What is the benefit of studying abroad? Wouldn’t it be easier and more convenient for me to stay put here in Russia and study global business? After all, can’t I just go online to hear global perspectives?
Have you ever wondered why foreign firms coming to Russia are concentrated in Moscow and St. Petersburg, while domestic companies are spread much more evenly around the country? Are these two cities so much more attractive than the rest of Russia? Russian Professor Elena Kulchina answers this question in her Op Ed for the Moscow Times.
Stuart Lawson knows a thing or two about business. He has 36 years of banking experience, 16 of them as CEO/Chairman of banks in Russia. During the past two years, he has established a strong position in consulting. Lawson is Ernst and Young’s Executive Director for Russia and the CIS.
He recently led a session for Fuqua’s Global Executive MBA students during their residency in Russia. He discussed everything from management challenges to how Russia’s business climate is different from other places. (more…)
It is not for corporate tourism, nor is it vacation. It intensive and robust. It’s exposure to thought leaders from the region. It is connecting the dots from Russia to other parts of the world.
As one former former student says, “You can’t just learn about Russia from course content and videos – you have to go.”
Get a better idea about what a program residency in St. Petersburg looks like by watching the Embed and Connect video.
While relatively flat from 2000-2008, Russia has experience a sharp uprise over the past five years to surge ahead of Brazil and India in its gold holdings. Professor Campbell Harvey’s research on gold explains this in more detail. Access the research (page 37 shows the BRIC breakdown) and learn more about Professor Harvey’s comprehensive historical analysis of gold which claims that its price should be $800.