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Admission 2021

Faculty of Economics, MSU offers Master Program 'International Business Management' provided entirely in English. 


Program Leaflet 2021

Program at MSU Open Day for international students (November 8, 2020): video (ENG)

Program at FE MSU Open Day for Russian-speaking students (November 21, 2020): video (RUS) and slides (RUS)



Applicants should have a Bachelor Degree in any subject area (the total number of ECTS obtained should not be less than 125).

Application period starts on June 15 (June 20 for applicants with Russian citizenship) and ends on July 20.

To apply for the program applicants should submit the following documents:
  1. Copy of officially legalized diploma with transcript indicating the subjects studied and marks/grades received. The additional information on documents legalization procedure and the list of countries, with which the Russian Federation have signed international agreements that abolish the legalization procedure, can be found here.
  2. Translated (into Russian) and notarized copy of the diploma with transcript indicating the subjects studied and marks/grades received.
  3. When submitting a document (documents) on education issued outside Russia, applicants provide the original or a copy of the certificate of recognition of foreign education issued by the Main State Center for Education Evaluation in Russia (, or apply to Moscow State University with a request for recognition of the received education as education of the appropriate level, allowing to enter the educational programs of Moscow State University (, the service is already available).
  4. Photos: a digital photo if applying online, 8 photos (size 3x4, black and white or color, matte) if applying by visiting the Faculty of Economics in person.
  5. Copy of the passport that will be used to apply for Russian visa. In case there is no spelling of the last name, first name (and patronymic name, if any) in Russian in the passport and the applicant does not need to receive Russian visa to enter the country to apply for the Program, the passport should be translated into Russian and the translation should be notarized.
  6. Medical certificate with the results of tests for HIV, RW, hepatitus and the results of X-ray examination.

+ Copies of Russian visa (for the period of stay to apply for the program, if any), Russian migration registration and migration card issued upon entry to Russia (in case a foreign applicant is in Russia while applying).

Admissions Committee may also ask applicants to sign the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. Letter of consent to provide a medical certificate of health (including HIV test results) in case of passing the entrance examinations successfully
  3. Letter of consent to diploma examination

Entry examination

Applicants are required to pass two entry exams:
  1. Exam in International Business Management, which covers the following areas: Managerial Economics, Principles of Management and international Business. The program of the exam could be found here.
  2. English Language Exam. The support materials for the exam could be found here: part 1 and part 2.

Applicants may be eligible for an exemption from the English Language exam in case they provide one of the following valid certificates while applying for the program:

IELTS Academic, IELTS Indicator, TOEFL, CAE, BEC Higher, BEC Vantage, B2 First (FCE), C2 Proficiency (more info here)

Applicants with a valid GMAT certificate (with a result of 480 or higher) may be eligible to automatically get a mark 'passed' for the English language exam and a relevant score for the IBM exam in accordance with the conversion table.