RZD Corporate Program
RZD Program.. Actually, the official name of the program is Corporate Educational Program for RZD Holding in modular format of Executive MBA of the Stockholm School of Economics for 20ХХ/20ХХ. When it started in 2008, I was one of the main participants in the negotiating process and I had some doubts about the program being implemented. However, it happened. And the program has been successfully going for the last 7 years. Why did I doubt? The reason was that RZD representatives wanted SSE to run the program but in a way they wanted it to be. Why was the program finally launched? Why does it have a long-term history and such a success among the participants? My answer is that because RZD representatives understood that there were only two ways — either to have the program as they wanted it to look like but without SSE, or jointly with the School but confiding in our experience. I admire RZD management team! Not only they managed to change their vision but supported actively educational process in both executive and promotional ways. Think about the worth of the Company President appearin at the opening ceremony of the new program, the diploma delivery ceremony, examination or guest lecture! And it happens from year to year, at each program.
Now we have 230 alumnus and 6 programs behind. Those who participated in the programs now suggest their subordinates as the students. I am happy to be the Program Director for RZD program as now I have friends at any corner of Russia, because RZD is everywhere!
For questions related to programs of the Stockholm School of Economics, please contact Alexey Popov, the Head of Corporate Programs Unit