MGIMO University & University of Florence
Dual degree master programs
GR AND INTERNATIONAL LOBBYING
The programme trains experts in lobbying and government relations. Courses in Law, Decision Making and Economy will prepare students for their careers in public institutions and private GR-departments.
Core courses 1st year —
- Political Theory and Political Analysis / Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies;
- Parties and Political Systems History / History of Italian Economic Development;
- Political Cultures / History of Electoral Systems;
- Economics of Institutions / Economics of Public Choices;
- Electoral and Parliamentary Law / Regional and Local Authority Law;
- Administrative Law / Economic and Territorial Law;
- Methods and Techniques of Empirical Research / Development Policy and Sociology
Core courses 2nd year —
- Legislative Lobbying
- International Lobbying
- Philosophical Foundations of Scientific Research
- History of Politics
- International Business: Assessment of Social and Political Risks
- E-Government Resources and Analytics in GR
- Government Finance
- Game Theory
- GR Activity of Business Associations
- Rule and Exchange: Genesis of Power Market
- Foreign language (Russian / English)
- Motivation letter
- 2 reference letters
- Bachelor transcript / copy of diploma
- IELTS / TOEFL certificate
- 2 photos
- Passport and copy
- Bachelor diploma
- 4 photos 4✕6
- 4 photos 3✕4
Why «GR AND INTERNATIONAL LOBBYING»?
Government relations have recently become an integral component of any business strategy. Enterprises pursue opportunities to shape bills and public policies so that they promote the interests of private companies.
GR education encompasses a large set of competences ranging from law and economics to fine negotiation practices and business risk assessment. Experts in GR are required to have a rich general knowledge and master multiple skills which can be acquired through thorough learning and practice only. That is what SGP offers to students in GR and International Lobbying.
The two-year master’s program leads students through academic disciplines and practice-oriented workshops to internships in governmental institutions, private enterprises and NGOs
University of Florence
During their first year at the University of Florence students widen their understanding of how decisions are made both at parliamentary level and in individuals’ minds, who the stakeholders are and what tools they use to shape bills and policies.
The second year at MGIMO offers students a busy schedule with narrow subjects covering specific aspects of GR, specifically focusing on lobbying practices, GR-activity of business associations, legislative process and business analytics, which constitute the daily routine of a lobbyist or a GR-expert.
The 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.
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.
Professor, the University of Florence
The Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Florence is one of the oldest and most reliable European schools, for this very reason we have chosen the School of Governance and Politics, MGIMO University, as our academic partner since it was the first school established in Russia to focus on political studies. At the moment together with the SGP we are launching a unique master’s degree program designed for experts in GR who will be able to work both in public and private sectors, involving such global giants as UBI Banca, Dolce& Gabbana, Bayer, Bulgari, Nestle and KPMG.
The double degree program between MGIMO and the university of Florence is a great opportunity to understand how the legislative process works in both countries. Furthermore, the knowledge of the lobbyism activities gives you the opportunity to study the deep relationship of the public and the private sphere that occurs inside the Parliaments.
Lecturer at the Department of Political Theory
Fields of interest: Religious lobbying and religion in international relations