Foreign module of IBS-Moscow Executive MBA program wraps up in Dubai

26 October 2021
Foreign module of IBS-Moscow Executive MBA program wraps up in Dubai

The participants in the Executive MBA program delivered by RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (number one in Russia and number 44 in the world according to the Financial Times 2021 Executive MBA Ranking) have completed a compulsory foreign course at the Dubai campus of London Business School.

They spent several full days, morning till night, with London Business School professors, practicing experts in their fields, working on the most relevant topics and issues of concern for modern business leaders and business owners.

They discussed the new post-COVID reality and ways to adapt to it; new scenarios for changes and transformations of business processes; the impact of technology and artificial intelligence; the use of Big Data to analyze customer behavior and plan logistics; the global business context and global trends. All these topics resonated with the audience.

“We had a perfect lineup of professors, all of them fascinating and remarkable personalities, who made us leave our comfort zone, look for new ideas, think creatively and out-of-the-box. I am sure that everyone has learned something and will apply their new expertise in their respective fields, in their work and their business,” said a program participant, Anna Tsivileva, Chair of the Board of Directors of Kolmar Group and head of the Kuzbass council for trusteeship in the social sector.

During the program, the attendees had the opportunity to participate in a live dialogue with a representative of the UAE business, who not only talked about local practices and specifics of doing business, but also showed interest in similar Russian business cases.

As part of their training, the participants attended a game session at a race track where they practiced organizing a team of business leaders, reaching agreement and coordinating actions while solving a seemingly simple problem, replacing a car’s wheel.

“The Executive MBA program at RANEPA and its foreign module gave us a chance to look at the rules of doing business from a different angle, review our responses to the challenges that we face in life,” General Director of Roshchino Airport Igor Luzhbin summed up the course he just took.

“Living in a globalized world, one must have a global vision. There is only one way to get a true understanding of the economics and culture of a country or region – to go there and explore them on the spot. Therefore, we always choose the best business schools as partners. We have adopted this philosophy as the core ideology for the IBS-Moscow Executive MBA program from day one,” program director Ashot Seferyan said.


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