MGIMO University & LUISS University of Rome
Dual degree master programs
GR AND INTERNATIONAL LOBBYING
The programme responds to a changing world in which policy decisions are taken at different linked levels. It prepares students to use public policy analysis in the outside world by drawing on different disciplines, covering major policies made at EU, international, national, regional and local levels.
Core courses 1st year —LUISS University of Rome
- Comparative Public Policy in Europe
- EU Institutions and Decision Making
- EU Law and Regulation
- The Integration of Europe
- The Economics of Europe
- Policy Evaluation and Implementation
- Data Analysis for Social Sciences
- Demography, Society and Policy in Europe
Core courses 2nd year —
- Applied Political Analytics
- Methodology of Political Research
- Parliamentary Law Legislative Lobbying
- International Lobbyism
- Rule and Exchange: Foreign Aid and Alternative Diplomacy
- Sanctions Regime: Government and Business Strategies
- International Business: Assessment of Social and Political Risks
- Anti-Corruption Policy
- Motivation letter
- 2 reference letters
- Bachelor transcript / copy of diploma
- IELTS / TOEFL certificate
- 2 photos
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
LUISS University of Rome
During their first year at the University of Rome, students gain extensive knowledge of the European Union's legislative and financial systems. They analyze the principles of integration and master the basic functions of social analysis of laws in Europe. Students also study such subjects as demography and decision-making institutions which are essential for a GR-expert. This provides a basis for further implementation of the acquired skills for in-depth study of lobbying activities.
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.
Lecturer at the Department of Political Theory
Fields of interest: Religious lobbying and religion in international relations