MGIMO University & University of Macerata

Dual degree master programs


The aim of the program is to train high-class managers who are capable of supporting the international activities of state authorities and state and commercial corporations in the European Union and the Russian Federation.

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


Core courses 1st year — UNIMC

  • English for economic and political relations
  • International trade law and WTO rules
  • Project cycle management for international development
  • European institutions and policies
  • History of international relations
  • Globalisation and theory of justice
  • International human rights
  • International marketing

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


A distinctive feature of the program is a comprehensive approach to training undergraduates, which provides for their preparation to manage the international activities of state and commercial organizations, make decisions on crisis management and personnel issues, conduct audits in accordance with international accounting principles, develop business and startups in the Russian and European environment, providing consulting and agent services, as well as conducting international negotiations. The training program is interdisciplinary and will allow graduates to gain knowledge and develop skills in the field of public service, master competencies in strategic management, project management in Russia and abroad, study the regulatory framework and practice of leading international organizations, including the WTO and the EU.

University of Macerata

During the first year of study at the University of Macerata, students will expand their knowledge in the field of micro- and macroeconomics and international law, learn the distinctive features of business management in the EU countries and the basics of international cooperation.

MGIMO University

During the second year of study at MGIMO, students will study the practice of modern public administration, including management with the use of the newest information technologies, practices of public decision making, 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 Macerata (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.


Alice Furlanetto

Even if my life at MGIMO has just started, I can say that this double degree is an experience that I would recommend to everyone, especially whom is interested in International Relation!
I think and I hope that it will be a springboard for my future. MGIMO is a prestigious university offering very good opportunities for traineeships, events with diplomatic figures, and now I am looking forward to what's coming next.

Cristina Corinna Cicconi

Studying abroad one year thanks to the double degree program is an opportunity to grow up both from a personal and educational point of view and have the possibility to do an internship in Moscow is a chance to change my perspectives towards new opportunities; studying following the Russian method is a good way to get involved into a new environment.

Francesco Adornato

Rector of Macerata University

The master’s degree program International Public and Business Administration launched in 2010 jointly with the School of Governance and Politics, MGIMO University, has become the most popular one among Italian students. Since that time more than 100 Russian and Italian students have joined the program. The main objective of the program is not just to teach the way of doing business and public administration, but to make students benefit from gaining skills in developing modern projects which will allow them to apply digital and innovative technologies to public governance. Our alumni are provided with the best job perspectives in governmental agencies, corporations and multinationals.


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