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New double degree masters program - new opportunities

In the framework of the official visit of MGIMO Vice-Rector for Program Development Alexandra Khudaykulova and Head of the International and Double Degree Master’s Programs’ Assessment and Coordination Department Ekaterina Arapova to Linnaeus University, Sweden on January 29 — February 2 it was decided to commence in September 2013 a Double Degree Master’s Program in Management and Business Administration.

During their visit MGIMO delegation met with the Vice rector for International Relations and Business, Prof. Nils Nilsson, representatives of administration of Business school and Linnaeus University, research supervisors and coordinators of master programs in area administration business, and also with the board member of Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research and Charity, Prof. Lena Fritsen. MGIMO becomes the first Russian partner of Linnaeus University with whom the agreement on the double degree diploma at the Master level is signed. The parties discussed key questions of the organization and financing of the joint master program, and also prospect of development of cooperation on some other the directions, including implementation of joint research projects.

The new Master’s program allows students to get two Master Degrees within two years of study: Master of Art in Management, awarded by MGIMO (U) and Master of Science in Business Administration awarded by Linnaeus University.

The new joint educational program provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to choose one of three specializations during the first year of studying at Linnaeus University:

  • Marketing,
  • International Business Strategy,
  • Leadership and Management in International Contexts.

The program is going to be fulfilled with financial support from the Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research and Charity, that has recently decided to support scholarships for business students from Russia studying at Linnaeus University during 2013 — 2014. Scholarship will cover tuition fees, application fees, accommodation costs and cost for course literature for the first year of study in Sweden.

Linnaeus University strives to be one of the leaders nationally, known for its strong international profile. It offers a rigorous educational experience due to its close relations with both national and transnational corporations and practically-oriented approach to academic process.

The cornerstone of the joint program is an unprecedented combination of empirical research on campus and internship in private sector.

Within the second year students will continue training in MGIMO-University. They will be enrolled in Master Program «Management of Foreign Economic Activity and Modern Marketing Technologies». The first pilot set on the program will make 7 students.

«By pursuing the Double Degree Master’s program, students will benefit from the wealth of intellectual resources that can be found at both MGIMO and Linnaeus Universities. They will emerge with powerful degrees and two diplomas — Russian and Swedish — that will open doors to numerous meaningful career opportunities both in Russia and abroad. The key goal of this program is to increase the number of qualified graduates in the area of Management and Business Administration. The joint efforts of two universities will enhance the reputation and credibility of individuals who graduate from the program and prepare them to succeed in a fiercely competitive global world and tackle the complex issues they will inherit».

Alexandra Khudaykulova, Vice-Rector for Program Development, MGIMO University

Master’s Programs Directorate

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