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Advanced Master in International Business

Advanced Master in International Business (AMIB) is one and a half year (double degree) professional retraining programme with a cross-cultural approach, dedicated to offer a practical business education that will equip students with knowledge and skills required for success in the international business environment. It provides an excellent connection to the world of business and a solid foundation for an international management career across a wide range of sectors, organisations and positions.

Innovative for the Russian market programme format at the junction of graduate and MBA:


Company consultancy projects: work on consulting projects commissioned by companies (including within companies) during the study.

Internship and employment opportunities in international companies (Russia and abroad).

Highly qualified teachers with experience in international consulting companies as well as foreign licenses for the teaching of particular courses.        

Unique Business Council of representatives of major international companies operating in Russia.

The programme covers all major aspects of business, both in Russia and abroad. 

The opportunity to study abroad in Europe (Paris) or Asia (Singapore) and to get a diploma of  ESSEC Business School and the Diploma of professional retraining in International Business of the HSE.                          


AMIB is not a traditional Master’s degree. It is a degree for professionals who want to improve their skills and to show the real evidence of their trainings – the prestigious diploma of one of the best Universities in RussiaHigher School of Economics and the diploma of one of the best European Business Schools  - ESSEC, and to get the invaluable tool – combination of knowledge and practical experience for building a successful career in a specific area. Choosing the AMIB programme, you get the possibility to try yourself in a different multicultural environment (Paris or Singapore campus of ESSEC Business School– on you choice for the 2nd Semester). Moreover, all this you can get  just in one and a half year.

Studying is vital for improving your skills, if you are looking for promotion and career change. Think about your longer-term ambitions, now it is possible to make a career break without sacrificing your career. Come to AMIB programme and you will get the positive education experience. All companies claim to value training and stuff development. Combination of serious knowledge and practical experience in a different multicultural environment is something you need to pursue yourself. The fact that you have taken the trouble to learn new skills will empress potential employers. However, it is even more powerful if you can show evidence of your studying – the prestigious diploma and fundamental business knowledge in varied yet complementary fields like strategy, governance, international business, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance etc. 

graduates (bachelors, masters, specialists) fluent in English.

Modes of study: 1st semester (Moscow): Monday-Friday evening classes (from 18:30) + Saturday (classes from 10:30-13:30), 2nd semester - campus of ESSEC Business School (Paris or Singapore), according to ESSEC schedule.

Duration:  2 semesters + worldwide internship 4-6 months: 1st semester: September - December; 2nd semester: January - June (for ESSEC students).

Start: September 16, 2019.

Diploma: Advanced Master in International Business (Diploma of professional retraining in International Business of the HSE) + Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (MS SMIB ESSEC Business School).

Dormitory: Guesthouse at 50 Ulitsa Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya, building 1 , more information.

Tuition: 900 000 RUB (+ 15 % discounts for HSE students).

Сonsideration fees:
8 500 RUB (including the SHL test).

More information about the program, admission requirements and selection process: 

AMIB Program 2019-2020 add info for foreign students

Fact Sheet SMIB for Partner University 19-20.pdf

Please fill in the express poll and complete an application form:

Application Form 19-20 (DOCX, 29 Kb) 

Also we need the following documents:

Original and copy of your passport or document replacing it (notarized translation);
Original and copy of your diploma of higher education (notarized translation);
Application form;
Proof of your English proficiency (IELTS from 7.0; TOEFL from 90);
Motivation letter (in English);
(CV) (in English);
3 photos 3X4;
GMAT (SHL, GRE, TAGE MAGE). If you do not have GMAT test results (SHL, GRE, TAGE MAGE), then you can pass the SHL test with IIAB.
Recognition of your education in Russia (you can make it throught the HSE website) and apply here  - Личный кабинет участника признания. - choose "Получить логин и пароль" (right column) to complete form in order to get login and pass for your account where you will be able to add documents and apply for recognition.

To apply for recognition you need the the scan copies of the following the documents:

  • original document (s) on higher education and its annexes (diploma);
  • original identity document (passport);
  • certified translation into Russian of the document on higher education (diploma);
  • certified translation into Rusiian of the identity document (passport).

Program content:

Courses Description

1st SEMESTER (September-December) Moscow:

Business Strategies and Internationalization of the Company

Global Macroeconomics

Fundamentals of Corporate Accounting and Reporting

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Strategic Marketing Management

Law and Digital Economy

Communication and Presentation skills 

French Language (elective) 

 Russian as a foreign language  (elective) obligatory for ESSEC students, arriving to Moscow for the 2nd semester.   

Option for the 2nd semester (ESSEC Business School):

Studying in Paris or in Singapore campus of ESSEC Business School (MS SMIB programme):

Paris – (specialization) "Global Strategic track";

Singapore – (specialization) "Doing Business in Asia track".

For more info please check the Essec website.

Company consultancy project

World-wide Company Internship (not less than 4 months).

Professional Thesis (thesis and defense).

Workshops of Russian and International Experts (during the academic year)

The IIAB organises company visits (factories, offices, etc), master-classes by top-management and directors of the  Business Council of the IIAB during the educational process. 

For additional information, business enquiries and enrollment please contact:

Irina Maltseva

Director of the International Institute of Administration and Business (NRU -HSE), 

Holder of an Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic, 
Associate professor, PhD.
Phone: +7 (495) 621 - 51 - 33

E-mail: maltseva@hse.ru



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