School of Governance and Politics

Based on its extensive successful experience accumulated over the years, the School of Governance and Politics is intended to create a brand new generation of public servants who will be able to act in a highly competitive environment, have fluency in foreign languages together with expertise in strategic, innovation and crisis management and a deep understanding of current political processes both nationally and internationally, including, inter alia, an excellent educational background in law and economics. An alumnus of the SGP is perfectly positioned as a government official, politician, staff member of departments or agencies providing expert and analytical support for government authorities, or a GR manager for a major national corporation.

The specializations offered by the SGP include «Public and Municipal Administration», «Political Science», and «International Relations». Applicants can choose any of these specializations during the admission campaign, and third year students are to select their respective program curriculum involving a wide range of special disciplines, topics for scientific research and a variety of internship options. The School has introduced the positions of program moderators and tutors who are in charge of developing soft skills and hard skills of the students both during term time and outside of school hours. By the time the students are to be assigned to their internships, the School will already have a clear vision of their job skills, expertise and the relevant industry or field of professional activities suitable for each particular student.

Thus, «Public and Municipal Administration» includes such programs as «Federal and Regional Administration», «Federal and Regional Property Management», and «Economic Politics».

If you like to specialize in «Political Science», you can choose one of the following program tracks: «Technologies of Public Policy», «GR and International Lobbying», or «Political Conflictology».
«The «International Relations» specialization offers a program in «Global Politics».

The SGP branch located at the Odintsovo campus has launched the new programs «Administration and Territories’ Marketing» and «National and Regional Politics».

The most popular SGP masters programs include «International Public and Business Administration», the double degree program implemented together with Macerata University (Italy), «Management of International Projects», «Governance in State-owned Corporations», «International Political Consulting», «GR and International Lobbying», and «International Humanitarian Cooperation and External Relations of Regions».

The newly-established Department of Corporate Governance and Project Management headed by Boris Titov, the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, is designed to educate members of Russian regional governments and federal officials in the field of project management.

The SGP offers to its students a variety of joint educational programs in Italy ranging from bachelor to master degrees, including the unique double PhD carried out together with Macerata University (Italy). Currently the dual master degree program «International Public and Business Administration» implemented together with Macerata University (Italy) is one of the top-rated international programs at MGIMO University. The program involves more than 50 students, half of whom are Italian citizens. The SGP academic cooperation with Italian universities covers scientific research programs, conferences and publishing activities.



Telephone: +7 495 229-54-37