About the center

Scientific-educational center of MPA programs was established in 2008 at the International Institute of public service and management of the Russian Academy of public service under the President of the Russian Federation. This is the first and so far the only center in Russia, the main task of which is to train of state and municipal employees under the program of additional professional education with the qualification of Master of Public Administration (MPA).

In the structure of the largest division of the Ranepa – Institute of Public Administration and Civil service of the Russian Academy, Scientific-educational center of MPA programs occupies the place of an independent General Institute division.

The mission of the Scientific-educational center of MPA is to create an educational environment that allows to form and to improve the professional and personal competencies of top managers for state authorities, the public sector and business structures.


Over 10 years of work, the Center has accumulated a wealth of experience in the implementation of the MBA program, focused specifically on state and municipal employees.

This program meets and looks for effective ways of interaction between business and government, government and society.

The first set of MPA students took place in 2009, and the first edition – in 2011.

Since then, the program has been producing annually. In 2015, a group of students from the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation received MPA diplomas. From 2013 to 2016, there were three editions of the students of the program “MPA-New leaders in territorial development” (since 2018 – the program is called “UTRO – Management in territorial development-MPA”). The program is a successor of “New leaders of territorial development” (2013 – 2016).

Here you can get acquainted with the graduates of the program and student feedback


Currently, the Center implements programs:

Master of public administration – Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Doctor of public administration — Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

«UTRO» – Management in territorial development – MPA (together with the Moscow school of architecture MARSH)

MPA + MBA – Project Management (together with the MBA program Center of the project and program management Department of IPACS RANEPA)


The main personnel reserve to ensure the full range of programs implemented in the Center are teachers of the MPA program. These are specialists of the highest level:

professors of the Academy and other leading universities of Moscow

experts-practitioners from public authorities and business sphere

trainers and coaches with a wealth of practical experience

The center actively engages in teaching its graduates interested in the development of high-quality specialized education for state and municipal administration.


The staff of the Center is a team of professionals whose goal is to develop programs of additional professional education for state and municipal employees, interaction with groups of students, faculty and expert community, the formation of the MRA community, as well as uninterrupted provision of the educational process.


The MPA program center expands international cooperation and works on public national and international accreditation of the MPA program.

Since 2013, Institute of Public Administration and Civil service (IPACS) has been a member of a number of accrediting associations:

National accreditation Council for business and management education (NACBME)

NISPAcee – Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe

EAPAA-European Association for Public Administration Accreditation

NASPAA – Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Management

In 2019 the program was accredited:

in Russia — accreditation NACBME for 5 years

in the international Association MBA-AMBA-accreditation for 3 years

Classes on the programs of the MPA center are held in the Academy building on Prechistenskaya embankment, house 11-a former technical school founded in 1906. You can read about the history of this place here.