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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 3.21k / 2014-15
  • Foreign: $ 3.29k / 2014-15
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1485pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

    The two-year master’s degree program in Game Theory and Operations Research prepares
    a student for a career in industry, science and education. The program facilitates learning
    in modern concepts, techniques and methods in the game theory and leads the student to
    different functional areas of operations research to apply it in future career.

    The courses are composed to develop – the analytical, problem-solving and decision-making
    abilities, the awareness of the socio-economic environment, and enhancement knowledge
    in modern areas or mathematics and the involvement students to research. Possible areas
    of research applications are different fields of economic activities, particularly in divers trade
    negotiations, foreign and domestic investment, multinational pollution planning, market
    development, joint venture, technological research and development, resource extraction,
    competitive marketing, and regional cooperation, etc.
    Students who complete education on master’s program will have abilities to make a research
    in the field of game theory and operations research and obtain new scientific results;
    to analyze the problems arising in specific areas, and construct the appropriate models of
    decision-making; to construct a quantitative decision-making methods in economics and
    finance; to apply mathematical methods for investigating and solving relevant problems.

    Program’s obligatory courses:
    • Operations Research and Theory of Games
    • Modern Control Theory
    • Statistical Decisions and Econometrics
    • Foreign Language
    • Queuing Theory
    Program’s elective courses:
    • Project Management
    • Mathematical Models of Revenue Management
    • Quantitative Methods in Applied Economic Analysis
    • Financial Mathematics
    • Game-Theoretic Models of Imperfect Competition
    • Dynamic Games


    Documents required to apply
    1. An application for Admission to
    an educational program
    2. Copy of an identity document with
    the indication of nationality
    3. Original educational credentials
    (BA diploma or academic record)
    or a copy thereof
    4. Photographs 3 x 4 (4 pieces), made
    during the calendar year
    5. Portfolio of documents including the
    motivation letter, an essay on one of
    proposed topics, and optional documents
    approving foreign language abilities,
    research and publication experience

    Foreign applicants on government-funded basis should
    also submit a copy of the medical certificate on absence of
    contraindication against studying and a copy of the medical certificate on the absence of the H IV virus and AIDS

    The educational certificate needs to be

    • legalised if required
    • recognized in the Russian Federation (to have either a recognition certificate or an equivalence certificate if required)

    List and Forms of 2015 Admissions Tests for Main Master Programmes at St. Petersburg State University

    Requirements for documents 2014


    As specified in the Governmental decree of Russian Federation (October, 8 2013 № 891"On Fixing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation"), foreign citizens are provided an opportunity to take part in an Competition for state-funded educational places at Universities in Russian Federation, including SPbU (funded from the budget of Russian Federation). Information about order of admission will be available on this page in the terms defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

    Submission period
    For russian applicants:
    June 20 – July 10
    (online application from April 10)

    For foreign applicants:
    - on government-funded basis: April 10 – June 15
    - on fee-paying basis:
    April 10 – July 10 (for applicants requiring an entry visa)
    April 10 – August 10 (for applicants not requiring an entry visa)

    The admission rules, criteria for the tests assessment, and
    a comprehensive list of documents to be submitted are
    downloadable from the Admissions Office web page:

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