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On October 22nd SSE Russia organized its first informational session in Baku. Dr. Anders Liljenberg and Program Directors presented Executive MBA programs and told about business education in Europe and Russia.


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Our good partner and corporate client – Russian Railways company has sent us the Thank you letter.
We are very honored and hope for further fruitful co-operation.

Ов: 03.07.2013



SSE Russia announced the completion of the second round of Philip Morris corporate International program.
Project defense presentations took place in Lausanne on 4th June, in front of the large top management team of the EEMA region (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Dean of SSE Russia, Dr. Anders Liljenberg. At the end of the day the top management of PMI expressed their high appreciation of the program and thanked SSE for the high quality education course.
The program gathered  international scope of participants from 14 countries, very high demands to the education provider and client’s orientation on world class business practices.
Education modules of the program were carried out in Switzerland, Turkey, Serbia and UAE.


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On Monday 13 May, the Financial Times published the 2013 global ranking of executive education providers, which showed improved performance by SSE IFL.

SSE remains the top ranked executive education provider for both custom and open programs in the Nordic Baltic region.

SSE improved its performance in both individual open and custom rankings.

In the global open program rankings, SSE improved from 42nd to 36th place. SSE is now placed 16th in Europe.

In the custom program rankings, SSE climbed to 31st from 34th place.  SSE is now placed 15th in Europe.

In 2013, SSE is ranked 29th in the combined ranking of open program providers and custom program providers, an improvement from 2012’s ranking of 34th. SSE also now placed 15th in Europe for the combined ranking.


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St.Petersburg, May, 2013.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics, Russia announced the beginning of cooperation
with the Continental Hockey League

Delegation of the Continental Hockey League visited Stockholm School of Economics during World Hockey Championship 2013 in Finland and Sweden. An essential agreement have been achieved there: cooperation and development of joint educational programs for athletes.

The meeting was attended by Vladimir Shalaev, hockey operations vice-President of KHL, Dmitry Kurbatov, director of sports events organizing and conducting of KHL, Karl-Olof Hammarkvist, acting president of SSE, Lars Strannegord, vice president of SSE (Responsible for Internationalization and Chair Research Board), Marika Andreson, director of program for sportsmen, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean SSE Russia and Peter Forsberg, famous Swedish hockey player and a first round graduate of SSE program for athletes.

Representatives of the parties briefed each other on the specifics of their activities and exchanged views on the prospects of future cooperation. Memorandum on intentions was signed following the negotiations. In accordance with this document, KHL and SSE established a working group for the development of business training programs for athletes in Russia. These programs will consider the interests of both businesses and Russian athletes, who complete their active sport career.

Programs are based on several thematic blocks which will form a relevant to each athlete project. KHL and SSE will also join their in inviting qualified teachers.

Additional information

Stockholm School of Economics
is an international business school (founded in 1909) successfully managed from Sweden that has representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, having presented high-quality international educational programs for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. Executive MBA program and corporate programs of the school enjoy stable demand on the market of business education.
Currently, the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia is the only Russian business school represented in Financial Times executive education ranking.

For additional information turn to Anna Izmailova, head of market communications of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia

+7 (812) 320-48-00


 Congratulations to our Partners!

On April 18th Novartis company got a prestigious Platinum Ounce award in the nomination "Employer of the year 2012". Employees of all subdivisions of Novartis company can use all the opportunities for education and development: to study at corporate university, which is a joint program with the Stockholm School of Economics, to explore the on-line library and other resources for their personal development.
For the current moment more than 150 people became graduates of the Novartis Business Academy, organized in the partnership with SSE Russia and successfully continue their career development.
Our sincere congratulations to our Partner with such an Award!

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Stockholm School of Economics, Russia conducted the first webinar, dedicated to the “Global economic environment: Recent Trends”.

The webinar was held by Vassily Dermanov, Associate Professor of the Higher School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (Strategic and International management department).
Vassily Dermanov has been teaching at different Executive MBA and MBA programs in the leading European business schools. Besides State University, he is delivering his courses on macroeconomics at LUT (Finland), HEC (France) and SSE Russia. His major subjects belong to macroeconomics, global economy, intellectual capital and strategic resource management.


The video  from the webinar you can find here



Open Doors of SSE Russia in Astana

Dean, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Alumni and Team members presented SSE EMBA programs in the capital of Kazakhstan.

Address by Consul General of Sweden.

