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MPP and MPA Programs

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), School of Public Policy - MGPP

Program Comparison Highlights

Institutional Structure: The School of Public Policy is one of 13 schools and departments in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). RANEPA was founded by presidential order on September 20, 2010. This foundation involved the merger of two previously existing academies: The Academy of National Economy (ANE), which was established in 1977, and the Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA), established in 1991. The merger also brought together 12 other state educational institutions (at, accessed 13 February 2015).

Curriculum Design: The RANEPA Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) is delivered entirely in English and had its inaugural class of 24 students in September 2014. The RANEPA MGPP MPA degree requirement of 18 courses is at the high end of the programs reviewed. Typical student take about 58% of their course work in subjects that we classify as Tools and Skills or Management Functions and about 24% of their study is in economic or quantitative courses. This places the RANEPA MGPP degree in the "longer, lower tools/management, higher quantitative" category, along with such programs as the Harvard MPP, the Princeton MPA and the Toronto MPP. The RANEPA MGPP does not require an internship. Among programs with longer curricula, the RANEPA MGPP has as a relatively low number of elective courses taught within the school.

Professional Program Features: The RANEPA MGPP includes a Professional and Career Skills Development Workshop (required non-credit course) and a required monthly public policy seminar, the McKinsey Global Public Policy Forum. Concentration workshops include a field research trip, to a Russian region or to a BRICS country.

Program Summary


University: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Location: Moscow, Russia

Degree: Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP)

Marketing Approach: "The MGPP is a two-year master’s degree that meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world.  It has three elements: a core curriculum, two concentrations, and a final project. The MGPP will be delivered by world-class faculty, drawn from Russia, Europe, North America, Asia, and the BRICS partner institutions.  Among our distinguished faculty are Vladimir Mau, Sergey Zuev, Andrei Zorin and Yermolai Solzhenitsyn. The first Director of the MGPP is Professor Robin J. Lewis (Ph.D.), who was Associate Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University from 1985-2007." (At, accessed 13 February 2015.) 

Degrees Awarded per Year: Inaugural class of 24.

Academic Unit within University: The School of Public Policy is one of 13 schools and departments in RANEPA.

Related Academic Units and Degrees: RANEPA currently offers the following other Master's programs taught fully in English: MS in Change Management, MS in Global Finance, MS in International Business, MS in International Management, MS in Project Management, and MS in Sport & Event Management.

Posted Tuition: 255,000 rubles per semester, fixed for the entire period of study (equivalent to approximately $8,000 per year in US dollars at February 2015 exchange rates). At, accessed 13 February 2015.

Concentration/Curriculum Overview

MGPP Degree Requirements

Summary: "The MGPP is a two-year master’s degree that meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. It has three elements: a core curriculum, two concentrations, and a final project. 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. The two Concentrations, which students will choose from at the end of the second semester, are “Russia and the World” and “Global Development and Emerging Economies.” The first concentration will focus on the ever-changing relationship between Russia and the global community, with scope for both students who wish to examine current policy dilemmas and those who may seek to understand Russia through an historical perspective. The second concentration will have at its center the emergence of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and the increasingly important role of various international organizations such as the G-8, G-20, and APEC. 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 conference before the RANEPA community and invited guests at the close of their fourth and final semester" (at, accessed 13 February 2015).

Duration: 4 semesters

Academic Prerequisite: Upper-second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Your undergraduate degree should come from a recognised institution in a discipline related to Politics and International Studies.

Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 18. There are 11 core courses plus 5 courses from concentrations plus a Thesis/Capstone requirement assumed to be worth 2 courses for a total of 18 one-semester course equivalents.

Number of Required Courses: 11 plus a Thesis/Capstone assumed to be worth 2 course-equivalents.

Number of Electives Typically Taken (difference between above two entries): 5

Number of Electives Offered within Program: 18

Comprehensive Examination: No

Thesis Required: Yes

Internship Required: No

International Study Required: No

Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree

Professional Development and Career Support: No

Student-run Journal: No

Applied Projects: No

Pro Bono Consulting: No

Courses Offered: The full list of courses is found at:

Course Material Online: No course descriptions were are available to the public online as at 13 February 2015.

Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile): The table below indicates the distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment determined by the PEACO Algorithm.




I. Courses Required and Offered

Number of one-semester courses required for degree


Number of required courses


Number of elective courses taken


Number of courses offered


Enrolment weight of elective courses


II. Distribution of Courses (Enrolment-Adjusted) among Atlas

     Domains and Subjects

Tools and Skills


  - Strategy and Structure


  - Economic Analysis



  - Quantitative Methods and Management Sciences


  - Leadership, Communication, Professional Practice


Institutions and Context


  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process


  - Ethics and Accountability


  - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts


Management Functions


  - Public Financial Management


  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement


  - Other Management Functions


Policy Sectors


  - Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy


  - International Development


  - Health


  - Other Policy Sectors




III. Number of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

      Typical Student in NASPAA Required Competency Domains

Lead and Manage in Public Governance


Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process


Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions


Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives


Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry


Total Course Equivalents taken in Required Competencies


IV. Ratio of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

      Typical Student to Estimated Requirement for Competency

Lead and Manage in Public Governance


Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process


Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions


Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives


Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry


Ratio of Total Instruction in Competencies to Amount Needed


V. Number of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Quantitative

      Methods Courses taken by Typical Student

Economic Analysis


Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy


Quantitative Methods




Ratio of Quantitative Courses to Total Courses Required


Sum of Tools and Skills and Management Functions


Source: At and related sites (accessed 13 February 2015).

Page Created By: Ian Clark on 13 February 2015. Updating and editing may consist of substantive and/or formatting changes. Unless otherwise noted, however, information regarding a program's structure, curricular offerings and PEACO score is based on the program as it was on the date of page creation. The content presented on this page, except for the assignments of courses to Atlas subjects, the Instructional Distribution analysis, and the Commentary is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases. Full disclosure: The Global Advisory Board for the MGPP includes Leslie Pal, one of the Atlas Editors:

 C o u r s e s  O f f e r e d,  l i s t e d  b y  P u b l i c  P o l i c y  a n d  M a n a g e m e n t  S u b j e c t

Analysis and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  Policy-Making (R)
  Public Management (R)

 Economic Analysis

  Economics for Public Policy I (R)
  Economics for Public Policy II (R)

 Quantitative Methods

  Research Methods (R)
  Statistics for Public Policy (R)

 Analytic Methods

 Leadership Skills

  Leadership in Public Service (R)

 Communication Skills

 Professional Practice

  Thesis/Capstone (2R)

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  Governance: Origins and Concepts (R)

 Ethics, Rights and Accountability

 Social and Political Context

  States and Markets (R)
  Contemporary Russia Seminar
  Contemporary Russia Workshop

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  Russia and the World (R)
  Global Governance
  Cross-Cultural Communication
  World Economic History
  International Relations

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

  Public Finance (R)

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

  Monitoring and Evaluation

 Human Resource Management

 Information Management and Technology

 Program and Service Delivery

 Regulatory Policy and Management

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

Policy Sectors

 Macroeconomic Policy

  International Trade and Finance

 International Development

  Global Development Workshop
  BRICS: Growth and Governance Models

 Social Policy and Welfare



 Employment, Labour and Immigration

  Human Capital

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

 Environment and Sustainability

  Sustainable Development

 Agriculture and Resources

 Science, Technology and Innovation

 Industry, Trade and Investment

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

  Oil and Gas in Russia and Central Asia

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

  International Security Concepts

 Policing and Justice Administration

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Markets

 Other Policy Sectors

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