Small Business

The research among mercenary managers, conducted by MTI and Moscow Business School, demonstrates the intention of more than 40% of stated managers to start their own businesses and to evaluate their strengths as future business owners. Moreover, the basis of the economy in the developed countries is the small and medium business. That is why in Russia and the CIS there is a hidden potential for growth in this area, because according to the statistics, in Russia only less than 1% of companies implement successful niche strategy, whereas in developed countries this number is nearly 20 times higher. On the other hand, the level of readiness to «start», the level of «internal optimism» among people considering such a possibility in Russia is very low.

That is why MTI and Moscow Business School offer you a training program for current and future small business owners, which will help you to focus on the assessment of opportunities and risks of start-up projects and learn about low-budget promotional tools. You will learn about guidelines for forming effective teams, approaches to finding effective niches, the specifics of outsourcing and franchising projects and several other strategies. During the training you will be able to attend webinars of the leading practitioners and mentors in the sphere of supporting youth entrepreneurship and innovation.

Each participant will be able to work out his/her entrepreneurial project during the study process and submit to the defense of the diploma business plan with the strong theory and research for one of its core components, as well as use the opportunities of distance learning system for marketing research based on the business and our alumni community. Actually, the defense of your business and — at the same time — the graduation project will be the final crash test for your entrepreneurial ideas and plans for its implementation.

All students of this program will be able to get individual advice on tax, accounting issues, business law from expert practitioners of the company Legal Bridge .

Who should choose this program?

  • Those planning to change the role of a hired manager to the role of a business owner
  • Managers seeking to become the heads of new business lines and business projects

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • systematically approach to the management of tasks in your area of competence
  • get acquainted with the most advanced solutions in the IT and communication technologies
  • learn from the experience of your fellow students and expert practitioners in the management of companies in IT-sphere and IT departments at the modern enterprises
  • master the tools of development and implementation of effective IT-search strategies for the development of new niches for IT-and Internet-projects
  • learn how to estimate the cost of infrastructure ownership, examine current approaches to the selection of the optimal architecture of the information system
  • improve the project management system in the IT-department or work out a new business project in this area while working on the graduation project

Course Duration and Study Plan

The duration of the study program with specialization MBA Professional Small Business 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.