Master of Science in International Business and Strategy - Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School

Lomonosov Moscow State University Business SchoolMoskva - RUSSIA

Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 9 970 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Apprenticeship contract
  • Bank loan

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Jan 2016
Jul 2016

Available slots: 

Available spots: : 50
Places available per academic year: 50

Program Language

  • Russian
  • English

Course length: 

2 years (24 months)

Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

The Master Programme in International Business and Strategy provides a strong foundation in launching and management of international companies. 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.
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.
Masters students are encouraged to go abroad for a study tour or a semester of study at one of MSU BS's partner institutions. Masters students also enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in a dual-degree Masters programme developed in collaboration with the University of St Andrews School of Management. This programme enables students to spend a second year studying at St Andrews University and to be awarded degrees from the two universities.

Core courses:
Corporate finance
Management history and methodology
Managerial economics
Organisational behaviour
Research methods in management
Strategic management
Strategic marketing
Foreign language (English, Spanish, German, French)
Business communication (English, Spanish, German, French)
Specialisation courses
Introduction into international business
International business
Financial accounting and analysis of financial statements
Business ethics
Cross-cultural management
Global politics and international business
International issues of human resources management
Practical skills for managers
Leadership in a modern organisation management
Legal issues facing business management
Management of business in the international market
Operations management
Strategic response
Elective courses
Analysis of enterprise financial and economic activities in a system of managerial control Introduction to direct investments
Investment analysis
Innovations and research in international business
Anti-corruption strategies
International logistics
International financial reporting standards
International marketing
Negotiation skills
Organization of manufacturing in a modern enterprise
Entrepreneurship and new venture creation
Comparative analysis of foreign management systems
Real estate development, appraisal and valuation
Strategic real estate management and real estate finance
Knowledge management in global organisation
Change management in global organisation
Information technology management
Conflict management and mediation
Strategic project management
Risk management of international activities
International aspects of managerial consulting
Financial infrastructure
Emotional intelligence of managers

Course format: 

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

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Main field of study for the qualification “Management”
Specialization “International Business and Strategy”

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor, specialist or master degree
  • Advanced level of English (on a European scale of levels: B2 and higher)
  • Application form
  • Motivation letter

Admission criteria: 

Entrance examinations:

  • Written test in Management
  • Written exam and interview in English language or proof of advanced English language skills (IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, BEC Higher, BEC Vantage)

Course cost description: 

Total cost is 760,000 rubles 
The payment is accepted in parts at the beginning of each semester: 190,000 rubles per semester.  


Mrs/Ms Irina  Shakhmuratova