On April 29, 2020 at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) an online defense of group projects took place as part of the Doing Business in Russia course. 34 foreign students presented seven business ideas with detailed business plans. The commission was attended by top managers of Russian and international companies Alexey Ivashchenko, Director of the IBM Representative Office in St. Petersburg, Kirill Melnikov, Marketing Director of Blago Group of Companies, Vsevolod Kuzmich, ex-Top Manager in IT Director in companies — Lenta, Gazpromneft and others.
At the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University (GSOM), a 20-hour course "Management by Personality Type", organized by the Coaching Center, has completed. Students of Master programs found out with the concept of personality types, and also honed skills to improve interpersonal interaction in team communication.
On April 30, 2020, the fourth online meeting of the faculty was held at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM). Participants shared their experience in conducting tests and exams online, talked about the risks associated with this process, difficulties and finding solutions.
In April 2020, the Marketing Analytics course was launched at the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University (GSOM) in conjunction with the international IT company SEMrush on the program “Business Analytics and Big Data”. The course is taught by Ekaterina Pletneva, an alumna of GSOM and marketing manager at SEMrush.
On April 29, 2020 at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) the graduation of mentoring program Talent Up! 2019/2020 was held. 45 pairs of students and alumni of the School summed up the results of six-month collaboration.Participants from London, Budapest, Moscow and St. Petersburg could take in the event.
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is the first business school in sub-Saharan Africa to join CEMS – Global Alliance in Management Education. The one-year masters programme will open registrations in May 2020, for its first intake in South Africa in September 2021.
Galina V. Shirokova, professor at the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University (GSOM), together with colleagues from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, and the LUT School of Business and Management, Finland, have conducted a study to identify which company strategies are most effective in the crisis.
At the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University, a six-week course in the practice of Mindfulness has been completed. Within a month and a half, with the help of a system of special exercises, the participants in the course learned to be more attentive to themselves, recognize their emotions, be calmer and make pauses before reacting to any stimuli. The course was launched with the support of the GSOM Coaching Center.
In mid-April, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) and SIBUR launched a series of lectures in a number of areas related to the development of organizations, marketing strategies and business management practices using real-life examples of SIBUR group companies
In April 2020, a course on Strategies for Spatial Development for the students of the Master in Urban Management and Development program was launched at the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University (GSOM). The course is taught by Alexander Kholodnov, General Director of Urban Pro, a city research and sustainable development company.