Public Administration

38.03.04In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Public Administration System
  • Public Management
  • Digital transformation in public management
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative methods for market and policy research
  • New institutional economics
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Global cities and sustainable city management
  • Economic Analysis of Markets and Regulatory Policy
  • Political Science
  • Constitutional and Public Law
  • Management Ethics
  • Business Communications
  • Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Digital Tools in Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public Procurement
  • Public–Private Partnerships
  • Place Management and Development
  • Public Organization Management
Our advantages
  • The programme is a synthesis of St Petersburg University classical educational traditions and a cutting-edge approach to education in management in the private and public sectors
  • The analytical focus of the programme is ensured by: a wide range of disciplines aimed at developing economic and managerial analysis skills; and engaging students in research on topical sustainable development issues
  • Advanced educational technologies and techniques are used. These include project-based learning and training using case methods
  • Various information and communication technologies are actively used in the teaching and learning process, including: a hybrid format that combines on-campus and online classes; and digital learning environment
  • Students can take part in professional contests and case championships organised by the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University and private and public sector organisations (Bachelor Challenge)
  • The teaching staff is unique and consists of: lecturers with teaching experience in leading Russian and foreign business schools; and practitioners in business and public administration
  • Students develop their language competencies and study in a cross-cultural environment due to a bilingual delivery mode: the programme is taught in Russian and English
  • There is an opportunity to have exchange education at one of the leading business schools and public administration schools in Europe, Asia, and North and South America
  • There is a variety of formats for practical training and internships: implementation of consulting projects commissioned by the authorities, public sector organisations, and research centres; and participation in the Graduate School of Management projects on smart and sustainable development
  • Students and graduates are supported in their professional development through: regular joint activities with partner companies; the work of the Career Centre; support from the Alumni Association; coaching; and mentoring
  • Representatives of: the government; government relations departments of Russian and international companies; research centres; and heads of government agencies are invited to deliver guest lectures and training modules; and supervise students’ internships and their research projects
International relations

There are around 90 partners in Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America, including:

  • École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris) (France)
  • University of Queensland (Australia)
  • ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University (Spain)
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
  • Trinity College, the University of Dublin (Ireland)
  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • The University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
  • Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
  • Darla Moore School of Business, the University of South Carolina (the USA)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • National University of Singapore
  • Warwick Business School, the University of Warwick (Great Britain)
Career opportunities

Graduates are equipped with managerial, analytical, leadership, and teamwork skills as well as experience in designing and implementing projects.

Key positions

  • Heads and specialists of departments of federal and regional government bodies and affiliated organisations

  • Heads and specialists of departments of local government bodies
  • Heads  and employees of nonprofit organisations
  • Heads and employees of data analytics centres
  • Heads and employees of departments of consulting companies
  • Heads and employees of government relations departments

The programme is internationally accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) as part of the institutional accreditation of the Graduate School of Management, the Certificate dated 16 November 2021.