“My name is Emilija Gligurvoska, from Macedonia. I have graduated with honors and earned the red diploma on the international Master’s studies in Project Management at The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Moscow.
Being part of this program meant focusing on learning by doing approach. Acquiring knowledge through the rich content of the courses and the strong emphasis on real business cases, combined with leading and participating in a variety of different projects, in truly international teams, is an invaluable benefit from the program. Having as a professors, successful professionals in their sphere of teaching, from all over the world (from New Zealand to UK, USA, Middle East.) to guide our group and share their knowledge, was a real pleasure. Following the courses in small group, allowed us to have informal relationship with all the professors and made the classes interactive with encouraging in class participation.
The program gave me the opportunity to be certified in PRINCE2 – one of the globally accepted methodologies for Project management. Preparing for this certification exam was a challenge that we took as a master students in the Project Management program in RANEPA. The whole process of applying, training and examination was facilitated by our Professor Dr. Sarah Ross, which is certified trainer for PRINCE2 methodology, and by our Program Director Dr. Mitali Mittra. Thanks to their unselfish support and confidence, we successfully achieved this milestone.
As said in the PRINCE2 methodology, the output from the whole process, made me qualified for taking project endeavors and opened up a number of opportunities worldwide to build successful career as Project Manager. Now working as a Project manager in an international company in the market research field and global data collection is one of the most direct tangible results from my studies.
Having the proper academic knowledge made me adapt faster and develop my skills further in practice. I believe I have managed to successfully transfer the experience of all the projects that I have done in the program, including the work on my master thesis, in a fruitful way. Living and studying in Moscow is one of a lifetime experience that I recommend to every adventurist person out there. The two-year studies gave me time to experience Moscow in all the seasons, and it was worth it! And of course it wouldn’t be as great, without all the people that I have met and the friendships made for a lifetime, as part of the most enjoyable benefits from the program and the life in Russia.
Great program, life-changing experience!”