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Master of Small Business Administration

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics offers an innovative program for entrepreneurs based on the methodology of York Entrepreneurship Development Institute. Both institutions are committed to ensuring this world-class program is accessible to entrepreneurs who are eager to launch and grow their innovative ventures. 


In today's robust business ecosystem, entrepreneurs need the tools and education to survive and thrive. The Master of Small Business Administration program developed by the Academic Department, draws from the Institute's long track record of accelerating successful ventures to bring a complete curriculum, specifically created to meet the needs and challenges of entrepreneurs.


With high-level connections and specialized courses, the program gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to personalize their learning experience while leveraging connections with industry-leading experts.


As a unique component of this program, participants will complete a practicum placement working on their own venture or joining an existing start-up in order to apply their learnings.


The program is delivered through distance learning. 

Program Length:

2 years, 2-3 times a week

Program Cost: 

Tuition: 34,400.00 USD

Administrative Fee: 5,600.00 USD


Curriculum Components:

Program will consist of but is not limited to the following courses:

Strategic Planning

§  Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 

§  Business Modelling 

§  Innovations in Business (Elective)

§  Social Entrepreneurship

Financial Planning

§  Financial Planning

§  Raising Investments

§  Financial Analysis and Reporting

§  Corporate Finance (Elective)

Marketing and Sales

§  Marketing and Sales

§  Business Communication and Negotiations 

§  CRM (Elective)

§  Legal Fundamentals of Small Business (Elective)

Management and Operations

§  Business Growth Management

§  Stakeholder Management

§  Team Building

§  Managing Internal Operations (Elective)

Eligible Credit Transfers:

  • YEDI Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management diploma program - all credits
  • YEDI Entrepreneurship Esssentials certificate - 8 credits
  • Plekhanov University Social Entrepreneurship course - 1 credit
  • YEDI Not-for-Profit program - 1 credit.