VIII International Summer School

Doing business in Russia and worldwide: Innovative solutions for challenging times

10-day intensive programme gives 5 ECTS upon successful completion, focused on project management, entrepreneurship and business environment in Russia and globally with the emphasis on the best practices that companies from different industries have discovered and implemented during the pandemic crisis

Corporate finance course for 1st year students of the International Management programme

The course is aimed to practice enhancing sustainability of global economics players. The course reveals the history and evolution of the concept of corporate social responsibility towards society, changing the social role of business in sustainable development, basic concepts, principles and forms of implementation of CSR. A lot of attention is paid to international expertise of strategic aspects of corporate social responsibility, international standards of corporate non-financial reporting and ethical auditing as well as evaluation of the programmes` effectiveness. Global and local companies, in particular, face environmental risks, health and safety risks, liability risks, and ultimately, reputational risks the management of which is central to the companies` long-term success. Some cases from the real sector will show the actual practice of implementation of social responsibilities policies. An outline for cross-country models of CSR is presented for a further academic and research. Students will know how to plan SDG in their prospective companies, in private life and how to reach, estimate and implement a better sustainable environment.

During this session, participants will acquire knowledge about the formation of corporate social responsibility in today's Russia; will review the practice of CSR by leading Russian and international companies, change their mind towards sustainable leadership in managing “the good” companies. The course combines lectures, conducted in an interactive manner, and practical exercises. All mentioned above is aimed to stimulate creating learning.

Course by  Professor Mathias Moersch,PhD,CFA Heilbronn Universityof Applied Sciences

The course is the methodological basis for the Master's degree program in Management and includes the methodological principles of management theory and categorical apparatus (in terms of the theory of the firm). Students get acquainted with the peculiarities of Management as a scientific research area. This should become the basis for the construction of a theoretical and methodological basis for a master's thesis by undergraduates. In this regard, the course assumes a debatable nature of seminars, homework, reading scientific articles, a colloquium, discussion of the structure and logic of the master's thesis of students of the International Management program.

Research projects of undergraduates from 1 to 4 semesters are aimed at preparing a master's thesis, as well as developing the skills of scientific activity, including conferences and participation in scientific competitions and grants. This course presents the first stage of work on a master's thesis in the first (autumn) semester of the 1st year.

Through master theses, based on rigorous scientific analysis, students must demonstrate their command of the theoretical knowledge acquired during their training, and their ability to apply it wisely when analysing and solving a problem relating to management sciences. naturally, they will also have to show critical thinking.