In this MIB program, several courses are offered in English, but most of them are in Russian.
Master in International Business
The Master in International Business is an intensive part-time program that attracts ambitious and creative students, who choose to study and work at the same time.
The aim of the program is to equip students with the necessary general management tools, techniques and concepts, and at the same time to expose them to international issues and perspectives. The program gives a strong foundation in general management that enables students to build upon their previous academic experience that might not have included a managerial or economics component. Visiting faculty, innovative curriculum and international network of GSBA enable MIB students to pursue their careers in a truly international environment.
The first year curriculum is very intensive and includes core foundation courses and intensive English language training. The courses serve as a basis for further academic and professional progress. The first year ends with a set of courses on international aspects of business and management, taught in English by visiting faculty.
The second-year curriculum gives stronger emphasis on professional courses and offers a wide variety of electives. Second-year students can either deepen their knowledge by working on research thesis or to start professional experience by combining studies and work.
The MIB program requires significant practical work, both in classes and home assignments. Following GSBA’s teaching philosophy “ACTION-REFLECTION-LEARNING”, students work on cases based on current business issues and participate in small group activities.
An integral part of the MIB curriculum is computer-simulated business games that allow students to apply a knowledge base and the skills of major business disciplines in a global business environment and to test them in competition with other student teams from around the world.
Students Come to the GSBA MIB Program:
- to attain a solid background in economic and business issues;
- to form a foundation for future professional activity;
- to acquire the knowledge required for an actual job and a future career;
- to increase their qualification level;
- to combine the education with their job and to improve career opportunities;
- to develop solid and valuable practical skills;
- to achieve competitive advantages for further career development and to become highly professional managers.
A final dissertation, based on thorough research of a concrete business situation or a managerially important issue, is a compulsory requirement of a GSBA degree.