MGIMO University & Sapienza University

Dual degree master programs


The aim of the program is to train specialists who will be able to meet the growing demands of state authorities and major corporations in the field of innovation management.

Duration 2 years
Tuition fees €1000 + €7000
Tuition language english
Application deadline July 1
Internship 3 months
Core disciplines IT, Law, Economics, Strategic Management, Public and Municipal Administration


Core courses 1st year — Sapienza University, Italy

  • Digital content processing
  • Innovation and organization of companies
  • Business information systems
  • Enterprise communication management
  • European Union Law
  • Industrial economics and policy
  • Innovation and economic development

Core courses 2nd year — MGIMO University






  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • 2 reference letters
  • Bachelor transcript / copy of diploma
  • IELTS / TOEFL certificate
  • 2 photos

Submit portfolio via email:

Application deadline — July, 1


This program is a fusion of the management school of MGIMO and one of the largest universities in Europe - Sapienza University (Rome, Italy). The program meets the urgent needs of modern enterprises and state corporations. The main areas of study during the first year at Sapienza University will be digital technologies and communications, while the second year at MGIMO will be devoted to the development of competencies in public administration and innovation management.

Sapienza University

During the first year of study at the Sapienza University, students will learn the basics of using the latest information technologies to promote business development or improve public administration, deepen their knowledge in international law and learn the basics of economics and accounting.

MGIMO University

During the second year of study at MGIMO, students will study the practices and legal framework of modern public administration, learn effective and efficient strategic planning and deepen their knowledge of a foreign language.


Training on the program is carried out for three semesters, while during the fourth semester, undergraduates undergo practical training in international companies or government bodies. Undergraduates spend their first year of study at the University of Sapienza (Italy), where they undergo a 3-month internship in the largest corporations in Italy.


MGIMO performs impressively well in connecting graduates with their employers: the University scores 5/5 stars in the QS University Ranking on Employability.

he 4th term is fully focused on thesis and 3-month internship. Students are free to choose a place for their internship from a list of MGIMO partners as well as to negotiate it with an enterprise of their choice. For committed and skillful students internships often become the starting point of their careers.

Program graduates have employment opportunities in private and state companies, international organizations and NGOs, media companies, universities and research centers. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and politics.

MGIMO Career Centre provides a wide range of career and recruitment opportunities. Its main goal is to help students and graduates launch their careers in:

  • Major Russian and international firms;
  • National public/government bodies and agencies;
  • International organizations;
  • International research centers and think-tanks.

The Career Centre holds up to 40 events annually including MGIMO Career days, professional master-classes, workshops, case-studies and simulations, companies’ presentations, etc. The Career Centre has supported hundreds of students and graduates in finding internships and full-time jobs.


Fabrizio D’Ascenzo

Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza, the University of Rome

Sapienza, the University of Rome, and MGIMO University cooperate to educate leaders in the global digital environment for the purposes of employment in governmental bodies and major corporations. Jointly with the School of Governance and Politics we have developed the master’s degree program Digital Public Governance, and we are sure that this program will greatly contribute to the further development of our global digital future.


Henry T. Sardaryan

PhD, Dean of the School of Governance and Politics, member of the Academic Council of the School, member of the Academic Council of the University

Fields of interest: Political system of Italy; religious factor in politics; public administration.

Sergei Kamolov

PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, Head of the Public Govrnance

Fields of interest: Strategic management, theory of management, cybernetics
+7 495 225-31-08

Maria F. Utkina

Deputy Dean of the School of Governance and Politics
+7 495 229-40-46
+7 925 171-82-44