Management in Situation of Crisis
ECTS credits: 5
Level of course: Master
Type of course: Compulsory for the master program «Sustainable Management»
Duration: 3 semester
Study start: Fall
Year of study: 2nd year
Study place: Saint-Petersburg
Language of instruction: English
The course is evaluated by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation).
Baltic State Technical University
The course includes such issues as Sustainability as a business opportunity, the changing role of the state in crisis, "Business as usual“, creating a new – ecological – part of the Russian business culture, Prospects of Sustainable investment: International and Russian experience. Methods such as surveys, case study, and grounded theory will be reviewed in particular.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to understand with any real problems confronting sustainable development in the Russian economy, and what are the prospects for sustainable development in an unstable world economy.
Student will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the specifics of the Russian economy and business practices in the largest consumer market in Europe. Student will be able to examine the strengths and weaknesses of Sales and marketing policies seeing from a sustainability approach.
Especially recommended elective courses:
Offered as a free-standing course:
Students must be admitted to the two year Master of Science in Sustainable Management Program, or have explicit permission from the administration at HHB and BSTU.
Recommended previous knowledge:
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-face lectures, concentrating teaching.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Lectures, seminars and exercise.
Assessment methods and criteria:
activity in the classroom and homework - 40% and the final exam - 60%
Study progression requirement:
Recommended or required reading:
"Organization and Development of Russian Business: A Firm-Level Analysis," edited by Tatiana G. Dolgopyatova, Ichiro Iwasaki and Andrei A. Yakovlev. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009
Andrey Zaostrovtzev. “Nad propastiu vo lzhi” - http://www.fontanka.ru/2011/12/23/122
Ecological framework and management systems: international and Russian experience, Sustainability in Finance & Logistics, State regulation in the field of environment protection based on St.Petersburg experience, Business practices in Russia.