How does the Presidential Academy train effective regional managers? Explain IPACS RANEPA

10 August 2021
How does the Presidential Academy train effective regional managers? Explain IPACS RANEPA

What are the unique features of the Regional Policy and Regional Management Bachelor's degree program (with in-depth study of foreign languages) at the International Regional Studies and Regional Management Department of IPACS RANEPA? Valentina Komleva, Program Director, explains.

- What makes this program unique?

- This program trains effective regional managers capable of working out solutions that will help overcome the socioeconomic inequality among Russian regions. Graduates of the program have an array of natural-geographic, economic, political, ethnic, and cultural knowledge about various Russian regions; they can formulate and include the interests of regional communities in current state policies. With high proficiency in two foreign languages, the specialists can effectively build international communication in their work.

- What exactly will the students be learning?

- In the course of training, you will learn how to assess the competitive advantages of various regions, formulate their interests, and resolve disagreements in the center vs. region dynamics. With the expertise in strategic planning, forecasting, and regional government modeling, you will be able to help draft regional policies at all levels of government.

- Who are the teachers? How is the training structured? Does the program include tuition in a foreign language?

- The faculty delivering the program include regional policy theorists and practitioners in Russia – former workers of gubernatorial offices, members of the Civic Chamber and State Duma expert advisory councils, former ministers, developers of strategies for the socioeconomic development of regions and cities, organizers of regional forums, election campaigns, etc. All teachers are PhDs or hold relevant Russian advanced degrees.

In addition to the lectures and seminars, training includes participation in educational trips, internships, research and practice conferences, roundtables and State Duma hearings, youth election campaigns and projects. Our students can also take part in international academic mobility programs.

The elective part of the curriculum is formed on the basis of student requests and includes disciplines taught in foreign languages.

- What kind of career can I pursue?

- The primary potential employers for our graduates include government and municipal authorities. They can also take jobs at public or private companies that need regional management and regional policy specialists whose expertise includes complex systematized information about Russian regions.

In particular, our graduates work at the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, Roscongress foundation, the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, district prefectures in Moscow, various committees of city governments; many are in business.

- What do I need to do to enroll?

- School-leavers are required to provide their National Final School Exam (EGE) scores in History, Russian, and Foreign Language/Social Studies (either one at your choice).

Applicants with secondary vocational or university degrees are admitted based on the results of entrance examinations organized at the Academy.

Applications are currently made online using your personal account on the RANEPA website until further notice.

Phone: +7 499 956-08-17, +7 499 956-00-12

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