The Management Program

Level and duration

Bachelor Degree
4 years study


Courses are taught in Russian and English






The Management Program is suitable for those who plan to make a career in different kinds and levels of Russian and international companies. The Higher School of Management of SPbSU offers the opportunity to collect your own course units, and choose study disciplines with accents on different areas of management, including: marketing, financial management, IT management, logistics, or HR management.

The course lectures, seminars, and master-classes are given not only by lecturers who are experts in their own fields, but also include placements conducted by top managers from leading companies and the owners of start-up businesses. Thanks to this blend of lectures and placements, you will develop the necessary knowledge base and hone your analytical skills and communication abilities. Additionally, your study on the Management course at the Higher School of Management of SPbSU will enable you to become a member of a close-knit community of successful students, graduates, partners and friends of the School.





At first you will study the general management disciplines of the School, and then from your third course onwards you will specialise in one specific branch of management. Depending on your personal preferences, you will be able to choose any combination of course modules within the sphere of management that you find most useful and relevant.



Year 1

  • Mathematics for managers
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business history
  • Business communications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Law
  • Information Technology Management
  • Statistics
  • Financial institutions and markets
  • Economic history
  • Microeconomics
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • English language


Year 2

  • Financial analysis
  • HR Management
  • Marketing
  • Business statistics
  • International Economics and Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Quantitative Decision Making Techniques
  • Financial management
  • Organisational behavior
  • Business planning
  • English
  • Business ethics
  • Second foreign language (optional)


Financial Management


Marketing Management


HR Management


IT Management


Logistics Management


Course Group for Financial Management

If you are interested in how companies make their decisions about finance; choose projects for investment, or manage their relations with shareholders, then Financial Management is the course for you. You will be studying work involving financial risk management, methods for valuing companies and their activities on the international financial markets.

Your studies will include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking Management
  • Econometrics
  • Financial modeling
  • Corporate Governance
  • Management Accounting
  • Risk management
  • Company valuation
  • Insurance
  • Taxes and taxation
  • International Financial Management
  • Audit and International Control (Audit and Internal Control) – in English

Course Group for Marketing Management

How have the world's most well-known brands grown? Why do some people choose and prefer Apple, while others prefer Android? How best to set the price of a product or service? These, and many other questions, will be covered during your studies in Marketing Management. By the end of the course, you will have studied how companies set up marketing campaigns, looked at how consumer behaviour works, strategies for establishing price-pointing, and managing sales.

Your studies will include:

  • Marketing Research
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing Communications (in English)
  • Sales management
  • Quantitative Methods in Marketing
  • Industrial marketing
  • Marketing management
  • Brand management
  • SMM (Social Media Marketing) — in English

Course Group for HR Management

HR management for companies involves the hiring of staff for teams, training and motivation of staff, and the development of a corporate culture. During the courses in this group, you will study what to do to help your staff work together most effectively; how to motivate staff; how to set salary levels and compensation packages; and why HR managers need to be skilled psychologists. The skills of holding effective negotiations, and of managing conflict will help you in dealing with the staff you may meet in any team.

Your studies will include:

  • Technology assessment and recruitment
  • Labor and staff economics
  • Motivation and remuneration of staff
  • Personnel training and development
  • Leadership
  • Economic psychology
  • Coaching as a management style
  • Information Technology in Human Resource Management
  • Research in Human Resource Management – in English
  • Theory and practice of negotiation
  • Personnel audit and consulting
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Conflict Management

Course group for IT Management

The ability to analyse Big Data, and put that information for the company's growth will put you at the front of a competitive field when it comes to working in your future company. The courses in the IT Management section will train you to manage streams data in a company, and use technology to achieve digital transformation.

Your studies will include:

  • Business Process Modeling
  • Data Governance - in English
  • Digital Commerce - in English
  • Artificial Intelligence – in English
  • Corporate Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence – in English
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Technology Innovation Management – in English
  • Knowledge Management – in English
  • Digital Marketing - in English
  • Information Security
  • Enterprise Architecture – in English
  • Information Systems Development Technology

Course Group for Logistics Management

If you enjoy fine-tuning everything around you, then you're going to love logistics. It's the science of how to get the best out of any kind of stream of activity. For example, warehouse management involves how to maximise space usage when storing items or goods, and manage their effective use and reserve supplies. Transport logistics covers all issues with transporting goods – what transport method will work best for goods going from Point A to Point B, so that they arrive with the client rapidly and economically. In these disciplines, students will practice using 'augmented reality vision' in the business of loading and delivering items to and from leading producers in Russia and Europe.

Your studies will include:

  • Supply Chain Management – in English
  • Quantitative methods in logistics and supply chain management
  • Simulation
  • Inventory Management and Distribution in Supply Chain – in English
  • Warehouse logistics and logistics supply
  • IT in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – in English
  • Finance in Supply Chain Management – in English
  • Effective organization management
  • Transportation and international operations in supply chain management
  • You are to choose one of the areas of management, in order to concentrate your efforts on it on the second course.









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.