School of Business and International Proficiency, MGIMO University retains its place among elite MBA providers with AMBA re-accreditation

School of Business and International Proficiency, MGIMO University has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.

As a reputable institution situated in Moscow, MGIMO puts an emphasis on international relations. MGIMO offers 14 undergraduate programmes, 17 specialised masters programmes and nine doctoral programmes. The university is famous for providing tuition in 53 languages. MGIMO has branches in Odintsovo (Russia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended not only the leadership team’s commitment to achieving academic excellence but also their concern for the wellbeing of their students. They also commented on how the schools powerful brand enables them to attract quality students and the experience these students are given at the School, turns them into to loyal alumni.

‘MGIMO Business School has received the prestigious international AMBA accreditation for a maximum period of five years. This means that our EMBA and MBA programmes meet the strict requirements of the Association of MBAs and MGIMO Business School guarantees the high quality of education to students,’ said MGIMO Business School Director Mrs. Anjelika Mirzoeva

The accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding Business Schools to perform at the highest level continually.

‘We are very particular about who we accredit,’ said Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), who also recognised AMBA accredits ‘only 2% of the world’s entire portfolio of Business Schools.

‘We are delighted that MGIMO continues to be part of the AMBA family and look forward to continue to work with them in the future.’


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About School of Business and International Proficiency MGIMO University

In the late 1980s MGIMO became one of the first universities in Russia to found its own School of business. March 1, 2013 heralded the establishment of the School of Business and International Proficiency.

Today, MGIMO Business School offers МВА and Executive МВА programmes; programmes for vocational retraining and advanced training for the faculty and administration of the University; individual and corporate learning programmes; and business seminars and workshops. MGIMO Business School also has two Master programmes: Sport Diplomacy and Global agrarian markets.

Annually about 2500 Russian and foreign specialists choose MGIMO to take a course in further professional education programmes. They are the top managers and leading specialists of such companies as PJSC Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, JSC “Surgutneft”, JSC “RZHD”, “Gasprom”, “Lukoil”, PJSC “Sberbank Rossii”, PJSC VTB Bank, UMMC Holding, PJSC ”SIBUR Holding”, PJSC “Rosneft”, PJSC “RusGIdro”, ABB Group, SOCAR, EFES Rus, and many others.

One of the strategic areas of the School of Business and International Proficiency is international cooperation. Years of successful work have helped establish a mutually beneficial partnership with foreign universities and business schools among them Oxford University (Great Britain), Cambridge University (CJBS, Great Britain), the Henley Business School (the University of Reading, Great Britain), the International University of Monaco, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), the School of Business GISMA (Germany).

Every year the МВА students and MGIMO lecturers participate in educational visiting modules and internships organized together with our foreign partners — the universities and business schools in London, Oxford, Shanghai, Monaco, Berlin and the other cities. The MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency monitors the latest trends in business and education, updates and revises its curricula and education services, and always keeps up with the times.

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