Updated: 03.04.2013

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Carl Fey, Dean, Nottingham Business School China
and Former Associate Dean of Research, SSE Russia and his co-authors have won the Journal of International Business Studies decade award for 2013. This article list Dr. Fey as Associate Professor of International Business, affiliated with the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.  The publication is one part of a research project Carl directed while at SSE Russia.  The Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is the leading journal in the world in international business and the award goes to the article published 10 years ago in JIBS which has had the largest influence on the field of international business. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of international business. 

The award is for the article:
Minbaeva, D., Pedersen, T., Bjorkman, I., Fey, C. F., & Park, H. J.  2003.  MNC knowledge transfer, subsidiary absorptive capacity and HRM.  Journal of International Business Studies, 34: 586-599.
   Sergey Zdolnik
Dr. Carl Fey



EMBA Oil&Gas round 4 aumni Sergey Zdolnik
(Deputy of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Duma, member of the Duma Committee of Economic politics, regional development and nature management) tells about SSE education and program benefits.

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          Sergey Zdolnik



On October 31 – November 2 SSE Russia organized the Fall Alumni Module and HR seminar for corporate clients and HR executives from Russian and International companies.

The headliners were Myles Downey and Mike Malmgren. Myles is the Founder of the School of Coaching in London. He is one of Europe's foremost business coaches and his extensive experience spans over 20 years.  Myles is also the author of Effective Coaching and ‘The Sessions’, concerning leadership performance. Mike Malmgren, professor and business consultant from the Ashridge business school (UK). His main interest is strategy innovation and how companies can create new value for themselves and their customers. His recent work includes a range of international clients such as Alfa Laval, Volvo, Electrolux, Volkswagen, Ericsson and Tetra Pak.

Both events went successfully and attracted lots of our alumni from first and recently graduated groups.


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Alumni of EMBA General Management round 3  

Yury Mikhailov was appointed territorial director of SOGAZ for the Northwestern Federal District. The insurance company reported this. Previously, Mikhailov worked for state organizations.
Mikhailov was born in 1960 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Leningrad institute of precise mechanics and optics. Afterwards, he passed retraining in the St. Petersburg university of economics and finance in "Finance and credit" profession. He if graduated from Executive MBA program of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.
Until 1994, he was in military service. Between 1994 and 2002, he was deputy managing director of the St. Petersburg Currency Exchange. Between 2002 and 2003, he was director of the commercial banking department of Bank Menatep St. Petersburg.
In December of 2003, he became the head of the city fund of compulsory medical insurance. In 2006, he was appointed on the post of director of the division of the Federal Agency for Management of Special Economic Zones for St. Petersburg. 

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Alumni of EMBA General Management round 9     

MDM Bank announced appointment of Andrei Sokolsky on the post of vice president – head of the section for development of MDM Bank. Sokolsky will be responsible for corporate, small and medium, retail businesses, marketing and product policy and development of business processes. On this position he will also be curator of activity of all territorial banks: Urals, Southern, Siberian and Stolitsa bank. The candidacy of Sokolsky will be submitted to the Central Bank for approval of his appointment on position of senior deputy CEO of MDM Bank. This is said in a press release of the bank.
Before coming to MDM Bank Sokolsky worked for Alfa Bank for more than seven years. Lately, he had the post of senior vice president and deputy head of "Retail business" section," head of the consumer crediting business and strategic partnerships of the bank. Between 2011 and 2012, Sokolsky was also member of the Board of Directors of Sentinel Credit Management, the leading Russian full-cycle collector agency being a part of Alfa Group.
Between 2003 and 2004, Sokolsky was curator of development of business with retail chains in Home Credit and Finance Bank and was responsible for determination of strategic directions of distribution, management of the agent sales network, trade marketing, product range and pricing. Between 2011 and 2003, he was regional manager (Russia) of the Russian representative office of Thomson Consumer Electronics. Between 1997 and 2001, he was manager for relations with the key clients in the Russian representative office of Philips. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked for Russian-Finnish joint venture Kalinka-Stokmann.
Sokolsky has higher legal education and degree of Executive MBA General Management of Stockholm School of Economics.
CEO of MDM Bank Igor Kuzin says, "We keep reinforcing the managerial team of MDM Bank and inviting professionals who have a significant experience of work, oriented at the result and ready to have a new look at market opportunities. Today, Andrei Sokolsky is in the team of MDM Bank and I am very glad that he has decided to join us. Andrei became the head of the key section for development of business of the bank and I am convinced that his knowledge, energy and leader qualities will help him to achieve extraordinary results in the new role."
Sokolsky said, "I am glad to join the professional team of MDM Bank. I see in MDM Bank significant potential for further successful development of business and fundamental strengthening of positions on the market. I face a number of important tasks for implementation of the adopted client-oriented development strategy, improvement of efficiency of business, minimization of risks and growth of profitability. I am convinced that together with the strong team of managers of MDM Bank we will be able to achieve high results that our clients will appreciate at their worth." 

