Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the programme

  • The programme is practice-based: the majority of lecturers are experienced practitioners; the first year ends with a summer internship, the second − with a consulting project for an SPbU partner company.
  • Academic staff with teaching experience in leading international business schools, including guest lecturers from top-ranking international business schools and expert practitioners.
  • The programme is taught in English in a cross-cultural environment enhancing the employability of graduates in the international job market.
  • Upon competition, students have an opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad at one of the top universities or business schools from the extensive list of SPbU academic partners.
  • Students can participate in the competition for double degree master programmes Master in International Management, Community of European Management Schools - CEMS MIM, and joint programmes with Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), HEC School of Management, Paris, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
  • Students can join research projects of leading SPbU scholars choosing from a range of management topics. This can be done as part of the preparation of the thesis.
  • For the second year of the programme, students can choose one of the four tracks: Management (general track), International Business, International Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Marketing.

Main educational courses

  • Contemporary Strategic Analysis
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consulting Project
  • Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, or Russian)
  • Professional Skills of Managers:Trainings

Key skills

  • Ability to plan and organize the research process and prepare analytical materials
  • Solving administrative problems in various areas of management
  • Ability to lead a project team in various areas of management
  • Working knowledge of strategic analysis methods
  • Public business and academic communication skills
  • Ability to develop new research methods independently

Career opportunities

Key positions

  • Project manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Product manager
  • Brand manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business analyst
  • Business consultant


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