New Bachelor’s Program of SUSU: Be Inside the Real Business Processes

In 2019 the Department of Management of the School of Economics and Management launched English-taught Bachelor’s program Economics (major - International Economics and Trade). This program helps to integrate into the international educational environment and to make cooperative plans for students’ education.

The program is aimed at the formation and development of professional competences in international economics, finance, international trade and e-commerce. Enhanced training is provided in IT, Supply Chain Management, Sales Management and Marketing as the aspects are the most needed on the international market.

Project-based learning, implementation of independent research projects in the senior years allow students acquire necessary proficiency to work in both medium and large companies of any type of activity. In 2019-2020 a number of business entities became partners of the program, presenting real cases for participation in the «Green Apple» international marketing festival. Students’ interest to participate in the festival was extremely high as such events give the opportunity to obtain professional skills, expand the circle of contacts, get diplomas, letters of appreciation, business internships certificates and make a portfolio. Though the students of the program are finishing the first course now, they weren’t afraid to participate in such a project.

During their study students can do training internships at large financial enterprises of Chelyabinsk which are the partners of the Department of Management.

International students can acquire professional competences in the Science and Education Center for Business Development Technologies of the School of Economics and Management. Students from Yemen, China, India, Ghana, Cameroon, Botswana and Iraq took part in the Lean Manufacturing Training held in the first semester of 2019-2020 academic year for undergraduate and master’s degree students.

During the training the students were acquainted with the theoretical basics of lean manufacturing. More than that they had the opportunity to work with two business cases and take part in a simulation exercise for building a production process from a warehouse to customers, hold a meeting, make staffing and management changes.

“It is essential to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in business process optimization. A head of a business enterprise will give priority to the applicant who has applied skills and has been inside the real business processes, rather than to the applicant who knows the theory perfectly. This is the reason for us to use interactive learning methods actively, including simulation of the processes, trainings, and Smart games when working with students,” shares Alena Levina, Head of the Department of Management.

Students having graduated the program «International Economics and Trade» can work in various divisions of international companies, state institutions (ministries and agencies dealing with organization and regulation of foreign economic activities). It may become possible due to profound knowledge in the organization of economic activity and trade in the global market. The development of professional competence is also facilitated by training internships, production practice and pre-diploma training during the period of study.

As the program is English-taught, a multicultural learning environment is created for students from different countries and now there are representatives from seven countries in the group.

For those who wish the education may be continued the Master’s degree programs also in English language such as International Business and Strategic and Innovation Management. Great popularity of the programs can be explained by globalization of the economy.

Lemme Dipholo, a student from Botswana, shares her impressions about the program.

“I’m a first-year student at the bachelor’s program in Economics with a major in International Economics and Trade at the Department of Management. I’m a member of the Association of students from Africa who study at South Ural State University. We organize concerts and festivals about African culture and organize other events for students. I also participated as a member of the organizing committee and participant of the Ural Festival of Students (URAL FEST) which was organized in November 2019 at South Ural State University as the first forum for international students in Russia. I chose to study at South Ural State University because I didn't want to live in a big city so I can adapt easily and wanted a school that teaches in English. I am glad I am here at SUSU because I am adapting very well, the teachers are friendly and helpful in any challenge you have. And the location of the school is close to everything in the city. The people in the city are friendly and understanding to foreign students.”

Let us remind that foreign citizens who want to get a prestigious degree at SUSU can learn all the details regarding the procedure of admissions via the portal for university applicants by clicking the link.

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International Student Support at the SUSU International Office

Email: applicant[at]susu[dot]ru

Tel.: 8 (351) 272 30 86

Valentina Metelyova, photo by Oleg Igoshin, from SEM archive
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International Student Support at the SUSU International Office, +7 (351) 272 30 86
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