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The gala graduation ceremony of the “Russian Railways” holding corporate program 2010/2011
took place on October 14th in the Oktyabrsky centre of the science and technical information.
The ceremony was held within the frames of the 3rd day of the next round of the corporate education program of “Russian Railways” holding in the module SSE Executive MBA format. Dr. Lars Bergman, President of SSE and Dr. Vladimir Yakunin, the President of Russian Railways presented certificates and diplomas to the graduates.

Alumni Module in SSE Russia. The next alumni module took place on October 1-2 in the Terijoki hotel in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Mats Urde, Professor of the Lund University, Sweden and Elena Sidorenko, Professor of the St. Petersburg State University were teaching during the module. Models of corporate brand management, as well as the “AntiManipulation” business training were the key topics of the module.
“The most inspiring event of the season”, “Emotional charge for a long time”, “Great to be in the class and talk to classmates” – only few of alumni comments. We will continue in February 2012.


September 19th marked the start of the 4th round of the corporate educational program Novartis Business Academy. Among the group members are representatives of all Russian Novartis divisions: Novartis Pharma, Novartis Consumer Health, Alcon, Sandoz CIBA Vision.

Alumni Birthday and Housewarming of SSE Russia
This year, the remarkable date was celebrated in the new office of the school in business center Sweden House. Thus, there were two reasons for the holiday at once: birthday of SSE Russia Alumni and a house-warming party.
About 100 alumni arrived to the celebration. Many of them arrived from Moscow and other cities. Honorable signs were given to graduates of Executive MBA General Management group of 2001 and Executive MBA General Management of 2006.

Stockholm School of Economics strengthens relations between schools of Russia and Sweden
The solemn ceremony of awarding of winners of the Olympiad for schoolchildren organized by Stockholm School of Economics in Russia with support of the General Consulate of Sweden in Russia took place on May 24 of 2011 in the House of Sweden. The Olympiad held in April of 2011 was dedicated to cultural and historic relations between Sweden and Russia. Pupils of the 9-11th grades of nine schools of St. Petersburg struggled for the victory. The Olympiad is aimed at strengthening of contacts between schools of St. Petersburg and Stockholm School of Economics on the basis of cultural and educational interaction in the light of historic retrospectives and prospects for relations of Russia and Sweden on all levels. Among participants of the solemn program were Christina Johannesson, acting general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics, and Pavel Novikov, director of Executive MBA program and head of "Bachelor degree" project. In individual competition Vanessa Imrit from gymnasium 148 won the main prize - trip to Stockholm. The other winners received valuable prizes.

Participation in Sweden Days
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia conducted a seminar entitled "Development and preserving of talented managers: opportunities and risks of employers" in the framework of the Days of Sweden in St. Petersburg.
The seminar gathered more than 45 participants, the leading specialists of big Russian and foreign companies who discussed the problem of retention of top managers of companies and the role of additional education and professional growth as the key instruments of motivation. Among participants of the discussion were Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics Russia, Jan Nyberg, general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, and alumni of the school: Yana Donskaya, HR director of Vozdushnye Vorota Severnoy Stolitsy, Kirill Vronsky, strategic development director of Tieto, Lyudmila Antonova, independent HR consultant, and Andrei Gusev, general director of Mannheimer Swartling in St. Petersburg.

Stockholm School of Economics became a partner of ROSNANO in the field of business education
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia launches "International business and management of innovations" program in the framework of beginning of cooperation with ROSNANO.

The first module in China
Moscow, March 24, 2011. Stockholm School of Economics broadens geography of organization of educational modules. The first course dedicated to the topic of international business took place in Beijing and Shanghai under supervision of Professor Carl Fey. China was visited by Executive MBA GMR2 group studying in the Russian language.

