French, Russian business schools come together in Moscow June 2013
The increasingly global nature of national economies is having an effect not merely on business itself, but on business education. <..>
Everything happening in the country in the economy and business has an immediate impact on the content and practice of business education. Society and business are not only the environment where MIRBIS graduates and current students work, but are also our end-consumers: The better our graduates are prepared for work, the more highly we can rate the effectiveness of the business school. One criterion is the demand for graduates: 83 percent of MIRBIS graduates find work in their field or get a promotion in the first three months after finishing their program.
New Study Ranks MBA Programs Sept.2012
The Russian MBA League and the Superjob.ru Research Center have released a study showing which Russian business education programs provide their graduates with the largest salary increases and best career growth.
From March through June, the researchers surveyed 838 graduates of 49 Russian business schools. They also asked 500 employees in top management positions (both with and without MBA degrees) at large Russian companies about their salary expectations.
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration took first place in the study: Graduates increased their incomes by 70 percent on average within two years of finishing.
Employers Question MBAs as Employees Rave Jan.2011
The first MBA programs in Russia appeared more than 20 years ago. But to this day, employers have assigned little value to diplomas from Russian business schools and have given preference to job candidates with practical skills.
Yet graduates have a shot at making full use of their MBAs if they establish a clear-cut career plan early on and set concrete goals for themselves, job experts told Vedomosti.
Demand for MBAs in Russian May 2010
The world's third most-spoken first language and, more importantly, its most popular second language, English is often, somewhat ironically, labeled the lingua franca of the business world.
But not all Russia's businesspeople are English speakers, and learning a language to study for a master of business administration degree can be time-consuming. "When I was looking at studying, I had a choice: either study language or an Executive MBA," said Vladimir Verbitsky, first deputy director of the Russian Institute of Directors.
As a result Verbitsky, an independent director at several Russian firms, opted to look for a Russian-language program. Having originally decided on a course at a Russian institution, he changed his decision on finding a Western business school offering EMBA courses in Russian.