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Ace Manager by BNP Paribas


Ace Manager is back!
We are glad to introduce you Ace Manager, an online business game designed by BNP Paribas. This interesting pedagogical game is designed for students from all over the world. Last year, nearly 20 000 students from 145 countries participated in this competition, and we believe that it could be a great opportunity for your students. Please find below the detailed information.
How Ace Manager works?
This year, we prepare to organize one session which is consist of 10 different cases, which covers the two core businesses of the Group -- Corporate & Institutional Banking ,and Retail Banking&services. Those teams who get highest scores will be adopted for the final ranking.
At the end of May, 2016, the top 10 teams will be invited to the final.
*Ace Manager is open  for all students, but only the ones under 26 years old  are eligible for the final ranking.
How to join in this business game?
Students need to register on and constitute a team of three. The following are the  registration and competition information in detail:

Online Banking Game:
Registration Period:  01 Oct. 2015 - 13 Apr. 2016
Competition Period: 20 Apr. 2016- 10 May. 2016
Grand Finale: End of May. 2016

For more details:
Join Ace Manager in social networks:


McKinsey Business Diving


Be a part of case cracking championship McKinsey Business Diving 2015 – dive deeply into the world of business!

Business Diving Chmapionship unique format will make you dive into the real world of business, develop within the company as a project manager and competent analyst, search new solutions, discover new professional fields, research real issues emerging on the way of many companies.
What is the journey to Business Diving 2015?

  • End of the registration – February 25
  • Starting training – February 28
  • First round – March 1-9
  • Second round – March 14-22
  • Semi-final – March 28
  • Finals – April 4

How to start diving – Business Diving 2015?
Found a team of 4 and register it until February 25 on the official web-site!
The following categories of students are eligible to participate: 3rd year and above students (bachelors, specialists, masters, PhD students) as well as 2014 graduates.
As an award the winners will get tourist certificates to have a good rest after a long journey to success. Also they will be invited for a job interview at McKinsey.
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"Be a Hero" Competition by SUN InBev


Attention! A new student competition by SUN InBev, Russian branch of the International Brewery Anheuser-Busch InBev has started! "Be a Hero"!

Do you want to go to New York to the company's headquarters? All you need is innovative idea that will make you one of five lucky persons who get an opportunity to fly to New York and present their ideas to big bosses!

You need to choose one of the three questions, describe your idea in 500 words, attach a picture and voila! Pack your suitcases!

Find more information and apply on the web-site

Students of all years and fields of study are eligible to apply.

Working language - English.

Apply and don't take long!



Changellenge » Cup SPb 2014


Do you want to build a successful career?

Take part in the Cup of St. Petersburg to resolve the technical and business cases Changellenge »Cup SPb 2014, speak to the top managers of large companies and become their employees! Every year students of GSOM SPSU show themselves better than anyone and rank our championship. Do you want to prove that you're not worse than seniors? Then come, participate and win! Do not let championship and the cup leave its owner! Pay attention to the fact that a student can express themselves in any specialty! And engineers, and financiesr find case for themselves. And managers get a chance to show the breadth of their knowledge and skills.

During the Cup teams of four people at a time will act as top managers of large companies and solve interesting business situations (cases) in one of two sections: Technical and Business section.

Reasons to participate in the competition:

  1. Understand how to solve the key problem in large companies, how to manage the most popular brands on the planet.
  2. Get the experience and detailed feedback from the top management of well-known companies.
  3. Learn to work in teams, analyze, create presentations.
  4. The fastest way to get into professional team in technical and business areas.
  5. Your performance in the finals will be seen and appreciated by the top managers of the company, and the best participants will be invited for a job or internship.
  6. Have a great time and make friends with the most talented and promising guys.

Here is what the winner of the last championship Changellenge »Cup SPb 2014 says: "Participation in the Cup - it's something subtle that distinguishes you from other the rest of the students who also want to get into a prestigious company. Believe me, these days good grades in the diploma are not a surprise, moreover, more often they are not even considered. " Nikita Dirin. St. Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management.

Students of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the championship.

Choose your section and show what you can do!

Find out more and register during November 9

Prepare for the Cup: attend events educational program Changellenge >> Academy, learn to solve cases and improve your chances of winning. Learn when is the nearest event:



Competition by EY


EY Saint-Petersburg office is launching the competition for the last year students and graduates of Faculty of Journalism and Graduate School of Management SPBU. 

All the participants will be suggested to work out a marketing strategy, based on an interesting business case offered by EY specialists.  The finalists will be invited to the interview with the competition commission, which consists of EY specialists. The winner will get a tablet PC and an opportunity to have an internship as a Marketing Specialist in IP Center of Excellence EY with the perspective of further employment.
Please, find all the information regarding the conditions and the application process on the web-site

NB: The competition is for Russian speakers only!

Download more information about the competition

Telecom Idea 2014 Competition


This is to announce that the IV International Competition of Youth Innovative Telecommunication Projects “Telecom Idea” cordially invites the participants!

This year the topic of the Competition is “MTS collects innovative ideas for the “smart city”.

If you are:

  • ready to present the project, which will contribute into creating new comfort, ecological and all citizens accessible urban environment based on the usage of broadband mobile and cable internet;
  • a student or graduate student or the employee of a Higher Educational Institution, Research Organization or Innovative Entrepreneurship and your age is less than 35 years, then don’t miss this chance!

