Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) holds an annual Olympiad for the business school applicants «Modern manager». In 2020, together with University 20.35 the updated format was launched. Now, the participants can take educational intensive courses from University 20.35 and other partners. The winners will get additional points on admission to GSOM SPbU bachelor programs in 2021.
The Olympiad will be held in two stages. The first includes solving mathematical and logic problems, communicating with an interactive chat bot, second — participation in a business game. All stages will be held entirely in online format and be available for all schoolchildren regardless of geography.
Every year, more than 1,000 people participate in the Olympiad, many of them become GSOM SPbU students.
«Many of my friends are studying or have already graduated from the business school, so, already at the end of grade 10, I was firmly determined about the place of admission, and that’s why I have decided to participate in the Olympiad. Firstly, it is an advantage in terms of admission to the Graduate School of Management SPbU, secondly, offline tour, that was held in Saint Petersburg is a great opportunity to see GSOM campus. For me, this Olympiad is special, as it is related to my specialty», — told the Olympiad participant of the year 2017, fourth year student Anastasia Golubkova (Ekaterinburg).
«I have been thinking about studying at GSOM SPbU in grade 9. My primary motivation for participating in the Olympiad was additional points that can be received for admission. And, of course, an opportunity to come to Saint Petersburg for a final stage. I am from Moldova and I really wanted to attend SPbU open doors day. The most difficult part of the Olympiad was social studies, as there was no such discipline in my country, but I managed it», — shared the Olympiad participant of the year 2017, fourth year student Pavel Burdeyny (Glodeni, Moldova).
«Additional points for admission, of course, are the primary motivation for participating in the Olympiad. I am from Novosibirsk, but I attended «Modern manager» in Saint Petersburg in Mikhailovskaya dacha. And I fell so much in love with the atmosphere of this place, that I wanted to study at GSOM SPbU. I have not prepared a lot for «Modern manager». During admission, the Olympiad gave me additional points. That year, when I participated in it, «Modern manager» consisted just of mathematical problems, English and social studies tasks. There was no emphasis on specialized management. This year, among tasks there are management cases. After participating in a new format of the Olympiad, it will be easier for students to study at GSOM», — told the Olympiad participant of the year 2019, second year student Milana Revina (Novosibirsk).
Qualifiers of the Olympiad will last until January 11, 2021. To find information about requirements and rules of participation, visit website.