Vlerick opens new English language Executive MBA in Moscow

World-class EMBA with strong emphasis on business in Russia today

Starting in October 2011 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School will be offering a newly designed International Executive MBA in Moscow. The School already had a part-time MBA on its St. Petersburg campus since 2005. With this new Moscow based programme Vlerick is further strengthening its position on the Russian MBA market. Vlerick is the only business school offering triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) MBA education in Russia and is the highest Financial Times ranked European Business School with a campus in Russia.

This truly world-class international EMBA (designed by the INSEAD EMBA creator Prof Dominique Heau) starts and ends with an intensive week in the home campus of Vlerick in Belgium. Monthly modules consist of 4-day weekends (from Thursday to Sunday) in Moscow augmented by international studies at MIT (Boston, US.) The programme is completed in 17 months. The international character of the programme is further enhanced by outstanding international faculty from Vlerick and other top schools (Harvard, London Business School, INSEAD...) in Europe, the US and Asia.

Prof Philippe Haspeslagh - Dean Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School: “By launching our new EMBA in Moscow at this time we are demonstrating our commitment to Russian management education and our belief in the potential of this great market. Whilst our existing programme has had a major impact in St Petersburg we realised that Moscow remains the commercial capital of Russia and the need for a good quality Russian relevant EMBA is generally supported by the businesses we encounter. The new EMBA programme will cater for young but experienced leaders already in place or about to take on new management responsibilities. Our offer to Russian and Russia based MBA candidates is now complete with the new EMBA aimed at the executive market; the part-time MBA in St. Petersburg catering for the younger market and the Vlerick full-time MBA programme in our Leuven, Belgium campus”.

Applying Western best practices to the Russian business reality

The Russian business environment has some unique characteristics. Those who intend to work in Russia need to be able to apply and anchor best modern business practices in the Russian reality of today. Modern management practices have been developed mainly in the Western world (Europe and US). This new EMBA programme will integrate Western management methods into the Russian business reality.

Prof Dominique Heau – Programme Director Vlerick International EMBA Moscow: “In designing this programme for the Moscow business world we recognised the need for bringing up-to-date business theory and practise into the Russian business environment today. We will do this in a variety of ways to enhance the learning experience. A particular focus of our education will be the coaching and leadership development we deliver to our participants.”

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