Igor Dukeov, EMT Area Principle of SSE Russia made a presentation "Influence of the educational level on the country competitiveness" at the Petersburg Technical fair "international Partnership - Petersburg Industry Congress".
The lecture attracted interest and arose lots of questions to Igor Dukeov.

Open Lecture on “An Alternative Theory of Markets with Examples of Behavioral Micro Foundations” with Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia and Dr. Per Hedberg, Academic Director of SSE Russia  was held on February 1, 2011 at the Kyiv School of Economics.

During the lecture the following thesis were made:
“Markets are elusive phenomena. And so is behavior unfolding therein. As we try to understand the one we oftentimes do poorly in grasping the other. This lecture sets out to delineate a market theory based on insights from economic sociology and Austrian economics while at the same time putting to the fore some of its behavioral implications. In this vein we aspire toward coming to terms with part of the market understanding glitch which we feel characterizes much of economic theory. In particular, this alternative market view problematizes the equilibration process and the relationships between the actors. To provide an idea of what behavioral underpinnings might look like, we present experimental research on the ways in which individual actors with weak ties might produce (and reproduce) institutions within which they operate.”




Funky Business authors Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale in Moscow

Famous authors of the Funky Business book and Professors of the Stockholm School of Economics, Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale came to Moscow to present their training session within the frames of the “Go-To-IT” project and presentation at the round table of the Harvard Business Review magazine.

 “INTO THE FUTURE!” is an all-Russian business project for young and successful people who are interested in new opportunities to contribute to the high-tech sector development in Russia. The project is carried out in line with the Russian President's initiative to create innovative economic environment and attract the brightest brains to the IT industry.


Alexander Bard presentation on July 2nd, 2010
Stockholm, NOVARTIS Business Academy Graduation

Within the frames of the last module of NOVARTIS Business Academy corporate educational program of SSE Russia Alexander Bard delivered a lecture about social networks, business development and modern social trends. Alexander Bard is a famous author of the business book “Netocracy”, which was published in Russia by the Stockholm School of Economics publishing house. Alexander Bard is now an advisor of the Swedish Government, participant of the project SpeakersNet – a virtual analogue of the speakers corner in Hide Park, TV-speaking person, musical producer and composer.


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SSE Russia celebrated Alumni Birthday
On June 10th the first Alumni Birthday of SSE Russia took place in the Moscow conference centre Extropolis.

The event was dedicated to the gala celebration of 5 and 10-years from graduation of Executive MBA, Hans Rausing Entrepreneurs Essentials groups. Special signs and birthday cakes were prepared for alumni of these groups.

Representatives of the whole SSE Russia community, which is now consists of more than 1000 people came to greet two jubilee groups.

Competition for the best photo capture, lottery and dancing master class became the most successful features of the evening.

In his opening speech Per Hedberg, Academic Director of SSE Russia told about strong network and very close ties that SSE Russia alumni have, he also mentioned the business relations which are constantly being developed within SSE Russia alumni community. “With this event we started a good tradition of celebrating Alumni Birthday every year”, - said Per Hedberg.



Spring Open Doors

On March 25th SSE Russia organized its Spring Open Doors event that took place in Novotel Moscow City Centre and gathered more than 80 guests.

After School presentation guests got a unique opportunity to ask SSE Russia alumni about their impressions from the learning process.

Thanks to Anton Kushner, Vadim Sukhoverhov and Sergey Mitrofanov we have attracted a lot of attention to our Executive MBA programs.

The Open Doors event also included a talk show with the SSE Russia Dean, Dr. Anders Liljenberg and EMBA in Russian Program Director, Pavel Novikov. They discussed Funky Business and modern trends in marketing topics.

Meeting with Jean-Claude Larreche

On March 24th Jean-Claude Larreche, the author of the well-known MarkStrat business game presented his book “Momentum Effect. How to Ignite Exceptional Growth” published in the SSE Russia series.
The presentation took place in Biblio Globus - one of the biggest Moscow book store.

SSE Russia alumni came to the presentation to talk to Jean-Claude and to get author’s autographs.

EMBA Oil&Gas alumni among the top-three in the professional ranking

Vladimir Bubley
, General Director of the ZAO Keramet and EMBA Oil&Gas alumni of SSE Russia was named among the top-three of the most successful directors of ferrous metallurgy companies of Ukraine in 2009.
All employees of ZAO Keramet think that the SSE Russia education played a great role in this achievement.
We congratulate Vladimir Bubley with the victory and wish him good luck in his professional sphere and social life!