Successful participants of the final competition will be able to apply for residentship of the Business-Incubator patronized by Moscow State University and will be granted the possibility to get their own office and investment for the further development of their project.
The winners get the travel-grant for taking part in overseas educational tour of seminars, which gives the opportunity not only to get acquainted with the advanced achievements of Telecommunication and IT-industry but to share their idea with the world!
To start the victory path complete the registration until the end of March on the official web-site

Download press-release (in Russian)





Time is come – it’s now or never!

3M announces first global case competition Invent a New Future Challenge where you can prove yourself and invest in your Future.

Few words about case competition:
Global competition for Poland, Russia and Turkey
Real business tasks for creative thinking, creation innovations and implement of marketing knowledge Opportunity to became a part of global team

Participate - what for:
Opportunity to try your strength in global competition
3 finalists from each country will go to the global final in Poland
Main prize for the winner - tour of the innovation center in 3M USA and intern position in 3M in your country

First step to win – complete registration form until March 31.
Don’t miss the chance -  register now on

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Ace Manager 5 from BNP Parisbas


Ace Manager, the online business game designed by experts from BNP Paribas for students around the world, is back with its new edition, Ace Manager 2014. Registrations have started! 

Just go to and register, don’t miss the chance!
You are welcome to join the competition which brings together young talents from all over the world! Our last edition Ace Manager 5th Set successfully attracted almost 19,000 students from 136 countries. The game this year consists of seven business cases, compiled by BNP Paribas’ experts, and covers the three core businesses of the Group – Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking. It is a great chance to enrich your knowledge in finance and banking as well as marketing and management through an exciting and competitive game with intriguing scenario, captivating characters and takes place in a virtual 3D universe.
Ace Manager is a new pedagogical way to study business!
Accept the challenge and join Ace Manager! Experience the professional life as a banker. Come and join the game as a team of 3, regardless of your level of education, field of studies, nationality or gender. Win total prize amounting to 15,000 Euros and VIP tickets to French Open.
Ace Manager is an asset to your CV!
All players will be granted a certificate of participation with ranking, which is a valuable asset to your CV. Let your strong motivation and competence in finance shine through to potential employers with the help of Ace Manager.
If you would like to become our ambassador and help us promote the game, do not hesitate to contact and receive more information on the next steps. The shortlisted ambassadors will be contacted by the Ace Manager team accordingly.
(*Gift will be provided to ambassadors)

For registrations please visit:
The great 3-week adventure will begin on 17th April 2014.
Join the Ace Manager community on Facebook and like our page!

To download Ace Manager Brochure





L’OREAL BRANDSTORM 2013 - innovative international marketing business game:


Brand of this year is L’OREAL PARIS!

How to participate:






Henkel Innovation Challenge

We are happy to announce that a new exciting cycle of the Henkel Innovation Challenge has started!
Since 2007, this international business game has proved to be a powerful tool for employer branding, to promote Henkel as employer of choice and get in contact with talented students from business, engineering and chemistry schools (20.000 in the past 5 years).
Apart from thrilling experiences and plenty of fun, the competition offers young talented minds the opportunity to establish valuable personal contacts with Henkel at an early stage in their career.

This year 25 countries in Europe, Americas and Asia take part in the competition and for the first time the international final will take place in China, as a sign of the growing importance of emerging markets.

As well this year in Russia we will not focus our HIC promotion just on Moscow and St.Petersburg's Universities. We will make presentations in big educational centers in regions - such as Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, N.Novgorod and Perm.

If you like to read more about HIC 6, just visit our website or our facebook page

For more information on the Graduate Award, please contact

Official web-site:



rolex awars for enterpriseRolex Awards 2014

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were launched in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster chronometer, the world’s first waterproof watch. The Awards are presented every two years. The Laureates receive their Awards at a special ceremony in the presence of distinguished guests.

Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. These projects have touched all aspects of humanity by expanding knowledge or improving life on the planet.

Programme overview

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were created to foster a spirit of enterprise and advance human knowledge and well-being. They support pioneering work in five areas:

  • Science and health
  • Applied technology
  • Exploration and discovery
  • The environment
  • Cultural heritage

Winners are innovators who typically work outside the mainstream and often have limited access to traditional funding. Rather than reward past achievements, the Rolex Awards provide financial assistance and recognition to individuals embarking on new ventures or carrying out ongoing projects.

Selection criteria

Projects are assessed on:

  • Originality
  • Feasibility
  • Potential for impact
  • Candidates own spirit of enterprise

Winners are chosen by a Jury of international experts who themselves embody the spirit of enterprise that the Awards seek to promote. The Jury is international, interdisciplinary and independent. A new panel is convened for each series of Awards, which are presented every two years. Grant of 100,000 Swiss francs are awarded to Laureates and 50,000 Swiss francs to Young Laureates. All winners also receive Rolex chronometers. The grants must be used to complete projects. In addition, Rolex ensures winners receive access to its network of more than 100 past Laureates, as well as the benefit of international publicity through media coverage and the Rolex Awards website.

Apply for the Rolex Awards 2014

Pre-application to the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise is needed to enable interested individuals to present project ideas succinctly. You will be asked to complete a form asking questions about your project, its goals and activities.

Please pre-apply to the Rolex Awards for Enterprise any time between June 30, 2012 and May 31, 2013. You will have one month from the day you create a user account to complete your pre-application form.

Projects must be envisaged for the future or completed only in part. Completed work, or projects that will be finished when the awards are announced late in 2014, cannot be considered.

Learn more on the official web-site: Rolex Awards for Enterprise.