Dmitry Vladimirovich Yuriev, first CEO Deputy of JSC United grain company.
Yes, theoretical knowledge gained at the MSE is very useful in practice. At the initial stage of work in the RPF, I was engaged in the development of a draft decree and a methodology for assessing of the efficiency of the executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation. During this period the knowledge of econometrics, macroeconomics, as well as mathematical methods in eonomics was very useful to me.
Foreign languages, financial models assessment, fundamentals of national and world economies and international relations, forecasting (ability to work with expert assessments), fundamentals of emerging market theories and public choice, knowledge in the field of environmental economics, etc.
Of course, none of MSE courses were useless.
Those “purely theoretical” courses present in the master’s program of 2004-06 helped me to master economic and financial knowledge more fundamentally .
It is not advisable to increase the number of “practical” courses.
A specialist will receive practical knowledge from the employer, in the process of studying at work.