On January 18, 2021, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) together with the Graduate School of Business of Almaty Management University (GSB AlmaU) launched the Executive MBA programme "Strategic Management and Leadership" for students of the new group of the third enrollment. Among the participants there are managers from various business sectors of the Republic of Kazakhstan: telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production, hotel business and others.
"Cooperation between universities is an opportunity to create a high-quality, objective and comprehensive education that will be useful for students and alumni at different stages of career development. Thanks to the partnership with AlmaU, we have the opportunity to interact with business leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan. We are glad that our friendly GSOM SPbU community can be enriched with high-level specialists with a wide variety of experience. All this allows us to build a free dialogue, which means to create knowledge, develop leaders and change the world for the better together," said Leonid Vasiliev, Director, MBA and Executive Education.
The educational process will take place on the basis of the GSB of Alma University for two years with the participation of Kazakh and Russian professors. In April 2022, a visiting module will be held for the students of the program in St. Petersburg - at GSOM SPbU.
The program is being implemented for the third year in a row. In 2020, the education of the first group was completed. Among the alumni are representatives of Kazakh and international companies: “Kazakhtelecom” JSC, “Johnson Controls”, WorldClass and others.
Almaty Management University AlmaU is the first business university of the Republic of Kazakhstan and one of the pioneers of business education in the CIS. AlmaU Graduate School of Business is an educational platform for top-level managers in Kazakh and international MBA, DBA and training programs. The School's programmes have a prestigious accreditation in the field of MBA programmes, i.e. AMBA (Great Britain), a license from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other international and regional accreditations.