International Programs
MGIMO University

International
Perspective
and Academic
Excellence

Course Content and Careers

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

240 credits (over 4 years, 30 credits per semester)

CORE SUBJECTS: 200+ credits over 4 years

International Relations, World Politics and Political Science: 44 credits

Governance: 31 credits

Social Sciences and Humanities: 17 credits

Law: 14 credits

Economics and Management: 22 credits

Foreign Language: 90 credits (*)

AMONG COMPULSORY COURSES:

History of International Relations: 4 credits

Contemporary International Relations: 4 credits

Contemporary Global Problems: 3 credits

Political System of Contemporary Russia: 4 credits

System of Public Management and Municipal Administration: 2 credits

Strategic Governance: 3 credits

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics: 4 credits

International Economic Relations: 4 credits

International Organizations: 4 credits

Law (Constitutional, Administrative, Civil, Finance, etc.): 18 credits

World History and Russian History: 3 credits

Philosophy: 4 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES: 22 credits

INTERNSHIP: 10 credits

(*) Language Training includes two foreign languages:

1. For non-Russian-speaking students: a) Russian, b) French or Spanish (availability depending on the year of application); Major in Russian

2. For students with a good command of Russian language: a) Advanced English as a Foreign Language and the language of instruction; b) French or Spanish (availability depending on the year of application). Major in a language other than English or Russian.
 

ASSESSMENT

Final University Examinations (Finals) taken by students at the end of the 4th year: 6 credits

Interdisciplinary Examination: 2 credits

Foreign Language: 2 credits

Undergraduate Thesis: 2 credits

TENTATIVE SYLLABUS OF THE COURSE: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

MGIMO 2012 graduates

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

The B.A. course will prepare applicants for a successful career in public service, whether in government, non-governmental organizations or in the private sector.

The School has dedicated careers advisors to support our students during their study, organizes careers events to bring relevant employers and students together, and maintains a network of support among alumni and current students of the University.

Students will also have access to MGIMO's careers service offering advice and training not only in furthering your career after graduating from the School, but also with placing its students in internships during the 8th semester. The School's Careers Centre will allow relevant organizations directly to target students for recruitment.

MGIMO graduates are sought by employers internationally and the career prospects for a successful B.A. student at MGIMO are excellent. Among them: 

  • Politician
  • Central or Regional Government Officer
  • Diplomat, Foreign Service Officer
  • Policy Institute Analyst
  • City Manager
  • Political Consultant
  • Political and Business Information Analyst

Students may have employment opportunities with central, regional or local governments of their countries, international business, NGOs, lobbying, interest and political groups.

Students who go on to do graduate and post-graduate research find employment at higher school levels and in college teaching. MGIMO graduates are well marketable in business and industry. Internship Program assists in securing employment upon graduation.

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