SPIEF'19: RANEPA and PepsiCo sign agreement on business education development at SPIEF
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) will implement a new Management and Marketing course in partnership with PepsiCo during the next academic year. Rector Vladimir Mau and President of Europe Sub-Saharan Africa at PepsiCo Nil Starrok signed a cooperation deal during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
RANEPA vigorously cooperates with almost all major companies, implementing impressive modern projects with them. Managers and specialists from large corporations deliver cycles of lectures and hundreds of workshops for students, and analyze practical business cases with them. Students at the Presidential Academy are offered to do internships or take part in projects at global companies. During this academic year, more than 30 projects were developed at RANEPA for large international businesses such PepsiCo, Bosch, DeLonghi, Acentus, and BMW. Such projects take 4-6 months and are developed by teams with students from foreign universities. The program involves the University of Pisa (Italy), Institut Fresenius (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Nice Sophia Antipolis University (France), Szent István University (Hungary) and others.
In 2018, the joint executive retraining program between RANEPA and Rosatom Corporate University, Strategic Breakthrough Triangle, for the first time in Russian history was among the winners of the AACSB International Association’s competition of world business schools’ innovative projects for large businesses. RANEPA is also working with Sberbank to establish a research center – the Laboratory for Behavioral Sciences. The new division will explore the capabilities and hidden reserves of the human body that can be used for prompt and effective solution of managerial tasks.
“To ensure a high quality of education and a balance of interests between individuals, businesses and the state, to train highly qualified personnel and make the country's economy competitive, while at the same time promoting the development of professional thinking, self-education and self-development, we need a unity of teachers and practitioners. We are learning a lot from the national business leaders, creating joint programs with them that are unique and unparalleled in Russia, and often outside Russia as well,” RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau said.
According to the agreement, PepsiCo will deliver its own training course at RANEPA in the new academic year. The company's experts will teach it, and students will be asked to solve real-life business cases proposed by PepsiCo, and participate in workshops.