Four research centers operate as part of GSOM SPbU: Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, Center for Strategic Marketing and Innovations and Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways Center for International Logistics and Supply Chain Management. These Centers are designed to promote GSOM SPbU competencies creation and development in their particular areas with an aim of leadership in these areas in Russia and worldwide.
All Centers have three interrelated priority areas: world-class research on relevant issues in management theory and practice, GSOM SPbU core courses teaching quality promotion at all levels of graduate programs, development and implementation of innovative training programs for managers and entrepreneurs. Young researchers, GSOM SPbU doctoral and master students take part in Centers research projects, which is important to guarantee high academic level and practical value of their theses.
All Centers carry out their projects on the co-funding principle and actively involve external financial resources from Russian and foreign foundations and companies. The most important Centers success criteria are research results publication in peer reviewed international and Russian academic journals and providing research and educational projects for leading Russia and international companies.