Jean Monnet Network
Management in sports

The Program is oriented at preparing for the Russian physical culture, sports and tourism industry a new generation of senior management personnel able to make strategic competent business decisions and represent Russia’s interests in International organizations.

Academic supervisor — Elena Ponomareva — Ph.D. (Econ.), MGIMO Associate Professor, Member, Committee on Education, International Student Sports Federation / FISU EduC (Lausanne, Switzerland).

The Program Structure

Module. Management and economics of businesses.

This module is aimed at forming a clear idea of management as an integrated management system and the formation of an economic and legal mentality in order to improve the efficiency of the organization.

  • Management: theory and practice of organization management
  • Economics for managers
  • Strategic management
  • Legal basis of business
  • Strategic marketing
  • Risk management

Module. Personnel management and personal efficiency growth

The purpose of the module is to provide listeners with systematized knowledge and skills in the field of personnel management in a modern company and the developing the ability of listeners to achieve their goals with minimal time and resources.

  • Modern technologies of human resources management and motivation
  • Leadership and personal efficiency growth
  • Organizational behavior and Team-building technologies
  • Methods of making management decisions
  • Ethics of Business

Module. Finances and strategy of businesses

The purpose of the module is to develop an understanding among the listeners about the functioning of the financial environment of the business, and to teach how to use the most effective methods and tools for developing, testing and implementing the organization's strategy.

  • Financial environment of business
  • Financial analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting for managers
  • Business planning
  • Project management
  • Crisis management of the company
  • Theory and practice of interaction between business and government
  • Innovation Management: Theory and Practice of Foresight

Module. Specialty Disciplines

The Module is aimed at nourishing the professional knowledge and skills in the field of strategic and operational management of sports organizations, sporting events and sports facilities in the current conditions of socio-economic and political processes in the world community.

  • World Sports Industry: Economics and Sports Management
  • Sports Diplomacy: Olympic Movement and University Sports
  • Government support of sport and tourism development
  • Sport law and sports arbitration
  • Labor regulation and social relations in sport
  • Career Management in Sports
  • Sports psychology
  • Information technologies in sport
  • Financial management of sports organizations
  • Management in the fitness industry
  • Sports marketing
  • Media environment in the activities of sports organizations
  • Management of professional sports organizations
  • Sponsorship and social partnership in sports. Management of sports projects
    Competition management
  • Agency and transfer activities in sports
  • Insurance in sports
  • Standardization and certification of structures and equipment. Safety of sports facilities
  • Management strategies of the sports and recreational zone.

Module. Elective disciplines

  • Management of Intellectual Assets of a company
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Wealth management. Personal Financial Planning
  • Time management
  • Dealing with conflicts
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Effective negotiations
  • Business presentation skills and the art of public speaking
  • Enogastronomic Etiquette
  • Individual coaching sessions

Module. Business English

Site Visit Overseas Module (optional)

Upon completion of the program, students will

  • Understand the essence and features of the processes taking place in the foreign economic activity;
  • Achieve the most advanced management technologies considering the specifics of logistics processes;
  • Form effective development strategies;
  • Apply modern international management experience.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the industry leaders, which will allow them to learn about management practices of some of the best Russian and foreign companies first hand. During the study of business cases students will learn how to solve real world practical tasks when running a company. The Program includes a site visit to an actual industrial facility.

Certificate of Education

Students who successfully complete the MBA Program receive a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in «Management in sports».

Program cost — 720,000 RUB for the entire period of study. Payment is made by semester.

Program format — modular (20 months), 6 two-week full-time intensive modules (from 10 a.m. till 9 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 program

Stage 1

  • Registration
  • Motivational letter
  • Essay on a given topic

Stage 2

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

Stage 3

  • Interview with the supervisor of the program
  • Enrollment decision

Dates of the selection and the start of the Program.

The groups’ formation terminates 2 weeks before the start of training.

Other admission requirements:

  • Registration Form
  • Letter of Application addressed to the MGIMO President
  • Complete Application Form
  • University diploma with all attachments and inserts
  • 1 photo 3x4 cm
  • Identification Document
  • Copy of the Work Record Card (If applicable)

The Program begins — 6 November 2017

For more information please contact us at: Phone number: +7(495)434-91-53 or +7(495)433-17-75 e-mail:

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