Mohamed Elshenawy: RANEPA has all it takes to live and learn
Mohamed Elshenawy, a RANEPA graduate from Egypt, shares how he chose the university, praises the quality of education at the Academy, and talks about his favorite subjects and new skills.
Mohamed Elshenawy earned his first bachelor degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, where he studied Law, Economics and the work of international organizations. His diverse interests and well-developed soft skills brought Mohamed to Ericsson Egypt where he successfully worked for more than six years.
However, the young man had always wanted to continue his education abroad. He carefully approached the choice of a foreign university – he was looking for a combination of high quality teaching and a modern approach to education. As a result, he chose the Institute of Business Studies (IBS) at RANEPA, and in 2013, got enrolled on its English-language master's program, International Management.
The subjects he enjoyed most were operational management and business development. The lectures and seminars by Emil Martirosyan, Mitali Mittra, Rupert Matthews and Sam Potolicchio were the most important, he said, as they inspired him to achieve his goals. “The professors taught us to navigate in the flow of information, choose the most interesting facts and concentrate on our goals,” he said.
In 2015, Mohamed Elshenawy wrote and defended his thesis, “Development of business opportunities in Egypt: between security and economic challenges.” Now a graduate of the Presidential Academy, he works in marketing for a Russian company while also working on a Ph.D.
According to Mohamed, students from Arab countries who are thinking about going to RANEPA should not hesitate: “At the Academy, students receive an excellent education. There is no bureaucracy here; it is a modern institution with all the advantages for studying and living in one of the most beautiful and safe cities in the world.”