In November 2019, as part of the 7th module of the Russian-language EMBA program (School of International Business Education ISS RANEPA) was held the course of "Digital Transformation", which was included in the compulsory program for the first time. The topic is new and, of course, relevant; the format is also unusual - a mini-conference, more than 10 speakers in 2 days, each of which is an outstanding professional and an unconditional expert in his field.
The MBA Kingston/RANEPA students were invited by the Governor’s office to visit the Kaluga region. On 15 May the students after finishing their Operations and Debating module left for Kaluga. Kaluga Oblast is a federal subject of Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Kaluga. Kaluga region’s investment portal looks very rich and strong. Industrial parks are the key business products that Kaluga Region offers to investors. Industrial parks represent comprehensively prepared land plots having clearly stated legal rights, necessary infrastructure, and utilities. The list of their advantages includes the possibility to place any production facilities at the proposed sites: from pharmaceutical companies to car-manufacturing plants, and the investor does not bear any hidden or extra costs. The 7th annual business mission of the Association of Industrial Parks to Japan took place on May 13-17, 2019. The business mission is to promote the development of trade and economic relations between Russia and Japan, as well as to expand the pool of joint Russian-Japanese investment and technology projects. Today 97 investment projects are being implemented in the territory of industrial parks.
Our Kingston MBA / RANEPA students during their Financial module visited the top Russian oil giant LUKOIL in Moscow.
LUKOIL is one of the largest publicly traded, vertically integrated oil and gas companies in the world accounting for more than 2% of the world's oil production and around 1% of the proved hydrocarbon reserves. We employ over 100,000 people who join their efforts and expertise to ensure the Company’s efficient development and secure its market leadership. LUKOIL is a responsible member of the civil society and a bona fide player on the market.