• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

'Why I Chose HSE's Global Business Programme'

Julien Keyser from France has gained admissions to the English-taught Master's Programme in Global Business. The programme is run by HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod. In his interview Julien talks about his reasons for choosing the programme and what he he expects studying in Russia will be like.

 I decided to apply to the Global Business Master's Programme mostly because I wanted to study in Russia. Indeed, Russia seems to be too often left aside as a destination by European countries. 


Julien Keyser
Global Business Programme 2016-18

 — Why did you decide to apply for the Global Business Master's Programme?

— I decided to apply to the Global Business Master's Programme mostly because I wanted to study in Russia. Indeed, Russia seems to be too often left aside as a destination by European countries. The content of the programme is in line with my previous Bachelor at KEDGE business school (Marseille), I think the programme will enable me to adapt to businesses of many kinds in different types of structures. 

It is also the exhange programme with an Austrian University that made it appealing to me. The energy sector, which I entend to work in presents a lot of Russian/German partnerships (400 German companies work in this particular domain in Russia). For these reasons among others, the Global Business Master's Programme was the right programme to apply for.

— What is the most interesting about the programme personally for you?

—The most interesting thing about the programme for me was the opportunity to live in Russia, get in contact with the culture and begin to learn the language. Combined with the Austrian exchange, perhaps the double diploma puts me in good position to apply for one of the major international companies companies. 

— What do you think made your application successful?

—My Bachelor's programme is similar to this HSE programme. During my studies I had to spend 3 semesters at a German University as well as two internships in Germany and the UK. I think I developed ability to adapt to new situations and work in other countries. More than anything, I think I am in the right state of mind, that is to say, I am determined and enthusiastic to start this Russian adventure.

— What do you think of Russia as a prospective country for your future studies?

— This question is difficult to answer right now. We tend to only know Russia through the prism of our European media, which are often influenced by political motives. So I don't know what to expect but I am convinced to be positively surprised, being really appealed by the Russian culture. I try to prepare myself by reading books (Tolstoi's Anna Karenine right now). I am looking forward to it.

— What were some of your concerns before applying? And how were they resolved?

—The main concerns were to find myself far from home in a country that I don't know at all and how I will handle the everyday routine without speaking Russian: travel through the city, ask people for help, get a phone etc... These concerns are still there but I keep telling me that it will work when I am faced with the situation.

All international applicants receive all the necessary support from the programme administration and fellow students. HSE Nizhny Novgorod has a growing buddy community that helps international students cope with most day-to-day issues. The programme manager and the International Relations Office will guide you through the formal procedures such as visa application and diploma legalization. Applications for HSE master's programmes are accepted until July 15, 2016.

See also:

‘I’m Grateful to HSE University for the Knowledge’

Is it possible to learn the Russian language perfectly in a year? Why management is more interesting than physics? What makes Russia an attractive study destination? HSE News Service has talked to Guillerme Gerotto, a second-year undergraduate student from Brazil studying Business Administration at HSE University, about these and other questions.

Responsible Airlines: Some of Them Care about Minority Rights, while Others Just Survive

Airlines use a variety of different methods in order to win their passengers’ loyalty and demonstrate their public prominence. An air company’s social policy, active or indifferent, largely depends on the company’s home region, believes HSE expert Natalia Goncharova. On the basis of her research, the IQ.HSE editorial office determined seven types of global airlines.

‘If We Are Not Building and Growing, We Are Inevitably Decaying’

HSE offers applicants a large selection of master's programmes in business management and development. Jonathan Linton, Head of the Laboratory for Research in Science and Technology at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) at the Higher School of Economics, discusses the qualities managers and innovators need in today’s world.

What Drives Innovation in Russian Companies

As part of the Management session of the XX April International Conference, Carl F. Fey from Aalto University School of Business, Finland, presented his paper on Facilitating Innovation in Companies in Russia: The Role of Organizational Culture. In his talk, Professor Fey spoke about the results of three studies he has been conducting with his team.

Researching the Link Between Organizational Culture and Innovation

Professor Carl Fey from Aalto University has been invited to speak at the 20th Annual April International Academic Conference at HSE Moscow. In his talk, entitled ‘Facilitating Innovation in Companies in Russia: The Role of Organizational Culture’, Professor Fey will present research that he has been conducting with his colleagues on the relationship between organizational culture and innovation. 

Abusive Supervisors: The First Study in Russia to Examine Abusive Supervision

Abusive supervisors who undermine and bully employees cost U.S. corporations an estimated $24 billion annually. Evgenia Balabanova, Maria Borovik and Veronika Deminskaya are the first researchers to study the problem in Russia.

Not All Diversity Is Equally Beneficial

HSE experts have determined that cultural diversity is beneficial for team performance in eSports, while language and experience diversity negatively affect performance. These results might be of interest to companies of similar industries aiming to maximize profits. The study, entitled ‘Is Diversity Good or Bad? Evidence from eSports Teams Analysis,’ was published in the journal Applied Economics.

Logic of Ignorance: Why Russian Oil Companies Are not Responsive to Environmental Concerns

Senior management of Russian oil companies lack environmental awareness and refuse to invest in environmental safety, according to Sofia Villo, who has examined the operations of Russia's major oil producer from an ecological perspective.

HSE Campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg Admitted to QTEM

On March 10, 2017, the HSE campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg were admitted to QTEM, an international network of the world’s leading business schools. This means that every year the 20 best management and finance MA students from both campuses will benefit from a range of network member opportunities, and after they graduate from their programme at their home university, will receive a prestigious QTEM graduate certificate. 

Management Students Win L'Oreal Brandstorm Tech Challenge National Selection

The HSE Perm student team has won the national round of the L'Oreal Brandstorm Tech Challenge, becoming the best in Russia. The national selection round in this case competition was held in Moscow, and the 9 best Russian teams competed for the national title.