HSE’s Faculty Expansion in Home Stretch
The ‘big’ Faculty of Business and Management is being formed at the Higher School of Economics. The Faculty will include the current Faculties of Management, Logistics, and Business Informatics, which will be turned into schools.
The faculties are being merged and will cover closely related specializations. Contemporary management is not limited to organizational planning and human resource management within a company. The success of a business is currently largely determined by the ability to use new technologies – production, sales, informational, and even social technologies. Further, working with networks of suppliers and consumers brings together marketing and logistical tasks, and digital technologies help improve business processes.
In addition to this substantive basis, there is also an organizational purpose behind the faculty merger. The ‘big’ faculty makes it easier to coordinate research and education activities in the sphere of management, logistics, and business informatics. Students and staff will be able to better ‘see’ what their colleagues are doing, and they will have more opportunities to carry out joint projects.
The Faculty of Business and Management will include:
- the School of Business and Business Administration, which is what the current Faculty of Management will be called;
- the School of Logistics;
- the School of Business Informatics.
Aside from the Schools, the 'big' faculty will also have several departments that will carry out continuing professional education programmes as associated members. This was also no accident; managers’ preparation requires applied knowledge and a familiarization with the best management practices. This is why bachelor’s and master’s management programmes at the world’s leading universities are closely linked with the business education system.
Nikolay Filinov, who has been in charge of HSE’s Faculty of Management over the last several years, has been confirmed as the dean of the new faculty.
The creation of the Faculty of Business and Management marks the end of HSE’s faculty expansion process. Previously, already existing HSE departments were merged to create the ‘big’ faculties of economics, social sciences, humanities, computer science, law, world economy and international affairs, mathematics, and communications, media and design.
A move to a new building equipped with modern research equipment, an increase in admission numbers, a rise in the number of articles faculty members publish in international journals – these are just a few of the achievements the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) has made over the last five years. Throughout those years, the head of the Institute was Alexander Tikhonov, who passed away on December 9, 2016.
This year, many students and staff of HSE in Moscow will change the location of their study and work. Instead of some sites in districts on the outskirts of the sity, the university is using buildings in the centre. In addition to that, faculty departments which are now scattered in various parts of the city will move closer to each other. This will allow lecturers and students to spend less time commuting.
On December 25th, 2015, the HSE Academic Council summed up the results of the university’s teaching and learning activities over the past year. Here are some facts and figures from Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin’s presentation.
The HSE has concluded a process of expanding its faculties. What opportunities has this process opened up for students? How are BA and MA programmes now managed? Will this help ensure decision-making centers are closer to student audiences and scientific laboratories? Here we take the 'big' Business and Management Faculty, which now unites specialists in management, logistics, and business informatics as an example in exploring these issues.
As we celebrate this year’s anniversary of HSE, we will not recall everything that has happened with the university since it was founded; its milestones have been recounted numerous times already. We will instead tell you about the most important things that have happened this year.
On November 7, the Higher School of Economics and Rossotrudnichestvo signed a new agreement on cooperation. The document provides a framework for the future development of partnerships between Russia, the CIS, the Baltics, and Central and Eastern Europe in the educational and academic spheres.
As part of organizational reform at HSE, two more ‘big’ faculties are being created – the Faculty of Economic Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities. These faculties will include educational and research divisions in their corresponding fields. Changes will also take place in the structure of HSE’s Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics.
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov gave an interview to Moscow 24 TV about how prepared new first year students are for the most popular courses and about the careers of HSE graduates.
On May 30, 2014, the HSE Academic Council voted to open a new ‘mega department’ – the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The structure of this big division will include a Department of World Economy, a Department of International Affairs, and the School of Asian Studies. Sergey Karaganov will serve as Dean of the Faculty.