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The "Business Schools" project with the support of member companies of the AEB Southern Regional Committee


The member companies of the AEB Southern Regional Committee continue to implement the unique educational project "Business Schools" in the leading universities of the South of Russia.

The first graduation at the Kuban State Agricultural University took place in 2015, at the Kuban State Technological University in 2016, at the Kuban State University – in 2020. In 2021, the project received its further development. The Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don joined the Business School’s program, and at the Kuban State Agricultural University, along with a group of students, was recruited a group of teachers to the Business School, for whom a separate program and a mentoring institute operates under the patronage of the heads of leading companies was developed.

The educational program ranges from 90 to 100 hours of classes and is developed by a special working group of HR managers and directors from participating companies. Traditionally, it includes lectures by leading practitioners of companies participating in the project, tasks for solving business cases, excursions to enterprises and holding business games.

In the next 2022-2023 academic year, the "Business Schools" project will be implemented in all 4 universities. 12 companies have already confirmed their participation in the project. Currently, a preliminary schedule of the 2022-2023 academic year has been formed, a competitive selection of students among teachers at the agricultural university is being conducted. The competitive selection among students of the 3rd-4th bachelor's degree and 1-2 master's degree courses will begin in September 2022.

The Business Schools project is a new form of interaction between universities and employers. The leadership of universities invariably emphasizes the importance of this educational project. The implementation of the project is coordinated in each university by the Supervisory Board, which includes the rector of the university and the heads of companies. For students, the Business School project is not just an opportunity for an open dialogue with top managers and specialists of leading companies in the South of Russia, an important practical experience in developing professional competencies acquired during the educational process at the university, but also an opportunity to build a further successful career.

From April 19 to April 29, 2022, the final graduation events of the 2021-2022 academic year took place within the framework of the Business Schools project, graduation certificates were awarded to 94 students of four universities and 13 teachers of the Kuban State Agricultural University. More than 600 students have graduated from Business Schools since the project was implemented. Many of them are employees of AEB member companies today.