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St. Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management

St. Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management

The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is a unit of St. Petersburg State University, the oldest institution of higher education in Russia. GSOM was created in alliance with the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley in 1993.

From the very beginning GSOM has shown a dynamic growth. It has developed a diverse portfolio of business education programs: Bachelor, Pre-Experience Master, Executive MBA and Doctoral programs. GSOM has Dual Degree EMBA and Double Degree Master programs in cooperation with HEC Paris. Also the School offers Executive Education programs in cooperation with the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Currently GSOM has 65 full-time professors and involves over 150 visiting Russian and international professors.

GSOM has developed outstanding relations with the national and international business communities through joint research, guest lectures, Student Summer Internship Program, and other ongoing activities. Nearly 3500 graduates are members of the GSOM Alumni Association.


  • Corporate Finance Program
  • International Business
  • Executive MBA Program
  • Dual Degree Executive MBA (GSOM – HEC Paris)

Strong international recognition of the GSOM achievements resulted in getting international accreditations by AMBA (EMBA Program) and EPAS (Bachelor Program), as well as in membership in CEMS and PIM international associations of business schools where GSOM exclusively represents the Russian Federation.

GSOM has 35 academic partners among the world leading business schools and universities, and runs student exchanges based on bilateral credit transfer. In 2008 and 2009 GSOM was considered #1 Business School in Russia according to the EDUNIVERSAL international ranking.

GSOM is recognized as the Russian center of scientific research in the field of management. In its structure there are acting international scientific research centers in the field of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, marketing, international logistic and global strategies. There are numerous prestigious international scientific conferences (particularly with the participation of Nobel Laureates in economics J. Nash, R. Aumann, R. Selten) that are regularly being held. Leading scientific journals such as the “Russian Management Journal”, and “Vestnik of SPbSU Series Management” are being published at GSOM. Many of these projects are being carried out with participation of other departments of SPbSU, this reflects the interdisciplinary approach of the modern theory of management.

High Quality GSOM Facilities

GSOM is currently located in two complexes in the center of St. Petersburg (a building at Pereulok Dekabristov, 16 and a complex of 2 buildings at Volkhovsky Pereulok 1-3). Both locations have very good facilities for teaching and research, however the complex at Volkhovskoy pereulok is a truly world-class quality accommodation. It was achieved through a full-scale renovation of a historic building to conveniently integrate modern auditoriums, a library and IT facilities into the historical palace-type buildings of the late XVIII – early XIX centuries. The complex was opened in two stages (July 2002 and November 2006). IT resources at the GSOM are at the state-of-the-art level and widely used in the educational and research processes.

St. Petersburg Location

The St. Petersburg location of GSOM is a very important strategic factor for growth of the School to reach a top level of internationalization of teaching, students and research.
St. Petersburg has a unique heritage and power to attract the best international faculty and students. The city is widely considered as the “most European city” for its spirit and business culture. It is the cultural capital of Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

St. Petersburg is a booming investment center. Due to development of automobile manufacturing by all major car industry multinational corporations St. Petersburg is often referred to as a “Russian Detroit”. The IT and research industry strong positions make the city known as a “Russian Silicon Value”. Many leading Russian companies have their headquarters in St.Petersburg (e.g.Gazprom, VTB Bank, Sovcomflot).

St.Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia which is a part of BRIC market, the place with the highest in the world potential for growth, and therefore, a great place for building up a successful management career as a national or an expatriate.