New publication
Dr. Carl Fey, Professor of International Business at SSE Russia and SSE and has experience teaching, doing research, and consulting in Russia for over 15 years, has recently written an article summarizing his thinking on what management practices and strategies work best for firms in Russia drawing on examples of leading firms. The article is targeted for foreign firms entering Russia, but much is also applicable for local firms operating in Russia. For a copy of the article click here.

SSE Russia Alumni – The Best Entrepreneur of 2009
SSE Russia alumni Alexander Glushkov, who is the President and the Founder of the leading beauty salons chains MONE became the winner of the international competition “Enterpreneur of the year 2009”, organized by the Ernst & Young company in the “Services” nomination.

Winners of the competition was chosen by the independent jury. “This is the recognition of 11-years development of our company and team. Today MONE is a well-known brand, associated with style, quality and prestige. This year our company became an official stylist of the National competition “Miss Russia 2009”, Fashion week in Moscow and other well established fashion events,” – told Alexander Glushkov.

The competition was held in Russia for the seventh consecutive year within the frames if the international program Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, that aimed to recognize prominent achievements of entrepreneurs and into the development of the world and national economies. In the present time the competition covers around 50 countries.


First Alumni Module

On 6-8 November the first SSE alumni module took place in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Executive MBA alumni from different groups got the unique opportunity to be back to School for a studying and feel the atmosphere at SSE as they experienced before.
The module took place in the Baltiets hotel, a symbolic place for the first EMBA groups of SSE Russia, because all their modules took place exactly at this place.

Classes were given by Vassily Dermanov, who told about new trends in macroeconomics and Goran Roos, who delivered a lecture about innovations management.
The atmosphere at the module was extremely friendly and the participants enjoyed interaction and appreciated opportunity to become SSE participants once again. They provided good evaluations of the module and suggested us to continue with such activities.
The teachers also enjoyed being in such class and they reflected the teaching was different from normal groups, as the contact with the group and understanding were at highest level.
Next alumni module will take place in the Spring semester.


Open Doors Day


On October 22 SSE Russia organized it’s Fall Open House event that took place in Marriott Courtyard Moscow City Centre and gathered more than 80 guests.

This year we decided to ask our bright alumni to tell about the School and it’s programs. The audience got a unique opportunity to ask SSE Russia graduates about their impressions from the learning process.

Thanks to Andrey Dashunin, Mikhail Chernyshev, Natalia Shtaltonaya, Maxim Kopylov and Veronika Zusmanovich we have attracted a lot of attention to our Executive MBA programs.

The Open House event also included presentation of program directors and a lecture of Dean, Dr. Anders Liljenberg.

Graduation ceremony for Russian Railways corporate program
In November 2008 SSE Russia launched the first round of corporate educational program for the Russian Railways (RZD) company. During the fall of 2009 35 top managers of RZD defended their Executive Master Theses projects dedicated mostly to strategy, finance and human resources management in their professional business sphere. And on October 18th the gala Graduation ceremony for the first round graduated took place in St. Petersburg.

"Today, we are present at handing of certificates out to the first graduates of the corporate educational program of RZD holding and this shows that the company has laid down a foundation for formation of a corporate university” - told the President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin opened a solemn ceremony of handing of certificates out to the first graduates of the corporate educational program of RZD.
Advisor of Stockholm School of Economics. Russia Johnny Lindstrom addressed to participants of the ceremony too, "I wish to address those who receive a certificate today. Do not forget to use the opportunities that are opened for graduates of this program. You have received a chance for communication with the people who run business in various areas of activities with which it is possible not only to discuss new ideas and creative achievements but also to find ways for solving of various problems. The alumni network will help you in planning of personal career and in development of your company."
The second round of the corporate educational program for RZD started studying on October 15 of 2009.
The candidates are selected in accordance with requirements of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia: availability of managerial experience of the candidate and leadership potential, progress of career, motivation for learning and skills of team-working.


On September 25th

SSE Russia launched the Management Development Program for the Russian branch of Bristol-Myers Squibb company, a global BioPharma leader.

The BMS MD Program has been designed in close cooperation with BMS Russia and BMS International management team. Among the participants of the Program are top managers of the Company, including Michel Manon, BMS Russia General Manager, Heads of Business Units and middle managers with high leadership potential.

Day of Sweden is our day!

