The International Management Program

Level and duration

Bachelor Degree
4 years study


The course is taught entirely in English






These days, it's vital for companies to be able to analyse and adapt best international practice to develop their business. Any such development depends on collaboration with foreign partners, or on opening an overseas sales office. To ensure the success of effective operations for such developments, companies need managers with extensive and broad international horizons and vision.

All the disciplines which make up the International Management program are taught in English. Each subject is studied in an international context, and taking into account the national specifics of business in different countries. Due to the knowledge you will gain on this course, you will become a highly-specialised expert, able to manage international operations of companies all over the world.




Year 1

  • Business History
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Communications
  • Mathematics for Managers
  • Information Technologies in Management
  • Management
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • English or Russian
  • European Language


Year 2

  • Business Statistics
  • Career Planning Seminar
  • Financial Management
  • International Economics and Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods of Decision Making
  • English or Russian
  • European Language


Year 3 and 4

  • Global Governance
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Political Economy
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Business Strategies
  • Strategic Management










Study abroad for an Exchange Semester

You're able to spend a whole semester abroad, while you study for 3 or 4 courses. There is no cost for the study – all you have to find are your personal costs and expenses (transport, accommodation, and visa). We offer a choice of up to 78 top business schools all over the world – including London, Paris, Vienna, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore.


Build your career while you study

Without an internship, you'll never get anywhere. After just 2 or 3 courses, you'll complete a summer internship placement at one of our company partners. This will be a real and authentic company, where you'll work on real projects, with real results. Some typical examples might be trial work placements at Sberbank, Megafon, L'Oreal,, P&G – or at some of the amazing start-ups created by one of our graduates.


A second foreign language

Fluent English is an absolute must-have for effective management – but having a second foreign language is an indisputable plus in a competitive market. This means that English together with a second foreign language are essential course components at the Higher School of Management at St. Petersburg State University.
You'll have the opportunity to study German, Spanish, or French, alongside your English studies.


Extensive Work Placements during your studies

Management is primarily based around work placements. That's why the majority of your courseworks will be spent on business projects. For example, on the first course you'll be making your first SWOT analysis of a real company, and defending your analysis in front of a panel of top managers. On your second course you will be writing a fully-fledged Business Plan.





  • At major Russian and international companies

When we survey the graduates of the Bachelor of Management programs around six months after they graduate, we find that around 30% have gone on to work for major companies, including Procter & Gamble, Gazprom Oil, Bayer AG, Sberbank, Google, and similar high-profile corporations. Nearly 80% of them remain in Russia, while the others begin careers abroad. The careers of our graduates frequently begin with Leadership Programs in major corporations, where interns can try their skills in a number of different spheres of those corporations before going on to become specialist managers in just a few years. Here you can read the story of our graduate Alessia Trepashiova, who became a brand ambassador for Unilever while still on her third course on the Bachelor of Mangement program.

  • At start-ups, or running their own businesses

Higher School of Management frequently decide to form a start-up, or their own business project. Here you can read the story of graduates about how to secure $250,000 dollars of investment in just a year and a half after graudation, open your own restaurant, or open a business which you manage yourself.

  • In not-for-profit, creative, or other projects

A good manager is a person with developed sophisticated skills – someone able to work flexibly, to learn, to interact with others, and use critical thinking. This kind of person will find opportunities in a wide range of professions – no matter how the world may change around them, the skills they have learned while graduating enable them to become successful in almost any kind of career they may settle upon. Read success stories here, of our graduates who organise time-travel trips with Konstantin Habensky, or launch their own clothing brands, or open museums, or make documentary films in the USA. 

At the Higher School of Management of SPbSU, the Careers Centre helps students to come together with companies who might hire them. Every term the Centre organises a Management Career Week, along with numerous other initiatives.