The Faculty of Cultural Management is currently accepting applications for following programs:

  • - Russian Magister courses on theline080200.68 “Management”; “Project management”
  • - British Magister courses + Russian courses of proficiency retraining on qualifications:

The Faculty of Cultural Management has been in the MSSES since 1998.

The Faculty is an educational platform containing a modern and fast-developing science-based school and an innovative laboratory, where the newest approaches of science are practiced. The faculty offers the students a course of professional retraining in the program “Cultural Management”; British Magister courses, Cultural Management with award of the Master of Arts degree, The University of Manchester and Russian Magister courses on specialty “Project management” (specialty 080500 “Management”).

The programs of the faculty are based on the idea that:

  • - Modern society needs professionals who are able to create and successfully manage innovative organizations and projects.
  • - Culture is becoming the main, and sometimes the only, source of development in territories.
  • The aim of the Faculty is to train qualified, effective, creative managers and prepare a consultative generation that can:
  • - Use humanities and cultural sources for the benefit of complex regional development,
  • - Manage project and program methodology and modern methods of management,
  • - Successfully act under modern economic conditions,
  • - Be competitive on the international market-level.

We prepare specialists for the state, as well as the commercial and non-commercial sectors:

  • - Specialists on regional and city-level management,
  • - Heads of cultural organizations,
  • - Independent leaders of projects and initiatives in the socio-cultural sphere.

Professors of the Faculty:

  • - Have long-term experience of working in the spheres of culture and cultural politics, regional development, creative economics, intercultural communication, and ethno-cultural practice;
  • - Are practicing specialists that allow our students access to the most recent and professional ideas and projects.

If you’re looking for an educational program that focuses more on the peculiarities of management in the cultural sphere than a usual MBA program, then this program is for you.

About the programs

From the side of management, the socio-cultural sphere is a testing ground for implementing the finest, most innovative management technologies that have eventually spread into the spheres of business and state management.

The programs of the Faculty are figured and carried out with active participation and consultation of leading experts and representatives in the sphere of culture and management, which allows students to exercise the skills and abilities necessary for continuing their professional career within a framework of a wide range of cultural practices: visual and performing arts, heritage and museum activities, media and cultural tourism, cultural policy and creative industries.

The uniqueness of the education from the faculty is based on a combination of actual theoretical context (modern Russian and foreign concepts, forming theoretical ground of modern management) and practical acquaintance with a wide range of modern practices.

The faculty offers five specialized tracks within the British master’s program, “Cultural Management” (duration 1-2 years).

  • - Urban and Regional Development
  • - Creative Industries
  • - Museum and Gallery Management
  • - Management of Cultural-Ethnic Projects
  • - General Cultural Management

Students receive a Russian state diploma of professional retraining and a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Management from the University of Manchester.

Master’s Program “Project management” (080200.68 “Management”). Duration is two years.

Students receive a Russian State Master’s degree and a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Management from the University of Manchester.

Russian Master’s Program

Russian Master’s Program “Project Management” (080200.68 “Management”). Duration is two years.

Students receive with a Russian State Master’s degree.

Teaching Features

We teach through real experience and practical activities.

The Faculty’s programs are validated by one of Britain’s largest universities – The University of Manchester. The classes, however, are taught in Moscow, in the Russian language, by Russian professors, leading experts, and practitioners. The education program also includes lecturers and master classes by leading foreign specialists.

The British master’s programs, in comparison with more familiar, traditional post-Soviet education programs, have a number of peculiarities:

  • - Smaller class sizes,
  • - Much more self-directed work,
  • - The complete rejection of oral assessments and examinations,
  • - A more British system of quality control in the education process, including double checking written assignments, independent exam administrators and mutual attendance requirements for students and educators
  • - Extensive small group work (tutorials).

Program Features

The Project Method

The fundamental teaching method is project-based, providing a balanced framework of both theory and practices in general humanities as well as in more specialized disciplines. This structure overcomes the disadvantages of the “branched” approach, which tends to stifle the educational environment by strictly compartmentalizing subject matter. The project method, however, is an interdisciplinary approach, requiring integrated analysis techniques and personal communication skills. When a project is in development, students have the opportunity to be self-aware in regards to their use or resources and in how they can control the process of guiding their project to fruition.

Independent Research

The Faculty employs modern teaching methods, including long distance education, internet technology, and independent student development. The emphasis on independent, analytical research in studying cultural policy coincides with Russia’s current need to train specialists who can produce significant management and organizational solutions in all areas of modern humanitarian practices.

Workshops and Internships

A large portion of class time (20%) is allocated to visiting many of Moscow’s leading cultural institutions, either as part of course instruction or professional apprenticeship programs. Though a portion of the students’ education already includes specific sociocultural projects, they also have the additional opportunity to sign up for a practicum or internship with one of the faculty’s partner organizations.

Workshops are a significant part of the faculty’s educational program. During a workshop students are able to take part in the research and development of real projects under professional supervision. The program acquaints participants with a particular segment of the labor market, helps inform students’ future decisions about elective courses, and can serve as a springboard in establishing a career. Workshop directors include faculty teachers as well as other experts and researchers by invitation. It should be noted that the scope and availability of the workshop program varies from year to year as determined by faculty administration.

Access to the Professional Club of Experts

The faculty works in collaboration with foreign institutions to offer “dual certification” programs that allow graduates to freely explore their prospects and opportunities in cultural policy through global, cultural exchanges. To this end, students are permitted access to the international club of experts, relevant club information, and organizational support, which, in turn, can provide lasting partnerships, international networks, and, in particular, the “European Network of Cultural Training Administration Centers” (ENCATC) under the auspices of the Council of Europe.     

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