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Russian School with a Global Focus

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Degree programs: from Bachelor to EMBA


Full-time faculty

Research centers

International academic partners



Russian School of Management with a Global Focus

Saint Petersburg University Graduate School of Management is located in the city founded in 1703 as the Russias window to Europe by the outstanding Russian reformer Peter the Great. In March 1697 he became the first Russian Tsar to undertake a historic trip to several Western European countries which resulted in systemic reforms of the Russian state. Those reforms gave rise to Russias global competitiveness and today one might call this strategy on Peter the Greats part as going global. This historical excursus may be a good metaphor to introduce you to St. Petersburg University GSOM. It was started from scratch in 1993 as the first business school inside a major national university in order to support Russias transition to a market economy, and in partnerships with Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and several international and local companies, led by Procter & Gamble. After 18 years of dynamic growth GSOM today is the leading and most internationally recognized Russian business school, and is pressing forward with strong support from the Russian government and national and global business communities to become a world-class school of management. While in the time of Peter the Great the main subjects for Russians to study abroad were shipbuilding and military science, in the 21st century advances in management and human capital factor are key to the countrys economic growth and competitiveness. We at Saint Petersburg University GSOM present learning opportunities in a large spectrum of degree programs in management from Bachelor to EMBA. All these programs are designed and delivered (many of them in English) in collaboration with leading international business schools, especially those belonging to the CEMS, PIM, GBSN, EABiS, and GRLI global networks where our school is the only Russian member. Faculty development and research capabilities are top priorities for the implementation of GSOMs ambitious competitive strategy. Our faculty is well known for its teaching excellence, and research productivity (measured by publications in top international journals) is growing at an impressive rate. Our school is also unique in having its own (and the largest) collection of Russian cases registered at ECCH. Among the main foundations for GSOMs further growth are its traditionally strong and diversified corporate connections. About 150 companies provide internships for our students. Many Russian and international business leaders are guest speakers at GSOM, provide other valuable resources for its development, and recruit its graduates. This brochure will provide you with more information on St.Petersburg University GSOM. I would like to invite you to become part of this innovative international institution as a student, an academic colleague or a corporate partner.

Professor Valery S. Katkalo Vice-Rector, St.Petersburg University and Dean, Graduate School of Management

Saint Petersburg University was established in 1724 by Edict of Peter the Great and today is the leading national institution of higher education and research

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Nobel Prize Laureates

Presidents and Prime-Ministers of Russia among its alumni

St. Petersburg University GSOM Dynamic and Globally Recognized

The School of Management at St. Petersburg University was launched in 1993 in partnership with Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley with 4 full-time professors and 33 Bachelor students By 2002 the SOM had grown up to 800 students in 5 degree programs from Bachelor to MBA, and completed a major international fundraising campaign for its new downtown residence The School pioneered many innovations in Russian business education: Bologna-type Master in Management program; ECTS-based international students mobility; peer-reviewed journal in management research; international business Advisory Board, etc. In 2006 St.Petersburg University SOM was selected by the Russian Government as part of the National Priority Project in Education to be developed further as a world-class business school, and subsequently renamed Graduate School of Management to reflect its new strategy focused on graduate studies. Our degree programs are internationally accredited by: The only Russian member of several global networks of top international business schools and companies:



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Our mission Is to educate and advance national managerial elite to be able to meet the challenges of increasing Russias competitiveness in the knowledge economy of the 21st century

Creation of such a school will undoubtedly contribute to the development of the national economy. The Schools alumni will have to meet real-life business challenges, to defend Russias interests in the global markets
From the speech of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, made at the Groundbreaking Ceremony on the site of the future campus of the St. Petersburg University GSOM, November 29, 2006.

Advisory Board
strong support from government and business

Sergei B. Ivanov Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Advisory Board for SPbU GSOM

German O. Gref President and CEO, Sberbank of the Russian Federation

Vladimir I. Yakunin President, Russian Railways

Olga K. Dergunova Member of VTB Bank Management Board

Dennis M. Nally President, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network

