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About the programme

The Master's programme in Strategic Management in the Fuel and Energy Sector is Russia’s only programme that trains professionals with the skills and knowledge required for administration, systems analysis, complex forecasting, and strategic decision-making in the public sector, at energy companies and in other energy-related fields.

This programme is part of a network cooperation agreement between three leading Russian universities: HSE, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and the Ural Federal University.

Above all, the programme aims to provide graduates with comprehensive knowledge in strategic management in the fuel and energy sector, which is needed for business and commercial operations, as well as for work in federal and local government agencies responsible for the energy sector.

The Master’s programme is offered as a combination of on-site and distance-learning courses. With a duration of 2.5 years, the curriculum includes four modules, one fifth state examination module, as well as two project workshops and two methodological workshops. Two modules are taught at HSE in Moscow, one module is taught at Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, and one module is taught at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg.

Each module includes a block of on-site learning lasting up to 10 days each, as well as distance-learning blocks, including an introductory one block aimed at preparing students for the on-site portion.

The programme offers vocational training at fuel and energy companies, such as Novatek, Lukoil, Surgutneftegaz, Rosneft, and Rosseti. It also includes visits to sites in the industry, such as:

  • Gazpromneft Research Centre (St. Petersburg);
  • All-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute (St. Petersburg);
  • KINEF (Kirishi, Leningrad Region);
  • All-Russian Research Institute of Organization, Management and Economics in the Oil & Gas Industry (Moscow);
  • Timan-Pechora Research Centre (Ukhta, Komi Republic).