MA in Counselling. Behavioral Economics

Формат программы: Российская магистратура РАНХиГС, профессиональная переподготовка МВШСЭН, британская магистратура
Длительность обучения: 2 года
Направление подготовки: 
- Профессиональная переподготовка "Психология принятия решений в управленческой деятельности" МВШСЭН  
- Магистратура РАНХиГС по  направлению подготовки: 38.04.01 Экономика   
Стоимость: 290 000 руб. в год
Бюджетные места: есть бюджетные месте в РАНХиГС
Выдаваемые документы об образовании:
  • Master of Arts in Counselling (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • диплом государственного образца с присвоением степени магистра по направлению «Экономика» (РАНХиГС)
  • диплом о профпереподготовке Московской высшей школы социальных и экономических наук по направлению «Психология принятия решений в управленческой деятельности»
Отсрочка от армии
Behavioral Economics analyzes and predicts strategies for decision-making and consumer behavior. It emerged at the intersection of economics and psychology and has become one of the fastest-growing areas of basic and applied science in Europe and America.

This area of economic knowledge works with information flows and human consciousness and studies how people make decisions, how our cognitive processes work, what are the ways to predict and analyze human behavior in life and the business environment, and how to increase work efficiency based on this data.

Students of the program study consumer behavior, economic market analysis, human resource management, and constructive decision-making techniques

The partner program is implemented by two universities at once – the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Institute of Economics, mathematics and information technology) and the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Faculty of Practical Psychology), which is validated by the University of Manchester (the University of Manchester, UK).

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration's Institute of Economics, mathematics, and information technology provides economic training for students, while the faculty of practical psychology provides psychological training and international training in the field of consulting on a validated program.
Economics studies not only financial processes or markets as such. But also, for example, decision-making problems. How and why people make decisions, how to predict it, and how to explain it. And economics, as a science that strives for accuracy and the use of mathematical language, builds decision-making models that obey logic. One of the advantages of this program is that we can look at economic phenomena not only using simplified models, as economists do but also as psychologists. At least we have the opportunity to take a topic and analyze it from an organizational and psychological point of view, from the point of view of cognitive psychology.
Mikhail Zeldin, student of the Behavioral Economics program

Who is this program for?

for economists who want to grow up the career ladder and build their business
for psychologists and sociologists who want to improve in the field of labor psychology, organizational and economic psychology
for managers, PR and marketing specialists who want to correctly analyze and predict consumer behavior in the market

Programme managers

  • Mark Levin, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Microeconomics of the EMIT Institute The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • Svetlana Manukhina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)., Member of Professional Communities (Professional Psychotherapeutic League, ICF)
  • Vladimir Spiridonov, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Research, Faculty of Psychology, Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)., Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Features and values of the program

  • It allows you to study one of the fastest-growing areas of fundamental science and learn how to increase business profitability and company performance.
  • The courses of the program are based on advanced theoretical developments and provide an opportunity for immediate practical application of the knowledge gained.
  • The program teaches the analysis and searches for solutions to economic problems, based on the latest developments in cognitive, social and organizational psychology.
  • The main part of the courses is taught by specialists (economists and psychologists) who are included in the international professional community, who have completed internships at foreign universities and have experience working with Russian realities.
  • Courses are modeled after European and American Master's programs in Behavioral Economics
  • Evening training provides an opportunity to combine study with work
  • Students get access to unique information resources on psychology and economics
  • The program includes a voluminous English course (112 hours of preparation). All of our graduates speak English at a level sufficient for professional communication
  • Upon completion of the program, graduates receive three diplomas, including a British diploma (University of Manchester, UK)

I got the opportunity to delve into the topics that interest me, while gaining the necessary horizons. You approach your master's work during the entire period of study. The topic of my master's thesis is the theory of entrepreneurship, and since autumn practically everything that I have been doing in Shaninka - essays, etc. - I, one way or another, combine with this topic. For example, I wrote the works "Psychology of Entrepreneurship" or "Approaches in Organizational Consulting of Organization Leaders". In part, they entered my master's degree.
The master's thesis is based on research, be it laboratory or field observation. Or analyzing existing data. In our course, the guys analyzed the behavior of taxi drivers and consumers of banking services, for example.


