Can One Learn How to Be a Leader?


The School of Economics and Management of South Ural State University is a driver of innovative development in the field of economics and management in the Chelyabinsk Region. The entire educational process is structured in such a way that students can develop their leadership potential.

Continuous learning as the main trend in the education of the future

In the course of learning, students acquire fundamental knowledge in the field of economics, financial technologies, business informatics, management, securities market and taxation, banking and customs, economic security, business administration, personnel management, state and municipal administration. The obtained knowledge and skills guarantee the graduates of the School of Economics and Management professional growth and successful careers in almost any branch of economics. The training of world-class leaders able to create and develop an effective business in the digital economy is supported by a number of competitive advantages, such as:

• Continuous learning

At the School of Economics and Management a system of education for an effective business leader has been formed, which provides support for successful development throughout life: Bachelor's degree - Master's degree - postgraduate studies - business education for managers and business owners.

• Unique educational laboratories and software complexes

The use of cutting-edge information technologies in the educational process allows to expand the skills of the future profession not only on the basis of analytics and processing of economic information, but also to solve situational problems using official and specialized databases and information tools, what in general creates a platform for a practice-oriented approach to teaching.

• Participation of employers in the educational process

The Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programmes are organized using project-based learning together with leading enterprises of the region. Students take internships at enterprises. The projects developed during the learning process are the basis for course papers and the basis for graduation qualification work of students.

The partnership of the School of Economics and Management with leading Russian and international companies allows students to join the solving practical business problems, get a prestigious job after graduation and achieve rapid growth in their professional careers.

• Groups of elite training for talented high-scoring applicants

• English-language educational programmes

• Lectures by leading Russian and international professors and scientists

• Versatile extracurricular activities of students

“The School of Economics and Management has a high research potential and highly qualified professional staff. It provides training of economists and managers with fundamental theoretical and practice-oriented knowledge necessary to solve the problems of the digital economy,” says Director of the School of Economics and Management, Doctor of Sciences (Economics), Professor Irina Savelyeva.

Fostering leaders already at school

The School of Economics and Management implements training in 7 Bachelor’s degree, 2 Specialist degree and 8 Master’s degree programmes. This year, 110 state-funded places have been allocated.

Graduates of the SUSU School of Economics and Management work in the largest banks of our country, industrial enterprises, financial companies, state and municipal authorities, and open their own businesses.

“I am very grateful to SUSU for the education I received. Here I was able to gather a lot of useful information, to understand those aspects of the profession that now help me build my career,” notes SUSU alumnus, Investment Director of the Chelyabinsk Regional Front Office of VTB Bank (PJSC) Sergey Cherkasov.

The School of Economics and Management implements big-scale career guidance projects, which help school pupils, even before enrolling, to determine the competencies that they would like to develop during their studies at the university. One of such projects is the Project Management Open Championship for Senior-year Students, Cup of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region. Already at the university students develop their managerial potential by participating in major international and all-Russian student scientific and practical business forums, conferences and Olympiads. Students of the School are participants of the Students in Free Enterprise international student program.

“The School of Economics and Management has given me the most important thing a university can ever give: a direction. The direction in which you want to move on, with which you want to connect your future life,” says SUSU alumnus, Head of the State Budgetary Institution of the Chelyabinsk Region Innovative Business Incubator Evgenia Prolubnikova. “Studying at the university has given me not only knowledge and skills, but also taught me to constantly keep improving, working for the future career growth.”

Prestigious education for those who want more

On the basis of the MBA Centre-Business School of the School of Economics and Management, the Presidential program for training management personnel, as well as professional retraining programs for employees of enterprises in various industries, are being successfully implemented, The MBA Centre provides quality education in the field of economics and management using European educational technologies. The MBA Centre of the Business School annually takes leading positions in the ranking of business schools in Chelyabinsk.


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