Bachelor’s programme 'HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in Management and Digital Innovation'


Program Description

New programme. First intake in 2018

The aim of the programme is to train highly qualified specialists, who possess extensive knowledge and practical skills in digital technologies management with a view to development and encouraging innovation in business. Graduates receive two diplomas – a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from Higher School of Economics (H.S.E.) and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and Political Science (L.S.E.). This combination of fundamental disciplines in business informatics and L.S.E.’s specialized courses on management and digital innovation makes this programme one of a kind on the Russian market.

Advantages of the Programme

Upon attaining two BSc diplomas, graduates may continue their studies for a Master's degree at leading Russian and foreign universities

Extensive knowledge attained regarding digital innovation and the skills gained in a wide range of general disciplines in business informatics ensure interesting employment opportunities for graduates

Support and supervision of the educational process on the part of L.S.E., including the provision of teaching materials and a virtual learning environment, thus ensuring a world-class education featuring the latest methods and practices

External examinations for courses under the British part of the programme at an authorized exam centre, thereby ensuring independent knowledge assessment and high standards of quality

Highly qualified teaching staff, including both H.S.E.’s full-time teachers and external specialists from both commercial and state companies

Development of students’ practical knowledge and skills in innovation management through partnerships with large companies characterized by their well-developed digital infrastructure and opportunities for on-site project work at partner-organizations


12 courses offered by the London School of Economics:

  • IS1060 Introduction to Information Systems
  • IS1181 Digital Infrastructures for Business
  • MN1178 Business and Management in a Global Context
  • IS2184 Information Systems Management
  • MN2177 Core Management Concepts
  • IS2182 Innovating Digital Systems and Services
  • IS3167 Management and Innovation of e-Business
  • IS3183 Management and Social Media
  • IS3159 Research Project in Information Systems

+ 3 electives

Courses in Business Informatics:

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Modelling of Processes and Systems
  • Data Management
  • Programming
  • Organization Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Various other courses

The first year of the programme includes intensive training in English, as well as a block of mathematical and general courses.

The programme also includes an academic minor, project work and a final BSc thesis. The curriculum allows students obtain extensive knowledge that is in line with the requirements and standards of both Russian and British education.

Career Opportunities

Comprehensive and in-depth training in managing digital innovations, as well as a set of competencies with respect to business informatics, can help graduates find work and pursue careers in various Russian and foreign IT, analytical, research companies, innovation and venture funds. The programme’s graduates are also highly capable conducting independent business activities.

The positions most often offered to graduates include:

  • Digital innovation manager
  • Strategy and innovation manager
  • Business analyst
  • IT consultant
  • IT project manager
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-dr ... Read More

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant centre of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes more than 40 English-taught Master’s programmes and 8 English-taught Bachelor's degree programmes. Read less
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