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Masters in Global Business Students Defend their International Projects Successfully

On the 15th June the University of Bergamo held a grand closing ceremony for the international part of the Masters in Global Business. Since October 2014, 25 students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod, the Johannes Kepler University and the University of Bergamo have been studying and travelling together to courses at each of the three universities, learning about the cultural differences and particular ways of doing business in Russia, Austria and Italy.

In the final months of the programme students worked in multicultural teams on real business projects for Italian companies. Their research aimed to reveal market opportunities for the companies in Europe, Russia, the CIS and the USA and to select the best strategies to enter new markets for companies in sectors as varied as banking,  wine production and logistics.

When the students presented the results of their research, the top management of the companies remarked that the ideas were extremely useful, and revealed their plans to put them into practice. All the company representatives emphasized the value of this kind of cooperation between universities and businesses and expressed interest in the Global Business program graduates as potential employees with unique skills and training in today’s labour market.

Earlier the preliminary results of the students’ work on business projects were published by a number of non-Russian media outlets. The students will continue their studies now in their home universities but those of them who do particularly well in the coming year will have the chance to study in one of the partner universities in the second year of the Masters programme.