International Business and Strategy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Credit)
  • English, Russian (take IELTS)


The programme enables students to build upon previous academic studies that might not have included a strong managerial or economics component. Visiting faculty, an innovative curriculum and MSU BS’s international corporate network enable Masters students to nurture their careers in a truly international environment. The study schedule is designed to meet the needs of modern, young professionals by allowing them to combine classes and work.

Masters students enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in a dual-degree Master programme developed in collaboration with the University of St Andrews School of Management (UK). This programme enables students to spend a second year studying at St Andrews University and to be awarded degrees from the two universities.

The first-year curriculum includes intensive study of the core courses and rigorous English training, which together form a foundation for further academic and professional progress. The second-year curriculum is devoted to professional courses in international business and strategy and includes a wide variety of electives. 

Second-year students deepen their knowledge through work on research theses that explore management problems encountered in their work or internships. Computer-simulated business games also form an integral part of the curriculum. They allow students to apply their knowledge in a context of virtual company operating in the global business environment.


  • Study groups up to 30 participants
  • Opportunity to receive industry specialization (for instance, Real Estate Management)
  • Opportunity to study a semester abroad
  • Double-degree programme with the University of St Andrews School of Management (UK)
  • Evening classes to be able to combine study and work
  • Research projects and internship in companies


  • Collegium of Federal Education and Science Supervision Service (Rosobrnadzor)
  • EPAS Accreditation Board
  • CIMA (Charted Institute of Management Accountants)

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Foreign Language
  • Managerial Economics
  • History and Methodology of Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Interdepartmental Course
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis of Financial Statements 
  • Business Ethics
  • Research Work 
  • Scientific Seminar (Personal Development)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Corporate Finance
  • Professional Communication
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Interdepartmental Course
  • Legal Issues Facing Business Management
  • International Business
  • Practical Skills for Managers
  • Research Work 
  • Company Internship (five weeks)

For more information, please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Russian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Language requirements
  • Advanced level of English (on a European scale of levels: B2 and higher)

  • A course of the Russian language (beginners and advanced levels) is available for the incoming exchange students (60 contact hours (5 ECTS).

Application Requirements

The following information should be sent to Veronika Knysh by email:

  • The nomination list by home institution or a confirmation from the home university that you are a student for those who come as free movers
  • Application (with the documents mentioned in it) by the nominated student
  • Tuition fees (for free movers only)

Tuition Fee Per Credit

  • EUR 134 International
  • International: 8500 RUR per credit


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