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Business & Management


Critical Perspectives on International Business
 (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE St.Petersburg)
Dates: July, 22- 27

 

This course provides the theoretical framework and practical experience of international business in the unpredictable and rapidly changing environment. This is a "big picture" course about different aspects of international business: main global trends, influencing strategies of international companies, competitiveness, and globalization, the organizational response to environmental changes. A key aspect of the course is to have an opportunity to observe and assess the international companies’ performance with the emphasis on a global economic situation. The course includes a traditional lecture-segment and a student activity-segment with the core focus on real-life situations. The case studies and assignments will be used to illustrate key points of international business theory and the challenges facing organizations in an international context.


Six Sigma, Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 24 - 28 

Sergey Viktorovich Zykov

Associate Professor: Faculty of Computer Science / School of Software Engineering

 
This course is vital for the emerging digital age as it puts together the cutting edge methods of process improvement and applies them to state-of-the-art innovative contexts.  The Six Sigma and related methods discussed in the course allow fine-tuning of business processes.  The focus, however, is their practical application for innovative entrepreneurship. Therefore, we outline the universal principles and best practices that make businesses successful. 

In brainstorming sessions, we will outline patterns and anti-patterns that typically help and hinder the state-of-the-art innovative businesses. Therewith, the main course outcome is the successful students ability to make justified decisions on business planning and development in terms of process improvement and innovation. 

 



Doing Business in Russia (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 1 -13

 

The course is designed to introduce international business in Russia in historic retrospective up to the modern changes in the global business landscape. A key aspect during the course is to have an opportunity to observe and assess the performance of the international companies which have made Russia their home.
The course provides theoretical framework and practical insights for organizing and running business in Russia. Trade disputes and international sanctions’ influence on both import-export operations and FDI in Russia are addressed in the frames of the course.
The course is aimed to increase students’ capacity to think strategically and practically about starting and doing business in Russia. Crucial attention is devoted to insights, sources of information and practical tools for foreign business looking at Russia as an investment destination. 
The course will enable students to face the challenges of cross-cultural management and cross-cultural sensitivity, while working in a modern, rapidly changing environment. It includes cross-cultural issues faced by international companies operating in Russia and provides an active development of the students' cross-cultural competence. The idea is to appeal to students on a practical level and provide competencies, insight and meaningful information for them which could be useful in their future career.

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