Embedded and Connected in Russia

Embed and ConnectWhy does Fuqua send its Cross Continent and Global Executive MBA students to Russia, among other key regions in the world?

It is not for corporate tourism, nor is it vacation. It intensive and robust. It’s exposure to thought leaders from the region. It is connecting the dots from Russia to other parts of the world.

As one former former student says, “You can’t just learn about Russia from course content and videos – you have to go.”

Get a better idea about what a program residency in St. Petersburg looks like by watching the Embedded and Connected video above.

Russia and Gold

Does Russia have enough Central Bank gold holdings? How does Russia gold reserves compare to its BRIC counterparts in Brazil, India and China?

While relatively flat from 2000-2008, Russia has experience a sharp uprise over the past five years to surge ahead of Brazil and India in its gold holdings. Professor Campbell Harvey’s research on gold explains this in more detail. Access the research (page 37 shows the BRIC breakdown) and learn more about Professor Harvey’s comprehensive historical analysis of gold which claims that its price should be $800.

Severstal Russian Steel CEO Offers Leadership Lessons to Global Executive MBA Class in Russia

GrubmanTo know what’s happening in global business, you need to be where business happens. This is part of the reason why students in the Global Executive MBA class at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business have program residencies in key international markets.

As part of a previous residency in St. Petersburg, the students interacted with Severstal Russian Steel CEO Alexander Grubman and gained insights on one of the world’s leading steel and mining companies.


Insights from the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Daria Low resHow to find the resolve to build the new global economy? This was the theme of the Fuqua’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, held in June 2013.

Daria Zarubina, Fuqua’s Regional Director for Russia and the CIS, attended the high profile event. Here are some of her thoughts as communicated on her Twitter account:

@Daria_at_Duke Brent Wilton @ioebusiness advocates for a better dialog between end users of education [employers] and educators #SPIEF2013

@G20rus Vladimir Putin took part in the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum’s plenary session #SPIEF2013 #G20 http://bit.ly/10G6bg1