Tom Robinson: Russian business schools to be included in global rankings

Russian business schools might be included in global rankings in the nearest future, Tom Robinson, president of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), told journalists on the sidelines on the Gaidar Forum on Thursday, January 17. The forum is organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

“International rating agencies have already begun issuing accreditation to Russian business schools. I think they will receive accreditation within the next one or two years,” the expert said.

According to Robinson, foreign students will be interested in Russian business schools, which will have their own niche on the market.

“There is a certain demand for Russian business education programs for foreign entrepreneurs who have business interests in Russia. Many investors are currently doing business in more than one country,” Robinson said.

He also pointed out that the development of Russian business schools is limited by sanctions. “In particular, they limit the mobility of students and graduates,” the expert added.

Tom Robinson also said that business schools should pay more attention to the new, advanced technologies.

“The schools should adapt these technologies to their needs. For instance, they should develop online courses more actively,” Robinson concluded.

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