Ural Federal University

IT Innovations in Business, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The IT Innovations in Business programme offered by Ural Federal University trains potential owners of businesses based on use of innovations in information technologies. 

The program is developed and implemented in collaboration with UrFU Graduate School of Economics and Management

Program's highlights:

1. The educational process is based on implementation of a real project for creations of a new product or system for business.

Students themselves choose a real project at the first year of master’s study or continue to promote and accompany the project developed in the bachelor's degree.

When studying the modules of curriculum, interdisciplinary projects are fulfilled being a part of a real project. Students show the skills of applying the knowledge of individual disciplines for the development of their business projects.

During passing through all the stages of the project, students understand what they want to do: business analytics, data analysis, web design, corporate systems support, marketing, including social networking, programming, or, having studied all stages of the project, to become IT project managers.

In the intermediate stages of projects implementation, the experts from employers participate in the result assessment. They do not only assess the work of students, but also help them to promote their projects as practitioners.

2. Students choose only those modules of study that they need for professional development and which are really useful in working life.

3. The main modules of the curriculum are taught by corporate partners. It makes possible, upon completion of the study, to obtain a professional certificate to creare a portfolio and gives a competitive advantage for employment.

4. All masters are guaranteed employment in research divisions of the university or at the academic department for performance of research and teaching activities.


This program graduates are qualified for careers in economic, financial, marketing, production and analytical services in different industries, areas and forms of ownership, institutions and organizations, including financial, credit and insurance institutions, municipal authorities and government, academic and institutional research organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    Foreign Language/ Russian language
    Philosophical Problems of Science and Technology
    Theory of Decision Making
    Mathematical Modeling
    Risk Management
    Project Management
    Analysis and Design of Information Systems for Business
    Modeling of Business Processes
    Development of Web Applications on the ASP. 
    Corporate Networks
    Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
    Security and Protection of Networks and Applications
    Management of Software Development
    Management Information Systems Business Management Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Document submission period: February, 10th to August, 15th (with potential extention until September, 1st)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

    Previous education: Bachelor's Degree / Specialist's Diploma
    Option of entrance exam: interview with head of the program. It is possible to take the exam via skype.
    English language requirements: B2 or higher. Certificates are not obligatory; the level will be tested during the Skype interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2875 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2875 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The tuition fees are approximate, calculated based on the average currency exchange rate of 1 USD = 60 RUB, and may change depending on exchange rate.


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