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HSE University to Establish Graduate School of Business

HSE University to Establish Graduate School of Business

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HSE Graduate School of Business will open on September 1 of this year. The Academic Council decided on the School’s creation within the framework of HSE University’s 2030 Development Programme, which aims at enhancing the University’s global competitiveness.

‘In accordance with the decision of the Academic Council, a world-class business school will be created through the reorganization and integration of 11 University subdivisions. The newly-established Graduate School of Business will become a priority partner for leading Russian companies in the development of their HR and management technologies,’ says Valery Katkalo, First Vice-Rector, and the future Dean of the Business School. This restructuring will involve the Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Innovation Management and nine continuous professional development subdivisions (e.g., the Graduate School of Management, Higher School of Business Informatics, Institute of Professional Retraining, and several others).

The world-leading model of a ‘university business school’ has been chosen for the Graduate School of Business. This foresees an integrated portfolio of programmes, ranging from Bachelor’s to EMBA programmes, communities of experts and a vast network of research centres and laboratories for advanced management studies. Furthermore, HSE University’s integrative approach will allow the Graduate School of Business to develop as an interdisciplinary institution. The advancement of the Graduate School of Business through synergies with other faculties and institutes will serve as a key source of its competitive advantage. Moreover, the evolution and development of the Business School’s faculty involves the active engagement of three professional tracks at our University: research, practice-oriented and methodological.

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What sets the Graduate School of Business apart is its focus on educating and developing globally competitive and socially responsible business leaders for Russia’s emerging digital economy. The School’s educational model will focus on a project approach and other dynamic methods for skills training, integration of online and other digital technologies, as well as systematic internationalization of educational processes. At its start, the Graduate School of Business will offer 22 Bachelor programmes (three of which will be fully taught in English) and over 200 retraining and continuing professional development programmes, serving over 9,000 students. In future, the integrated portfolio of academic and professional programmes will continue to expand with a particular emphasis on graduate programmes, which is in line with the principles guiding top business schools around the world. In addition, the School’s top quality and all-encompassing Bachelor degrees will continue to make valuable contributions to the achievement of the Business School’s goals and the development t of its business model.

The School’s plans include the establishment of a National Resource Center, which will offer case studies based on the experience of Russian companies. In addition, the Business School will assist in the provision of up-to-date management training at other Russian universities. Furthermore, the Graduate School of Business will become one of the leaders in promoting Russian education.

The Graduate School of Business’s unique ecosystem will be created through partnerships with leading global business schools, as well as in-depth cooperation with firms and companies during the entire life cycle of the school’s programmes. The success criteria for the Business School include professional recognition thanks to the stellar careers of its graduates, its international programmes and institutional accreditations, as well as its presence on global business school rankings.

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