Unique content of the program
The content of the program is based on international experience in the development of educational programs in the field of urban and regional development, as well as taking into account professional standards and the views of employers on the correlation of the competencies of graduates and labor functions in the field of professional activity.
Students are offered courses that allow to form a systematic approach to the choice of directions and methods of development of cities and regions. The curriculum includes both instrumental disciplines (for example, Instrumental Methods for Regional and Municipal Policy Assessment, Public-Private Partnerships, Regulatory Impact Assessment, etc.) and disciplines that widely use the case method in the educational process (for example , “Strategic Planning and Management of State Programs”., “Urban Economics and Development”, “Smart Cities”, etc.).
International faculty, including Russian experts in the field of public administration, experts from Russian analytical centers, as well as guest lecturers from leading universities, business schools and schools of public administration.
Studying abroad at a partner university within one semester
Students who have passed the competitive selection for participation in academic mobility programs receive a unique opportunity to undergo included studies at a partner foreign university lasting one semester at one of the best world schools that are a partner at GSOM SPbU.
A unique educational environment
Students get free access to a rich electronic library of academic and business titles from all the world's major publishing houses.
Practical orientation, supported by cooperation with leading analytical centers, federal agencies and regional administrations. Students are getting familiar with best practices in urban and regional development through case studies and guest lectures. Practical skills are enhanced through:
- Performing of consulting project;
- Taking summer internship in one of the analytical center or regional / city administration;
- Writing project-oriented Master's thesis.