Monday, August 21, 2017

Fifth intake of Russian-Norwegian MBA program recognized

The fifth group of students in the Russian-Norwegian MBA program at MGIMO University's International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP MGIMO) was welcomed on Monday. 

The program, which is tailored specifically for managers at the Russian oil company Rosneft, focuses on international business in the oil and gas industries. Collaborators from the University of Nordland (Norway) created the program.

The program officially began in 2005. As of today, 90 senior Rosneft managers have completed the program, and used their training to develop advances and innovations in their industry.

Attendees at Monday's event  alsodiscussed the most recent achievements in oil and gas education and business. Experts from Russia, Norway, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada shared ideas among one another.

As part of the inauguration ceremony for the group, Professor Valery Salygin gave a speech in which he stressed the MBA program’s significance to the tripartite businesses of Rosneft, MIEP and MGIMO.

Many officials attended the event including Erik Skjetne, project manager at Statoil; and Sergei Vasilev, MIEP associate director. Many former MBA students in the audience are now CEOs, deputy CEOS and managers in major branches of Rosneft’s business.

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