Yulia N. Aray

Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management

Academic Director of Master in Management program

Yulia N. Aray
Courses

Social Entrepreneurship (Master Program, CEMS)

CEMS Block Seminars (Master Program, CEMS)

Research Seminars (Master Program)

Strategies for Sustainable Business (Master Program)

Building Sustainable Value Chains (Bachelor Program)

Management (Bachelor Program)

Project Management in Social Entrepreneurship (Execute Education Program)

Social Entrepreneurship Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (2019)

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 2015 Candidate of Science (Economics), St. Petersburg University
  • 2009-2014 Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg University. Dissertation defense was held on 26 of May 2015
  • 2005-2008 Master of International Business, Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg University
  • 1998-2003 Specialist Program, Faculty of Economics, St.Petersburg University

RESEARCH

  • Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable development and strategic management
  • Business Models, Business Model Innovation
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Qualitative Methods of Research

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Academic Director for Master in Management Program (MiM) (2020 – present)
  • Academic Director for International Executive Education Programs (2017-2020)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SELECTED PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

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INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2020 “Sustainable business strategy”, Harvard Business School (on-line)
  • 2018 “Sustainability Mindset Fast Track Program”, LEAP Group, Principles for Responsible Management Education (on-line)
  • 2016 “Case Writing Competition Workshop”, The Case Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • 2013 “Certificate in Social Business” (HEC, Paris)
  • 2008-2009 Internship (Trinity College, Dublin)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Research grant: «Determinants and Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in Large Russian Public Companies», Aray Y., Ermolaeva L., Papasova V. (2019)
  • Visiting grant: Spring Campus 2019 “Universities Alliance for Sustainability” (2019)
  • Travel grant for 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2019)
  • Research grant: Building sustainable supply chains under high institutional volatility: The study of large Russian companies, Veselova A., Aray Y., Blagov Y., Knatko D., Logacheva A. (2019)
  • ARNOVA scholarship for young scholars (2015)
  • Grant for first case writer from The Case Centre (2014-2016)
  •  “Outstanding paper” award, Moscow State University, Russia (2014)

News

24 November 2021 | Арай Юлия Николаевна | Шиума Джованни | All news | Master programs | Международный обмен
Students of any business school of the Global CEMS Alliance can can register for 3 elective courses offered by GSOM SPbU

Students from all over the world enrolled in Master in Management Program of the Global CEMS Alliance can register for 3 elective courses offered by GSOM SPbU in the online format, regardless of which business school of the Alliance they study at.

23 November 2021 | Арай Юлия Николаевна
GSOM SPbU expert took part in a round table on ESG

Academic Director of the Master in Management Program, Coordinator of Social Entrepreneurship Projects at the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of GSOM SPbU took part in the round table, organized by the Committee for Marketing and Communications of the St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA).

28 October 2021 | All news | Master programs | Арай Юлия Николаевна
Environment emergency overtakes technological advancement as the most significant challenge to global business

As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate conference, research from the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education (the international consortium of 34 leading business schools, 70 companies and 8 social partners of which is Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg University, reveals that global professionals consider the environmental crisis, including climate change, to be the most overwhelming challenge facing business leaders in the 21st century.

13 September 2021 | All news | Achievements | Master programs | Арай Юлия Николаевна
The Master in Management program of GSOM SPbU has listed among the top 25 of the leading FT Global Masters in Management 2021

The Master in Management (MiM) program of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) was ranked 25th among the top 100 master's programs in the world according to the Financial Times. GSOM SPbU continues to be the only Russian school represented in this ranking. 

19 July 2021 | All news | Арай Юлия Николаевна | Conferences
GSOM SPbU expert contributes to new course design for SberUniversity

Yulia Aray, Associate Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), Academic Director of the Master in Management program, took part in the design of the "Social Entrepreneurship'' course for the virtual school of SberUniversity.

29 June 2021 | All news | Арай Юлия Николаевна
YULIA ARAY ACTED AS A MODERATOR OF A MINI-CONFERENCE AT THE MEETING OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS OF THE NWFD

Academic Director of the Master in Management program at GSOM SPbU Yulia Aray moderated the session Inclusion in Society. Law on quotas as a part of the Interregional meeting of social entrepreneurs, dedicated to the international day of social business.

10 June 2021 | All news | Арай Юлия Николаевна | Центр КСО
YULIA ARAY: "ORIENTATION OF BUSINESS TO OLDER PEOPLE SHOULD BECOME AN IMPORTANT DIRECTION OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT"

Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic and International Management and Academic Advisor of the Master in Management program in GSOM SPbU Yulia Aray made a speech at the OSIRIS international educational program and will be the expert at the Demo day, where the program participants will present the results of their work. The program is for the entrepreneurs of the “silver economy” sphere.

24 March 2021 | All news | Research | Арай Юлия Николаевна
Joint research by GSOM SPbU, Impact Hub Moscow and the University of Massachusetts

During the pandemic, 70% of surveyed social entrepreneurs were able to maintain and increase income from the sale of goods and services, and 85% retained and increased the number of employed personnel. This is shown by the results of joint research by Impact Hub Moscow and experts from the Graduate School of Management SPbU (GSOM SPbU) and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, which was conducted from June 2020 to January 2021 with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation among owners and leaders of social enterprises, as well as at community of experts. The research aimed to identify the changes that have taken place in social entrepreneurship during the pandemic, as well as the strategies and innovations that helped to cope with the crisis and lay the foundation for future growth. The study was carried out in two stages based on the collection of quantitative and qualitative data.

15 February 2021 | All news | Lectures | Master programs | Арай Юлия Николаевна
GSOM SPBU CEMS MIM STUDENTS HIGHLY APPRECIATED THE AUTUMN SEMESTER PROGRAMME

The programme of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) CEMS Master in International Management, CEMS MIM received a high assessment of the work of the autumn semester 2020 according to the results of a survey of students conducted by the CEMS Alliance.

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