MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency

MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency

Who We Are

Who We Are

9 May 2012

Who We Are

School of Business and International Proficiency

In the mid-1990s, MGIMO became one of the first Russian universities that established their own business school. Since then, business education at the University has acquired a variety of forms, while the number of Programmes gradually has grown. At the end of 2012 the MGIMO Institute of Continuing Professional Education was transformed into the School of Business and International Proficiency. The idea of establishing the School of Business at MGIMO grew from an intention to completely upgrade the range of MBA Programmes, vocational training and re-training courses. MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency seeks to embody all the strengths of the University in its educational Programmes so that its graduates would be high quality professionals and experts in the advanced areas of public activity. Our Programmes are aimed at improving the knowledge previously acquired by students. Our goal is to prepare talented leaders that will be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in their professional activity. Aiming at improving education quality, MGIMO School of Business keeps track of all latest trends in different areas of public life. Seeking to abide by our principles, we invite lecturers that have extensive experience in different spheres.

Since the day of its creation in 2012 the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency made it its mission to shape a professional community of professionals and to offer education corresponding to international quality standards. The School accumulated all strong sides of MGIMO in its standards and educational Programmes and became an integral part of the education community within the University. All the while, the MGIMO School of Business was evolving, offering a constantly growing list of Programmes, striving to embrace various requirements of its participants’ professional development. However, the year 2015 brought a new territorial component into the School’s development. Along with opening the Odintsovo educational Complex the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency came to this location in the Moscow region with a special set of Programmes, set up to fully consider the territorial features and be interesting for potential participants. The wonderful infrastructure of the educational complex in Odintsovo with cutting-edge classrooms equipped with everything required to set up an up-to-date educational process paves the way to fulfilling the ambitious task of transferring high educational standards to new locations.

MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency is an АМВА (Association of MBAs) accredited business school.

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In 2019, the MGIMO School of Business was successfully reaccredited by Association of MBAs (АМВА) for 5 years. In its assessment the AMBA committee noted the quality of the faculty and business experts as well as the School’s customer-oriented approach. Due to this fact the Association created on its web site a profile of MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency programmes: МВА and Executive MBA.

AMBA accreditation provides schools and their graduates with access to an elite international network and opportunities to for cooperation. Graduates of AMBA accredited MBA programmes become members of the AMBA international alumni association, which provides them with the access to the international business community of MBA graduates.

The MGIMO School of Business is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), which is an AMBA partner.

The Business Graduates Association unites ABMA accredited universities and schools of business into a unique network to promote high quality educational programmes across the globe.

BGA membership helps become part of a broader and growing network that brings together a diverse group of universities and business schools to form a global educational community. BGA members have access to the AMBA, АМВА BGA community, which opens up greater opportunity for growth and development. Only graduates and students of ABMA accredited business schools have access to the АМВА BGA system and BGA Student Membership Platform.

In 2019 the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency joined EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and EFMD Global Network.

EFMD was established in 1972. It represents the interests of business schools and colleges, which teach management, and deals with issues related to teaching management and further development of these organizations. The EFMD Fund includes companies and consulting firms, famous European business schools and retraining personnel centres, small business support centres, chambers of commerce and industry, and employers’ associations.

An EFMD career page MGIMO Global Opportunity Platform was specially created for MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency graduates.

MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency joins the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in December, 2021. MGIMO Business School's membership in the AACSB represents the recognition of quality and the high assessment of the Business School's activities in developing business education. 

The page of QS Rankings, the largest world-known rankings agency, contains information about MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency Executive MBA and MBA programmes.

In 2020, MGIMO’s School of Business and International Proficiency participated for the first time in the globally famous QS Global EMBA ranking with its Executive MBA programmes.

The Executive MBA program of the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency took the 41st place in the regional QS EMBA Rankings 2021, improving its position by 10 places compared to last year.

The School of Business and International Proficiency performed best in the Executive Profile category (average experience in management positions and the number of senior managers among students), in which it came 6th (scoring 89.5 points out of 100 and exceeding the average level in this indicator by 26.3%).

MGIMO School of Business has been ranked among the best programs in the world at QS Global МВА 2021.

The School ranked higher at the QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 this year, becoming the first Russian business school to enter the top 70 business schools in Europe.

The ranking results show that MGIMO’s School of Business and International Proficiency offers a high-quality professional business education, which is competitive internationally, thus confirming its status as one of the best business schools in the world. Our students and alumni can expect to experience a career breakthrough after attending one the University’s MBA programs.

MGIMO Business School offers the following programmes:

  • Executive MBA
  • МВА
  • Master programmes
  • Vocational retraining
  • Executive education
  • Seminars and trainings
  • Field studies
  • Advance training for faculty members
  • Learning and improving foreign languages
  • Corporate training
  • Distant learning

More information here.