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Programme Brief Description

MASTER PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

PROGRAMME Brief Description

 

Degree: Master of Arts in Management

 

Program credits: 120 ECTS

Program Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

 

Head of the Program:  Dr.  Liudmila Ruzhanskaya

Name of the Institute: Graduate School of Economics and Management

Office Phone: +7 (343) 3754148; +7 (343) 3759785

E-mail: l.s.ruzhanskaya@urfu.ru

 

The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date practice-oriented management education for people interested in working for Russian and international companies. Graduates of the program are capable of addressing global challenges and have the following skillset: strong analytical skills to plan and forecast company’s performance, teamwork and leadership, budget planning, developing business strategies, performance management, supply chain management, financial management.

The program has two tracks: International Business and International Financial Management. Students choose one of them at the end of their first year of studies.

The program International Management is listed among Top-150 Masters in Management according to the QS ranking in 2019.

Starting from 2019, the program International Management is a double-degree with HEC Management School University of Liege , Belgium. HEC has two of the three most important international accreditations: EQUIS and AACSB. The Belgian degree is Master2, which is the highest Master’s degree level giving its holders opportunities for a successful career in Europe, as well as further PhD studies.

From 2020 Master in Inmertanional Manahement is a double egree programme with Pforzheim University (Germany) https://businesspf.hs-pforzheim.de/en/ (AACSB accredited).

The program International Management is the only one in the region that has F1-F5 and F7 courses accredited by АССА – the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants providing certification for finance professionals since 1904. The international professional accreditation of the program by ACCA means that those students who are registered at the Association and successfully pass the above mentioned courses are awarded exemptions from respective ACCA papers and have an opportunity to sit the rest of the examinations (F4, F6, F8-F9) at the specialized centers. Moreover, the program students are offered special discount conditions for ACCA membership and examinations. Upon becoming members of ACCA, students and graduates of the program get access to the vacancy database that includes job postings for key financial management positions in Russian and international companies.

Annually the program offers the International Summer School Doing Business in Russia (2 weeks in the multicultural environment) that gives 6 ESTC. The program features top managers of Russian and international businesses, INNOPROM Industrial Trade Fair experts, field visits to local companies and a team business project presentation to a jury of corporate representatives.

Program prerequisites

To apply for this course, an applicant should provide a Bachelor Diploma. A degree in economics, management or finance is preferred but not required and does not give any advantages of additional points at the entrance examinations.

Program requirements and Evaluation

Students are required to attend seminars, participate in discussions, write several comparative essays, complete peer review assignments, take midterm tests and participate in a presentation of their group project toward the end of the semester, write group and individual research papers for several courses, complete a final research project and a Master thesis defense. Each assignment is to be evaluated according to course criteria that correspond to general university criteria.

The program faculty use the online learning platform Moodle that makes it easier for students to access lecture and seminar materials, homework guidelines, required research and midterm tests. Moreover, the active use of online learning environment provides for more efficient communication among the students and instructors.

A regular lesson structure will include, firstly, discussion time of the required readings according to the proposed format: discussion, roundtable, debate, simulation etc. Secondly, there will be some time for synthesizing and summarizing the material. Thirdly, the instructor will present some ideas of possible ways of thinking and analyzing the readings. Finally, there will be a period for reflection on the readings, questions from the students and guidelines for the next class.

Grading

ECTS Grade

Points

Russian grade

A

100-91 points

“excellent”:   100–80 points

B

90-81

C

80-71

“good”:          79– 60 points

D

70-61

F: failed

less than 60 points: failed

 

“satisfactory”: 59–40 points

“unsatisfactory”: failed, less than 40 points

Exchange Semester

Students of the program have an opportunity to study at GSEM UrFU partner universities for an exchange semester (30 ECTS) with further transfer of credits obtained if a student has passed all exchange courses with a minimum “D” grade or better. Participation in the exchange program is possible during the 2nd or 3rd semester. The list of GSEM UrFU partner universities is available at https://gsem.urfu.ru/en/international-cooperation/international-partnership/. The cost of tuition fee for exchange semester is included into the program tuition fee; the costs of living, transport and insurance are not included and should be covered by a student.

