Russia, Saint Petersburg

Doing Business in Russia – Winter School

when 21 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 450

Within this winter course you will gain knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit the “Baltika” brewery company, “Hyundai” factory, while extra academic activities will bring you into inner life of the Russian Cultural Capital.

Course description:

- Doing business in Russia (ECTS: 2.0)

This course is aimed at giving students information about business environment in Russia as a whole, major markets and industries, main investors, at explaining the major trends of Russia’s political, economic and social development. In addition the course includes field trips to the leading international companies in the region: “Baltika” brewery and “Hyundai” factory.

- Entrepreneurship in Russia (ECTS: 1.0)

The main goal of this course is to acquaint students with the theory of entrepreneurship and provide them with practical skills in opening and doing business in Russia.

- Business marketing (with an accent to Russian market) (ECTS: 1.0)

This course is aimed at developing students’ competences in making a marketing strategy from a scratch based on the marketing-mix. Intensive training focused on building up their skills in conducting marketing research, interpreting the results and organizing the work of marketing department in fit with the results provided. Students get acquainted with the uniqueness of marketing in Russia.

- Russian language (ECTS: 1.0)

Students are divided into groups depending on the entrance test results. By the end of the course students should improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students will be able to improve their understanding of Russian native speakers (in the bounds of the covered lexical and grammar material); to maintain dialogues on particular topics using words and grammar studied.

Course leader

Coordinator: Ms. Darina Klimova (

Target group

The course is opened for Russian and foreign Bachelor and Master Degree students.

- Good command of English is required. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.

Fee info

EUR 450: Early bird participation fee (until November 12, 2018). It includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and basic cultural program.
EUR 530: Regular participation fee. It includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and basic cultural program.


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