After two years of slotting lectures around the demands of working life, the latest graduates of the Moscow-based Master of Business Administration programme have completed their studies. More than 30 proud Muscovites donned graduation gowns to receive their awards at a special ceremony at the British Ambassadorâ€™s residence during the summer.
Run in partnership with leading Russian business school the Academy for the National Economy, the programme was set up in March 1998 and has since soared in popularity. The Russian Government now officially recognises the Master of Business Administration qualification.
Distance learning, video conferencing and face-to-face tuition are all used to deliver the course, with Kingston Business School staff regularly travelling to Russia. The programmeâ€™s academic director, Professor Robin Matthews, said it was regarded as among the most innovative in Europe. â€œIt meets the needs of managers in advanced and emerging economies by offering a multicultural approach to modern business problems,â€ he said. Lukoil, Novo Nordisk, Microsoft and 3M are among the growing list of companies encouraging their employees to enhance their skills on the course.