The Day of Sweden, a holiday for residents of the city in the Malaya Konyushennaya Street that already became traditional, took place in St. Petersburg on June 27 of 2009. The holiday was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden with participation of Swedish companies and organizations that were working in Russia. Of course, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia could not abstain from participation in this holiday important for our two countries.

The Day of Sweden was timed to three remarkable events: the National Day of Sweden on June 6, the final round of the Volvo Ocean race in St. Petersburg on June 27 and current chairmanship of Sweden in the European Union.

Nineteen Swedish companies and organizations participated in the Day of Sweden on June 27. They presented their activities at the stands located along the pedestrian street. A few thousand people visited celebration of the Day of Sweden this year. They not only got acquainted with activities of the participating companies but also had a possibility to take a closer look at the contemporary Swedish musical culture and to receive information about the tourist potential of Sweden.

SSE at the International Economic Forum
Carl Fey, Professor of the Stockholm School of Economics, and Igor Dukeov, Professor and EMT Area Principle, took part in work of the World Economic Forum. This year, the school is one of the partners of the World Economic Forum responsible for research in Northwestern region.

Igor Dukeov performed a research aimed at finding of global competitiveness of the forum.

Carl Fey took active part in the discussions during the days of the forum and gave an interview in the program of Russia Today TV-channel in which he shared his opinion about the Russian business and its place in the world, about possible options of reaction to the crisis, abut the global financial system and its influence on the Russian economy.

A conference for HR directors was held on June 4

Stockholm School of Economics Russia and ANKOR holding held a seminar entitled "Motivation in new economic conditions" in the building of the school in the Shvedsky Pereulok, 2

The topic of the seminar was a vital matter of combating crisis on the labor market in Russia where a serious correction of trends of the previous years was going on. Participants of the seminar also discussed problems of motivation of employees because retention of the key players and work with the opinion leaders were getting more important now.

Among the speakers of the seminar were: Carl Fey, leading expert for Russia and invited guest of the International Economic Forum, Professor of Stockholm School of Economics, who shared results of his latest research of Russian companies and international experience of solving of motivation problems during the crisis period.

JTI and SSE Russia announce partnership

On July 9, we reached an agreement on partnership with JTI (Japan Tobacco International) in creation of a joint educational program. For us it will be one of the largest educational projects in the segment of corporate business education!

The program is developed specifically for corporate university IKUSEI that has been functioning in JTI since 2009. Well-known lecturers of the business school will offer a two-year course for 27 key managers of JTI for development of strategic management skills and leadership qualities.

We sincerely hope that this course will not only be useful for both parties that participate in the project but will also be remembered always by all lecturers and students!

Accomplishment of the first round of the program for RZD

The first corporate education program for employees of the Russian Railways (RZD) was successfully accomplished!

Thirty-five top managers, graduates of the program, defended their Executive Master Theses projects dedicated mostly to strategy, finance and human resources management in their professional business sphere.

We’ve already received a gratitude letter from RZD that specially emphasized professionalism of lecturers of Stockholm School of Economics, high quality of educational materials and practical importance of the graduation projects of students of the program.

The second round of the program is approaching and it will definitely be equally productive!

The program for the business academy of NOVARTIS is completed
The first round of the educational program for international leader of pharmacology Novartis is completed. The most convenient format was chosen for the group, namely ten modules and special emphasis was put on strategic marketing, finance and human resources management.

Participants of the program presented and defended their EMT projects decently and managers of Novartis praised the strong theoretical base, high-quality analysis of market situations, as well as the research part of the graduation projects.

Graduation ceremony took place in the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm. The celebration continued on a boat cruise around the skerries of Stockholm. Bearing in mind that solemn opening of the program took place at a ship during a trip along the Moskva River, it is possible to say boldly that the first round of the sailing of Novartis Business Academy adopted a correct course from the very start!

09 April 2009

New director of corporate programs
Еvgeny Terukov
Program Director of Corporate Programs
Eugeny Terukov became our director of corporate programs. He is responsible for development, promotion and implementation of corporate programs of the Stockholm School of Economics Russia.

Eugeny Terukov is a graduate of EMBA program of Stockholm School of 2003. He received higher education in Public Relations specialty in SPGETU and afterwards studied in the US. He also graduated from courses for improvement of qualification for lecturers of the Stockholm School of Economics. Since 2002, he has been teaching disciplines in the field of strategic and applied marketing, organizational changes, techniques of analysis and making of strategic decisions and in SSE Ring, FastTrack, CRDF and BIT programs in our school. Since 1994, Eugeny worked for large foreign and Russian companies at different times. He has a rich managerial experience. Now he co-owner and general director of consulting research company SSE RING.

