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This integrated programme offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a cutting edge education in the traditions of the best European business schools. The programme is classically structured with a focus on strategic and operational management, as well as a particular emphasis on analysis and solutions using Big Data. By aligning the educational process around real business projects and digital start-ups, we can train the business managers and leaders of the future, who are capable of working in a complex, ever challenging digital economy, while also being able to develop new business models and guarantee their success.
Graduates of the 'Management and Analytics for Business' Master’s Programme are able to independently take business decisions and generate new ideas applying cutting-edge digital and analytical tools—these skills make our graduates in demand on today’s labour market and will allow them to enjoy demand in the future. We train professionals who will become leaders in the digital transformation of business. Hence, our graduates will work as development directors, heads of HR, marketing, and consulting divisions. They will be trend setters and visionaries of the new economy and successful entrepreneurs in the evolving digital business environment.
1. Practice-based learning
By combining the latest educational technologies and instruction in English, we prepare in-demand specialists who are able to solve practical tasks. In the course of the training, students work with real business projects and digital start-ups headed by leading specialists in business practices in Russia and abroad.
2. Strong academic staff
A significant part of the programme is taught by professors who have received their degrees from top international business schools.
3. International experience
All students complete business internships and they also have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad in leading international business schools that are partners of the programme. Outstanding Master’s students will also be able to enrol in QTEM consortium programmes. This will allow them to study at three universities in different parts of the world, as well as undergo an internship in an international company.
4. Double degree track
The double degree track is implemented within an agreement between the HSE – St. Petersburg and the Barcelona School of Management of Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Hence, second-year students will have the opportunity to study in Barcelona for a year as part of Master of Science in Management or Master of Science in Marketing courses.
5. Freedom of choice
During the second year of studies students decide what field of study is most interesting to them by choosing one out of three tracks:
What Will You Study?
The first year is dedicated to strong fundamental training in classical and new business education modules: business strategies, including their features in fast-growing emerging markets; economic and financial fundamentals of management; knowledge and intellectual capital management; and the business analytics cycle. During the second year of studies, students choose their tracks.
Graduates of Master in Management & Analytics for Business will be employed as HR Directors, Marketing Directors, Development Directors, and Consultants. A specific focus on Marketing and HR analytics makes graduates sought after by global corporations that pursue a strategy of digital transformation of their businesses.
You will enter the workforce with a well-grounded education as you will be competitive and well-equipped with the set of the most relevant and up-to-date skills. According to PayScale-HC in 2017 master's degree in business adds more than 40% to your value on the global job market.
Should you choose to continue an academic path – you will be fully prepared for an academic career and can be accepted to the leading doctoral programmes in Russia and abroad.
How to Apply
1. Competitions / Olympiads:
Graduate international applicants are welcome to take part in the various competitions organised by HSE University. Learn more and register at https://olymp.hse.ru/en/
2. International Admissions:
All applicants have the opportunity to be enrolled as a self-paid student or get a scholarship from the Government of the Russian Federation. Self-paid students may be entitled to tuition fee discounts (25% or 50% of the tuition fee per year) based on the results of entrance trials.
Detailed information on the application process for international students is available here.
On September 1st, a new season of the open Student Research Paper Competition (SRPC) started. This competition is aimed at developing the potential of university students who are interested in academic activities. Students, as well as 2023 graduates of Russian and foreign universities, can submit their papers for the competition until October 15th, 2023. This year SRPC turns 20 years old, throughout the competition’s history, Vadim Radaev, HSE University’s First Vice Rector, has been the chair of the organising committee. In today’s interview, he talks about the history of the competition and the key stages in its development.
Galina Shirokova, Professor at the Department of Management at HSE University-St Petersburg, has worked alongside international researchers to identify the role of social circles and cultural values in the success of young businesswomen. They found that support within a group increases the chances of women engaging in entrepreneurship.
The master’s theses defense of students studying at the "Management and Analytics for Business" program (transformed into postgraduate program Data analytics for Business and Economics from the 2023/2024 academic year ) took place on June 8-9, 2023. Ever in the history of masters since 2018, that was the first time when students presented their theses on-campus, without online platforms.