Advisory Board Members

Sergei B. Ivanov Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Advisory Board for St.Petersburg University GSOM Sergey V. Bazhanov Member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Olga K. Dergunova Member of VTB Bank Management Board Oleg V. Deripaska Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Basic Element, General Director, Rusal Vladimir P. Evtushenkov Chairman of the Board of Directors, AFK Sistema Valery A. Fadeev Chairman of the Board of Directors, Expert Group Sergey O. Frank President and CEO, Sovcomflot Andrey A. Fursenko Minister for Education and Science of the Russian Federation German O. Gref President and CEO, Sberbank of the Russian Federation Les Hayman SAP Ambassador Office of the CEO, SAP AG Dezso Horvath Dean, Schulich School of Business, York University Valery S. Katkalo Vice-Rector, St.Petersburg University and Dean, GSOM Kirill G. Korniliev Vice-President, IBM Eastern Europe/Asia Andrey L. Kostin VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board Nikolay M. Kropachev Rector, St.Petersburg University Eduard Khudainatov President, Rosneft Evgeniy M. Lotvinov President, Baltic Financial Agency Valentina I. Matvienko Governor of St. Petersburg Robert A. McDonald President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble Alexey B. Miller Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Elvira S. Nabiulina Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dennis M. Nally President, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network Leif Pagrotsky Vice President of the General Council, Riksbank of Sweden John E. Pepper Chairman of the Board of Directors, Walt Disney International Vladimir O. Potanin President, Interros Bernard Ramanantsoa Dean, HEC-Paris Frederic Roze Managing Director USA, LOreal Blair Sheppard Dean Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Rustam V. Tariko President and Founder, Russian Standard David J. Teece Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley Ludmila A. Verbitskaya President, St.Petersburg University Alberto Verme Citi Chief Executive Officer, Central, Eastern Europe and Middle East Vladimir I. Yakunin President, Russian Railways

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students in degree programs (50% in graduate studies)

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first prizes won by students in business games of top global companies

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average GMAT of accepted to pre-experience Master program

graduate programs delivered fully in English

countries represented in student body

graduates annually

Diversified Portfolio of Management Programs

The GSOM portfolio provides the opportunity to choose from a broad spectrum of degree management programs from Bachelor to EMBA, as well as for advancing professional level through non-degree Executive Education.
All degree programs were designed in cooperation with leading European and US business schools and are delivered in English (fully or partially) and/or with compulsory semesters/modules abroad Instruction is based on theoretical advances in management studies and is strongly interdisciplinary Learning experience is widely linked to management practice (e.g., in-company projects and internships), and is supported by e-learning technologies (e.g., Blackboard) and state-of-the-art library and computer resources


Programs Portfolio Structure

Bachelor Programs
4 years Bachelor of Management (5 concentrations) Bachelor of Public Administration

MBA/EMBA Programs
18-22 months Russian-language EMBA English-language EMBA (w/HEC-Paris) Part-time MBA (starts Fall 2011) Customized MBA

Academic Departments

Finance and Accounting IT in Management Marketing

Master Programs
2 years; in English Master in International Business (Dual Degrees w/HEC-Paris, WU, LUT) CEMS Master in International Management Master in Corporate Finance

Retraining Degree Programs

9 months Health Care Management International Logistics

OB and HRM Operations Management Public Administration

Doctoral Programs
3 years Management; Marketing Operations & Logistics

Executive Education
(non-degree) Customized programs Open-enrollment programs

Strategic and International Management

Career Center

Students Services

International Office

Research Centers

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full-time faculty of 4 nationalities

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of Russian faculty with international academic experience

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international visiting professors teaching courses and modules

professors from other Faculties of St. Petersburg University

practitioners with courses and guest lectures

academic departments

World-Class Faculty and Experts

Our faculty resources are strongly international and composed of full-time, part-time and visiting professors, as well as of a large cohort of distinguished guest lecturers leaders from business and government, the arts and sports. Some courses are taught by faculty from other units of St. Petersburg University (e.g., foreign languages, mathematics, and law). Several corporate partners (e.g., PwC, and Citi) provide specialized courses in their areas of expertise.

Visiting Faculty

Professor Jean-Paul Larcon HEC-Paris

Full-Time Faculty
Professor Tomi Laamanen Aalto University

Yury E. Blagov Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Visiting professor at UC Berkeley, Aalto University SE

Tatiana A. Gavrilova Professor of IT Management, Visiting professor at Pittsburg University (USA)

Dmitry L. Volkov PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Finance, Visiting professor at HEC-Paris and University of Bremen (Germany)

Professor William Coyle Babson College

Guest Lecturers

John E. Pepper Procter&Gamble

Vassily K. Dermanov Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, Visiting professor at Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)

Richard Germain Professor of Operations Management, Director of DB & RR Center for International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Maria M. Smirnova Associate Professor of Marketing, Visiting professor at Aalto University SE David Aaker Prophet

Valery Gergiev Mariinsky Theatre Sergey P. Kouchtch Professor of Marketing, Visiting professor at University of Uppsala (Sweden) Kai-Alexander Schlevogt Professor of Strategic Leadership, Visiting professor of Duke Corporate Education Igor N. Baranov Associate Professor of Management Accounting, Visiting professor at EBS (Germany) and IIM Bangalore (India)


international research centers

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articles published in A and B journals in 20092010


monographs and textbooks published in the last 5 years


publications in international journals in 2010

papers presented at international conferences annually


cases and teaching notes registered at ecch

The Leading Russian Center of Management Research

St.Petersburg University GSOM is widely recognized as the premier Russian institution for advance studies in management. These studies at GSOM are organized through research centers, and prestigious international conferences and seminars.

