Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) and Kozminski University (KU) are launching their first joint double degree program in Corporate Finance and Accounting. The new double degree program will incorporate qualified students of Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) program at GSOM and students of Master in Finance and Accounting at KU.
As part of a new agreement, students will spend their 3 and 4 semesters at host institutions, and candidates, who successfully complete all program requirements of GSOM and KU will get Master degree diplomas from both institutions:
- Master in Finance and Accounting from KU
- Master in Corporate Finance, MCF from GSOM SPbU
The selection of students for the new double degree program will commence in fall semester 2021, the studies will start in academic year 2022/2023.
"The future belongs to partnerships, alliances and collaborations: it helps to look at goals from different angles, quickly respond to changes and create relevant and demanded products. In the new academic year, together with Kozminski University, we are launching a double degree program within the Master in Corporate Finance program: we will exchange experiences, compare our aims and results, and provide students from both sides with comprehensive knowledge that can be applied anywhere in the world. Kozminski University and GSOM SPbU are long-standing academic partners, our relationship has been tested over the years and dozens of exchange students. I am confident that the new level of cooperation will bring business schools closer together and make our Master programs more interesting and practice-oriented", — Konstantin Krotov, Executive Director of GSOM SPbU.
Since 2013, GSOM SPbU Bachelor and Master students have been participating in exchange programs, and faculty and staff of the Business School — in academic exchange programs with Kozminski University.
«We are happy to start a deeper cooperation between GSOM and Kozminski University. I think that a new double degree program will help to educate experts in finance, who will successfully operate on national and international markets. The Master in Finance and Accounting program at Kozminski University is highly ranked by FT and considered to be one of the best in the world. And I am confident that the double degree program will make the study process more interesting and practice oriented due to business practitioners involved in teaching, a list of new courses implemented together with leading Russian companies, and the academic traditions of Saint Petersburg University!», — Alexander Andrianov, Co-Head of the Working Group on Updating the Master in Corporate Finance Program (MCF).
«Close cooperation with the oldest university in Russia - Saint Petersburg State University and GSOM was recently crowned with a double degree on the Master in Finance and Accounting program. It is a natural step in intensifying our top students’ exchange opportunities by giving them access to one of the biggest markets. Thus, KU continues to strengthen its position as a global bridge for business opportunities and intercultural understanding», — Franjo Mlinaric, Ph.D., Leader of the Master in Finance & Accounting Program at KU.
Starting from 2022, four MCF students will be able to pursue their studies within Master in Finance and Accounting at one of the leading business schools in Poland. Kozminski University has triple crown accreditation as well as ACCA and CFA accreditations. Kozminski University's Finance and Accounting program is ranked the 21st position in the Financial Times (FT) ranking among the world's 55 best Master programs in corporate finance.
The Master in Corporate Finance program at GSOM SPbU is also ACCA accredited. GSOM SPbU has been ranked among the world's leading programs and business schools for many years in a row according to the international business newspaper Financial Times. In 2020, GSOM SPbU ranked 41st in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking, and 51st in the Financial Times European Business School ranking. The GSOM SPbU Executive MBA program entered the top 100 world programs for the first time and took 93st position in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2020.
Kozminski University was founded in 1993. It is one of the oldest non-public higher education institutions in Poland. The undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and the participants of postgraduate and MBA programs studying at KU make up a population of 9,000. The population of KU graduates is currently over 60,000. Kozminski University is a business-oriented higher education institution offering a broad range of education programs, holding full academic rights, and considered to be the best business school in Central and Eastern Europe according to the “Financial Times” ranking. In 2021 Kozminski University was ranked 21st in the Global Masters in Finance Ranking published by "Financial Times". It is the only university ranked from Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.