M.Sc. On Campus

International Business Development

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)

24 months
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As a student in the International Business Development program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), you will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to become true managers with high-level of leadership, analytical, cross-cultural and management skills in the field of international business. 


The International Business Development program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) prepares managers of international level with high-level leadership, analytical, cross-cultural and organizational qualities in the field of development and implementation of strategies for international business

With the knowledge and practical skills acquired by completion of the course many graduates can work for large international companies as managers in B2B segment, set up their own business with international focus, and continue to study for a PhD and become research experts.

Key competencies and skills

  • application of various advanced and non-standard quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • strategy implementation and application of methods and tools for strategic analysis
  • analysis of the company’s production costs
  • analysis of scientific publications on specific topics with a focus on international management
  • research activities in the relevant professional field by applying up-to-date research methods, information and communication technologies
  • assessment of the impact of cultural differences in international business dealings
  • assessment of the potential risks of different ways to expand into foreign markets
  • creation of a strategy of export and international sales
  • data analysis for making financial and investment decision
  • application of supply sources analysis methods in global economy


  • The program is accredited and certified by the international agency "Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute - ACQUIN" and fully complies with the international standards.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Modern Strategic Analysis
  • Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods in Management
  • Master’s Research
  • Russian Language / Business English


Career opportunities

Departments of marketing, foreign trade, sales and logistics in large international companies operating in Russian or international markets

Possible job positions:

  • Head or Manager for strategic market development
  • Head or Manager for foreign economic activities
  • International project manager
  • Global Market Manager
  • CEO
  • Business development consultant
  • Business owner


  • Professor Alexander V. Kozlov
  • Professor Olaf Hauer
  • Professor Dmitry Gavrilov
  • Professor Roland H. Heger, PhD

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Academic year: September 01 - end of June. Academic year consists of 2 semesters (September-January and February-June).




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are kindly required to fill in an on-line application. International applicants may find additional information concerning admission at SPbPU web-site.

 Fundamental background & Practical skills in the following fields:

  • Advanced management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • International management and business communications
  • Supply Chain management


  • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required 
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2)
  • Exam Test in a relevant field of studies
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available) 

Tuition Fee

292 600 Rubles

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


• Polytech accepts students who received a Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship (so-called quota) that covers tuition fees as well. 

To apply for the quota - -  

• You can also participate in the International Olympiad "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project" co-organized by Polytechnic University. The winners have an opportunity to pursue their Master's and PhD degrees for free. The Olympiad is intended for both international applicants and SPbPU students in their final years of Bachelor's, Specialist's, or Master's studies

The qualifying round will start in September 2022 and will end in December 2022.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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