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Irina Kratko

  • Irina Kratko has been at HSE University since 2000.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1996
    Associate Professor
  • 1989

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics and National Economy Management

  • 1981

    S. Ordzhonikidze Moscow Institute of Management

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2015 - International Business Department, San Diego State University, USA

2014 - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA

2014 - International Business Department, University of Parma, Italy

2013 - Institute of International Business, Indiana University, USA

2012 - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA

2003 - International Academy of Management, Bled, Slovenia;

2002 - Hanyang Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea;

1997/1998 - JPEC, College of Business, University of Iowa, USA

1998 - Babson College, USA

1995 - University of Calgary, Canada

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2017, 2015

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2019/2020)



2012-2014 - ICAP

Employment history

Has had over 25 years of teaching, academic, executive, entrepreneurial and consulting experience in international business

Courses taught

Activity brief

Extensive teaching, academic, executive, entrepreneurial and consulting experience in international business.


  • Babson College, USA
  • College of Business, University of Iowa, USA
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • Hanyang Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea;
  • International Academy of Management, Bled, Slovenia.

Presentations and Master Classes


Pros and Cons of Doing Business in Russia. The Fletcher School. Tufts University, USA.

Additional information

Professional Interests

  • International Business
  • Internationalization Strategies and Procedures
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Born Global Companies

Timetable for today

Full timetable

‘Being Able to Work in a Cross-Cultural Team Has Helped Me Build a Career’

The English-taught Master of International Business (MIB) programme is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. It has developed a tradition of succession: some of its graduates not only work in international companies, but are also employed as instructors on the programme. Three of them talked to the HSE News Service about the features of the programme that they believe are most important.

Five HSE University’s Master’s Programmes Consistently Appear in QS Business Masters Ranking

For the second year in a row, five HSE University master’s programmes have appeared in the QS Business Masters ranking. Moreover, the programmes in International Business and Financial Economics have improved their positions in the Top 100 of the ranking.

‘I Am Very Happy to Graduate from the Best University in the Country’

International applications to HSE University are open until August 10 for graduate programmes and August 15 for undergraduate programmes. Every year, the university attracts a large number of international students to its Russian and English-taught programmes. HSE News Service spoke to a student currently enrolled at HSE University and a recent graduate about their experiences and impressions.

‘After Graduating from HSE, I Did Not Have Any Difficulties Finding a Job’

Why get a second Master’s degree? How difficult is it to switch from public administration to studying business and finance? Is it possible to combine work and study? We talked with Vincent Kersuzan, a French graduate of HSE’s Master of International Business, about these and other questions.

Five HSE Master's Programmes Included in Top 100 of QS Business Masters Rankings

This year, the Master’s Programme ‘Strategic Management in Logistics’, offered by the HSE Graduate School of Business, ranked 34th in the Supply Chain Management Programme ranking, a new addition to the QS Business Masters Rankings. This is the fifth HSE programme to be included the QS Business Rankings. Four others have ranked among the top 100 for several years now.

Round table discussion: “Future world order: where are we going?”

On May 22 the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted the roundtable discussion with the delegation from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy dedicated to the future world order and the US-Russian relations.

Two HSE Programmes Make QS Best Business Masters Ranking

The programmes in Big Data Systems and International Business have entered the QS Business Masters Ranking in Business Analytics and Management. Published for the first time, the ranking is based on an analysis of over 300 universities from more than 40 countries.

HSE Opens Unilever-branded Classroom 

Room 328a at 11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa has been equipped by Unilever as part of its partnership with the Master of International Business programme.

‘When the Russian People Were by our Side, We Always Managed to Find a Solution’

This year, Panagiotis Sarantidis, from Greece, graduated from HSE’s International Business programme, headed by Irina Kratko. According to Prof. Kratko, foreign students’ motivations for choosing Moscow as a place to study are quite varied. Some of them intend to connect their future career with Russia, already having ideas to establish joint ventures here. Others, for example HSE students from the United States, have previously studied the Russian language, so their interest is perhaps rooted in the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Master’s in ‘International Business’ Becomes Double Degree Programme 

Starting this year, students in the ‘International Business’ Master’s programme will receive two diplomas: a Russian state-recognized Master's degree in ‘Management’ with a specialization in ‘International Business’ from the Higher School of Economics and a Master of International Business (MIB) from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USA).

‘The Expansion of The University Sets Some New Limitations And New Development Tasks’

On November 25th the Academic Council of the Higher School of Economics summarized the university’s work over the last year.

‘Our Interest Is More than just Economics’

On September 29th the first lecture in the cycle of meetings of top-managers of the largest in Europe gas company E.ON Ruhrgas AG with the university students took place at the HSE. Steffen Bruendel, Head of Cultural and Academic Affairs at the E.ON Ruhrgas Corporate Office, and Hans-Peter Floren, Member of the Board of Management, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, told us about this lecture course.