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Summary of Degree Programme

Field of Studies

38.04.02 Management

Approved by
Протокол Ученого совета НИУ ВШЭ №29 от 25.11.2011
Last Update
20.11.2019, протокол №1
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Length of Studies, Mode of Studies, Credit Load

2 years

Full-time, 120 з.е.

Language of Instruction


Instruction in English

Degree Level


Double-degree Programme


Competitive Advantages

MIB is the best fit for those who want to acquire the full set of diverse competences necessary and sufficient for a quick career growth in a Fortune 500 company or a successful launch of a global start-up.

We strongly recommend our prospective students to use all the opportunities and benefits that the MIB program offers:

• to fully utilize practice-oriented business knowledge and skills;

• to take the most from a variety of courses which are taught by senior executives of global and multinational companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers; Baker & McKenzie; Accenture; Reckitt Benckiser; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Raiffeisenbank; Nielsen; SimpleWine; SC Johnson; Roche & Duffay; Mondelēz International; METRO Cash and Carry; Michelin;

• to customize education thanks to a wide selection of elective courses;

• to use the opportunity to receive a double degree from one of the program’s partner universities or study abroad for one semester;

• to take advantage of a real-life international business consulting project for one of the program’s business partners;

• to stay constantly exposed to the real business world through regular workshops, projects and master-classes presented by global companies’ executives at all levels;

• to work and study at the same time;

• to build a helpful, extensive and well-connected professional network for future international business career.


Professional Activities and Competencies of Programme Graduates

MIB program alumni сan pursue careers as executives, managers and consultants in international companies, or start their own businesses. Careers may focus on:

  • Market analysis
  • Political and economic risk assessment
  • Finance and investment
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Business planning
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Market entry strategy
  • Consulting

Our graduates have very strong competitive advantages at the start of their career, as they possess diverse managerial skills as well as the knowledge of the multifaceted global business environment. Therefore, they benefit from higher return on investment in comparison with their peers already in the short-run. Unlike the standard MBA, which may lack the international perspective or has one function oriented curricula, our diversified program ensures that graduates understand not only how international companies work, but also the complex global context in which they operate.

In accordance with the Federal Educational Standard the alumni of 38.04.02 Management specialization shall acquire the following competencies:

1. Know: 
1.1. basic methodology of science;
1.2. special terminology, including English terms used in scientific communication;
1.3. scientific research conduct and management, as well as presentation of core research results; concepts, models and instruments of corporate structure, business strategy and functional strategy of an organization; 
1.4.  business environment and market models and analysis methods required for corporate strategy development;
2.Be able to:
2.1. conduct methodological evaluation of a specific approach or scientific theory in the field of management;
2.2. communicate professionally in oral and written forms using a foreign language;
2.3. formulate and test scientific hypotheses, choose and rationalize instruments in accordance with the managerial research problem;
2.4. use modern methods, techniques, instruments of development and implementation of a corporate strategy, business strategy and functional strategy of an organization;
2.5. evaluate long-term results of managerial activities.
3. Obtain:
3.1. abilities of critical scientific thinking;
3.2. organizational and research skills in the field of management; 
3.3. techniques for presentation and protection of research findings; 
3.4. negotiation skills for strategic decision making in uncertain conditions.

Programme Modules

The Master of International Business Program consists of the following elements:

Core courses form the foundation of skills and knowledge in the key areas of international business and international affairs. Core courses are obligatory and students take the core courses in their first year of study.

Elective courses allow students to customize their education to suit their own interests and career goals. Students take a total of five elective courses: one in the second semester and four in the third semester. Through elective courses students build the unique expertise and marketable skills in the areas of their choice. 

  • Adaptational courses (Additional Program component): 6 ECTS credits total (not included in the total amount of ECTS for the program)

For students who do not have a substantial background in global economy, international affairs, finance and management the Program offers adaptational courses aimed at building a solid base for further more in-depth knowledge of specific subjects. 

  • Optional courses (Additional Program component): 4 ECTS credits (can be included in the total amount of ECTS for the program)

Students may choose to take an optional course as an additional component to their curriculum.

'International Business Consulting' is the program's key consulting project. In this course students do real-life consulting projects for participating international companies. 

  • Research Seminar: 15 ECTS credits (4 semesters)

The Research seminar is dedicated to the Term paper and Master Thesis preparation.Throughout a two-year comprehensive course students gradually learn how to search for, process and analyze data; conduct research for and write academic papers, and present research outcomes. The seminar includes two short courses: "Information and Library Culture" and "Introduction to Quantitative Methods". The course also features weekly topic-specific guest lectures and master-classes presented by the top-management of the program partner companies. 

Options for Students with Disabilities

This degree programme of HSE University is adapted for students with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. Special assistive technology and teaching aids are used for collective and individual learning of students with SEN and disabilities. The specific adaptive features of the programme are listed in each subject's full syllabus and are available to students through the online Learning Management System.

Programme Documentation

All documents of the degree programme are stored electronically on this website. Curricula, calendar plans, and syllabi are developed and approved electronically in corporate information systems. Their current versions are automatically published on the website of the degree programme. Up-to-date teaching and learning guides, assessment tools, and other relevant documents are stored on the website of the degree programme in accordance with the local regulatory acts of HSE University.

I hereby confirm that the degree programme documents posted on this website are fully up-to-date.

Vice Rector Sergey Yu. Roshchin

Summary of Degree Programme 'Master of International Business'

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