Who are our students?
Currently, we have degree students from 12 countries - Austria, China, Ghaiti, Ghana, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, Syria, the UK, and Uzbekistan. We also have students at our double degree tracks from Italy, Great Britain, France and Germany, as well as exchange students from many European countries.
Russian students come from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Perm, Krasnodar, Tomsk, and other Russian regions.
Our students obtained their Bachelors' diplomas in Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Management, Mathematics, State and Municipal Governance. Some of our students got their Bachelors abroad - in the United Kingdom and the USA.
Why do they become our students?
There are several answers. For example, here you can find an interview with our Chinese student, who tries to find his explanations. And here is another one, from out graduate student who explains why our programme is a good start to make a career.
How we develop their knowledge and skills?
The programme considers the personal development of its students as an integral part of the learning process in order to develop their personal and professional skills. Receiving of both professional and soft skills is reflected in the curriculum. Students benefit from special modules on academic writing, time management, team building, and presentation skills within the Research Seminar.
Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in the number of co-curriculum activities like career advising, professional training and guest lectures by corporate partners, company site visits and internships in HSE St.Petersburg research centres in case they wish to pursue an academic career. There is a plenty of student initiatives providing meaningful tools for personal development, like case competitions, research conferences, debate clubs and the like.
We organise BarCamp - a special event that matches master students with potential employers and is aimed at students' participation in solving companies' problems and tasks.
The research-led education means that a special attention is paid to students’ potential as researchers. They are special student positions in research centres and laboratories. Students are engaged as research assistants by professors of the programmes. Visible outcomes include students’ participation in international conferences (like AMEC, HSE April Conference, ISPIM Annual Conference, Real Options Conference, GSOM Emerging Markets Conference, EIASM Workshop on Intangibles and others), and/or publications in leading international and Russian peer-review journals.
You can read more about our students' profiles here.