School of Financial Economics

The School of Financial Economics positions itself as a center of competencies in the field of modern economic and management theory, digital transformation of the economy and promotion of latest information technologies. The faculty preserves long-established MGIMO’s educational strategies, international scale, broad scope of studied issues of economy and society, at the same time confidently exploring new and unusual for the university areas of studies: finance, business informatics, intellectual information systems.

The main challenge of the School of Financial Economics is to educate future professionals who are going to start their own business, promote their companies internationally and build awareness of their projects. They are expertised in managing finances and processes as well as building up good relations with people by using the information environment and media in the context of globalization.

Economic, financial and management issues are closely interrelated. The main task of the economy is to create benefits that meet the needs of people. The financial economy allows you to redistribute the values obtained, while the major function of management is to manage these benefits to extract the greatest profit from them. Management is an essential part of economy.

We bring up specialists who know and are able to apply in practice professional management technologies to any situation. A graduate of the School is not just a person who sees business through the prism of 3 main financial reports, or a supervisor of employees.

A graduate of MGIMO is a system-thinking professional who is able to analyze, predict, define his own goals, formulate tasks, highlight the main processes in any business. Our graduates are good at planning and managing the execution of these processes in proper way. They are taught how to identify the functional responsibilities of the staff and select qualified employees who are able to perform tasks at the appropriate level. Our professors will teach you a technique of thinking, a tool for achieving success at any level of business development.

The School of Financial Economics implements such educational programs as:

Bachelor programs:

  • Foreign Economic Activity Management (Management 38.03.02)
  • IT in international business (Economics 38.03.01)
  • Financial Economics (Economics 38.03.01)
  • Analysis and modeling of socio-economic processes (Business Informatics 38.03.05)

Master programs:

  • Strategic HR Management (Human Resource Management 38.04.03)
  • Business economics and foreign economic activity (Economics 38.04.01)
  • Artificial Intelligence (Business Informatics 28.04.05)

Graduates of these programs learn one foreign language (1740 hours, i.e. 10 academic hours per week) and will receive a diploma of MGIMO, with the qualification of bachelor with the knowledge of a foreign language. Mastering a second foreign language begins with the second year. Everyone is provided with the opportunity to have military training alongside a degree.

The School of Financial Economics is comprised of four departments:

  • Management (room 424)
  • Economics and Finance (room 406)
  • Mathematical methods and Business Informatics (room 535)
  • Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence (room 408)

Each Department takes part in organizing the educational process in its blocks of disciplines that are included in the curriculum of all programs of the University.