Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard Promotes Russian Educational Course of International MBA Program of Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard provided PR support for an educational course in St. Petersburg within the Cross Continent MBA program of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. The course finished on June 9, 2011. As part of their PR support, Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard organized a number of interviews with Jon Fjeld and Tony O’Driscoll, professors of the business school.

Jon Fjeld is Professor of the Practice of Strategy and Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Fuqua School of Business.

Tony O’Driscoll is Professor of the Practice of Business Administration and CEO of the Business Development Center at the Fuqua School of Business.

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the leader of intellectual capital among US business schools, signed a partnership agreement with the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University as part of an initiative to globalize the MBA Cross Continent program, including trips to the most important economic and cultural centers of the world. Besides St. Petersburg, Cross Continent MBA participants study in China, Great Britain, India, and Dubai and finish their program at Duke University in North Carolina, USA.

During their stay in St.Petersburg, students met with heads of the largest companies in Russia, including David Grey, Manager and Partner of Price Waterhouse Сoopers in Russia, Alexey Kovsh, Vice-President of Optogan Group, and Patricia Lopez de Peres-Aiala, General Director of Procter & Gamble in Eastern Europe. Students also had excursions and meetings with the leading managers of Gillette and Intel.

“We are very glad to support this initiative of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, to spread its business education programs. We share the school’s view that it is impossible to achieve a high level of skill development without knowledge of Russian history and economics. I’m sure that in the future we will see Russian graduates of this school among global business leaders,” commented Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard.

About Fuqua School of Business

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, is ranked number one in the US for intellectual capital by Business Week 2010 and took second place in the research category in an international business schools ranking by Financial Times in 2009 and 2010. In 2008, as part of a $500 million project to build a global network, Fuqua School of Business established its fifth branch in St.Petersburg. The Fuqua School of Business was opened in 1969 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.