GSOM SPbU Doctoral program



Advantages of the Program





GSOM SPbU Doctoral program was established in 1997. GSOM SPbU is the first business school in Russia to launch Doctoral program based on international standards of education in Management.


The new GSOM SPbSU Doctoral Program is established in partnership with HEC Paris, one of the top business schools offering doctoral training since 1975, and Aalto University School of  Economics a.k.a. Helsinki School of Economics a globally acknowledged player in management education. Currently, the network of partner schools, involved in Doctoral students exchange includes also ESADE (Spain), ABRI (Netherlands), EBS (Germany), Oklahoma State University (USA).


GSOM SPbU is a member of CEMS Doctoral network - a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies.



The program's objective is to train high-skilled researchers for Russian and international universities and business schools, companies and consulting firms, as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions in Russia and abroad. 

Working in close cooperation with the GSOM SPbU Research Centers Network and its foreign partner schools we aim to develop applied empirical research based on sound quantitative and qualitative methodologies. 



 Advantages of the Program


GSOM SPbU Doctoral program:


A full-time program (3 years):

1st year

Focus on fundamental theory and methodology

Mandatory lectures and seminars

Development of thesis plan

2nd year

Focus on specialization studies and research

Writing and publishing scientific articles

Writing thesis

3rd year

Focus on empirical research and teaching assistantship

Writing and publishing scientific articles

Writing thesis and defence


2. Fields of concentration:

38.06.01 Economics & Management, including

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Logistics (1st enrollment in 2012, implemented in cooperation with CIL)
Teaching language is English.


GSOM SPbU provides its Doctoral students with a unique research environment (Why to choose the GSOM SPbU Doctoral program?):

  • Strong International Standard-based Curriculum
  • Professors from GSOM SPbU and the best universities and business schools of  EU and U.S. participate in the program
  • Participation in Russian and international conferences, winter/summer schools
  • GSOM SPbU Research Centers Network: close co-operation with the Doctoral Program
  • Financial Support through the whole period of  Doctoral education (in Russia and abroad): includes tuition, scholarships, funding for international conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. – subject to Doctoral students’ performance and academic results
  • GSOM SPbU Library: access to vast research databases and literature on Management and related fields







Galina V. Shirokova

Academic Director, Doctoral Programme, 
Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone number:
+7 (812) 323 84 59


Vera D. Ageeva


Head of the Office

Phone number:

+7 (812) 323 84 59 add. 890

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