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Alexander Auzan
Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Doctor of Science (Economics), Professor

MBA is the most ambitious program of further education, which has been developing at our Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, since 2002. The high level of the program is ensured by our leading professors and invited business executives, many of whom are our alumni. The teachers contribute advanced concepts and systemic view of management processes while the practicing businessmen introduce best-working modern approaches to resolving real-life business situations. MBA allows its participants gain better understanding of the economics world. I hope it will be useful to You

Lomonosov Moscow State University is the oldest university in Russia. Our professors and alumni have contributed significantly to the development of Russian science and culture. Today Lomonosov Moscow State University comprises forty faculties, which provide instruction in different fields. The Faculty of Economics is one of the biggest faculties at Moscow State University. It was the first faculty to introduce the two level educational system. Being the center of fundamental science, Moscow State University devotes significant attention to the links with the government and business, thus helping to resolve pressing issues of economic development in Russia.

Many of our alumni have been very successful in their careers and are now holding top-management positions. They also take part in the educational process as guest lecturers, especially at the MBA program, which is practice-oriented.

Continuing education is the imperative of our time. The Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University is actively developing MBA business education and customized programs.

Our goal is to provide continuous updating of knowledge and practical skills in the field of economics and management. We are constantly improving our programs. Lectures and seminars are given by the best professors of Moscow State University. Today, as part of our programs, we provide short-term training modules at universities of Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada and the United States; several courses are given by professors from European universities.

Areas of specialization:
Strategic management and entrepreneurship (general MBA)
Financila management
Strategic marketing
The concept of the program
  • a new scale of management activities
  • effective management tools
  • Integration of modern theory and practice of business
  • Individual educational paths
  • Emotional intelligence, leadership, teamwork
  • double degree EMBA program with SMBS (Salzburg, Austria)

Our mission is to provide fundamental education and professional training to the best managerial staff, to develop a set of ideas that will help in fostering the new creative management class as the driving force of innovation economy. Our goal is to ensure continuous updating of knowledge and practical skills in the field of economics and management; to create conditions, in which MBA participants will have incentives and opportunities for both personal and professional development.

Programme timeline
1 semester
2 semester
3 semester
4 semester
Core courses in management and economics
Specialized courses in management
Elective courses
International modules and exchanges
Project work
Soft-skills training program

MBA EF MSU has a very strong international focus. Our program includes 9 international modules:

  • Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany,

    Innovation management, E-marketing

  • Danube University Krems, Krems, Austria,

    Strategic and Finance management

  • University of St. Gallen, San Gallen, Switzerland,

    Strategic Operations Management

  • SMBS, Salzburg, Austria,

    Strategic Marketing, Digital transformation in management

  • Business School of the Polytechnic University of Milan, MIP, Milan, Italy,

    Design management, Strategic management

  • George Mason University, Washington, USA,

    Talent management

  • ISM, Germany,

    International Trade and Sales and Global Communications

  • University of the West of Scotland-UWS (UK), United Kingdom,

    Financial Management

  • Business internship in partnership with SERBA, Vancouver, Canada

    Business training week in Canada organized with our partner CERBA «Innovative technologies: the conditions of financing and management of innovation projects

The double degree program. Executive MBA at SMBS

The MBA program at the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University together with the Salzburg Business School SMBS has been implementing a double degree program since 2014. Within this project, graduates of the MBA EF MSU have the opportunity to receive a second diploma of Executive MBA SMBS - International Management. This program has international accreditation.

We are very happy and proud that our graduates have such excellent opportunities to continue their education.

Download the presentation of the program of two diplomas

The SMBS website