Master of Public Administration (MPA)


MPA is an analogue of the MBA in the sphere of state and municipal governance

MPA is a program uniting the people with a degree and sufficient working experience

MPA is multidisciplinary because state and municipal governance means various competences in many areas, including economics, law, policy, communications, and many other

MPA is practice oriented: final project is based on the professional activity of a student, taking into account the individual experience and real-life problems to be solved. Theoretical knowledge is a basement for summarizing of the previously accumulated experience and an incentive for testing of new models and working mechanisms

MPA is a program where the state and business “meet each other”. Learning together at the same classrooms, discussing practical issues of cooperation between the society, the power, and entrepreneurship, the students have a unique chance for better understanding and more efficient cooperation in the future.


  • State civil and municipal servants

    Their goals: profound professional retraining according to the Russian Presidential Academy Regulations, based on the international MPA standards


    • obtaining of the profile education necessary for assignment to the positions of state civil and municipal service
    • diverse competences appropriate to the middle and upper levels of governance
    • project work at the real case associated with the professional activity of a student
  • Business owners and managers

    Their goals: understanding of principles and methods of civilized cooperation between business and power


    • mastering specialty, which opens the way to your business participation in the state and regional programs
    • obtaining of knowledges and skills necessary for the transfer to a new sphere of professional activity at the state and municipal bodies
    • elaboration of significant issues of your business in a project oriented to efficient cooperation with the state
  • NGOs and public associations leaders and employees

    Their goals: understanding strategies of interaction of the society and NGOs with the power structures, increase of the effectiveness of the public associations


    • reassessment of the previous experience of interaction with the state at the basis of new knowledge
    • obtaining of the competences necessary for the career in the state and municipal governance sphere
    • elaboration of the students’ professional objectives within the frameworks of the final project

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Regardless of your current specialty, as a result of training, you will get a RANEPA Diploma of MPA 

The program enables the students to form the state thinking, which is based on the priority of the strategic goals of the country development, national  interests protection, living standards improving, and total compliance with laws

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Forms of learning: Weekend Module
Length of the Program 24 months 18 months
  Price 660 000 RUR
Schedule On Saturdays (every week except winter and summer vacations)
09:30 – 18:10
4 modules

3 weeks each module (Monday-Saturday, 09:30 – 18:10)

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The Curriculum  includes obligatory and elective disciplines, which can be conditionally assembled to the following thematic blocks:

  • State System and Law
  • Economy and Finances
  • Policy and Society
  • Regional Development
  • Management
  • External and Internal Communications

Contact hours — 670

Total volume of the program — 1 800

The Curriculum includes preparing and defence of the final project

At least 40% of the classes are interactives.

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MPA Faculty

Our faculty are the professors of the RANEPA and other leading universities, experts involved in practice of civil service, trainers and coaches, state governmental and municipal officials. 98% of the faculty have scientific degrees.

Tigran ZANKO– leads the courses: Theory and Framework of Modern Public and Municipal Administration, Legal Basis of Public Administration, Comparative Public Administration

Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Basis of Public Administration IPACS RANEPA. Candidate of Laws, Associate Professor.




 Inna ANDRONOVA – Disciplines taught in the MPA program: «International Trade and Policy» and «Economic Security». Leads final projects on economics and international relations problems, economic security. Associate Professor of the Department of International Economic Organizations and European Integration, Faculty of World Economy and World Politics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Doctor of Economics: in 2015 defended the doctoral dissertation on international economic security in the period of accelerated Eurasian integration




 Sergey SEMENOV– teaches at MPA since 2009. Leads the course of Strategic Management and project works of the students. Spheres of scientific interests: Economics. Organization and management. Strategic planning at the corporate, regional, and state levels, regional economy. Clasters policy. Multifactor cluster analysis. State and municipal management





 Nikolay Gaponenko– Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Security, Institute of Law and National Security RANEPA, Faculty of National Security. Candidate of Economics. Disciplines taught in the MPA program: State Economic Policy and State and Local Public Finance. Since 2019 teaches also a basic course of Finance, Currency and Credit. Leads group project work





Valeria TERENTIEVA– leads courses on Psychological and Communicative competences, Leadership, and various soft-skills trainings. Psychologist, consultant on the ideology and philosophy of business, strategic management and branding, change management and market behavior, assessment and formation of the efficient teams. Expert in social and emotional competence, intercultural communications, value diagnostics, personal and professional development



The purpose of the MPA program is to prepare highly qualified specialists in the sphere of state and municipal management and public policy, with modern knowledge and skills, specialists who can provide effective functioning of public institutions, state and municipal authorities, state institutions, municipal enterprises, non-profit and other organizations.

The mission of the program: To form a new generation of state and municipal officials that have ability to ensure the country’s sustainable development in the interests of its citizens

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