The staff of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia wishes Eugeny success on the new interesting post!

07 April 2009

Stockholm School of Economics had an Open Doors Day in Moscow
Dr. Anders Liljenberg
during presentation
Another Open Doors Day took place in Marriott Tverskaya hotel on April 7 and more than 140 guests visited it. Many potential students were present besides the graduates of the past years. The Open Doors Day included reports of program directors with a presentation of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia, some lecturers of the school and a lecture of Dean, Dr. Anders Liljenberg.

The lecture was dedicated to the situation in contemporary marketing written in the program of the meeting attracted attention of the audience and caused an interesting and serious discussion.

Once again we thank all participants and we are eager to see you again next year at our programs!

02 April 2009

A master class at MBA Invest show
Alexey Popov
is reporting
MBA Invest show organized by daily business newspaper Vedomosti took place in Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskie Vorota hotel in St. Petersburg on April 02 of 2009. The main players of the market of business education participated in the show. The main topic of the show was reaction of educational institutions and top managers to the difficult contemporary situation on the labor market and in the economy: how a manager can cope with it, where and how to acquire the skills necessary for coping with it. Participants of the show presented programs of business and MBA education of current importance, as well as anti-crisis short-term programs of additional education for top managers.

We wish to mention a pleasant fact: our graduate, friend and business partner, General Director of Brandflight agency Sergei Mitrofanov has spoken in the framework of the master class too.

19 February, 2009

New appointment
 Alexey Popov, Program Director EMBA General Management
Per Hedrick Hedberg,
Associate Dean and Academic Director
The Stockholm School of Economics, Russia permanently strengthens its positions in the sector of business education. Appointment of Per Hedberg on the post of Academic director in Russia is a new confirmation of this.

Per Hedrick Hedberg, graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics and Columbian University, has master degrees in philosophy and arts and is doctor of psychology. He is author of a series of monographs and scientific articles dedicated to various disciplines: behavioral studies, social psychology and theory of motivation.

Hedberg has worked for the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia since 2006 and has earned reputation of excellent specialist and perfect lecturer. We wish him success in the new capacity and interesting productive work!


15 February, 2009

We have a new head of Degree Unit!
 Alexey Popov, Program Director EMBA General Management
Irina Zakharova,
Head of Degree Unit
It is always pleasant for us to speak about personnel changes in the School if they are connected with the employees whom we have known and liked for a very long time already! One of such appointments happened in February of 2009:
Irina Zakharova was appointed as Head of Degree Unit of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia!
Irina started working for the Stockholm School of Economics already having a big managerial experience. She not only managed departments of several St. Petersburg-based and international companies but also owned her own tourist agency.

In five years of work for the Stockholm School of Economics she passed a successful path from administrative manager, our student, manager of our publishing house to the present appointment. All colleagues and students of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia wish successful work in the new capacity to Irina! Way to go!

03 February 2009

Jubilee year of the Stockholm School of Economics
Irina Antonova в and Elena Lopareva
near to stand SSE Russia
In 2009 the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) marks its centennial jubilee.
The Stockholm School of Economics was founded during the years of actively developing industrialization when there appeared a pressing need for well-educated managerial staff. For their education leaders of the Swedish business community of the beginning of the 20th century established the Stockholm School of Economics in 1909. The first group of students who graduated from the School consisted of 110 people.
In a hundred of years of its existence the Stockholm School of Economics passed a glorious way: it has become one of the European leaders of business education, it has its own branches and possesses close relations with universities and business schools of various countries. In this jubilee year the Stockholm School of Economics plans to organize a number of holiday events, conferences and roundtable meetings.
In January SSE Russia team presented themselves at the first centennial kick off in Stockholm. The event gathered all employees of SSE who played two roles at one time – they presented their own departments and were guests of others. The SSE Russia stand presented not only EMBA and corporate programs, but bright staff and traditional Russian treatment – caviar and vodka!

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20 November, 2008

New program kicks off
The Stockholm School of Economics, Russia launched a 10-module training program, titled Sibur Business Academy, for the management of Sibur Group companies on 20 November 2008. The program will enroll 38 top executives from 16 Sibur companies, selected from 6,000 candidates proposed by the Group.
Module One of Sibur Business Academy, taught from 20 to 23 November at a retreat near Moscow, covered Business Development. The participants highly praised the quality of the training material and structure of the course.
We wish the Program Director, Evgeny Terukov, and all Program participants success and many illuminating discoveries in their teaching and learning.
The next Program module is scheduled for the end of January. The Program will run until June 2010.


