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St. Petersburg State University reviews

110 reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 110 reviews
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Management in Russia for Foreigners
Evgeniya
Russia, Graduate
Business Studies
St. Petersburg State University
4.0/5
Overall
St Petersburg State University is considered one of the leading universities in Russia. Its organization is fairly fragmented, so I can only really speak of my experience with the Graduate School of Management from where I have received my MIM (Master's in Management) degree. 
For context, I grew up in North America and had a Bachelor's in Psychology before this, so my knowledge of management was not that strong. 
The program is feasible for those who are switching fields between Bachelor's and Master's. Emphasis is put on meeting international standards and accreditations. The Master's degree is also entirely in English, so there are some other foreigners that are completing their studies there on a full-time basis. 
Some of the courses are seemingly overly theoretical and sometimes the organization is somewhat erratic (receiving important information fairly late in the process) however ultimately the university provides a good foundation. However the quality of the students is different between the Bachelor's and the Master's degrees - the Bachelor's are very motivated and serious whereas the Master's are relatively more relaxed. 
The degree is considered prestigious in Russia and there is a tight-knit community of alumni, so it does open doors.
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Pros
Good networking, gives good business foundation, opportunity to specialize, possible to complete degree for free, good exchange-semester options
Cons
Erratic organization, course and professor quality varies
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Currently, I am studying at St. Petersburg State University and working on my master's thesis.
Aisulu
Russia, Graduate
International Relations
St. Petersburg State University
4.0/5
Overall
There are different courses at the University, which are 100 percent conducted in English or Russian, or 50/50 in two languages. So I think every student, whether they are local or foreign, will find a suitable program for themselves.
Both the University and the city are steeped in history. The University itself belongs to one of the oldest, classical universities. For example, my faculty of international relations is located in the building of Smolny Cathedral, which was built in the 18th century by the famous architect Francesco Rastrell by order of the Russian Empress Elizabeth. Part of the Cathedral served as an Institute for girls.  All this gives the feeling that every day you find yourself in the middle ages-Imperial Russia.
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Pros
You can practice and increase your Russian skills; to know more about Russian culture which is mixing European and Asian as well
Cons
cold and windy climate
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anonymous
European Business School London, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
St. Petersburg State University
3.8/5
Overall
Personal recommendation
It is a good university. Westernly oriented, but you can learn a great deal about Russia and its culture.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
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R.Felix
Wayne State University, Detroit, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
St. Petersburg State University
4.3/5
Overall
Personal recommendation
Once again, great for the cultural experience. But if you want intense language studies look to other opportunities.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
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Homepage: www.spbu.ru
Phone: +7 812 3282000
Address: , St. Petersburg, Russia
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