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Doing Business in Russia, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days


Within the "Doing Business in Russia" program offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) you will gain the knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit the “Baltika” brewery company, while extra academic activities will bring you into inner life of the Russian Cultural Capital.

The cultural program includes:
  • Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city.
  • Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
  • Visit to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant.
  • Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue.
  • Excursion to Pushkin, former tzar summer residence famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit the outstanding Catherine Palace with glorious Amber room (optional, for extra price).
  • Excursion to Peterhof  palace-ensemble with picturesque gardens, a countless number of fountains and giant golden statues (optional, for extra price).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Early bird deadline:
    • for non-EU citizens: April 16
    • for EU citizens: May 21
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Doing Business in Russia 
  • Entrepreneurship in Russia 
  • International accounting: the analysis of investment potential of Russian international companies 
  • Business Marketing (with accent to Russian market) 
  • Russian language 


  • Tatiana Khvatova, Professor, D.Sc; 
  • Oksana Evseeva, Associate Professor, D.Sc; 
  • Olesia Kuzakova, Associate Professor, D.Sc; 
  • Alexei Trykov, Assistant Professor, PhD; 
  • Irina Gladkikh and Irina Baranova, Associate Professors, D.Sc. 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 2 years of University level studies.       

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    740 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 740 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National Applies to you

    740 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 740 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Early bird fee: 635 euro  
  • Regular fee: 740 euro
Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, company visits, cultural program.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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