How does the Presidential Academy train public administration and personnel policy specialists? Explain IPACS RANEPA
In recent years, the public service in Russia has been increasingly viewed as a professional activity that absolutely requires management competencies.
RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS) offers the Master's program Public Service and Personnel Policy, where students learn the necessary competencies to be new-generation administrators. Check out the Q&A below to learn more about the program’s features and its graduates’ potential career opportunities.
- What makes this program unique?
- The program Public Service and Personnel Policy covers several important areas: Economics and Law, Management, the State and Municipal Service System and Personnel Policy.
The main feature of the program is its being practice-oriented. Our students complete practical assignments at major government agencies – based on their individual professional trajectory, they can join the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, the State Duma, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Moscow City Hall, etc., as interns.
- What will I be learning, exactly?
- Our Master's students study the basics of human resources and personnel management, strategic planning tools and project activities.
They also practice working in a team, learn good time management and self-management techniques.
- What kind of degree/diploma will the school award?
- Master of State and Municipal Administration.
- Who are the professors? How is the training structured?
- In addition to lectures and seminars, students are expected to participate in internships at state and municipal authorities, at public, political and commercial organizations.
Most of the faculty members are experienced teaching professionals in civil service, personnel policy, leadership and team building.
Last year, a team of our teachers wrote a textbook, Personnel Policy and Personnel Audit at an Organization, as part of this program. Over 180 Russian universities have ordered it.
- What kind of jobs can graduates pursue with this degree?
- Graduates of this Master's program work at state and municipal authorities, in the field of strategic state and corporate governance.
They can also head HR departments at state and judicial authorities, or the prosecutor's office.
- What do I need to do to enroll?
- Applicants for the full-time course take a test; distance and part-time students are enrolled following an interview.
Individual achievements are also taken into account. For example, graduation with honors from your Bachelor’s program will give you five points, a golden GTO physical fitness badge is worth three points, etc.
State scholarships are available for the full-time course.