02 October 2008

The Faculty of Marketing and Strategy Stockholm School of Economics has occupied prize-winning places in the international rating
The international professional edition about advertising – "Journal of Advertising" has published a rating of the advertising researches spent by institutes of all world. The centre of client marketing which is a part of Faculty of Marketing and Strategy of the Stockholm School of Economics has occupied an honourable 1 place in Europe and 13 place in the world.

Demand for educational programs in the field of marketing and constantly grows for a long time. At the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia have opened program Executive MBA where to questions of strategy, marketing and market development it is given particular attention. This program is called Executive MBA Strategic Market Development. Within the limits of this program to School come to give lectures teachers from faculty of Marketing and Strategy to the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden which has occupied places of honour in a prestigious rating “Magazine about Advertising”.

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17 September, 2008

Open House at SSE Russia

More than 60 visitors came to the Open House, held by the Stockholm School of Economics Russia in Moscow on 16 September. This year, visitors enjoyed a unique opportunity to participate in the learning process.
Dean of SSE Russia Dr. Anders Liljenberg gave a lecture on Marketing in a Contemporary Business Environment, exploring the subject of marketing strategy planning based on consumer behavior, and using Ericsson and Nokia as prime examples of a savvy customer policy. Dr. Liljenberg also explained how investment in marketing can bring returns – a subject that sparked maximum interest in the audience.

Johnny Lindstrom, Academic Director and Associate Dean of the School, told the audience about the academic customs and policies espoused by SSE, highlighting the benefits of the Stockholm School of Economics, and sharing his experience of teaching in Russia. The Open House concluded with Executive MBA program directors and other SSE faculty members answering numerous audience questions.



05 May 2008


On 29 April a gala presentation for the Novartis Business Academy took place in the Hotel National, Moscow. The new educational project was initiated by the pharmaceutical company Novartis Farma.
The main task of the Business Academy and SSE is preparing a new generation of top managers capable of carrying out multi-level managerial tasks for promoting Novartis products on the Russian market in Russia and for Russia. The educational program is intended for two years.

06 March 2008

 Strategy of Business Development. Practical Approach

The new book includes up-to-date informational from theoretical courses taught by Dr. Dukeov, as well as practical recommendations for marketing specialists. It will be more than useful as a reference manual for business strategy development, business planning and project management.

The book can be ordered online at the Piter Publishing House website - http://www.piter.com/book.phtml?978591180788

1 February 2008

Governor of Stockholm Region Visits the Stockholm School of Economics in St. Petersburg
On 1 February the Governor of Stockholm Region Per Unckel visited the Stockholm School of Economics in St. Petersburg. The Governor met directors of the MBA programs and gave a speech to students. In his speech Mr. Unckel noted especially that the Stockholm School of Economics is an excellent example of cooperation between St. Petersburg and Stockholm in the area of education and science.



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21 January 2008


TRANSEARCH Russia   / Top Hunt International becomes an adviser in possible questions of career planning for SSE participants and alumni

On 17 January the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia signed an agreement with TRANSEARCH Russia with the aim of the further career development for students at SSE and alumni.
The agreement provides for seminars and round tables dedicated to the important and current problems for Russian and foreign managers, with such topics as: ‘Downscaling– deliberate choice or necessity?’, ‘Emotional maturity of leaders’, ‘Networking as effective business tool’, etc.). TRANSEARCH Russia will also present research findings to SSE students and alumni.

Dean & Transearch 

Photo commentary: Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia
and Olga Chebotkova, company partner at TRANSEARCH Russia

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11 January 2008

New articles by SSE faculty members published in very reputable “A-journals”
Fey, C.F., Mourgoulis-Yakoushev, S., Bjorkman, I., & Park, H.J. Opening the Black Box of the Relationship Between HRM Practices and Firm Performance: A Comparison of MNC Subsidiaries in the USA, Finland, and Russia Forthcoming in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2008.
- Fey, C.F., & Furu, P. Coordination mechanisms and knowledge sharing in multinational corporations: The case of China and Finland. Forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal in 2008.

We congratulate the authors on this outstanding performance, testifying to the high standards that SSE Russia stands for.

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