Department of Management, Marketing and Foreign Economic Activities

The Department of Management, Marketing and Foreign Economic Activities was set up as part of School of International Economic Relations in 1979 to ensure high level of professional training of practitioners in foreign trade and foreign economic activity. The first Department Head was Irina Gerchikova, the Honoured Scientist of Russian Federation, Emeritus Professor of MGIMO who laid the basis for School of Management, Marketing and Commerce. The name of the Department, its specialization, the subjects taught underwent changes in accordance with developing situation.

In 1988 the department was renamed into Department of Foreign Economic Activities Management and Marketing.  New courses such as Marketing, International Business Operations, International Advertising and Exhibitions, Commodityexchangesandoperations with commodities, Internationalpatentsandlicenses were introduced.

Later on the set and content of basic courses were updated and new courses such as Management, Innovation Management, International Management, Strategic Management, International Standardization and Certification, Operations Management, IT in business, HR Management, Organizational Behaviour were scheduled.

The Department got another name of Management and Marketing in 1993. The Department got the status of graduate chair within the School of International Business and Business Administration.  The Department’s teaching staff continued working for School of International Economic Relations and School of Applied Economics and Commerce.

Later on the Department was entitled as Management, Marketing and Commerce. In 1997 the Honoured Scientist of Russian Federation, Doctor of Economics, Professor Raisa Nozdreva took charge of the Department. Over the period the sphere of major courses was widened, in particular for basic baccalaureate disciplines and International Business master programmes. The major courses for managers and international economists in management, marketing and business are taught at School of International Business and Business Administration, School of International Economic Relations, School of Applied Economics and Commerce, International Institute of Administration, International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, School of International Journalism, School of International Relations.

Head researchers of the Department N.Nozdreva, M.Sokolova, N.Konina, A.Dementyeva, O.Degtyareva and others took the initiative in curriculum development. They take responsibility of the International Business and Business Administration master programmes such as International Businness, Foreign Economic Activities Management, International Management and  Middle managers’ training programmes.

In 2008 Department of Foreign Economic Activities Management was set up. Professor Olga Degtyareva was in charge. Such disciplines as International Business Operations, Commodity exchanges and operations with commodities, International patents and licenses, International Standardization and Certification, Organization and Management of Foreign Economic Activities in Russian Federation, Firm Economics got their theoretical and methodological development.

In 2015 the Department of Foreign Economic Activities Management merged with Management and Marketing Department. The Department got its current name of Department of Management, Marketing and Foreign Economic Activities.

At present more than 60 courses are taught with the major ones such as Management, Innovation Management, International Management, Strategic Management, International Standardization and Certification, Operations Management, IT in business, HR Management, Business Activity, Business Regulation, Anti-crisis Management, Organization Design, Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing research, International Advertising, Organizational Behaviour, International Business Operations, Commodity exchanges and operations with commodities, Organization and Management of Foreign Economic Activities in Russian Federation and others.

Course books by Department’s teaching staff enable students to develop their professional skills and competencies in human resources management, mergers and acquisitions, brand management, media planning, current management issues, advertising, product design, business planning.

New master courses in English have recently been developed for cooperation with foreign universities. New course books enable students to develop their professional competencies through new interactive methods, case studies, business role playing games, multi-media facilities applied for lectures, round table discussions and conferences. Competency-building approach is realized through all these methods. The main goal is to develop students’ practical professional skills, to teach them to take decisions in authentic market circumstances including economic crisis.

Under the guidance of the Department specific courses in oil production, electric-power industry, railway transportation, military and technical cooperation have been elaborated.

A business incubator under the guidance of Associate Professor Khotyascheva was set up in the university. It cooperates with foreign institutions, enables students to develop their professional skills in startup projects, business plan development.

Researches of the Department are represented in a number of theses, articles and books.

All teaching staff have been rewarded science degrees: 7 Doctors of Science and 18 Candidates of Science. Graduates from the university take their post graduate courses in the Department: more than 70 theses have been presented.

Since 2014 the Head of the Department is Doctor of Economics, Professor Natalia Konina.

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Management, Marketing and Foreign Economic Activities

Professor Natalia Konina, PhD


CONTACTS

+7 495 234-84-57 (inner 13-24)
Room: 1017
man_mar@inno.mgimo.ru