The third "St. Petersburg Brand Rating" award ceremony – the traditional annual project of by newspaper Business Petersburg, uniting the best brands of the city, was held on August, 24 at the museum of modern art "Erarta" in St. Petersburg.
In the past several decades, quite a few schools emerged on the Russian business education market. There are some foreign ones among them. How do the curricula differ and how has the industry been transforming?
Anders Paalzow, the president of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia (SSE Russia), told "DP".
Andrew Filev, a geek from St. Petersburg, sells his company for $2.25 billion in Silicon Valley
"Why don’t I need to study a foreign language?" - you might wonder even though the benefits of knowing a foreign language are undeniable: ability to communicate with people from other countries is always in demand. Moreover, fluency in a foreign language increases our value in the eyes of others, because few people in big cities can still claim to be fluent, even in English. And the absence of stress, when confronted with a foreign language use, gives us confidence in our own abilities.
Lena Lid Falkman, an Assistant Professor at SSE, qualified for the list of TOP-100 Sweden's most popular lecturers and moderators in 2021, according to Eventeffect.se.
An official ceremony of awarding Executive Master of Business Administration diplomas from the Stockholm School of Economics to graduates of GMR11 and GM20 groups of the 2018 intake was held on June 18 at the State Academic Capella in St. Petersburg. SSE Russia EMBA alumni community already numbers 1300 people.
"For 20 years now I have been thinking and describing the future. And I write and speak not only about what we think should happen, but also about the process of thinking about the future. In this webinar we will talk about sharks and aliens, Fleetwood Mac and Australian flower, as well as butterflies, abstract art at the turn of the century and some Juicy Fruit gum" - Magnus Lindqvist, futurologist and trendspotter, guest speaker of another webinar of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia starts his unusual presentation.
For the sixth year in a row, the Stockholm School of Economics tops the list of Sweden’s most international universities in the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education’s (STINT) annual Internationalization Index. It’s also positive news for Sweden that one more university was awarded five star this year than in 2020.
There is an Artificial Intelligence that monitors customer service phone calls and suggests how to improve the quality of service. Cogito (owned by Open View) has trained the AI to distinguish phrases, tone and pitch of voices during customers’ calls and recognize negative notes. If the client begins to sound irritated or upset, its sends an “empathy cue” that reminds the employee to take into consideration how the client is feeling and adjust their behaviour. The purpose, according to Cogito, is to “help make individuals better versions of themselves”.
There's a lot of talk today about the business world changing rapidly: what was important six months ago may be losing its significance this very moment. Industry conferences, webinars with "celebrity" speakers and meetings with bestselling business authors tend to make one feel like they are keeping "one's finger on the pulse" and are aware of the current trends. But this has a short-term effect. Long-term executive education programs are designed not only to be "Point Break", but also to be trend-spotters.