Our faculty has published in top international peer-reviewed journals: Journal of International Business Studies Research Policy Industrial and Corporate Change Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Industrial Marketing Management Journal of Business Logistics Journal of Comparative Economics International Journal of Industrial Organization Journal of Economics and Management Strategy Human Resource Development International Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management International Journal of Innovation Management Applied Economics Economics of Transition

Organized Research
Center for Entrepreneurship PricewaterhouseCoopers Center for Corporate Social Responsibility Center for Strategic Marketing and Innovation Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways Center for International Logistics and Supply Chain Research projects at these Centers are supported by and/or performed in cooperation with UNDP; Citi Foundation; IBM; PwC; Deutsche Bahn; Russian Railways; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; Russian Managers Association; European Marketing Academy; Global Academy for Business in Society EABiS; U.S.-Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, and other corporations and foundations, and professional associations.

Selected International Conferences and Seminars

Annual Conferences on Game Theory and Management (since 2007), key-note speakers include Nobel Prize Winners Robert Aumann, John Nash, and Reinhard Zelten Annual Conferences on Public Sector Transition (since 2001) IX Annual Colloquium and VIII PhD Conference of Global Academy of Business in Society EABIS (2010) Conference on Dynamic Capabilities and Beyond (2007) The School runs regular Research Seminar on Strategy and Organization, with participation of top international scholars, e.g., Robert Grant (Bocconi), Richard Staelin (Fuqua/Duke), Tomi Laamanen (Aalto) and others.

Russian Case Development Center

The School is the largest producer of case-studies (usually based on original research) on doing business in Russia, and is the only school to have its own collection of cases in this area at European Case Clearing House (ecch). Our professors have developed over 300 cases and teaching notes, and about 120 of them were registered at ecch. In 2007 the School launched Russian Case Development Center which is a unique resource center with 16 other Russian business schools as members.

Since 2003 the School publishes Russian Management Journal the leading (by national citation index) peer-reviewed periodical in Russian


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partners top international business schools

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dual degree programs with top international schools

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students in international exchanges annually

global networks of top business schools

internationally accredited programs

courses and modules jointly delivered with leading US and European schools

Global Network of Academic Partners

Aalto University School of Economics (Finland) Audencia Nantes School of Management (France) BI Norwegian School of Management (Norway) Business School, University of Mannheim (Germany) Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary) EMLYON Business School (France) ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University (Spain) ESC Rennes School of Business (France) European Business School, International University Schloss Reichartshausen (Germany) Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne (Germany) Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubliana (Slovenia) Graduate School of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences, University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) Graduate School of Business, Ko University (Turkey) HEC Paris School of Management (France) London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom) Louvain School of Management (Belgium) Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Norway) RSM Erasmus University (Netherlands) School of Economics and Business Administration, Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal) School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin (Ireland) Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy) University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic) Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (USA) Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (USA) Queens School of Business, Queens University (Canada) Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario (Canada) Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada)

Central and South America

COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) Fundao Getulio Vargas, Escola De Administrao De Empresas De So Paulo (Brazil) Instituto Tecnolgico Autnomo De Mxico (Mexico)

Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong (China) NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (Singapore) School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (China)

North America
Babson College (USA) Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (Canada)


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companies provide internships


leading global and Russian companies in the Advisory Board


guest lectures by business leaders annually

career days in 2010


executives & managers enrolled in degree & nondegree programs annually


professionals in the Alumni network

Tradition of Strong Corporate Relations

Since its inception the School has developed a solid tradition of systematic and successful partnerships with leading Russian and international companies who are involved in the design and delivery of our programs and recruit its graduates. These business networks and other connections are supported through the Academic Committee of our Advisory Board; the Career Center, and Alumni Association.

Career Center
Career days: annual (Fall and Spring) and companyspecialized In-company internships and projects (150 partner companies in 2010) Guest lectures Seminars and trainings
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Business games
Teams of our students regularly win national and global finals of prestigious business games organized by top global companies LOreal R U HR (2010 global 1st prize) LOreal e-Strat Challenge (2003, 2004, 2005 national first prize; 2005 global 3rd prize) LOreal Brandstorm (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 national 1st prize) KPMG Case Competition (2010 national 1st prize) Microsoft Case Competition (2010 national 1st prize)


Employing Companies:
Adamant AIG Alcatel Alfa-Kapital Arselor Mittal Aviamotors Baltinvestbank Bank Saint Petersburg Bank Uralsib BASF BBH, Baltika Saint Petersburg Brewery BNP Paribas Boston Consulting Group British American Tobacco Business Link Group Caterpillar Citibank Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia Colliers International Comstar Deloitte DHL Duke University Efes Pilsener Ernst & Young Ford Motor Company Gazprom Gazpromneft-Marine Bunker General Motors General Satellite Google Heineken Brewery Henkel Hyundai Incotec Group Ikea Imperial Porcelain Manufactory Independent Media Industrial Construction Corporation PULKOVO Ingosstrakh Saint-Petersburg Interleasing Group International Bank of St.Petersburg Jensen Group Johnson&Johnson JTI Kappa SPb KONE KPMG Kraft Foods Kit Finance Lebedyansky Lemmin Kainen Levis Strauss & Co Lenta Lentransgas Lindstrom LOMO LOreal Maersk AS Maxidom Megafon MC-Bauchemie Russia McKinsey&Co

Creating Our Future...

