How are the international customs specialists trained at ILNS RANEPA?
The RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security (ILNS) presents unique Specialist degree programs “Foreign Trade, Transport and Customs Logistics” and “Logistics Organization and Supply Chain Management in the Context of Integration.” What scope of duties will the students master during the five years of study? What are the future opportunities for graduates? Read this article to find out.
What makes these programs unique?
Given the rapid development of transport and logistics services in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), where the trade turnover between member states exceeds 60 billion dollars a year, there is an extraordinary demand for qualified specialists to manage the commodity, information and financial flows within the supply chain management.
Today, no large company can do without the services of a logistics specialist. Logistics is a large-scale business, involving many different companies: transport, information, manufacturing.
In 2020, all “Customs Affairs” programs of ILNS RANEPA were successfully certified in the PICARD system of the World Customs Organization (WCO), which allows graduates to get a diploma supplement recognized in all WCO member states.
An undoubted advantage of the programs is the possibility of getting two diplomas at the same time.
What exactly am I going to learn here?
The programs provide proficiency in the field of law, customs legislation and law enforcement practice as well as in the field of economics applied to the foreign economic activity of companies, international customs logistics and state regulation of foreign economic activity.
You will become familiar with foreign economic activity, international cooperation, logistics, customs operations and customs control.
What will be the degree title?
Both programs are Specialist degrees in “Customs Affairs” field, so graduates will have a “Specialist in Customs Affairs” qualification in their diplomas.
Who are the teachers? How is the training organized? Are there any subjects in a foreign language?
Many of the teachers involved in the training are practicing specialists in the field of foreign trade, transport and customs logistics or customs affairs, employees of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, different ministries and government bodies, and large corporations.
Practical classes are held in specialized classrooms — laboratories of food and non-food products and language laboratories.
During their studies, students can take part in international academic mobility events implemented with the European partner universities of ILNS RANEPA.
Over five years they master their foreign language of choice (English, German, or Spanish).
What are the job prospects?
Graduates of the “Foreign Trade, Transport and Customs Logistics” and “Logistics Organization and Supply Chain Management in the Context of Integration” programs can become:
civil servants in customs authorities;
specialists in foreign economic activity;
customs relations managers;
customs clearance specialists;
Internship agreements with more than 100 organizations have been signed, with the possibility of subsequent employment, including: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Federal Customs Service, Domodedovo Airport Customs, Sheremetyevo Airport Customs, Central Energy Customs, DHL, etc.
How does one enroll in the program?
Three USEs are required for admission: social studies, Russian language and foreign language. Training is in full-time form.