The St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics (UMTE) is one of the largest educational institutions that gives European education in Russia. Over the years, the university has achieved recognition not only in the Russian scientific and educational space, but also abroad. The status of the University is confirmed by the positive assessment of the university and its affiliates' effectiveness by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the inclusion of the UMTE in the list of institutions operating under the scientific and methodological guidance of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the status of an "academic university". The academic orientation of the university is marked by the European Academy of Sciences, the International Association of Universities, of which the UMTE is a member and other foreign organizations.

The demand for graduates of the University determines the quality of the education received at the University, which is confirmed by the customer of the UMTE - the Government of the Russian Federation, which has been allocating budgetary funds for over 15 years to fulfill the state order for the training of senior staff members for the branches of the national economy of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and other professional associations of employers.

In the UMTE training is underway on bachelor, magistracy and postgraduate studies. Students of the University become interns in foreign universities.

Due to an effective system of continuing education - pre-university, higher and additional training - the foundations of a university educational, scientific and innovative complex have been created in the UMTE. In accordance with the needs of modern society, the University uses advanced teaching technologies and a variety of educational programs.