GSOM SPbU Doctoral program



Особенности программы





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.



Double PhD degree with Lappeenranta University of Technology

Since 2017 GSOM PhD students will have opportunity to obtain a double doctoral degree in Economics and Management from St.Petersburg State University and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).


In 2016 St.Petersburg State University and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) signed an agreement for the double doctoral degree. According to the agreement, GSOM PhD Students during study period are granted with opportunity to conduct a research under double supervision of SPbSU academic advisor and Lappeenranta University of Technology academic advisor. Within 3-years period GSOm PhD students will have opportunity to submit a thesis approved by both academic advisors to the PhD defense and in case of successful defense obtain a double PhD degree from SPbSU and LUT.

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 

Writing thesis

2nd year

Focus on specialization studies and research
Study abroad

Writing thesis

3rd year

Focus ob empirical research and

teaching assistantship


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)
Official 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
  • Study Abroad Year at a GSOM SPbU partner school: HEC Paris, Aalto University School of Economics
  • 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


GSOM SPbU encourages the best and most motivated graduates from the leading Russian and CIS universities to apply for its new Doctoral Program.   






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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