• ‘Public Administration’

    • Off-site
    • 2,5 years
    • RU
    • 200 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Economic Theory
    • Foreign language (English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)

Program description

The relevance of the program “Public Administration” is due to the increasing need of public administration bodies for qualified personnel capable of effectively and efficiently solving the tasks of managing all spheres of public life in a modern state.

Graduate students study technologies and tools of modern public administration, gain skills in their practical use, thereby developing key competencies necessary for a modern civil servant.

Highly qualified faculty and heads of structural divisions of federal government bodies are involved in the educational process.

The training of specialists within the framework of the program is based on the use of modern teaching methods and technologies: solving cases, participating in strategic sessions and hackathons, working in small groups, round tables, and discussions on topical issues of public management with the involvement of a wide range of practitioners, who participate in solving applied problems of forming the current agenda of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Students have only online classes. You will be able to study online from anywhere in the world. You will need to come to the University only at the end of your studies to pass the State Final Examination. All lectures will be available on the record, and classes will be held in real time on the Teams platform according to the schedule (on Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00).

Accreditation and Partners

Program managers

Artyukhin Roman Evgenievich

  • Professor, PhD in Law, Honorary Economist of the Russian Federation.
  • Full State Adviser of the Russian Federation of the 1st class, Head of the Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation.
  • Graduated from the Ordzhonikidze State Academy of Management in 1995, the Moscow State Law Academy in 1998 and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2011 (master's degree).
  • In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Federal Treasury. Prior to his appointment as Head of the Treasury of Russia, he worked as a leading specialist, Head of Department-Chief Accountant in the Main Directorate of the Federal Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 
  • Member of the Government Commission on Optimization and Efficiency Improvement of Budget Expenditures. Member of the Board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Know modern concepts of public administration;
  • Be able to apply modern state management technologies in professional activities;
  • Know the state information systems and have experience in using them to solve the tasks of professional activity;
  • Possess modern foreign practices in the field of public administration;
  • They will be able to secure a stable career growth in federal, regional and municipal authorities, continue their education by doing a PhD degree, and get a prestigious job.
  • They will be able to apply for the positions in state and municipal government bodies, for which, according to the laws on state and municipal service, higher education is required at least at the master’s level.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Evaluation of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Activities of Public and Municipal Authorities

Provides theoretical and methodological foundations for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the activities of state and municipal administration bodies and the professional performance of civil servants of the Russian Federation.

Theory and Mechanisms of Modern State and Municipal Management

Within the framework of the discipline, the concept of “new public administration”, the relationship of politics and management in the concept of “governance”, the theory and practice of reforming the system of public and municipal administration are studied.

Management Practices in the Public Sector of the Economy

Modern practices of public administration, problems of effective management in the public sector of the economy are studied.

Public Management Technologies

The purpose of the discipline is to form a systematic understanding of public management and technologies for its implementation and to develop skills to analyze public management decisions.


Graduate students form a knowledge system and obtain management skills of the information and communication environment of the authority.

Financial and Economic Support of the Activities of the Authorities

Graduate students obtain skills of systematization and formation of budgetary, financial and economic information, analysis of the financial and economic condition of the branches of the budget sector, assimilation of the essence, content and organization of financial and economic support for the activities of authorities in modern conditions.

Regulation of the Provision of State and Municipal Services

Graduate students from a holistic view and understanding of the goals and objectives of providing public and municipal services in the public administration system. They master practical aspects of the regulation process and standardization of activities for providing public and municipal services. The discipline covers the study of managed objects at the federal and regional level, taking into account industry specifics.

Municipal Administration and Local Self-Government

The discipline is aimed at studying the role of municipal government in social development, the hierarchy of central, regional and local state bodies, the constitutional and legal foundations of local self-government, its essential features, the relationship between state and municipal authorities, the delimitation of powers.

Change Management in the Public Service

The discipline is aimed at forming competencies in the organizational and managerial sphere, mastering methods of diagnostics, monitoring, and analysis of social changes, including in situations of uncertainty.


Graduates of the program are:

  • Highly qualified and competent specialists of the highest and middle management level;
  • Professionals capable of using public management technologies in practice;
  • Specialists trained for effective work in federal government bodies and governing bodies of the subjects of the russian federation.

The field of professional activity of alumni of the master's program “Public Administration and Municipal Management":

  • State and municipal management;
  • Management in the social sphere;
  • Management in non-profit organizations and other organizations related to government agencies and citizens;
  • Management in state and municipal institutions and enterprises.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

Graduate students have the opportunity to study under the guidance of acting heads of federal executive authorities.

Graduate students undergo internships in public authorities under the guidance of the most competent and experienced civil servants.

The final qualification work is carried out according to the actual tasks facing the state authorities.

A unique combination of theory and practice in the disciplines taught by the best faculty and experienced civil servants.

The opportunity to get an MBA diploma, which is a competitive addition to your master’s degree in Public and Municipal Administration.