Interview with the graduate of the EMBA program GM10 and Oriflame Cosmetics Ltd" HR-manager Olga Anisimova about his studies at the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia.
I chose this school not by chance. Our company Oriflame has long relations with the Stockholm School of Economics and we provided active support when a branch in St.Petersburg was opened. Learning was not easy, but the results were good. During my training in Executive MBA I was appointed HR manager for Russia and recently, in February of this year, I was put in charge of all issues related to human resource management in Russia, CIS and Baltic countries, which is quite a high level for such a big company.
As for the program Executive MBA in the Stockholm School of Economics, I got an overview of different business areas, many of them were new to me; I also was able to analyze real situations in companies of my group mates. I believe one of the advantages of this education is a great community of SSE Russia alumni, as it allows finding the right people in different industries and companies; it simplifies many issues and enables to find contacts practically in any business sphere.
Why do I recommend the Stockholm School of Economics? Probably, because it gives western business education, but with examples form Russian practice, and because the quality of education depends on the school history, which in the case of the Stockholm School of Economics is enormous: 100 years in Sweden and 15 in Russia.