Summer 2005

In Brief

Haas Trains Russian Professors

St. Petersburg University's School of Management (SOM) in Russia is moving one step closer to Western-style management research and education with the help of the Haas School. The faculty of SOM's Ph.D. program are being trained by Haas School faculty with the goal of elevating the quality of research in business and management science in the former Soviet Union.

The training of new Ph.D. faculty is the latest instance of Haas support for the SOM, Russia's first Western-style business school. The SOM is modeled after the Haas School, its founding partner of 12 years. In that time the SOM has grown from 35 students to 1,500, in undergraduate, MBA, international MBA, and doctoral programs.

"This will make the SOM's program the first business Ph.D. in the former Soviet Union to move toward the structure of programs in the US and Europe," says Susanne Campbell, executive director of the UC Berkeley-St. Petersburg University School of Management Program. Future plans for the SOM include an Institute for Research in Management and an English-language executive MBA program, reflecting the school's commitment to both strengthening scientific research and educating Russia's future corporate managers in business leadership.

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