Durham Business School shows the world
(18 April 2008)
Students from Russia’s top business school visited the region this/last week in a bid to develop their international business know-how. The study tour, hosted by Durham Business School, sees/saw over 20 delegates from the Institute of Business Studies-Moscow visit successful North-East organisations, including the Esh Group in Durham, Newcastle International Airport and One NorthEast.
The group, who are all Executive MBA students, will also attend lectures by experts at Durham Business School in strategic leadership, management and innovations in the context of the UK, as part of an international module within their MBA studies. Ashot Seferyan, director of the Executive MBA programme international projects at IBS-Moscow, said: “This part of the programme is essential for the students so they have the knowledge and practice of business strategy and leadership in different parts of the world. “Durham Business School is famous for its research, international students and close ties with companies. Like Moscow, the North-East business community is growing rapidly. This is a good example of how both Russia’s fast-paced working environment and the North-East have similarities and can learn from each other. “Durham is an amazing city, and we are looking forward to exploring the history and culture of the North-East.” Professor Rob Dixon, newly appointed Dean of Durham Business School said: “This visit enables the IBS-Moscow delegates to learn new ideas and ways of working in today’s competitive business environment. The delegates will benefit from the expert advice we offer, as well as a UK perspective on a number of leadership and management issues. “International students are welcomed here at Durham University and we are happy to host this week’s events. Sharing ideas and knowledge undoubtedly strengthens the international relationships we have developed over the years. ”Both Durham Business School and IBS-Moscow have strong international links and provide high quality training on ethical management and leadership issues. This module is designed to expand the delegates understanding of businesses in the North-East, and benefit from different working practices. All of the delegates are at senior management level within a range of different Russian companies and study at one of the most advanced and prestigious business schools in Russia today