The master's programme is implemented on the basis of joint interdisciplinary academic and research activities of the HSE Faculty of Management and HSE Department of Management – St. Petersburg, as well as with the aid of other HSE faculties.
Within the framework of the master's programme, students are given the opportunity to customize their education to suit their own interests and career goals. Through elective courses, students build unique expertise and marketable skills in the areas of their choice.
The Master of Arts and Culture Management consists of the following elements:
- adaptation disciplines;
For graduates of economic, humanitarian, technical universities who do not have a substantial background in management and economics. The programme offers adaptational courses aimed at building a solid base for further more in-depth knowledge of specific subjects.
- core courses of the 'Management' course;
Core courses form the foundation of skills and knowledge in the key areas of management, corresponding to the educational standard for training masters for the industry.
- optional and elective courses;
Elective and optional courses are aimed at studying concepts of modern management, approaches and tools in the field of hospitality and tourism, as well as Russian and world experience in their application. Students may choose to take an optional course as an additional component to their curriculum.
In the second year of study, students choose one of two tracks:
- Track in English: ‘Management and Curating in Arts and Culture’
The track is focused on developing managerial skills required for employment in the experience industry.
- Track in Russian: 'Creative Entrepreneurship in Art and Culture'
The track aims to prepare entrepreneurs for the experience industry market, including culture, cultural tourism, and creative industries. Alumni of the track will be able to implement creative start-ups, as well as create internal entrepreneurship within the framework of existing organizations in the field of arts, culture, cultural tourism, creative industries.
A full list of disciplines for the 2022/2023 academic year can be found in the Courses section. Please note that the section is currently being supplemented with new courses.