MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency



12 September 2016


Today’s highly competitive world dictates its new rules. Thus, only constant professional and personal development can help the head of the company to retain and expand existing market position. While it used to be that, many managers had to learn it on their own mistakes, these days managers enter an MBA programme and receives the necessary knowledge, patterns of strategic thinking, tools for business modeling, innovative methods of doing business, unique Russian and international business cases.


  • MGIMO — a recognized leader of Russian higher education and a unique university of international profile
  • MGIMO graduates hold leading positions in large companies and state structures
  • MGIMO has an extensive network of partner universities (cooperation with more than 200 overseas universities)
  • MGIMO assembled a highly qualified teaching and expert staff for its MBA programmes
  • MGIMO is a leader in attracting Russian and foreign employers and provides its graduates with global career opportunities
  • MGIMO is a community for many thousands of alumni and partners

MBA is a classic spot that provides a transition from a narrow managerial specialization to a broad-profile management.

The purpose of the MBA Programme is to build a community of highly professional business leaders, talented managers who are able to work both at the national level and in the global economy, make powerful decisions and act unconventionally.

Our listeners are top and mid-level managers, business owners, people who have significant achievements in their careers, serious ambitions and leadership potential.

The MBA programme at MGIMO is presented in the following specializations:

Digital Economy
Providing a fast, reliable Internet connection to every Russian citizen including residents remote locations, replacing university diplomas and employment record books with career pathways, building «smart» cities, and even automating the system of making government decisions – these are the main goals set forth in the programme for developing Russia’s digital economy. In this training students will develop an understanding of the features and capabilities of and the current promising information and communication technologies that form the basis of the digital economy.

International Transport and Logistics Operations
International Transport and logistics operations hold a special place in the international service market. When carrying out foreign economic activity, businesses are typically faced with the issues of optimizing transport processes in order to improve the quality of shipment, reducing the costs, creating conditions for better use of available resources and, as a consequence, increasing the competitiveness of the final product. The solution of this task is intended to promote the development of foreign economic activity, the development of new markets and investment activities, the expansion of cultural ties and the growth of international tourism.

International Oil and Gas Business
The fuel and energy complex is the powerhouse of the Russian economy and is largely presented by the oil and gas industry. Oil and gas business has become more and more global over the years, which makes it imperative that the industry is filled with highly professional top and mid-level managers with knowledge of the basics of economic and managerial disciplines. Training is designed to feature the specifics of the oil and gas business, which allows the graduates to apply the knowledge when they have to form an effective development strategy for the company.

Financial Director
In today’s world the issue of finance lays at the foundation of any business decision-making and financial management is the most important functional area of administration linked to the targeted organization of financial flows management, efficient capital formation, monetary funds, and investment organization, needed to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization development. Education will allow the listeners to deepen and expand their professional knowledge and skills in the field of corporate finance and financial management, as well as to learn the key aspects of financial director’s activities.

Economics and Management in International Business
In order to be efficient at operating in the international market it is essential to be educated in the features of economics and management in the context of globalization. While training, listeners will learn to apply their theoretical knowledge in real world market situations, which down the road will allow them to make the best management decisions when their companies enter the world market of goods and services.

Management in the Fashion industry
For a future manager to be effective at running a company working in the field of design and the fashion industry it is important to understand the trends of modern fashion and be educated in the strategies of business development. The training is focused on the study of technologies, techniques and mechanisms that facilitate the effective design and management of business processes and organizations in the fashion industry.

Programme format

Modular. 20 months. 6 two-week full-time intensive modules (from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m.)

Weekend. 20 months. Once a month (Friday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. till 8 p.m.)

Admission requirements:

  • Higher education degree
  • At least 25 years of age
  • At least 3 years of managerial experience
  • Applicant must have a leadership potential and a strong motivation to learn

Selection process for the MBA programme

Stage 1

Stage 2

  • Solving of a business-case
  • Testing of English language skills

Stage 3

  • Interview with the supervisor of the program
  • Enrollment decision

Selection Date and Start of the Programme. Group formation terminates 2 weeks before the start of the training.

The Programme start:
weekend — 22 October 2018,
modular — 6 November 2018

MBA Programme students: