MBA/MA in Russian and East European Studies

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Program Description

European & Russian Studies M.A.

Comparative literature; economics; history; political science; law; Slavic languages and literatures; sociology.

Graduate Faculty; 30 from various departments participating in the program.

Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree

When applying to the program, students will specify as an area of primary concentration either (1) Russia and Eastern Europe, or (2) Central and Western Europe. Those wishing to focus on Russia and Eastern Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of Russian or an Eastern European language; those focusing on Central and Western Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of one of the appropriate languages. All students must complete sixteen term courses (or their equivalent) in the various fields related to European and Russian studies. Students are required to take courses in at least three of the major disciplines relevant to the program (history, literature, social sciences, and law). One of the sixteen term courses may be taken for audit. For students focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, two of the sixteen required courses (excluding language courses) must concern the nations of Central and Western Europe. For those focusing on Central and Western Europe, two courses must concern Russia and Eastern Europe. Students may substitute a yearlong course of language study for two terms of graduate coursework. Under this option, the language course may not be taken for audit. Students with previous language preparation may in certain cases receive credit for this work. In all cases, students are required to pass examinations in two European languages (one of which may be Russian) by the end of the third term at Yale. Students with Russian competence must receive the grade of 1+ or higher on the ACTFL/ETS Rating Scale as administered by the Slavic Languages and Literatures department at Yale, including reading, oral, and grammar portions. Students with competence in an East European language (such as Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian, and others by special arrangement) or other European languages must take Yale department-administered examinations. A joint degree is available with the School of Management. Interested students must apply separately to the School of Management as well as to European Studies for a joint degree.


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Last updated Dec 2017

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The Yale SOM mission to educate leaders for business and society is put into practice every day by our graduates, who embody our vision for them as inspiring, broadly engaged, values-based leaders who own and solve hard problems that matter. The Yale Management integrated curriculum is designed to foster and develop the distinctive qualities that have made Yale SOM graduates leaders in so many fields. Leading and Managing Boundaries. With foundations in the multisectoral heritage of the school, the concepts of broad engagement and broader perspective are now captured in the multidisciplinary delivery of our integrated curriculum, as well as in the path-breaking required international components of our MBA program. It is also embodied in the careers of many of our graduates, who are known for a high level of collaboration; and who work in, run, and create organizations that are responsive to the global organizational realities of the modern world. Transforming Positive Values into Personal, Professional, and Institutional Commitments. At SOM today, through our Leadership Development Program and other curricular and co-curricular activities, we encourage our students to think deeply about their personal values and what those values imply for their future personal and professional choices and actions. In addition, in our core curriculum, because courses are organized not around academic disciplines but around organizational constituencies, we are able to focus deliberation on ethical considerations in ways that a traditional MBA cannot. But this commitment to values is not a by-product of our new curriculum: it is a fundamental characteristic of the Yale School of Management since its founding. As a result, Yale SOM graduates are known for their integrity and their accountability, not only in their actions but also in the organizations they create, whose objectives are both to create value and to add value to society. Bringing Creativity and Discipline to Complex Management Problems. By de-emphasizing the rote application of frameworks and formulae that is inherent in a discipline-based curriculum, our integrated curriculum presents students with management problems that aren’t “prepackaged” for easy analysis, thus stimulating creativity in their approach to problem-solving. At the same time, by presenting critical management knowledge in organizational context, our students develop the disciplined habits of mind that allow them to maximize the effectiveness of their management decision-making. Similarly, Yale SOM graduates, especially those in entrepreneurial or cross-sectoral endeavors, have long been recognized for their unique combination of “soft” and “hard” skills – a combination that is more conducive to recognizing – and successfully acting on – opportunities as they present themselves. Read less
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