At the Fifth Annual International Forum held by Eduniversal rating agency that took place in Lima, Peru on 17-19 October, MSU BS was awarded the highest status of a UNIVERSAL BUSINESS SCHOOL (a "school with the greatest international influence”).
MSU BS has participated in Eduniversal rating since 2008. The rating covers 1,000 business schools from 154 countries. In its first year MSU BS was given the third place among top four Russian business schools within the TOP BUSINESS SCHOOLS category ("schools with the international impact”) receiving the then highest status for Russia. In 2009 and 2010, MSU BS was consistently ranked second within this category. In the past year MSU BS not only was ranked the first among Russian business schools but also entered the top-three shortlist of best business schools in Eastern Europe region. This year, the International Academic Board of the rating - in appreciation of MSU BS education quality and its international activities (in particular, international accreditation, expansion of the international partnership network, intensive promotion of student and faculty exchanges) as well as its positions in other ratings - has decided to honour MSU BS with yet higher status – the status of a "school with the greatest international influence".
This year Eduniversal forum in Lima hosted representatives of business schools from 45 countries. At the ceremonial gala dinner the dean of MSU BS, Professor Oleg Vikhansky was presented with the highest award by Virginius Kundrotas, representative of Eduniversal Academic Board for Eastern Europe, President of the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA).
Annual Eduniversal International Forum is not just a grand awards ceremony but also a great opportunity to network with representatives of business schools from all over the world, to welcome old partners and to establish new contacts, to listen to expert opinions and to participate in discussions during the plenary sessions and seminars.
This year at the seminar “Cooperation with Latin American Business Schools: what we can learn and how we can cooperate effectively” devoted to cooperation with Latin American business schools Anna Vinnik from MSU BS Department of International Projects gave a speech sharing MSU BS experience on the subject. Moreover, at the exhibition held within the Forum members of MSU BS delegation, Yekaterina Kiryushkina, Bachelor programme administrator, and Anna Vinnik took part in a series of peer learning consultations with their colleagues from the leading business schools of France, China, UK, Brazil, Panama,Morocco and many other countries.