Terentiy Meshcheryakov
The Government of Saint Petersburg Member Saint Petersburg University Graduate School of Management gives you a truly modern level of education. This is an engaging and equally practical approach, deeply adapted to the participants needs. Special value lies in the ability to provide solutions not to the current issues only but to the future challenges as well. The world management practice is treated not as a set of ready-made recipes, but as a landmark for constructing your personal managerial toolbox on the basis of the knowledge consistency distinctive of the university.

Victor Minakov
McKinsey & Co. China Consultant I have the warmest and vivid memories associated with the School. An important aspect for professional analysis and consulting is that study at GSOM develops a systemic and holistic approach to management. I am grateful for the knowledge and opportunities provided by the faculty, and especially friendships I gained during my years as a student.

Guzel Ishmatova
LOreal Paris Director, Styling Marketing Development What I liked mostly while studying at GSOM was first of all the faculty, who taught us not management and business theories only, but addressed practices and realities of economic life. Secondly, its a perfectly functioning system of various internships, which allows you to develop yourself and choose career path suiting you best.

Michail Yakunin
VTB Factoring, Moscow CEO To obtain a business education I have chosen Saint Petersburg School of Management (GSOM). Among other advantages, this leading Russian business school has a strong faculty. At the end of study, we had a good opportunity to apply our theoretical knowledge in practice, in my case, during internship in London. It was incredibly useful learning experience.

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Yuriy Chentyrev
BBH, Baltika-Saint-Petersburg Brewery Director When choosing where to get my business education I had no questions to be exact, no doubts. Only Saint Petersburg University Graduate School of Management. Firstly, because of Saint Petersburg University, and secondly, because of Graduate School of Management brands, which are both well-known and recognized. Two years of study broadened my view on what I did earlier in the practice of business management, and increased the level of my professional managerial expertise.

Employing Companies:
Microsoft Mikhailovsky Theatre Moscow Bank for Reconstruction and Development MTS Multon National Bank Trust Nissan Nobel Audit Nokia Nokian Tyres North -West Timber Company OKey OTIS-Lift Pension Capital Fund PeterStar Philip Morris Promsvyazbank PricewaterhouseCoopers Procter&Gamble Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

Yulia Zakharova
JFC Group, St. Petersburg General Director (President) I am sure that MBA education is a drastically new stage in the career of any executive. Regularly communicating to many leading top managers of other companies Ive observed, that those who study or studied in the GSOM EMBA program advisably differ from others. The program gave me an opportunity to apply knowledge I got to JFC practices, and intercourse with the classmates motivated my self-development.

Raiffeisen Bank Reksoft Renaissance Insurance Group Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Rosgosstrakh North-West Region Rostelecom RusAl Russian National Insurance Company Russian Railways SAP Sberbank SCA Packaging

Eduard Oparin
Sever Liquide Gas, St. Petersburg General Director Graduation from the program Dual Degree Executive MBA became decisive factor in my appointment as a General Director of the company Sever Liquide Gas, Ltd, one of the Russian subsidiaries of the French company AirLiquide in Saint Petersburg. Knowledge I got in the program broadened my business perspective and improved my understanding of the way business and personal strategies are designed and implemented.

Scania Peter Schlumberger Shell Siberian Coal Energy Company Siemens SPN Ogilvy St. Petersburg Government Statoil Stockmann Subway SUE Vodokanal Sun InBev Sun Microsystems Surgutneftegas

Andrey Zasypkin
CenterAtom, Moscow General Director Prior to my education at GSOM my professional career was not related to business. The School not only formed my perspective on this new area, but gave me a practical toolbox and methods to run business the way it should be run. My choice of educational institution was in many respects influenced by the fact that the school was created on the basis of the oldest university in the country which guaranteed high quality of the teaching process supported by the right balance of tradition and innovation.

Surgutneftegasbank Swedbank Tele2 Telecom Saint Petersburg TGC-1 TNS Gallup Media TNK-BP Northern Capital Toyota Unicredit Bank Unilever URSA Eurasia Veda-pack VimpelCom Volkhovneftehim VTB Wrigley Zebra Telecom


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