On January 31 the first meeting of the Strategy Commission under the GSOM SPbU Advisory Board was held in Moscow. More than 30 representatives of the largest companies met to discuss global trends in the transformation of education and to determine the main areas for business school development.
The GSOM SPbU Strategy Commission was created in January 2020. It includes the Heads of HR divisions of MegaFon PJSC, Sistema PJSC, Russian Railways, Sibur PJSC, VTB Bank (PJSC), Bank of Russia and others. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) team is providing consulting support for the process of updating the School’s strategy.
“Over the 27 years of its existence, the School has taken a strong position in international ranking, and has become a full-fledged player in the global business education market. GSOM SPbU alumni are in demand in Russian and foreign companies. Today it is time to define a new growth vector in order to create conditions for training graduates who are truly bold, talented, tech-savvy and ready to face the challenges of the new world”, said Olga Dergunova, VTB Bank Deputy President and Chairman of the Board, GSOM SPbU Director.
The participants discussed the target model for Alumni competencies, formats for the interaction between universities and business, prospective areas of applied research within the updating the GSOM SPbU strategy.
According to business representatives, the key task of the business school today is to integrate education and economic reality, to train production managers and other relevant personnel for work in industry 4.0.
“We have managed to combine several components of success at once: a business approach to the academic environment and the involvement of industrial and academic partners in the discussion. Such influential institutes as GSOM SPbU have created a knowledge base and experience that could be applied in other educational institutions”, said Natalia Yamschikova, Director of Sibur Corporate University, member of the Strategy Commission.