20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

On July 6th a ceremony of awarding diplomas was held at South Ural State University for 37 graduates of the Presidential Program on training management specialists in such fields as Strategic Management, and Project Management at an Enterprise.

Presidential Program for Top Managers

The Presidential Program on training management staff for the Russian Federation national economy organisations is being fulfilled in Russia since 1997 and is the biggest all-Russian state project. The Program’s strategic goal is facilitating the development of management for enhancement of competitiveness and efficiency of Russian enterprises in the context of the economy globalization. SUSU MBA Center welcomed the first enrollees under the Presidential Program in 2001. In the course of successful fulfillment of the program more than 900 managers of various levels from the Chelyabinsk and the Chelyabinsk Region administrations took training at SUSU.

20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

Andrey Shmidt, SUSU Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, stressed the importance of the Presidential Program in the context of the quickly changing economic situation:

“The very title of the program speaks for itself – this is the program on training management specialists. The program was initiated by the Presidential Administration, and the current fulfillment of this program complies with the tasks set forth by President Vladimir Putin before the government authorities and businesses aiming to be completed by 2020. Solving of the tasks for sustainable economic growth of the county and improvement of the population’s quality of life is directly related to training the management reserves. The program’s peculiarity is that its participants work in business and already have big experience. Here they obtain excellent economics and management education. The fact that the qualification papers were elaborated very seriously is proof of the program’s efficiency.”

20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

Tatiana Yazovskikh, Deputy Head of the Governor’s Office and the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region – Head of the Civil Service Department of the Chelyabinsk Region Government, Deputy Chairperson of the Regional Committee for Organizing Training of Management Staff of the Russian Federation national economy organisations, employers congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of the Program:

“Over the 20 years of the program’s existence a new generation of people has emerged, with new knowledge and new understanding of reality. In this context the Presidential Program’s spirit, meaning and practice turned to be of demand. This program’s graduates are our elite and our staff reserve.”

Irna Dergaleva, Director of the MBA Center’s Business School at School of Economics and Management, stresses that participation in the program not only helps grow as a person, but also speeds up development of companies where the graduates work:

“SUSU is rightfully proud of the fact that a number of well-known businessmen, highly qualified state and municipal officers started their careers as enrollees of the Presidential Program. Meanwhile they also note that knowledge obtained while studying under the Presidential Program allowed them to create their own enterprises. Over the passed years more than 70 our graduates took internships at enterprises of Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, USA, and in other countries.”

This year’s Presidential Program graduates share their impressions.

20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

Viktoriya Timoshenko, Senior Manager for Equipment and Services Procurement at PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works:

“I have only the warmest and most bright impressions about the Presidential Program. We have learned a lot of new things, found new friends. The program allowed us to obtain education of a very high level since the lecturers are simply amazing. And the most important thing is that this knowledge will come in handy in practice.”

20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

Aleksandr Pastukhov, Sales Director at Chebarkulskaya Ptitsa LLC:

“Over the time of studying under the Presidential Program I have learn many new things. Things I had intuitively guessed about before, are now confirmed by scientific and practical knowledge. I will be using this knowledge in my present work when considering various issues of production, sales, and when developing new projects.”

Moreover, lecturers, among whom are not only candidates of sciences and doctors of sciences in Economics, and heads of SUSU departments, but also business consultants with big practical experience, came to congratulate graduates on the successful completion of the program.

SUSU МВА Center offers practical education for those set the bar high for themselves. Knowledge obtained as a result of studies create a solid platform for development of an organisation, business and personal life. All the Program’s graduates efficiently use the obtained knowledge and skills when solving current practical and strategical production tasks. The fulfillment of the Presidential Program at the SUSU МВА Center is a very important project for business, and it significantly contributes to development of staff potential both of the Chelyabinsk Region and of our country in general.

20 Years of МВА in Russia: Graduates of SUSU Business School Are Awarded Diplomas

Olga Romanovskaia; photo by: Oleg Igoshin
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