Organizations Development Management

38.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Contemporary Management
  • Strategic Management and Marketing
  • Managerial Decisions: Advanced Level
  • Human Resource Management
  • Theory of Organisation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management Consulting
  • Information Resources in Economic and Management Research
  • Project Management. Advanced Level
  • Financial Reporting Analysis
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Non-Financial Risk Management
  • Organisational Behaviour: Advanced Level
  • Start-up Management
  • Modelling and Application Software Packages in Researching Management Problems
  • Management of Non-Profit Organisations
  • Knowledge Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Nonfinancial Reporting
Our advantages
  • Graduates of the programme acquire knowledge and competencies needed to be employed as managers in Russia and abroad in such innovative areas as: management of strategic development of organisations; organisational change management; management consultancy; human resource management; and corporate social responsibility.
  • Particular attention is paid to: the strategic aspect of management; development of professional competencies in managers; and effective strategic decision-making ensuring long-term competitiveness of the business.
  • We use the extensive practical experience of our teaching staff and their participation in management consultancy and research on the strategic development of organisations, industries and regions.
  • In-depth training is organised in the field of research on organisational development management within the framework of research seminars. Students take part in the implementation of important research projects in compliance with the research university model.
  • Students develop professional managerial and entrepreneurial qualities based on a combination of classical fundamental knowledge and business creation/development projects within the framework of the entrepreneurial university model.
  • Students develop leadership qualities required for senior and middle managers based on fundamental university education using the new technologies of active learning: computerised business training in modern management and strategic management, professional business games, and case studies.
International relations
  • The International University in Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Bielefeld University (Germany)
  • The Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
  • New York University (the USA)
  • Frederick Community College (the USA)
  • The University of Tampere (Finland)
  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Stockholm University (Sweden)
Main areas of research
  • Strategic management of the company's competitiveness growth
  • Development of innovative strategic management processes
  • Designing business strategies for organisations development
  • Strategic management of the human capital development in organisations
  • Social partnership in making socially beneficial managerial decisions
  • Intellectual capital of the organisation
  • Applying scientific approaches of business administration to management decision making
  • Formation and development of a quality management system
  • Conflict management in the context of strategic organisational changes
  • Developing methods and principles of management consulting
  • Developing a human resource management strategy within the organisation
  • Developing a digitalisation strategy for the functioning of the company
  • Building an environmental management system within the organisation
  • Development management of small innovative start-ups
  • Improving company management in a crisis
  • Improving the efficiency of business processes within the organisation
  • Developing a strategic marketing system for the organisation
  • Managing core competencies of the organisation
  • Development management of relations with the parties concerned
  • Developing a strategy for corporate citizenship of the company
Career opportunities

The programme is designed to train experts with fundamental managerial and economic knowledge, professional skills and creative thinking. They will be capable of managing efficiently: strategic processes; and the growth of competitiveness and sustainability of economic development in a dynamically changing environment and the digital economy.


  • Managing directors of profit and non-profit organisations: managerial activities in the areas of management and strategic management, planning and forecasting the development of organisations and their divisions.
  • Management and key personnel of various departments of organisations that ensure the strategic development of organisations: development of social and economic strategies; design and economic activities in the areas of development management of organisations of all types; and planning and development of new management standards and regulations.
  • Specialists of organisations that deal with management consulting: analytical activities in the sphere of development management of organisations of all profiles and types of activities.
  • Management and key personnel of departments in the field of corporate social activities.
  • Academic and teaching staff in higher education and in the systems of training and retraining managers and specialists in business management, development management of companies, and growth of their competitiveness, sustainability and efficiency.

Practices at:

  • Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects of St Petersburg
  • Committee for Finance of St Petersburg
  • Committee for Labour and Employment of St Petersburg
  • Office of the Federal Treasury in St Petersburg
  • Office of the Federal Tax Service of Russia in St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ernst & Young (CIS) B.V. branch in St Petersburg
  • VTB 24 Bank
  • Sberbank
  • Promsvyazbank
  • United Power Company
  • Baltika Brewery
  • St Petersburg Тechnopark ('Ingria' Business Incubator)
  • Gazprom Neft
  • Gazprom Export
  • State Unitary Enterprise 'Vodokanal of St Petersburg', Information and Training Centre
  • Rosgosstrakh Insurance Company
  • Renaissance Insurance Group
  • STC-Innovations
  • Heineken Breweries
  • Ambassadors
  • Fazer
  • Center for Strategic Research 'North-West' Foundation
  • Maxidom
  • Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies
  • Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia
  • ILIM Group
  • Amcor Tobacco Packaging in St Petersburg
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
  • Hotel Astoria
  • Nissan Manufacturing RUS