A New Master's Programme at Sevastopol State University Will Train Managers of a "Digital City"

A unique master's programme "State and Municipal Management" was developed at the Department of Management and Business Analytics of the Institute of Finance, Economics and Management of Sevastopol State University.

In January 2018, the City Administration of  Sevastopol approved the concept of the formation of the digital environment "Smart City", aimed at the informatization of basic life processes in Sevastopol, such as housing, health, education, security, transport and other areas.

The new master's programme will allow the training of specialists who can quickly and efficiently, in the face of high uncertainty, solve tasks for managing a city of federal significance. "The university will train not only the ‘classical’ leaders of state and municipal enterprises of the city and employees of government agencies, but also, principally, train new managers who own modern information technologies and progressive tools for the effective management of the smart city of the future", said the head of the Department of Management and Business Analytics", Boris Bukach.

The program includes economic, managerial and legal modules necessary for a specialist in state administration to participate in the implementation of the socio-economic development strategy of the city of Sevastopol until 2030. As part of the final qualification work, the development of modern urban projects aimed at creating comfortable living conditions in the city of the future is envisaged.

The teaching of the programme will be provided by highly qualified university faculty in co-operation with the leading specialists of state institutions and the City Administration of Sevastopol. In 2019, it is planned to open a specialized department at the City Administration.

"Despite the availability of this training program in a number of higher educational institutions in the region, we can confidently say that applicants who have chosen our university will receive the best training”, said Bukach.