Astrakhan State University and Clark University in Russia

Introduction

Welcome to Astrakhan State University!

Astrakhan State University (ASU) is one of the largest universities in the South of Russia. The mission of the Astrakhan State University (ASU) is training specialists and researchers in a wide range of disciplines. The university is also active in exporting its educational services and sharing new technologies, developed at ASU, with industry and business communities. ASU is a global university, which is proud of its strong collaboration with numerous institutions of higher education in Russia and abroad, including Germany, USA, China and many other countries. As a global university ASU is actively engaged in international collaboration. ASU has partners in Finland, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, China, Iran, Egypt, United States, Uzbekistan, and other countries. Together with its international partners ASU carries out the following programs:

• short-term language courses

• educational student exchanges

• joint research and educational innovation projects

• joint courses for students training

• international conferences

ASU successfully implemented a new Master of Science (MS) program, which offers its students a “double diploma” option. The students participating in this program receive a degree (diploma) from ASU and from one of its international partners. The partner institutions participating in this program include the Université de Nice Sophia - Antipolis, France and the Clark University, Massachusetts, USA. ASU has been chosen by the Harvard University, USA for its pilot program for organizing an educational program in Russia in the field of international competitiveness.

Nowadays, Astrakhan is a large industrial and cultural center in the delta of Volga, a place where this great river flows into the Caspian Sea. It is a popular destination for the Russian and foreign tourists. The local beaches, fishing and hunting as well as famous Astrakhan tomatoes and watermelons (considered the best in the world) attract thousands every year. Other the must-see things include the Astrakhan Natural Reserve with myriads of various birds, bountiful fields of the blossoming lotus flowers, architecture and authentic views of the streets of old Astrakhan’s city center and white-stone Astrakhan Kremlin.

Nowadays one of ASU’s first-priority educational projects is to implement international Master’s programs. Since 2007, an agreement on joint Master’s programs between Clark University (USA, Massachusetts) and Astrakhan State University(Astrakhan, Russia) has been in force. Following the signed agreement, three joint Master’s programs are currently being implemented at Astrakhan State University:

  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.);
  • Master of Information Technology (M.S.I.T.);
  • Master of Science in Professional Communication (M.S.P.C.) Concentrations:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Communication

English Language

Upon the completion of the programs, graduates are granted two diplomas at once: an American Master’s diploma and a diploma of the Russian standard. All the disciplines are taught in English. During the 4th and the 5th terms, the students can study right at Clark University in the United States; they may get an internship in American companies. Up-to-date teaching technologies are used while teaching students: the case method, on-line lectures, trainings and business games, and the Capstone - a practice-oriented final project. American specialists are actively attracted to teach our students. A flexible schedule of classes (in the evening, 3-4 times a week). Students are admitted at the program twice a year (in January and in September).

View MSc » View master programs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 5 semesters January 2017 Russia Astrakhan + 1 more

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program is designed to strengthen and advance the managerial and analytical skills of mid-career executives in both public organizations and nonprofit institutions. [+]

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)program is designed to strengthen and advance the managerial and analytical skills of mid-career executives in both public organizations and nonprofit institutions. The goal of this graduate level, professional program is to develop administrators who can effectively address the varied managerial, economic and political aspects of public issues and programs. The program also assists professionals from other fields who wish to make the transition to the administration of government, nonprofit or other public institutions. Courses are scheduled for evenings or Saturday mornings to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Some M.P.A. courses are taught as seminars to encourage close working relationships among students and faculty. All seminars seek a blend of relevant theory and practical application, and course work incorporates the practical experience of students with the academic component of the classroom. Master’s degree program of Public Administration suggests a wide variety of disciplines: Project Management, Intercultural Communication, Change Management, and Leadership. Master of Public Administration will be efficient in Oratory and Persuasive Techniques, Leadership, Controlling Yourself, People and Situation in Changing Conditions, Taking Effective Business Solutions. During the 4th and the 5th terms, the students can study right at Clark University in the United States; they may get internship in American companies.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 5 semesters January 2017 Russia Astrakhan + 1 more

The M.S.I.T. program provides an in-depth overview of information technology areas and couples this knowledge with skills in project management, business intelligence systems, systems analysis, Internet optimization techniques, e-commerce, and other management areas where an understanding of technology usage creates opportunities for strategic rewards. [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.)