Mikhail Zeldin, student of the Behavioral Economics program

Training program

   1 semester semester semester semester
EMIT RANEPA courses
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Game theory in the negotiation process
  • Data analysis
  • Mathematical tools in economic research
  • Practice for obtaining primary professional skills and abilities
  • Macroeconomics
  • Corporate finance
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Machine learning
  • Research practice
  • Behavioral finance
  • Research practice
  • Undergraduate practice
  • Research practice
  • Courses of the Faculty of Psychology MSSES
  • Organizational psychology
  • Foreign language (English, professional)
  • Ethical Issues in Helping Professions
  • Directions of modern management
  • Methodology and methods of psychological research
  • Personnel Management
  • Documentation support of personnel services
  • Diagnostics and reform of business organizations
  • Analysis and modeling of behavior in a changing environment
  • Basics of consulting work
  • Strategic objectives and decision making
  • Psychology of the negotiation process
  • Organizational consulting and business coaching
  • Program instructors

    • M.I. Levin, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Microeconomics, Faculty of Economics, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
    • V.F. Spiridonov, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Cognitive Research, Faculty of Psychology, Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)., Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
    • S.Yu. Manukhina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)., Member of Professional Communities (Professional Psychotherapeutic League, ICF)
    • E. B. Morgunov, Doctor of Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Practical Psychology of the Moscow School of Economics and Social Sciences, Doctor of Psychology, specialist in organizational consulting and human resource management, professor of HRM at the School of Business and Business Administration at the National Research University Higher School of Economics
    • S.A. Maruev, PhD of Technical Sciences, Head of the Department of Systems Analysis and Informatics, Deputy Dean of the EF The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
    • M.E. Sachkova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of General Psychology of the Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
    • T.N. Kotova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Cognitive Research Laboratory, Faculty of Psychology, Social Sciences Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
    • E.V. Popova, Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Systems Analysis and Informatics, EF The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
    • M.A. Aleksandrov, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    • A.E. Devyatov, PhD (State University of Pennsylvania)
    • T.N. Mikhailova, PhD (Pennsylvania State University)
    • E.V. Orlova, PhD (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    • S. A. Tishchenko, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, PhD (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
    • I. Neustadt, PhD (Universität Zürich)
    • I.K. Bezmenova, PhD in Psychology, General Director of the consulting company Technologies and Solutions LLC, member of the Board of Directors of the Kantata chain
    The specifics of education in Shaninka are very unusual for us (graduates of Russian universities and schools) since it is built according to the European principle and assumes that you do not come and, opening your beak, go through the chapters of the textbook, receiving complete information, as in school, but, on the contrary, you yourself build your own education. It is necessary to understand the scope of your interests and needs, more time should be devoted to studying the material in these areas, and not trying to cover everything (which is obviously impossible).
    All instructors are open to contact, and they can (and should) be caught and consulted to receive additional materials and contacts of people who can answer your questions.

    At the beginning of training, this format is scary, especially if you, like many of us, came straight from a bachelor’s degree and without a clear understanding of ‘what I want’. But if there is this very understanding, experience, or at least interest, perseverance and time (!) - training turns into an opportunity to unrealistically improve your skills, get unique knowledge that is not collected anywhere and a lot of valuable acquaintances that are necessary, if not affect the future life, then at least leave a significant impact.


    Maria Pilipenko, student of the Behavioral Economics program

    Main competencies of graduates

    • Fundamental economic and psychological training
    • Strong language training
    • Forecasting and analysis of decision-making strategies and human behavior in life and business environment
    • Understanding of modern mechanisms of working with consumer behavior, information flows, human thinking
    • Skills in the analysis of finding solutions for a wide range of economic problems, based on modern developments in cognitive, social and organizational psychology
    • Possession of methods for collecting and processing qualitative and quantitative data. Working with data in the analysis of decision-making processes


    What do graduates do?

    • Analysis and design of economic systems taking into account the influence of psychological and behavioral factors, analysis of economic behavior, analysis of the consumer market.
    • Human resource management, development and promotion of personnel in the organization.
    • Development of productive communication with clients and investors.
    • Strategic company management, development and innovation planning, Research Development.

    Contact Us

    8 (495) 150-80-94
    applic@universitas.ru

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