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Master in International Business

This International Business programme from National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) trains managers, who are capable of utilizing the best management practices for new generation firms, as well as larger companies in traditional sectors, which now face challenges brought by digital transformation.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: 390 000 RUB / year
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

A key component in the International Business programme from National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) is its practical side – in close collaboration with top companies and firms, students have the opportunity to directly take part in consulting projects.

This helps students develop their abilities to find creative solutions, relying on new business models with a global focus.

The programme also employs a wide-ranging international format, based on best practices in business education, while also including a compulsory short-term study trip and a term abroad, as well as an international project seminar with a particular focus on the problems faced by dynamically developing segments of the global business value chain.

During your studies

Students will complete basic courses in management (Research Methods and Managerial Economics) and subjects focused specifically on international management (e.g., Global Strategies and New Business Models, International Financial Management, HR Management in International Companies, and International Marketing).

Coursework will also focus on the modern context of the global economy, especially as it relates to sustainable development. Courses include Digital Business Transformation, Business Ethics and Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship, and one elective course from another Master’s programme related to global challenges.


Project and consulting work form the core of the programme, with projects carried out in small groups during the entire period of study. A number of top Russian companies serve as partners of the MIB programme for this project work, including:

  • Yandex
  • Lenta
  • Baltika
  • Gazpromneft
  • Pulkovo Airport
  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Expoforum

Courses Included:

  • Digital Marketing in Creative Industries (CIs)
  • E-business and E-commerce in CIs
  • Sharing Economy and Innovation Management in CIs.
  • Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Logistics
  • Business Analytics in SCM
  • Digital Transformation in SCM.

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I love my programme. In the Master of Population and Development, I feel like I learned how the world works, and so many things that I have seen around the world make more sense to me now. I also love our professors.

Patrick Whelan // Canada

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have opportunities to build careers in companies operating in global markets. Positions held by graduates will likely include project managers, business consultants, and development directors focused on introducing new business models in the context of companies’ digital transformation

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