M.Sc. International Business

  • On Campus
  • 21 months
  • EUR7300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, Russian (IELTS accepted)
Moscow State University | Moscow, Russia
The Master in International Business is an intensive part-time program that attracts ambitious and creative students, who choose to study and work at the same time. The programme aims to prepare students for success in business and management by creating an environment in which students develop essential managerial skills and attitudes, including high standards of ethical behaviour and individual responsibility.

Description of International Business


The programme gives a strong foundation in general management. which enables students to build upon previous academic studies that might not have included a managerial or economic component. Visiting faculty, an innovative curriculum and international network of Lomonosov MSU BS enable MIB students to further their careers in a truly international environment.

The first year curriculum is very intensive, and includes core foundation courses and intensive English language training. The courses serve as a basis for further academic and professional progress. First year ends with a set of courses on international aspects of business and management, taught in English by visiting faculty.

The second year curriculum gives stronger emphasis on professional courses, and offers a wide variety of electives. Second year students can either deepen their knowledge by working on research thesis, or to start professional experience by combining studies and work.

The MIB program requires significant practical work, both in classes and home assignments. Following Lomonosov MSU BSs teaching philosophy ACTION-REFLECTION-LEARNING, students work on cases based on current business issues and participate in small group activities.

An integral part of the MIB curriculum is computer-simulated business games that allow students to apply a knowledge base and the skills of major business disciplines in a global business environment and to test them in competition with other student team from around the world.

Students Come to the Lomonosov MSU BS MIB Program:

  • to attain a solid background in economic and business issues;
  • to form a foundation for future professional activity;
  • to acquire knowledge required for an actual job and a future career;
  • to increase their qualification level;
  • to combine the education with their job and to improve career opportunities;
  • to develop solid and valuable practical skills;
  • to achieve competitive advantages for further career development and to become highly professional managers.

Final Dissertation

A final dissertation, based on thorough research of a concrete business situation or a managerially important issue, is a compulsory requirement of a Lomonosov MSU BS degree.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May 16
Tuition fee
  • EUR 7300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 7300 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 21 months
  • English
  • Russian
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

1st Year, Fall Semester

Required Courses

  1. History and Methodology of Management
  2. Managerial Economics
  3. Research Methodology
  4. English Language

1st Year, Spring Semester

Required Courses

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Organizational Behaviour
  3. Corporate Finance
  4. Methodology of Research in Management
  5. Business English
  6. Practice of Business
  7. International Marketing

2nd Year, Fall Semester

Required Courses

  1. Cross-Cultural Management
  2. Human Resource Management (international aspects)
  3. International Business
  4. International Strategic Alliances

2nd Year, Spring Semester

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

  1. Comparative analysis of International Management Systems
  2. Risk Management

Requirements for International Business

Language requirements:

Only applicants with excellent command of Russian can be admitted to any of our degree-granting programmes (Bachelor of Management, MIB, MBA, Executive MBA), because a substantial number of courses in each programme is in Russian (MBA and Executive MBA programmes has courses in Russian only).

If you don't speak Russian or your Russian language abilities are not sufficient to take those courses which are delivered in Russian, you can only participate in our Bachelor and Master programmes as an exchange student (if your home institution has an partnership agreement with Lomonosov MSU BS) or a free mover.

Application Requirements:

Foreign students with an excellent command of Russian seeking for a degree at Lomonosov MSU BS need to follow the entrance exams procedure for foreign students. To enter a Russian University foreign citizens will need to collect a certain number of documents, we advise therefore to start collecting at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the exams.

Work Experience for International Business

No work experience is required.

More Information


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

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