Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University

Graduate School of Management (GSOM SPbU) – structured teaching and research unit of the of the St.Petersburg State University - the leading national center of education and science.


GSOM SPbU is a full profile university business school and it gives unique competitive advantages in the field of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary communications. Business school develops a full spectrum of degree programs in management: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral programs, Executive МВА as well as corporate training programs. All these programs are designed and delivered (many of them in English) in collaboration with leading international business schools.


Today Graduate School of Management SPbU – a unique model of a leading Russian business school. The success of the school was confirmed in 2012 by obtaining institutional accreditation EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). Today Graduate School of Management SPbU – the first and currently the only in Russia and CIS business school, which was awarded this international accreditation. High quality of educational programs is approved by reputable program accreditation AMBA (Executive МВА).



According to the results of the international ranking Financial Times 2013 “Master in International Business” program offered at the Graduate School of Management St.Petersburg State University featured in top-70.


According to EdUniversal ranking since 2008 GSOM SPbSU is the first among Russian business schools, and in 2013 EdUniversal agreed for the second time that GSOM SPbSU is the best among business schools of Eastern Europe. According to “Izvestia” newspaper ranking (2011, 2012, 2013), based on the interviews with MBA graduates, GSOM SPbSU is the first among Russian Business Schools. International recognition of GSOM SPbSU is proved by membership in global associations of the leading business schools: EFMD, AACSB, CEMS, PIM, EABIS, GBSN, GRLI.


The main asset of business school — faculty, most of whom are prominent researchers and consultants, well known for their excellence during classes as well as for their publications in the leading international research journals. The development of international faculty and their research potential are priority issues in the competitive strategy of GSOM SPbSU.



GSOM SPbSU is recognized as the leader in Russian scientific research in the field of management.  There are 6 internationally focused academic research centers: Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers), Centre for Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Centre for International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn Mobility Logistics AG (Deutsche Bahn) and JSC “Russian Railways” (RZD), Center for the Study of Emerging Market and Russian Multinational Enterprises. The school regularly hosts prestigious conferences (most notably with the participation of Nobel Laureates in economics R. Myerson, J. Nash, R. Aumann, R. Selten) and publishes leading academic journals such as the Russian Management Journal and the Vestnik of SPbU Management Series. Our school has the largest collection Case Studies on business practices in Russia registered at The Case Centre (former ECCH).


The tradition of strong corporate relations and cooperation with such Russian and international companies as JSC VTB Bank, JSC Rosneft, JSC Gazprom, JSC RZD, Citi group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Procter & Gamble and others — one of the competitive advantages of GSOM SPbSU. Nearly 160 companies provide a unique opportunity of internships for students. Russian and international business leaders are guest speakers at GSOM SPbSU, and recruit its graduates with the assistance of special Career Centre.


Starry community of GSOM SPbSU alumni, that the business school is rightly proud of, work for major Russian and international companies and represent public authorities, are prominent scientists and researchers.