MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency

International Relations

International Relations

7 October 2016

The “International Relations” programme helps students understand the logic of the international processes: why states take certain decisions, for example, in favour of escalation rather than cooperation; why the status of a great power matters; the logic behind integration processes; how Russia sees the world order and shapes its foreign policy in different regional tracks; the role of non-state actors in world politics (TNC, NGO, Mass Media); the reasons behind international and intrastate conflicts and ways of resolving them; key security threats (a likely nuclear exchange, threats to international information security, international terrorism).

The “International Relations” programme helps students understand the logic of the international processes: why states take certain decisions, for example, in favour of escalation rather than cooperation; why the status of a great power matters; the logic behind integration processes; how Russia sees the world order and shapes its foreign policy in different regional tracks; the role of non-state actors in world politics (TNC, NGO, Mass Media); the reasons behind international and intrastate conflicts and ways of resolving them; key security threats (a likely nuclear exchange, threats to international information security, international terrorism).

Separate units are devoted to international law, international lobbying and GR, the international protocol and business communications. Understanding the mechanisms behind the international political and economic processes is crucial in all spheres of professional activity, from business and management to education and sport.

Communication within the group will contribute to understanding the views of people of different professions and experiences. Classes are conducted by lecturers from MGIMO, the Diplomatic Academy, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and business organizations.

Main Disciplines

  • Fundamentals of the Professional Language
  • Modern International Relations and World Politics
  • Current Foreign Policy of Russia
  • International Organizations and Global Governance
  • European Integration
  • International Security
  • International Law
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Regional Aspects of International Relations
  • International Transport Corridors
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Energy Factors in International Relations
  • Theory and Practice of International Conflict Settlement
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Media and World Politics
  • Islamic Factor in World Politics
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation Process
  • GR and International Business

Programme format: evening courses

Duration of the Programme: 9 months