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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 ManagementLogistics, 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 economicssocial scienceshumanities, computer sciencelawworld economy and international affairs, mathematics, and communications, media and design.

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