How does one learn to assess risks and make effective management decisions in a crisis? Explain IPACS RANEPA

18 August 2021
How does one learn to assess risks and make effective management decisions in a crisis? Explain IPACS RANEPA

A source at RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS) spoke about the specifics of the Master's program in Crisis Management.

- What makes this program unique?

- The goal of the program is to prepare managers of various ranks for operating amid a crisis and uncertainty. The knowledge and skills our students develop are necessary for a career in government and are also in demand in business. The program offers an ideal combination of Management, Economics and Law disciplines, as well as a series of practical activities including trainings, workshops, and business games.

The Anti-Crisis Club, established as part of this program, has been meeting for more than a decade – a community of specialists in anti-crisis management. The meetings are attended by students, alumni, as well as invited experts who share practices, exchange experience, and jointly develop solutions to real cases.

The program partners include Self-regulatory Organization of Arbitration Managers of the Central Federal District, and RANEPA MBA Programs Center.

- What exactly will I be learning?

- You will gain hands-on competence in state and municipal administration, as well as the necessary skills for crisis management at the level of a company, a region, or a country. You will develop leadership skills, learn project management and corporate management techniques, risk assessment and decision-making amid uncertainty.

In particular, you will be able to:

• solve state and municipal administration problems in a crisis

• simulate and predict crises in socioeconomic development

• assess the risks of managerial decisions

• manage anti-crisis projects and programs in public administration and in business

• lead a team through a crisis or instability period – organize and structure activities, distribute roles, authority and responsibilities.

- What kind of degree/diploma will the school award?

- Master of Public and Municipal Administration.

- Who are the teachers? What are the learning process specifics?

- Our lecturers include incumbent department heads at the Government Office, at federal and regional ministries, managers of commercial companies, experts in management, economics and law.

As part of the learning process, students take part in Russian and international projects, for example, the international business game to develop government anti-crisis solutions based on computer models organized by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Students also take part in the All-Russian youth management cup.

Our students also have the opportunity of earning an MBA in Project Management with a discount and transfer of credits.

- What kind of career will I be able to pursue with this degree?

- Graduates of the program work at federal ministries (the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Labor, the Federal Tax Service, the Emergencies Ministry and others), at small, medium and large businesses (in construction, banking, or IT), as well as at local governments.

- What do I need to do to enroll?

You need to submit an application on the website and attend an interview.

For more information, please contact the program director, Igor Moskalyov, at +7 499 956 0912 or +7 925 289 4748.

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