Meeting the challenges Plekhanov Russian University of Economics exerts every effort to educate advanced professionals and pays attention to develop their skills in practice. Since 2009 the Business Incubator has been created upon an initiative of University’s students. This unit helps the students to obtain experience in organizing own business from its first development to commercialization. By maintaining business initiatives the University efforts the opportunity to fulfil theoretical knowledge with practice harmlessly for the educational process.
The residents of the Business Incubator regularly participate in congresses, summits and youth forums demonstrating own start-up projects, also they initiate special trainings and management duels within the walls of the University. To become a resident of the Business Incubator the interested person shall send a project to the Contest of Business Projects which is held once a year. The winners will gain a room for the work, necessary equipment and a complex of individual consultations according to project development and business operations.
Moreover, during a whole year the Business Incubator holds the master-classes, trainings on the part of leading Russian experts. These are free trainings and everyone who wishes is able to come after online registration.
The Business Incubator takes an active participation in the entrepreneurship development outside the University as well. Its residents are participate in Russian educational youth forum “Seliger”, they are organizers of the National Economic Summit “Russia: youth and entrepreneurship” and the “Entrepreneurship days” forum etc.
The Business Incubator is:
- 250 sq. km of offices area;
- 1 meeting room;
- 7 successful residents;
- 35 finalists;
- Business project contest twice a year;
- 45 of master-classes a year;
- 20 thematic events (brainstorms, management duels etc);
- 2 forums annually (2 or 3-days events with more than 700 participants);
- consultations and coaching programs for students.
Since 2012 the Center of Career Development is functioning by the Business Incubator. The Center of Career Development is structural unit lending a complex assistance to the students and graduates in planning their career and helping with job connection on the modern labor market.
The Center of Career Development cooperates with Russian and international companies of different sectors. Among them PwC, the insurance company “Rosgossttrakh”, Sberbank, Daimler, Microsoft and Moscow Exchange. The common base of employers consists of 700 organizations.
One always can find interesting news and information about opened vacancies and internships on the Center’s web-site job.rea.ru.
Throughout the year the Center along with employers holds practical lectures, master-classes and other arrangements for student which are making available for young people to meet the representatives of companies directly, also to learn how the business processes work in the reality and how the companies construct.
The Center conducts a monitoring, and in 2013 there are more than 800 graduates of the University were set about work in companies like Unilever, BMW, Daimler, P&G, Rosbank etc. This goes to prove that graduates of Plekhanov State University of Economics are in demand on the modern labor market.