On December 13, in the Volkhovsky Building's main hall, a graduation ceremony for postgraduates education programs students was held. 22 alumni of the EMBA program for managers and 17 alumni of the MBA Challenges for the Digital World program received SPbU diplomas.
Andrey V. Zyatchin, Academic Director of the MBA and EMBA program, Associate Professor of the Department of Operational Management at GSOM SPbU, delivered a speech to the graduates, saying that the students had great success in their careers before entering the program, but after graduation they could or could already rise even higher.
As part of the gala evening, under the direction of the artistic director Eduard E. Krotman performed the SPbU choir with song “Hymn to the Great City” and the hymn of the universes gaudeamus.
Later program professors congratulated alumni. Olga R. Verkhovskaya, Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management at GSOM SPbU, congratulated the alumni on the completion of their studies and wished them not to stop dreaming.
Speaking about the impressions of the program, Yulia Abletz, alumnus of the MBA Challenges for the Digital World program, Head of the Committee on Youth Policy and Cooperation with Public Organizations of St. Petersburg, noted that the peculiarity of the Graduate School of Management program is in its fundamental nature. According to Yulia, the GSOM program is based not only on modern trends, but also on the knowledge accumulated over the centuries, it provides knowledge that has been selected for decades by a large number of experts, and students have the opportunity to get and use all this toolkit, and it doesn’t matter if they work in government or in business. The Head of the Committee entered the program “MBA-Challenges for the Digital World” using the grant for the winners of the “Leaders of Russia” contest.
The EMBA Executive Management Program is designed for students with at least 7 years of senior management experience, including at least 3 years in senior management positions. The program includes disciplines that cover the main areas of strategic and functional management of the organization, aimed at analyzing the external environment of the business, mastering methods and tools for making managerial decisions, strategic business games, international visiting modules and two certification projects.
The MBA Challenges for the Digital World program is designed for businesses and executives who want to take the company to the next level using innovative and technological methods. Interactive classes in the audience, combined with the author’s online courses of the leading professors at GSOM SPbU, and make it possible to take three professional trainings and master 8 compulsory and several elective courses, including an exit module in Germany (optional).