Double Degree Russian-French Master Program «International Management»

The master program ‘International management’ was opened in MGIMO in 2004 according to the ‘Treaty of cooperation and the double degree between ICN Business School (Nancy, France) and MGIMO of MFA of Russia by November, 20, 2003.

Founded in 1905 as the Higher School of Commerce, Nancy University and renamed as the ICN Business School. ICN Business School is a private university with a state license and one of the oldest members of the Higher Schools Association of France.

The master program ‘International management’ is aimed at preparing international French-speaking managers majored in France and European Union.

The main requirements for the application are the bachelor degree and good knowledge of the French language.

To apply for the program it is necessary:

1.To have a file of the following documents:

  • a motivation letter
  • CV;
  • A recommendation letter of a professor of the leading department;
  • The results of DELF or DALF exam (the French language) — if you have
  • For students of other universities it is necessary to send the transcript of records for 4 years of bachelor studies.

2. to be interviewed

3. to pass the MGIMO internal exam in the French language or bring the results of the international exam.

Period of study lasts 2 years. During the first year students study at MGIMO, in the 3 semester (2nd year) they go to the ICN Business School (Nancy, France). In the 4th semester listeners of the program have internship in France or Russia (a student can choose)

The number of students from every university is limited by 15 people.

Tuition fee — 12000 Euro for 2 years according to the Central Bank rates for the day of payment.


  • I год — MGIMO

Basic disciplines:

  • Theory of organization and organizational behavior
  • Corporate finance
  • International marketing
  • French language (professional)

Disciplines concerning management:

  • Crisis management
  • Managing international company
  • Entrepreneurship and the regulation of business activity
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic analysis
  • Managerial economy, etc.

A large selection of electives enables to get additional knowledge of economics and law as well as to shape individual educational trajectories of students. There are both MGIMO and ICN Business School professors lecturing in French.

II year — studying in the ICN Business School, when students choose a module including a particular set of disciplines. Besides, there is an option of some additional courses about the specific features of doing business in France and the EU.
In the 4th semester the ICN Business School gives an opportunity for foreign students to take a paid internship at one of the French companies.

Proposed modules:

  • Contrôle de Gestion
  • Distribution, E-commerce &Management des Grands Comptes
  • Audit (Audit & Gouvernance + Audit Légal & Interne)
  • Communication et Marketing Digital
  • Design de l’offre et innovation
  • Finances d’Entreprise
  • Management des Organisations
  • Management et Valorisation des produits financiers

After graduation Russian students are able to get two master degree diplomas: of MGIMO and the ICN Business School (Nancy, France). The obligatory requirement for getting diplomas of the partner universities is the implementation of the study plans for the first and second years.

Scientific director of the program:
PhD, Dean of the IBB
Vladimir V.Shapovalov


Coordinator: Oxana O.Bakakina
+7 495 234-84-96; 15-49