Master program

Business Management and Entrepreneurship
A two-year
full-time residential program
The program shapes students’ potential for entrepreneurial behavior to help them create their own venture or build a successful career in a company


Dynamic Learning Environment Education is focused on real-business practice, supported by practical exercises, case analysis, business games, individual and group projects
Own business project The opportunity to create or shape own business project under the guidance of professors and mentors
Entrepreneurial mindset Upgrading your managerial thinking and making it a tool for a career success and starting your own business
International outlook Students are exposed to international academic experience by taking part in student exchange programs, international summer schools and a range of short-term international collaborative projects
Schedule that fits your pace Evening-hours classes allow to combine education with work and career building
Lifelong learning Students will benefit from a community which promotes lifelong learning and career mentorship

Eligibility Criteria

An undergraduate degree or its equivalent
  • An applicant must possess a 4-year undergraduate degree or its equivalents (3-year UG, 5-year UG).
Russian language fluency
  • Applicant should have the Russian language proficiency level corresponding with B2 CEFR. The official certificate is not required; however, an applicant should be able to pass an entrance examination in Russian
Applicants with entrepreneurial mindset
  • MSUBS master’s program will suit you perfectly if you are initiative, open-minded, decisive, and creative
2 years of education Full-time program with classes held in evening and Saturdays. The school has a unique equipment supporting digital learning
30 students Classes are held preferably in small sized-groups
100+ faculty Experience and knowledge of leading MSU faculty and successful business practitioners
4000 alumni association The number of graduates is over 4000 and constantly growing. You are welcome to become a part of the business family

Structure and Content of the Program

Core Courses
  • Philosophy (History and Methodology of Management)
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Modern Technologies and Methods of Decision-Making
  • Research Methods in Management
Professional Courses
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Creation
  • Business Planning
  • Modern Trends in Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Processes of Organization
  • Human Resource Management
  • Team Management
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting
Elective Courses*
  • Practical Skills of Manager
  • Project Management
  • Agile Software Development


  • Legal Aspects of Business Management
  • Legal Foundations for Startup
  • Sales Management


  • Consumer Behavior
  • Internet Business
  • Internet Marketing


  • Data Analysis in Business
  • Financial Technologies and Business Innovations
  • Personal Finance Management


  • Risk Management
  • Unit Economics
  • Taxes and Taxation
  • Insurance


  • Intra-Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Business
  • Leadership (in English)


  • Emotional Intelligence Management (in English)
  • Negotiation Skills (in English)
  • Conflict Management (in English)



*The list of elective courses is updated annually

Company Internship

Business Internship is a mandatory part of the program.

Students work in a real business environment under the guidance of professional mentors.


Students can choose between three practice options:

«Academy of Business»

«Startup School»

«Project Internship”

State Final Examination

The State Final Examination consists of a state exam and the presentation of a master’s thesis.


Admission Process

Before application Till 20th July

All diplomas obtained outside of the Russian Federation should be validated or “recognized”.

To receive recognition certificate of documents, a foreign applicant must register on the MSU online platform and attach scanned copies of passport and the document of obtained level of education with the transcript of records.

The documents must be translated into Russian and notarized.

Depending on the country issuing the diploma prior authentication (an apostille or a consular legalization) can be required. For more detailed information, please, contact the International office

Application and documents’ submission June 15 – July 20, 2023

Where to submit documents:

Foreign applicants can submit documents online by registering and filling out a questionnaire on the University portal at the link:

Webanketa MSU


List of required documents:

  • The application form (to be filled in on the University’s online platform)
  • A copy of your passport or a copy of your identity card (depending on which document you plan to use to cross the border of the Russian Federation) + notarized translation into Russian (if needed)
  • A copy of the Diploma and a copy of the transcript* + notarized translation into Russian (if needed)
  • Personal photo (3×4 cm format)


*Apostille or consular legalization (if needed)


Rules for documents’ submission:

  • Filling the questionnaire in Russian only. Name and Place of birth should be filled according to the notarized translation.
  • The field “Patronymic” should be filled in only if you have one in the travel passport.
Entrance exams June 23 – July 23, 2023

Exams for foreign applicants will be held remotely (online). The exam contains of a written task on the topic of management.


The program of the entrance test in Management


Exam results are evaluated on a 100-point scale. Minimum positive score: 40.

The applicant has only one attempt to pass the exam.

Ranking list July 27, 2023

The lists of applicants who have successfully passed the entrance tests are published on the school website. Applicants are ranked there according to the scores gained.

The lists are updated daily on the website of the Central Admissions Committee of the University.

Find your position in the ranking list and contact the admissions committee to clarify your situation.

Admission to the program July 27 — August 03, 2023

Applicants who have successfully passed the entrance exams and provided consent for enrollment are allowed to sign contracts for education.

The deadline to submit the enrollment consent is August 3 (6 pm Moscow time).

Enrollment is possible after signing a contract and payment for the first academic semester.

Visa and medical insurance

Foreign citizens arriving to study at Moscow State University are recommended to purchase a voluntary health insurance.

The list of insurance companies accredited to work with MSU:

Phone: 8 (800) 600-30-15

Phone: +7 (495) 933-80-80

Phone: 8 (800) 333-85-31

Foreign applicants who need a visa should contact the Admission Committee at or the International Office

Any questions left?


Does MSUBS have any state-funded places?
No, there are no state-funded places at MSUBS
Does MSUBS provide foreign students with any scholarship?
There is no scholarship provided by MSUBS itself. However, we accept scholarship from another organizations
I want to live in a dormitory. Does MSUBS have dormitories? How can I apply?
MSUBS dormitory is situated in the Main Building.
To apply for a room an applicant has to contact the Admission Committee at or the International Office Exchange Coordinator at
How and when should I pay for the first semester?
You will be provided with bank details to make the transfer.
If it is impossible to make the transaction from your home country, we highly recommend coming to Russia at least 1 week before the start of the semester and pay on the spot.
Can anybody help me to adjust to the new environment?
There is a developed Buddy system at MSUBS. You can apply for Buddy help by contacting the head of Students International Committee
And what is the academic calendar?
Fall semester: September 1 – December 30
Spring semester: January 16 – June 30
What will my schedule look like?
Classes are held from 19:00 till 22:00 twice or three times in a week. There can be classes on Saturdays also, but they are held in daytime.
How much does it cost to study?
Tuition fees – 247 500 rubles per semester
Dormitory fees – aprox. 14 000 rubles per month
Living cost – 20 000 – 25 000 rubles per month (it is minimum spending. The real cost is highly dependent on your demands)

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