Summer school 2016 “Doing Business in Russia”
The fourth Summer school “Doing Business in Russia” was held on 3-16 July at UNECON. The aim of the school was to show foreign students special features and peculiarities of doing business in Russia, to introduce main directions of economic development in Russia and develop skills of team game and business planning.
During two weeks students from Hong Kong and Taiwan had lectures on the following topics: “Doing business in Russia”, “Competitive strategies in Russia”, “Russian history in the context of Intercultural management”. In addition students had opportunity to visit different Russian companies to learn about Russian business from inside. Within the course “Doing business in Russia” students participated in the business game, where they could use their knowledge in practice.
Within the programme students were divided into three teams, and under the direction of experts each team developed business plan of new business in Russia: Hostel, Bar and Clothes shop.
However, the programme of the Summer school didn’t include only lectures and practical studies, students also learnt about culture of Russia and Saint Petersburg: they visited Peter and Paul Fortress, the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, Peterhof, went to the ballet “Swan Lake” and tasted traditional Russian cuisine.
At the end of the Summer School the projects were presented to the jury among which were not only theorists of business processes, but also experts who have been developing their business projects in Saint Petersburg for a long time. Along with the winner – the team “Hostel”, the most active participants were also rewarded with gifts.
All students of the Summer School 2016 visited Russia and Saint Petersburg for the first time, they shared emotions and opinion about the programme, the university and the city in their feedbacks:
Ho Siu Chui, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
I love the environment here and I think the courses conducted by the professors are really beneficial me a lot which border my horizon and also enhance my knowledge. I would like to share this knowledge with my friends and tell them more about Russian history and culture.
Bryan, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
The content of Summer School is actually vey reach. It covers history, business and general information about Russia. I think the Summer programme did a great job to introduce Russia to us. It definitely changed my opinion about Russia, as before the country was a mystery for me.