The Global Business programme not only orients its students towards mastering the theoretical background on doing international and global business but also gives opportunity to learn different international business models firsthand through visiting large international companies and networking with the top-management.
We wrote about Anna Zotova, already our graduate by now, just recently describing how she continued her studies in Austria during the second year of the programme and got a few internships at Austrian companies. This article will follow Anna on the new turn in her career abroad.
On Jan 31 Dr. Florian Reiter, president of International Community Association of Nizhny Novgorod region (ICANN), Plant Manager of “Volkswagen Group RUS”, met with students of HSE - Nizhny Novgorod and shared with them his vision on managers’ functions in the constantly changing business environment. He spoke about the leadership role in the contemporary world as well as his international work experience in Germany, China, and Russia.
This year there was even more importance attached to the university ball, as JKU celebrated its 50 th anniversary in 2017. A lot of graduates of the university were present at the ball, among them being the graduates of the last year’s Global Business programme, who either stayed in Austria to continue their education/work or came from their home countries to meet their friends and professors. For the current Global Business students it was an excellent opportunity to meet their elder peers in this informal setting in order to learn about their professional life after the programme and to project their own ways into the future, be it learning or work patterns.
HSE - Nizhny Novgorod offers a Master's programme 'Global Business' which is taught in English in collaboration with Johannes Kepler University (Austria) and University of Bergamo (Italy). Students from these educational institutions have got a chance to study one semester in Russia, and other semesters – at partner universities in Austria and Italy.
Professor Rogova, Head of Finance department at HSE S.Petersburg, paid GB students in Nizhny Novgorod a by-now-traditional visit as she delivered the course she teaches in the programme, ‘International Finance’.
They say it is impossible to succeed, if you spread yourself too thin and engage in too many activities at a time. Anton Chernotalov's example proves quite the contrary. He is the founder of many a company and runs them simultaneously. He was invited to deliver a guest lecture within the 'Russian Business Context' course and told the Global Business students about his background and current business projects.
Within the course "Russian Business Context" GB programme hosted another guest speaker - the operations director of Uber, Nizhny Novgorod - to talk about the Uber pholosophy and operations and how they adjust to the Russian business environment. The students gave their insights on how to improve the service in Nizhny Novgorod.
Especially for Global Business students HSE Nizhny Novgorod organized a guest lecture by Prof. Luiz Moutinho, one of the leading experts in Marketing, professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research. Prof. Moutinho's 3-hour lecture went by in a blink of an eye as the expert shared his 'radical ideas about Marketing' and encouraged engagement from the audience.
Global Business program hosted a curious speaker - a Russian entrepreneur successfully operating his business in the Philippines. Mr Kandaurov shared his experience of global business and gave advice to our students.