MBA in Russia but how?


Hi everyone,
I am new at this site and I just wonder something.

I am from Istanbul,Turkey and I've graduated from Mechanical Engineering.
I want to have an MBA degree,and I decided to get this degree in Russia.But I don't know anything about universities and my budget is very limited.I've searched some of the universities (teaching in English of course) and found out that they are very very expensive for me.
What should I do? Money is everything?
And a question...I have 1 years working experience,is it a problem?

Thanks for your all replies...
Tahir YILDIZ

Hi everyone,
I am new at this site and I just wonder something.

I am from Istanbul,Turkey and I've graduated from Mechanical Engineering.
I want to have an MBA degree,and I decided to get this degree in Russia.But I don't know anything about universities and my budget is very limited.I've searched some of the universities (teaching in English of course) and found out that they are very very expensive for me.
What should I do? Money is everything?
And a question...I have 1 years working experience,is it a problem?

Thanks for your all replies...
Tahir YILDIZ
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york

Have you taken a look at the Vlerick program in St. Petersburg:
http://www.find-mba.com/university/2130/vlerick-leuven-gent-management-school-st-petersburg-campus

The fee is only 8500 Euro:
http://www.vlerick.ru/en/programmes/novaya_stranitsa
http://www.find-mba.com/board/5021

Have you taken a look at the Vlerick program in St. Petersburg:
http://www.find-mba.com/university/2130/vlerick-leuven-gent-management-school-st-petersburg-campus

The fee is only 8500 Euro:
http://www.vlerick.ru/en/programmes/novaya_stranitsa
http://www.find-mba.com/board/5021
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2. Have at least three years of working experience

The applicant should have an excellent professional history, with at least three years of business-related experience.


It is written like that but i have just a year of working experience... :(

2. Have at least three years of working experience

The applicant should have an excellent professional history, with at least three years of business-related experience.


It is written like that but i have just a year of working experience... :(
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york

Sorry, I did not see that...

Anyway, have you thought of getting some more work experience before you apply for your MBA? Many posters on this board continuously repeat the importance of some years of work experience.

Sorry, I did not see that...

Anyway, have you thought of getting some more work experience before you apply for your MBA? Many posters on this board continuously repeat the importance of some years of work experience.
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I am aware of that but I want to have my mba degree,after that applying to jobs with my mba degree...Complicated i think..

I am aware of that but I want to have my mba degree,after that applying to jobs with my mba degree...Complicated i think..
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a_mukerjee

Hi there,
In Europe it will be difficult without work experience of at least 3 y. It is the whole concept of MBA there.

It's less strict in US b schools, and even lesser in Asia. Maybe you should try your luck there?

Attiya

Hi there,
In Europe it will be difficult without work experience of at least 3 y. It is the whole concept of MBA there.

It's less strict in US b schools, and even lesser in Asia. Maybe you should try your luck there?

Attiya
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do you know that schools want 1 year exp?

do you know that schools want 1 year exp?
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a_mukerjee

Hi there again, sorry I don't understand you well, what exactly does your question mean?

Hi there again, sorry I don't understand you well, what exactly does your question mean?
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i mean :

do you know a school that wants only a year experience?

In Europe,and not much expensive..

i mean :

do you know a school that wants only a year experience?

In Europe,and not much expensive..
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a_mukerjee

Why don't you go for a MIM then? There you won't need any work experience ususally.
As I said, the European model is: MBA for people with work exp. Therefore, if a school does not insist on this condition, it is a bad sign, and means probably that they are not good enough to attract enough students and need to accept any one to have the program working. That means then that you waste a lot of money on a bad degree..

Why don't you go for a MIM then? There you won't need any work experience ususally.
As I said, the European model is: MBA for people with work exp. Therefore, if a school does not insist on this condition, it is a bad sign, and means probably that they are not good enough to attract enough students and need to accept any one to have the program working. That means then that you waste a lot of money on a bad degree..
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a_mukerjee

I just read again your first post, that you'd prefer to study in Russia. I can't give you any advise there, but maybe you can find a cheap program with no need for work exp. Do you speak Russian? That would be very helpful to find more information about the programs.

As for cheap MBAs in other European countries, other people asked that question before, there are some threads about it:
about cheap German programs: http://www.find-mba.com/board/3186/last/#last
Cheap but good European MBAs: http://www.find-mba.com/board/5162/last/#last

Only I guess that they ask for work exp...

I just read again your first post, that you'd prefer to study in Russia. I can't give you any advise there, but maybe you can find a cheap program with no need for work exp. Do you speak Russian? That would be very helpful to find more information about the programs.

As for cheap MBAs in other European countries, other people asked that question before, there are some threads about it:
about cheap German programs: http://www.find-mba.com/board/3186/last/#last
Cheap but good European MBAs: http://www.find-mba.com/board/5162/last/#last

Only I guess that they ask for work exp...
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English options in Russia w/ approximate costs include:
University of Touro - $12,000
AIBEC - $15,000
American University of Bus & Admin - 8700 Euro
Indiana Wesleyan University (GHP) - $12,500

There are additional Russian with English options, but these are the only English only options I am aware of in Moscow.

