The School of Manager session for students in grades 9–11 has ended at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University. The project was implemented by the Business School together with the Talent Academy.
From October 30 to November 3, 2023, high school students studied the fundamentals and tools of strategic management and project management, and applied the acquired knowledge in practice to solve a business case for the company of the Khlebnik bakery chain. Students also played a business game and improved their skills in effective teamwork, presentation and public speaking.
|43 students in grades 9-11 from 32 schools, gymnasiums and lyceums took part in the autumn session “Manager School”. Admission to the program was carried out based on the results of a competitive selection. The competition consisted of more than 3 people per place.
The classes were conducted by GSOM SPbU experts: Associate Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management Anastasia Laskovaya, Assistant of the Department of Marketing Ekaterina Nazarenko, Assistant of the Department of Strategic and International Management Daria Klishevich and Assistant of the Department of State and Municipal Management Egor Starshov.
Specially designed interactive career guidance classes are held free of charge and are aimed at helping gifted and motivated high school students improve their level of knowledge, decide on a career choice, and get ready to enter a university.
“Manager School” is an excellent event and a great opportunity for schoolchildren to try on business education. I liked everything! The guys are motivated, analyze quite deeply, behave well and give practical recommendations. I hope everything works out for them,” GSOM SPbU alumna Vera Pavlova, marketing director of the Khlebnik bakery chain, shared her impressions.
What do shift graduates say?
Daniil Miroshnichenko, 10th grade student at State Budgetary Educational Institution Lyceum No. 64: “Thank you very much to the teachers! In such a short time, they were able to convey to us fairly broad topics, such as SWOT analysis, PESTEL analysis and others. There were also a lot of interesting people here that I was glad to meet.”
Olga Kim, 10th grade student at State Budget Educational Institution Secondary School No. 413: “This project opened up a lot of new things for me. First of all, I met wonderful people. All the guys were very creative, open, smart, they gave a lot of interesting ideas – and that’s why our project became successful, in my opinion.”
Daniil Chizhov, 11th grade student at State Budget Educational Institution Secondary School No. 151: “I am interested in economics and management in general, and it was interesting to learn here about the tools of strategic analysis. In addition, it was interesting to work in a team, because before that I had never done projects in a team – this was a new experience.”
During the shift, high school students worked on group projects and defended them on the Mikhailovskaya Dacha campus. The commission for evaluating the final projects included teachers, students and alumni of GSOM SPbU.
GSOM SPbU is a leading Russian business school, created on the basis of St. Petersburg State University, the oldest Russian university. GSOM SPbU was the first in Russia to receive accreditation from the three most authoritative international associations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only 1% of business schools in the world have the Triple Crown. It is a recognized center for scientific research and training in management. The Board of Trustees of GSOM SPbU includes leaders from business, government and the international academic community.
The Talent Academy is one of the leading educational platforms in St. Petersburg, where special conditions have been created for creativity and diversified development of schoolchildren and teachers. The Academy operates as a Regional Center for the identification and support of gifted children, and cooperates with the Sirius educational center.