Graduate School of Business at the HSE Open Day for Bachelor's Programmes Applicants
April 11, HSE held an Open Day for those who wish to apply to HSE Bachelor's programmes. The event took place at the Pokrovka Campus and was a platform for applicants to get acquainted with HSE programmes and faculties and communicate with academic supervisors and students.
The Graduate School of Business was presented in several spaces of the event. In the Business, Marketing and Media space, applicants were able to learn about the two areas of GSB Bachelor's programmes – ‘Management’ and ‘Business Informatics’.
In the 'Management' auditorium, Dmitrii Knatko, Academic Supervisor of the 'Business Administration' programme, told the participants about the peculiarities of the educational process at GSB, the key competencies that are taught to GSB students, and the career opportunities upon graduation. The applicants were offered an interactive exercise called 'Career Lab', where they matched the competencies of graduates with the requirements for vacancies in several large companies. The exercise provided insight into what skills and competencies are important for development in different business career fields. The applicants also learned more about the 'Logistics and Supply Chain Management' and 'Marketing and Market Analytics' programmes.
In the 'Business Informatics' auditorium, the programmes 'Management and Digital Innovations' and 'Business Informatics' were presented. Margarita Gladkova, academic supervisor of the "Management and Digital Innovations' programme, together with a guest, business representative Veronika Brom, Project Manager for Transformation, Openbank, Grupo Santander, conducted an interactive master class on design thinking. The audience was asked to think of ideas for improving the Metro app using the SCAMPER model and to classify them according to their complexity and importance. Evgeniy Zaramenskikh, academic supervisor of the 'Business Informatics' programme, and Sergey Bruskin, associate professor of the Department of Business Informatics, told the applicants about information systems in business and the importance of the skills and knowledge offered by the programme to improve the efficiency of business processes.
The sessions were divided into three streams and at the end of each stream, applicants had the opportunity to talk to academic supervisors and current students in person and ask any questions they might have.
The Atrium, a common space for all faculties, student clubs and initiatives, was open throughout the day. The stand of the Graduate School of Business attracted the attention of applicants who wanted to meet students in person and ask them about student life and study programmes. Volunteers organised many activities for the participants of the Open Day. Business predictions gave applicants the motivation to achieve great things in business. The logistics students suggested reflecting on a topical problem: how to solve the situation of a ship stranded in the Suez Canal from a logistical point of view. The participants received souvenirs for their active engagement. The photo area was not only a popular place for photos - at the end of the event, students put stickers on it, on which they wrote what they hoped to become in 4 years.
The Graduate School of Business is always happy to welcome interested applicants and hopes to see most of them among the students in September.