Russian business schools continue to start executive programs: The most recent addition is the Graduate School of Corporate Management's offering, which will start this spring. Educators and analysts told The Moscow Times that the quality of Russian EMBA programs has improved sharply.
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.
IT employers are expecting more from recent graduates entering the field. Aspiring УIT-shnikiФ formerly received their specialized training in the workplace. But now they are increasingly expected to gain practical expertise before graduation.
In Russia, pursuing a career with nonprofits is unusual compared with the West. To understand more about the "third sector," we interviewed Pyotr Gorbunenko, managing director of WWF Russia, and Tamara Rumyantseva, general director of Volnoye Delo, a fund set up by billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
A study of business history shows that key corporate developments actually stem from changes in conditions external to individual firms. In todayТs marketplace, businesses compete for a diverse range of complex and constantly changing customers, with increasingly diverse resources at hand.
The practice of focusing on your core business and paying someone else to cover other business processes is age-old. Yet since the 1980s, the intense development of outsourcing has made it more defined and highly competitive.
Russia joined the Bologna Process in 2003 and is in the process of actually transforming its higher education system to make it compatible with Bologna principles. In particular, Russia has essentially moved to the two-tier, bachelorТs-masterТs or four-plus-two year system. The actual transformation is yet to happen, but all the legal foundations are in place. Universities that want to build internationally competitive, and internationally compatible, undergraduate and masters programs have all the necessary tools.
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