Public Administration and Social Studies

Institute of Public Administration and Social Studies

Director: Alexey V. SURIN
International Students Office: phone: +7-095-939-5372, fax: +7-095-939-5338

General Information

The Institute of Public Administration and Social Studies was opened in December 1993. The first enlistment of students was carried out in September 1994.

The Institute trains highly qualified specialists in governing and municipal management, improves qualification of the municipal, federal and regional organizations’ staff. The Institute turns out specialists, who are able:

  • to solve the problems of organisational, informational, and expert providing of managerial decisions;
  • to establish the procedure of federal and local organisations’ activity;
  • to implement the coordination of activities of different structures of state governing;
  • to provide the connection of federal and regional power branches, ministries and departments with the publicity and mass media.

After the second year of studies the students practice at the federal, municipal and commercial institutions.


  • Legal Bases of Management
  • Managerial Technologies
  • Management Sociology
  • Economic Theory and Policy
  • Political History
  • Russian State History
  • Philosophy and Methodology of Science
  • Philosophy for Humanity Faculties
  • Political Economy
  • Political Sociology
  • Personnel Management


  • Science Organization and Management
  • Social-Economic Processes Management

Bachelour and Master Degrees

5 years full-time


* State and Municipal Governing

Basic General Courses

  • Development and Research Management
  • Quantity Methods in Management
  • Computer Technologies in Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Strategy Planning
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law
  • Sociology of Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Political Ideologies and Technologies
  • Economic basis of Government Policy
  • Financial Market
  • Public Relations

General Obligatory courses

  • Introduction to Management
  • Planning of Organizations
  • Innovative Management
  • Information Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Theory of State Governing
  • History of Russian State Governing
  • History of Foreign State Governing
  • Personnel Management
  • Comparative State Governing
  • Media Communications
  • Ethics of Governing
  • Theory of State
  • Methodology of Governing
  • Negotiations Process

Economic disciplines

  • Foundations of Economic Theory
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Financial-Credit System
  • State Finances
  • Economical Foundations of State Politics
  • State and Municipal Regulation of Economic
  • Economic and Social Statistics
  • Personnel Economy
  • Accounting and Audit

Law disciplines

  • Theory of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Financial Law
  • Labour Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Process

Scientific and mathematical disciplines

  • Mathematical Methods in Governing
  • Mathematical Models in Governing
  • Informatics
  • Quantitative Methods and Computer Technologies in Governing
  • Economic and Political Geography
  • Theories of Contemporary Natural Sciences

General and specialized disciplines

  • History of Civilizations
  • History of Russia
  • Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Theory of Politics
  • Political Technologies
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychological Foundations of Personnel Selection
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Governing
  • English Language
  • Second Foreign Language (German, or French)

Courses on Specialisation

  • Foundations of Personnel Consultations
  • State Personnel Politics
  • Business Carrier
  • Technologies of Communication Process
  • Informational Management and Informational Technologies
  • Planning and Solution Process
  • Political Management
  • Regional and Municipal Governing and Self Governing
  • State Regulation of Finances and Budget
  • State and Municipal Governing in Culture

PhD Degree

3 years full-time


  • History of Russia
  • Political Economy
  • Economy and Governing in Public Sector
  • Economic of Business
  • Ontology and Theory of Cognition
  • Philosophy of Science and Techniques
  • Social Philosophy
  • Constitutional, Financial and Administrative Law
  • Social Structure, Social Institutes and Processes
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Governing
  • Political Institutes and Processes
  • Political Culture and Ideology