The International Energy Economics and Business Administration master’s programme is the result of collaboration between Leipzig University and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), which is supported by the German-Russian Institute for Energy Policy and Energy Economics.

At a glance

  • Field of study

  • Degree type

  • Degree

    Master of Science, non-consecutive master’s
  • Language of instruction

  • Full/part-time

  • Course start

    winter semester
  • Admission restriction

    without admission restriction
  • Standard period of study

    four semesters

  • ECTS credits



  • A six-semester academic degree or an equivalent qualification from abroad;
  • professional experience of usually at least one year.

Oral and written knowledge of English (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Tuition fees of €3125 per semester (€12,500 for the whole programme) are charged, including in particular the tuition fees charged by MGIMO as well as accommodation costs in Moscow in the second semester. Candidates who apply for the programme by 28 February will benefit from a fee reduction of €1000 (€11,500 for the whole programme or €2875 per semester).

The degree programme is geared towards students who already hold an academic degree and who wish to enhance and deepen their academic education in questions relating to the international energy industry.


The course equips students with knowledge of business administration, economics, politics and law that is relevant for an advanced understanding of how the energy industry works.

The first semester lays the foundation for dealing with questions involving the international energy industry.
Students spend the second semester at MGIMO University in Moscow. They deal with political and legal framework conditions of the energy industry in Russia as well as a broad range of the industry’s problem areas.

In the third semester, students continue their examination of general economic topics as well as issues specific to the energy industry. Students deal in detail with both the political and legal framework conditions of the energy industry in Germany and, for example, current topics such as renewable energies and environmental protection in the energy industry.

The fourth semester is set aside for the master’s thesis.

The master’s programme prepares students for a wide range of professions in administration, political consulting, business and science at a national and international level. Students benefit from the extensive range of courses offered by the two partner universities, which encompasses a broad spectrum of specialist subjects and distinctive regional expertise.

Students spend the second semester at MGIMO University in Moscow.


Course start: winter semester
Applications must be received by 30 April of the enrolment year
Admission restriction (NCU): no

Application to the Institute for Energy Policy and Energy Economics




Master of Science (MSc) from Leipzig University, master’s degree from MGIMO University, Moscow

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