Holding Management

Trends in recent years of the 20th and early 21th centuries show that business growth through mergers and acquisitions is rather a stable trend. Also the crisis of 2008 – 2009 spurred even medium-sized companies to split into separate legal entities. In fact today many successful businesses exist in the form of vertically integrated, or multibusiness, horizontal holding structures, and management of such companies has its own specific set of issues.

The objective of the program is to develop the managerial competences of managers at various levels in holding structures, systematically consider issues of strategy development, operational management system in a group of companies, the risks and opportunities for growth through mergers and acquisitions.

Upon completion, you will:

  • Gain a more systemic approach to management decisions implemented in a group of companies consistent with specifics of holding management
  • Learn the tools of forming effective holding strategies
  • Be able to assess the feasibility of outsourcing of a particular non-strategic businesses function
  • Master the tools of optimization of organizational structures and processes
  • Learn how to assess the risks and opportunities of merge and acquisition projects
  • Master the project and process management approaches
  • Be able to learn from the experience of your fellow students and expert practitioners in building a holding management system

Who should choose this program?

  • Top management in holding entities
  • Directors and managers of business development or strategic management
  • Mergers and acquisitions managers

Course Duration and Study Plan

The duration of the MBA Professional program in «Holding management» is 2 years. There are 14 basic modules, as well as a more specialized part in the schedule.

Admission requirements:

  • University degree (bachelor's, master's, specialist)
  • 2+ years of employment career


Upon the graduation each graduate receives two diplomas:

  1. Diploma of Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. International Diploma awarding Master of Business Administration degree (in English) with UNESCO logo, as well as pan-European Diploma Supplement. The documents do not require additional translation or certification for production to foreign organizations.

Training formats and tuition fee:

Part-time with Distant Technology methods Part-time (weekend group)
with 2 onsite sessions in Moscow
149 000 rub.
(219 000 rub.)
219 000 rub.
219 000 rub.
(269 000 rub.)
269 000 rub.

The price includes a full course of study (2 years), no additional payments required;
Education loan up to 36 months with an initial payment of 0% is possible.