On October 27, 2023, the XXVI MBA and DBA graduation ceremony “Graduation GSB-2023” took place in AlmaU (Kazakhstan).
328 alumni of the MBA program became holders of the Master of Business Administration degree, and 6 doctoral students of the DBA program became holders of the Doctor of Business Administration degree of Almaty Management University in 2023.
GSOM SPbU and the AlmaU Higher School of Business are implementing a joint Executive MBA program “Strategic Management and Leadership”. In 2023, 2 groups of AlmaU Higher School of Economics completed their studies in this program.
In a solemn ceremony, Anna Kuchina, Director of the Directorate of Further Vocational Programs at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University, presented diplomas to 29 alumni of the joint program and made a congratulatory speech:
“The academic partnership between the leaders of business education in Russia and Kazakhstan, GSOM SPbU and GSB AlmaU, has been going on for more than 5 years. At such special events we see how the mission of our business schools is realized – we make the world a better place!
The point, of course, is not only about the happy faces of the alumni, although this is a very bright and joyful sight! And in the enormous work that each of them did as an Executive MBA student – the personal, professional and managerial transformation that he goes through during 2 years of study; those changes that he introduces in his organization, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of its work; the impact the company has on the industry and the economy of the country as a whole.
The success of any business school and specific program is determined by the success of its alumni. We are happy to be part of the success story of our alumni and their companies! I am sure that thanks to the knowledge, skills and connections gained during the program, our alumni will achieve new heights! And our business schools and alumni communities will be faithful assistants and reliable guides along this path. Good luck to you, dear alumni!”
We join in the congratulations and wish the alumni amazing career success!
GSOM SPbU is a leading Russian business school, created on the basis of St. Petersburg State University, the oldest Russian university. GSOM SPbU is included in the top 1% of business schools in the world, and is the first in Russia to receive accreditation from the three most authoritative international associations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
AlmaU Higher School of Business is an educational platform for training top-level managers in Kazakhstan and international MBA, DBA programs and trainings.
The EMBA program of the AlmaU Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University took 24th place in the ranking of the world's best joint EMBA programs - QS Executive MBA Rankings 2023. In 2023, this is the only Executive MBA program in the CIS included in the ranking in the “Joint” category.
According to the Executive Profile indicator, AlmaU and GSOM SPbU took 2nd place with a score of 88.2 points out of 100 possible. This means that the profile of program participants in terms of years of overall experience in management positions is a strong indicator of program quality.