements of the program:
·A broad understanding of project management including its current tools and techniques;
·Earning International Certification PRINCE2®;
·An understanding of implementing change through projects;
·The program has a strong business focus and aims to provide knowledge in other areas of business too (strategy, HRM, organizational change, marketing, planning & control, leadership 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.
Today's policy challenges are global and cross-sectoral – they need solutions that come from every sector. They need people who can lead transformational change. They need public servants who know business, and business people who know the public sector. They need men and women who can solve problems, but manage organizations.
Leaders who have the national perspective, and global vision.
That is why the Institute for Social Sciences of the RANEPA has decided to launch in 2018 a ground-breaking graduate program, the MSc in Global Leadership (+MBA/MPA). It combines, for the first time, an international standard, English-language, dual degree program in public and private sector management and leadership. Students can specialize in either an MPA or an MBA, graduating with a dual degree (either MSc+MPA or MSc+MBA).
The program has leading international faculty, sharing research, experiences, and insights in a problem-focused, practical, and engaged teaching environment. The MSc in Global Leadership (+MBA/MPA) will provide unique personal, educational, and professional opportunities, and be a solid foundation for careers that make a difference.
Dual-degree program in English;
Outstanding foreign faculty and business practitioners;
Latest trends in managerial tools and techniques;
Personalized feedback and individual coaching sessions;
Limited class size.
PROGRAM ACADEMIC DIRECTOR:
Dr. Leslie A. Pal has been working the field of public policy and global governance for many years. In addition to holding a Chancellor's Professorship at Carleton University (Canada), Dr. Pal has taught in graduate programs in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, and the Open Society Foundations.
“It is this experience that convinces me that the MSc in Global Leadership is unique. Its combination of private the public sector expertise, from a global perspective, is innovative and challenging. A key feature for me personally, is the commitment to quality and to the highest standards in graduate education. The faculty are the best in their field and have been asked to give their best in the classroom. Careful attention has been paid to integrating the learning experience across courses. The program's partners are committed to extending that learning experience and to enriching it. Only the best and most qualified applicants will be admitted so that students will also be able to learn from each other."
Master of Science in Strategic Communication + MBA/MPA is a dual-degree program designed for executives, managers, and professionals who wish to become effective communication leaders in today's complex global environment. Our program provides students with the opportunity to study various aspects of business corporate and public sector communication theories, techniques, media technologies and develop communication skills.
Master of Science in Strategic Communication + MBA/MPA will prepare you for a career in a wide range of organizations, be they multinational and international businesses, government overseas agencies, international diplomatic organizations, voluntary sector, local government and business consultancies, and communication industry.
In two years, this combined program will help you as a leader to develop managerial acumen and expertise as a communicator so as to make a valuable contribution to today's complex world.
· Dual-degree program in English;
· Outstanding foreign faculty and business practitioners;
· Latest trends in communication tools and techniques;
· Personalized feedback and individual coaching sessions;
· Limited class size.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
· Manage business and corporate communication in multinational business environments.
· Use creative and innovative approaches to solve communications problems, develop corporate brand and reputation, and drive organizational change
· Create appropriate strategies for effective communication with members of the same and/or other (sub)cultures
· Evaluate and improve communication processes in different contexts through appropriate communications policies
The Masters of Global Public Policy is the first of its kind in Russia and taught entirely in English. It attracts top students and scholars from around the world to Moscow and creates exciting opportunities for Russia's engagement in the ongoing policy dialogue on our common global future.
MGPP is a two-year master's program launched in 2014. MGPP is the first to offer students the remarkable resources of Russia's two global cities combined in one master's degree that is designed to utilize the strengths of both Moscow and St. Petersburg in an effective fashion. The target audience is both broad and deep, encompassing both Russian and international students, and also recent graduates and those with professional experience. Taught entirely in English, this two-year program is jointly offered by the MGPP Program in Moscow and the Department of Comparative Political Studies at the North-West Institute of Management in St. Petersburg, both under RANEPA label. Students come from over a dozen countries around the globe and the world-class faculty also teach at or have advanced degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Sorbonne, and other top universities. The program meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. It is designed to prepare graduates as future leaders and professionals, to address global challenges with sound public policy.
The MGPP meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. This program will offer rigorous theoretical training, melded with a policy-oriented pedagogy that emphasizes problem-solving and the development of strong analytical and management skills.
The first year of the program will be delivered in Moscow and will be comprised of a foundational interdisciplinary curriculum that is taught by top faculty from Russia, France, UK, US, Brazil, and other countries. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to address a range of crucial global policy dilemmas-- economic development, climate change, food and water resources, terrorism and security, global pandemics, and natural disasters, to name only a few.
In the second year in St. Petersburg, students will choose from a range of electives in comparative politics that will enrich their perspectives and provide advanced training in analytical skills. In the final semester, a capstone project will be undertaken to allow students to utilize the training they have received to tackle a significant policy issue in either a Russian or global context, and in many instances the project will be delivered as a consultancy assignment to a client, who may be in the governmental, private, or non-profit sectors.
Instruction will be provided in both cities at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
The Core Curriculum, which is taken primarily in the first two semesters, focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills that enable students to master the academic discipline of global public policy. It consists of courses in a range of relevant fields of study – 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.
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 public session (defence) before the ISS community and invited guests at the close of their fourth and final semester.