Psychoanalytic coaching and business consulting is a new and unique field of study in Russia. Its development was facilitated by close cooperation between the HSE University Department of Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting and INSEAD, the leading French business school, as well as business consultants, executive coaches, and the heads of HR departments at international and Russian companies. Our students work closely with our international colleagues to gain unique experience and knowledge, and to expand their understanding of international coaching and psychoanalytic business consulting practices.
The programme provides a fully practice-oriented approach to learning. Training is structured to maximize effectiveness, with an emphasis on individual learning approaches and continuous practice—including supervision of consulting and coaching activities. Students participate in workshops, master classes and supervised sessions, as well as review authentic business cases to acquire solid professional skills in psychoanalytic business consulting.
The programme provides a fully practice-oriented approach to learning.
Training is structured to maximize effectiveness, with an emphasis on individual learning approaches and continuous practice—including supervision of consulting and coaching activities. Students participate in workshops, master classes and supervised sessions, as well as review authentic business cases to acquire solid professional skills in psychoanalytic business consulting.
- Graduates of institutions of higher education (with or without background in psychology)
- Business consultants and coaches looking to acquire psychoanalytical and counselling skills for practical application at various levels of management and with various organizations
- Practicing psychologists and psychotherapists
- HR directors and professionals
- Managers in private and state-owned enterprises with an interest in exploring new and prestigious professions
Classes take place on the main campus of the Higher School of Economics at 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa (Chistye Prudy and Lubyanka Metro stations). In addition, students in the Master's programme can take part in counselling sessions as part of the required individual advisory practice in the office at 8 Pokrovsky Bulvar.
The programme provides a deep understanding of psychoanalysis and organizational behaviour. Students will be able to understand the basis of human behaviour and deep motivation. We teach students to view organizations from the perspective of both interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions. Students are taught to identify and manage the hidden dynamics of teams and organizations. Considerable attention is paid to the development and dynamics of leadership. Students will master organizational change management skills, including individual coaching of executives, as well as the creation and development of an effective organizational culture.
The international quality of the programme.
Training is directed by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, professor at the French business school INSEAD. He is a renowned expert in the field of management, psychoanalysis and business consulting with years of excellence in the profession. He has worked with top managers of Volvo Car Corporation, KPMG, Heineken, AirLiquide, Alcatel, Shell, BP, Unilever, Standard Bank of South Africa, General Electric Capital, Nokia, Bonnier, Rank Xerox, Investec, SEDCO, SHV, Accenture Consulting, Bain Consulting, Bang & Olufsen, Goldman Sachs International, Lego, TNK BP, Troika Dialog, Sibur, Russian Standard, and other companies. In addition, regular workshops and supervision from leading executive coaches from the European Global Leadership Center provide our students with an opportunity to gain unique international experience and practice in business consulting.
Personal coaching sessions for executives and managers, building effective HR management in companies, team building, staff development, training, and private counselling practice. Psychoanalytic coaching employs the full range of modern psychoanalytic techniques. An important aspect of the work involves revealing the unconscious mental processes that influence behaviour and career dynamics.
Psychoanalytic business consulting focuses not only on individual leaders, but also on the dynamics of the team to achieve the most effective change in an organization. The focus is not only on the rational dimensions of life (e.g., mission, vision, objectives, strategies, activities, tasks, roles, selection process, control system, etc.), but also on factors such as corporate values, the structure of power and influence, psychodynamics of groups, interpersonal relationships, stress reaction, unconscious motivation, etc.
People’s behaviour in organizations depends first on their own perception of that inner motivation and scenarios under which they form values, beliefs and views. With the help of psychoanalytic research, we can achieve a better understanding of these processes. We can reveal what prevents employees’ development and thereby achieve effective team performance.
Your own personal development, self-understanding and development of leadership qualities.
Training in the programme promotes personal growth of our students. Our students become more aware of themselves and develop the capacity for reflection, which will greatly enhance their potential for human management.
The programme successfully integrates clinical approaches, psychoanalytic and organizational psychology. Deep psychological knowledge combined with international best practices of HR management enables achievement of a new, innovative level of business consulting in organizations.
After two years of training, students are awarded a Master of Psychology from HSE. Students can enrol in the programme without previous training in psychology.
Instruction is in Russian. Lectures and workshops that include foreign experts and business consultants are translated into Russian.
Timeline for admissions to the Master programme in Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting
The enrollment is processed on the basis of the portfolio competition.
The list of documents to be submitted
1. Copy of the passport and a notarized translation of the visa
2. The original and copy of the Diploma with academic transcripts – 2 copies
The admission commission reserves the right to verify compliance of an internationally issued diploma with the course’s requirements
3. 4 photo (3x4)
4. Application form
5. Candidate questionnaire
6. Additional documents to be submitted for the portfolio competition are not obligatory, however may influence the decision of the enrollment commission
7. List of documents submitted for competition
Preliminary admission requests
Please contact program manager Petr Bochkarev at email@example.com in case you have any questions.
Download the brochure “MA in Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting” (in Russian).
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