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International Transport and Logistics Program (Joint Program with UMMC-Holding OJSC)

International transport operations hold a special place in the international market of services. When carrying out foreign economic activities, you must optimize transport processes in order to improve the quality of transport, reduce transport costs, create conditions for the better use of available resources and, therefore, increase the competitiveness of the final product. Solving these tasks will serve to promote the development of foreign economic activity, the development of new markets, the development of investment activities, the expansion of cultural ties and the growth of international tourism.


Academic supervisor — Alexander Tysyachnikov — Ph.D. (Econ.), MGIMO Chair of International Transport and Logistics Operations; advisor of the foreign-economic activities CEO at “POSEIDON Transport & Shipping Company” LLC, CEO of «Mac Andrew’s Rus» Ltd.

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

This module provides students with systematized knowledge and skills in the field of personnel management in a modern company. The module will prepare students 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 students about the functioning of the financial environment of the business. Students will learn to use the most effective methods and tools for developing, testing and implementing organizational 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

  • Transportation Services of Foreign Economic Activity
  • Logistical Aspects of Commercial Contracts
  • Freight Forwarding Operations
  • Freight Operations
  • Information Technologies in International Merchandising
  • Transport Law
  • The Construction of a Logistics Module
  • Transport Insurance
  • Operational Management
  • Environmental and Economic Aspects of Business
  • Global Trade Regulations
  • Principals of Foreign Economic Activity and International Commercial Business
  • Customs regulations in transport

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 «International Transport and Logistics.»

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. to 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

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 — 20 March 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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