The programme of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) CEMS Master in International Management, CEMS MIM received a high assessment of the work of the autumn semester 2020 according to the results of a survey of students conducted by the CEMS Alliance.
“The programme has shown good results in a rather turbulent time, in the conditions of covid reality and working in an online format. In other words, GSOM SPbU once again demonstrated digital transformation in action and the ability to respond effectively to crisis situations, which was reflected in the students' satisfaction with the high quality of teaching,” said Ioannis Christodoulou, Academic Director of the CEMS MIM programme.
The autumn CEMS block seminar of GSOM SPbU was dedicated to the experience of social entrepreneurship in Russia and included theoretical lectures from Business School professors and partner companies and group work of students under the guidance of teachers. In the practical part, students were looking for solutions to specific problems of social entrepreneurs, including graduates of GSOM SPbU - the head of the business development department of Second Friend Store Polina Potapova (CEMS MiM), the founder and co-owner of the Charity store “Spasibo!” Maria Daletskaya (CEMS MiM) and the founder of the project “Dobrodelki” Elena Pegushina (bachelor's degree graduate).
“The block seminars on social entrepreneurship are aimed at developing students' desire to identify real life global problems (poverty, inequality, hunger, illiteracy, waste, pollution, climate change) and to look for sustainable business models to solve them. Thanks to the practice-oriented approach, interacting with social entrepreneurs, students learned more about such enterprises, their problems and opportunities, and were able to develop plans and recommendations for improving business,” said Julia Arai, curator of the block seminar, senior lecturer of the Department of Strategic and International Management.
GSOM SPbU has been a member of the CEMS global alliance since 2008.
The Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) was founded in Europe in 1988. Today, CEMS is a world leader in the field of master's degree education and has no peers in terms of the reputation of the participants: 34 best universities and business schools, including HEC (France), LSE (UK), Bocconi (Italy), Nova (Portugal), ESADE (Spain) and other leading universities around the world. In addition, the Alliance includes 68 corporate partners and seven non-profit organisations.