As the need for technical expertise increases exponentially, so has the demand for qualified information technology managers: managers who understand that each technical decision is also a business decision. The incredible global evolution and expansion of information technologies in general and e-based systems in particular has created an unprecedented demand for highly skilled technology professionals. What makes the difference today, however, between someone who works with technology and someone who strategically uses technology to achieve competitive advantage is what the Clark University M.S.I.T. program is all about. It is designed to accommodate adult working students, with the increased demand for graduate professional degrees today. International students attend our professional degree programs from countries around the world. The most effective skill that an IT manager can possess is the ability to take a holistic approach, think critically and creatively, and then combine technology and organization goals to produce organizational synergies. Clark University's Master of Science in Information Technology is designed to prepare you to utilize these professional skills with confidence. The M.S.I.T. program provides an in-depth overview of information technology areas and couples this knowledge with skills in project management, business intelligence systems, systems analysis, Internet optimization techniques, e-commerce, and other management areas where an understanding of technology usage creates opportunities for strategic rewards.... [-]


Master of Science in Professional Communication

Campus Full time Part time 5 semesters January 2017 Russia Astrakhan + 1 more

Master of Science in Professional Communication (M.S.P.C.) curriculum is designed to enhance communication skills and managerial techniques through courses designed specifically for adult learners. [+]

Master of Science in Professional Communication (M.S.P.C.) curriculum is designed to enhance communication skills and managerial techniques through courses designed specifically for adult learners. Classes are small, fostering discussion and interactivity. Varied learning experiences offset abstract concepts with concrete applications: theory informs the practice, while the practice proves—or disproves—the theory. This professional degree is structured to provide skills essential in human resource development, marketing communications, new media technologies and communications management. It is designed to accommodate adult working students, with the increased demand for graduate professional degrees today. International students attend our professional degree programs from countries around the world. In the M.S.P.C. program, competency is defined as "the ability to operate effectively in a domain to adapt to changes, and to be committed to continuous learning and self-improvement." The core competencies which students are expected to achieve and which are addressed in coursework comprise functional literacy in: Understanding and applying communication theory and technologies Communicating effectively using oral, written, and visual skills The design, implementation, and application of research, including gathering, analysis, and application of quantitative and qualitative data Methodologies for assessing, analysing and developing effective solutions to problems Application of accounting, finance and budgeting for sound fiscal management Understanding and generating effective organizational communication, including the role of leadership in the communication process and empowerment of others to be effective communicators Understanding the communication process across different cultures and effectively interfacing with cross-cultural and diverse constituencies Understanding the expectations and requirements of ethical conduct in the workplace and in society. One Degree, Three Concentrations Every great company excels at communicating both externally, to customers and prospects, and internally, to employees and management. The Clark M.S.P.C. degree recognizes and focuses on these success factors. Students have the option, if they so choose, to focus on one of three concentrations, each of which allows concentration in several areas of specialization, including a customized course of study. Human Resource Management Marketing Communication English Language During the 4th and the 5th terms, the students can study right at Clark University in the United States; they may get internship in American companies. Admission process and requirements 1. TOEFL (International Exam on English), Native English speakers do not need to document their English skills 2. Submission of documents 3. All the presented documents are sent to Clark University. 4. Receiving confirmation about enrollment of a student from Astrakhan State University. 5. Signing a contract and tuition fee. 6. The start of the program (academic year). The list of documents necessary for entering: 1. Application form to Clark University 2. Data form to Clark University 3. Registration form 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. An essay on “Why have I chosen Master in Public Administration Program?” 6. Proof of education (with transcription of courses), at least Bachelor degree You are to present: a copy of your certificate in your native language and English 7. A copy of your citizen’s passport 8. A copy of international passport (if any). 9. Your photo in JPEG. Students are admitted at the program twice a year (in January and in September) Period of study 1.5 year 5 semesters, 14 weeks each A flexible schedule of classes (in the evening, 2-3 times a week) Tuition fees $ 6,500 for the whole period of study (excluding study at Clark University in the United States) [-]