English options in Russia w/ approximate costs include:
University of Touro - $12,000
AIBEC - $15,000
American University of Bus & Admin - 8700 Euro
Indiana Wesleyan University (GHP) - $12,500

There are additional Russian with English options, but these are the only English only options I am aware of in Moscow.
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a_mukerjee

Thanks for that imput!
So it seems that tuition is relatively low. On the other hand those MBAs will not be known to recruiters outside of Russia, at least I have not heard the names of those schools.
Is one them ranked in a good ranking maybe?

I am curious to know how such an MBA will facilitate your career inside Russia as a foreigner, do you know something about this, bebacksoon?

Thanks for that imput!
So it seems that tuition is relatively low. On the other hand those MBAs will not be known to recruiters outside of Russia, at least I have not heard the names of those schools.
Is one them ranked in a good ranking maybe?

I am curious to know how such an MBA will facilitate your career inside Russia as a foreigner, do you know something about this, bebacksoon?
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Yes, outside of the Russian market, most of these are not known. However, Indiana Wesleyan U. is ranked in U.S. News and World Reports both for 2007 and 2008. With a new offering they are making in partnership with VLC globally, they will, I am confident, see this ranking and reputation increase appreciably in the years to come.

Yes, outside of the Russian market, most of these are not known. However, Indiana Wesleyan U. is ranked in U.S. News and World Reports both for 2007 and 2008. With a new offering they are making in partnership with VLC globally, they will, I am confident, see this ranking and reputation increase appreciably in the years to come.
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lukeh

Hi,

The market for MBAs in Russia is certainly expanding. But many are still taught in Russian. If you wish to work outside of Russia, internationally, or for an international company, you should definitely attend a school with international accreditation. Only three schools in Russia currently hold this accreditation:

- MIRBIS
http://www.sras.org/university.phtml?m=29 (Preparatory courses available, program in Russian)

- Plekhanov Academy
http://www.plekhanov.ru/ (all courses in Russian)

- Kingston University http://www.kingston.ane.ru/english/Programm/index.htm (Program partially in English)

Hi,

The market for MBAs in Russia is certainly expanding. But many are still taught in Russian. If you wish to work outside of Russia, internationally, or for an international company, you should definitely attend a school with international accreditation. Only three schools in Russia currently hold this accreditation:

- MIRBIS
http://www.sras.org/university.phtml?m=29 (Preparatory courses available, program in Russian)

- Plekhanov Academy
http://www.plekhanov.ru/ (all courses in Russian)

- Kingston University http://www.kingston.ane.ru/english/Programm/index.htm (Program partially in English)

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a_mukerjee

Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
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lukeh

No problem. Do keep me updated. I'm really interested in the Russian world of MBAs, and how its developing.

No problem. Do keep me updated. I'm really interested in the Russian world of MBAs, and how its developing.
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Hello everybody,
I need your suggestion.I am a mechanical engineer with 74 % .I have got 1 year experience in construction company.I am from india.I want to persue MBA from Russian university.Can anybody please tell me the course fees & other living expenses for MBA in marketing.
Please.

Hello everybody,
I need your suggestion.I am a mechanical engineer with 74 % .I have got 1 year experience in construction company.I am from india.I want to persue MBA from Russian university.Can anybody please tell me the course fees & other living expenses for MBA in marketing.
Please.
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a_mukerjee

Hello Arvind,
Course fees vary from program to program, so you should check out the websites of each program that interests you to find that out. You'll find a list of Russian MBAs here: http://www.find-mba.com/russia

I suppose that other costs differ very much from onte place to another. I know that Moscow is very expensive in some aspects, especially for living, other costs can be quite low. If you are ready for compromises, you can survive not spending too much.

Hello Arvind,
Course fees vary from program to program, so you should check out the websites of each program that interests you to find that out. You'll find a list of Russian MBAs here: http://www.find-mba.com/russia

I suppose that other costs differ very much from onte place to another. I know that Moscow is very expensive in some aspects, especially for living, other costs can be quite low. If you are ready for compromises, you can survive not spending too much.
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lukeh

Hello everybody,
I need your suggestion.I am a mechanical engineer with 74 % .I have got 1 year experience in construction company.I am from india.I want to persue MBA from Russian university.Can anybody please tell me the course fees & other living expenses for MBA in marketing.
Please.


Hi Arvind,

Just out of personal interest - why Russia? It sounds like a very interesting, potentially very successful move, but I think a lot of people will think it's not necessarily an obvious one. I'd be intrigued to hear how you came to your decision, and please do let us know how things develop.

<blockquote>Hello everybody,
I need your suggestion.I am a mechanical engineer with 74 % .I have got 1 year experience in construction company.I am from india.I want to persue MBA from Russian university.Can anybody please tell me the course fees & other living expenses for MBA in marketing.
Please.</blockquote>

Hi Arvind,

Just out of personal interest - why Russia? It sounds like a very interesting, potentially very successful move, but I think a lot of people will think it's not necessarily an obvious one. I'd be intrigued to hear how you came to your decision, and please do let us know how things develop.
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