School of Business and International Proficiency

In the mid-1990s, MGIMO became one of the first Russian universities that established their own business school. Since then, business education at the University has acquired a variety of forms, while the number of Programmes gradually has grown. At the end of 2012 the MGIMO Institute of Continuing Professional Education was transformed into the School of Business and International Proficiency. The idea of establishing the School of Business at MGIMO grew from an intention to completely upgrade the range of MBA Programmes, vocational training and re-training courses. MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency seeks to embody all the strengths of the University in its educational Programmes so that its graduates would be high quality professionals and experts in the advanced areas of public activity. Our Programmes are aimed at improving the knowledge previously acquired by students. Our goal is to prepare talented leaders that will be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in their professional activity. Aiming at improving education quality, MGIMO School of Business keeps track of all latest trends in different areas of public life. Seeking to abide by our principles, we invite lecturers that have extensive experience in different spheres.

Since the day of its creation in 2012 the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency made it its mission to shape a professional community of professionals and to offer education corresponding to international quality standards. The School accumulated all strong sides of MGIMO in its standards and educational Programmes and became an integral part of the education community within the University. All the while, the MGIMO School of Business was evolving, offering a constantly growing list of Programmes, striving to embrace various requirements of its participants’ professional development. However, the year 2015 brought a new territorial component into the School’s development. Along with opening the Odintsovo educational Complex the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency came to this location in the Moscow region with a special set of Programmes, set up to fully consider the territorial features and be interesting for potential participants. The wonderful infrastructure of the educational complex in Odintsovo with cutting-edge classrooms equipped with everything required to set up an up-to-date educational process paves the way to fulfilling the ambitious task of transferring high educational standards to new locations.

MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency is an АМВА (Association of MBAs) accredited business school.

In 2019, the MGIMO School of Business was successfully reaccredited by Association of MBAs (АМВА) for 5 years. In its assessment the AMBA committee noted the quality of the faculty and business experts as well as the School’s customer-oriented approach. Due to this fact the Association created on its web site a profile of MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency programmes: МВА and Executive MBA.

AMBA accreditation provides schools and their graduates with access to an elite international network and opportunities to for cooperation. Graduates of AMBA accredited MBA programmes become members of the AMBA international alumni association, which provides them with the access to the international business community of MBA graduates.

The MGIMO School of Business is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), which is an AMBA partner.

The Business Graduates Association unites ABMA accredited universities and schools of business into a unique network to promote high quality educational programmes across the globe.

BGA membership helps become part of a broader and growing network that brings together a diverse group of universities and business schools to form a global educational community. BGA members have access to the AMBA, АМВА BGA community, which opens up greater opportunity for growth and development. Only graduates and students of ABMA accredited business schools have access to the АМВА BGA system and BGA Student Membership Platform.

Last year the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency joined EFMD (European Quality Improvement System).

EFMD was established in 1972. It represents the interests of business schools and colleges, which teach management, and deals with issues related to teaching management and further development of these organizations. The AFMD Fund includes companies and consulting firms, famous European business schools and retraining personnel centres, small business support centres, chambers of commerce and industry, and employers’ associations.

An EFMD career page was specially created for MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency graduates.

The page of QS Rankings, the largest world-known rankings agency, contains information about MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency Executive MBA and MBA programmes.

MGIMO Business School offers the following programmes:

  • Executive MBA
  • МВА
  • Master programmes
  • Vocational retraining
  • Executive education
  • Seminars and trainings
  • Field studies
  • Advance training for faculty members
  • Learning and improving foreign languages
  • Corporate training
  • Distant learning

More information here.