Internship

Professional Internship (12 ECTS) is foreseen at partner companies of the program, such as KPMG, RaifeisenBank, Decatlon, Tikkurila, UMMC, Sberbank, Unilever, Ural Locomotives and others, as well as the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region. The internship places are distributed on a competitive basis depending on the companies’ demand. The corporate partners also participate in the program delivery by holding a series of master classes and awarding corporate certificates confirming students’ professional competencies.

Program Outline

Code

Course title

Number of ECTS

Semester / year

М.1.1 Б.1 Б

Module

Social Business Architecture

6

 

 

Modern Strategic Analysis

3

2nd sem / 1 year

 

Sustainable Development Management

3

2nd sem / 1 year

М.1.2 Б.1 Б

 

Module

Methodological Basis of Management

6

 

 

Research Methods in Management

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Managerial Economics

3

1st sem /1 year

М.1.3 Б.1 Б

Module  Team Relationship Management

12

 

 

Organizational Behavior

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Business Negotiations

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Effective Leadership

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Project Management (advanced)

3

1st sem /1 year

 М.1.4 Б.1 В

Module  Financial Accounting and Analysis

21

 

 

Corporate Finance

4

2nd sem / 1 year

 

Time Series Analysis

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Modeling and Optimization of Business Processes

3

1st sem /1 year

 

Management Accounting (advanced) (F2)

4

2nd sem / 1 year

 

Financial Accounting (F3)

3

1st sem / 2 year

 

International Financial Reporting Standards (F7)

4

2nd sem / 1 year

 М.1.5 Б.1 В

Module  International Project Activities

12

1st sem / 2 year

 

Corporate and Business Law (F4)

3

2nd sem / 1 year

 

Corporate Governance and Finance

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Risk Management (advanced)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Management History and Methodology

3

2nd sem / 1 year

Elective modules of the track International Business

Module  International Management Practices

18

 

М.1.6 Б.1 В. BB

International Management Practices Project

6

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Global Drivers of Business Models Transformation

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Global Market Conditions

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

International Logistics (advanced)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

International Business Strategies

3

3rd sem / 2 year

М.1.8 Б.1 В. BB

Module  International Supply Chain Management

9

 

 

Procurement

3

4th sem / 2 year

 

Global Supply Chain Management

3

4th sem / 2 year

 

Practical Aspects of Foreign Trade

3

4th sem / 2 year

Elective modules of the track International Financial Management

 

 

Module  Corporate Finance Management

18

 

М.1.7 Б.1 В. BB

Corporate Finance Management Project

6

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Audit and Assurance (F8)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Taxation (F6)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Performance Management (F5)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Financial Management (F9)

3

3rd sem / 2 year

М.1.9 Б.1 В. BB

Module  Current Issues of Financial Management

9

 

 

Company Valuation and Value-Based Management

3

4th sem / 2 year

 

Digital Technologies for Business Management

3

4th sem / 2 year

 

Financial Derivatives

3

4th sem / 2 year

Б2

Internship module

27

 

 

Introductory Internship

3

2nd sem / 1 year

 

Professional Internship

9

3rd sem / 2 year

 

Research project

15

1-4 sem / 1-2

Б3

Thesis Defense

9

4th sem / 2 year

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program, students will be able to conduct business negotiations, evaluate export opportunities of a company, efficiency of its international commercial transactions and business risks, plan and forecast a company’s growth opportunities, develop elements of global supply chains, maintain accounting and analysis of a company’s performance, and make decisions based on financial indicators. By working on a group projects, they will learn how to define underlying problems, extract alternatives, rank priorities and develop management solutions, as well as work in teams.

Employability

Career trajectories of the program graduates are middle managers – 46%, entrepreneurs – 17%, department directors – 32%, public officials – 5%

Graduates are of great demand at the companies focused on the production sector – 24%, finance, consulting and audit – 42%, transport and logistics – 16%, IT – 8%, construction and development – 5%, government authorities – 5%, sales and other services – 4%.

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