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MBA25 Events Review. Autumn 2018

Full report on autumn 2018 events organized by MBA25.

Business Education Forum in 6 different cities around the world and 2 individual events for business schools in Tbilisi and Moscow.

 On the first days of winter we are glad to look back and remember how MBA25 team spent autumn season full of great events. Let us share with you some numbers:

  • 2,5 months

  • 6 countries

  • 18 different business schools

  • 30 professional speakers

  • 15 new partners

  • 537 happy future MBA candidates.

This year we organized Business Education Forum in Kyiv, Moscow, Almaty, Astana, Frankfurt and Baku and two individual events for business schools in Tbilisi and Moscow.

The Business Education Forum is an event about the career development and business education.

There is also a platform where top business schools present their MBA programs and search for the potential students via individual meetings.

This event is aimed to meet  representatives of world best business schools with  the ambitious specialists, managers and entrepreneurs, that plan to get the best possible business education, found and/or rule top companies.

That’s why the motto of our company is «Top schools. Top candidates». We provide the best audience for business schools at our events.

On the 18th of September we opened an autumn season of MBA education fairs with Business Education Forum in Kyiv. The venue for this event provided by the beautiful hotel InterContinental.

The organizers invited representatives and alumni from the best business schools that are in the TOP-25 world rankings: EDHEC, Berkeley Haas, Hult, IE, IMD EMBA, SAID, Rotterdam School of Management, Chicago Booth, Wharton.

More than 100 participants - Top-managers, CEOs, HRs of leading world companies, owners and representatives of various businesses, students of higher educational institutions had the opportunity to meet personally with representatives of admissions offices of business schools.

During the event, two information sessions were held by representatives of the selection committees of the TOP business schools: IE Business School and EDHEC.

In the end of the evening we had alumni panel discussion where alumni from Top World Business Schools (Oxford - Said Business School, Wharton, Haas school of business - uc Berkeley, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and IE School)  shared their successful stories. 

Next event took place in Moscow On September, 29.

13 best business schools in the world came from all over the world to present their programs at Business Education Forum.

180 candidates (top managers, CEOs, HRs, leading world companies, and entrepreneurs), interested in obtaining an MBA degree, came to meet with representatives of schools that are in the world TOP-25.

Candidates had a chance to take part in alumni discussion with Ivan Lapin, alumni of  Executive MBA program, IE Business School, Andrei Ignatov, alumni of CUHK Business School, Sergey Khristolyubov, alumni of London Business School and Viatcheslav Romanov, alumni of Wharton Business School.

 All participants enjoyed workshop «Society 5.0: Mastering Technology Driven Change» by Dr. Borja Gonzalez del Regueral, Vice Dean at IE´s School of Human Sciences & Technology, Professor of Business Analytics & Technology.

 In this masterclass, we focused on how technology made a change across different industries and how this change needed to be linked to the human aspect of technology.

 On the 16th and 18th of October we came to Kazakhstan to make two important events dedicated to business education in Kazakhstan, the USA and Europe.

During the Business Education Forum in Almaty and Astana participants met business school representatives from top 25 rankings in different formats: individual meeting, panel discussions, info sessions, alumni testimonials.

Participants who are interested in MBA and EMBA programs met representatives and foreign business schools from the Financial Times rankings: Manchester (UK), Hult (UK), IE Business School (Spain), Nanyang Business School (Singapore), Rotterdam (Netherlands), CUHK (China), etc.

Each person could get an advice on test preparation, application requires and GMAT test from best test prep companies in Kazakhstan.

Future MBA students were provided with the information on financing and scholarship options from our scholarship consultant.

MBA25 participants and alumni exchanged contacts with each other for further networking.

The highlight of the evening was the Workshop: "Four Pillars of Peak Performance, how to become the best at what you do." by Mario Berta - visiting Professor of IE Business School, Founder and CEO of, tech startup.

In Astana program was the same and we received a great feedback, especially on Education USA company’s workshop about MBA programs in the USA.

On the 27th of October we organized Business Education Forum in Frankfurt.

Future applicants: middle and top managers, business owners met representatives of Goethe, CUHK, Manchester, HULT business schools’ admission team and had personal interviews.

They got important pieces of advice on test preparation, application requires and GMAT test itself from best test prep companies in Frankfurt.

Candidates had a chance to find out financing and scholarship options from scholarship consultant.

They got acquainted with HR directors from top 20 companies of the world and exchanged contacts with MBA25 participants and alumni for further networking.

Business Educational Forum in Baku on the 20th of November was very successful thanks to great content  and organization.

Business schools from top 25 in the word, such as IE (Spain), Manchester and HULT (UK) Business Schools presented their MBA programs and searched for the potential students via individual meetings.

ESADE, LBS, EADA, Cardiff, ADA and MIRBIS were presented by their alumni.

MBA alumni from these schools work now for Azerconnect LLC, Roche, British American Tabaco, EY, Kapital Bank OJSC, Carlsberg Group and inspired the audience for future success.

We also had special guests Elnur Mammadov with his speech on the topic "Main stones of Career growth" and Sheyla Alakbarova – youth activist, CEO of Social Business Youth Center, CEO of BUTA Art & Sweets, Special Events She gave an inspirational speech "How to become the CEO: Way of the ordinary student"  and it changed mindsets and broke stereotypes, which keep us away from new undiscovered opportunities.

 Individual events

This autumn MBA25 also organized two great individual events for business schools.

MBA, EMBA and Masters programs by ESADE Business School were presented in Moscow and a special event in Tbilisi, during which participants had a chance to feel themselves students of IE Business School for one day.

During the IE Insider Day in Tbilisi participants listened to the successful stories of famous IE graduates:

- Nino Gigauri - Head of Business Development Unit, Corporate Investment Banking at Bank of Georgia

- Salome Sikharulidze - Marketing Consultant, Visiting Professor in Caucasus University

- Teona Mikadze - Founder and Lead Consultant at Tara Consulting

- Nino Gogoberidze - CEO / Founder at ParkHouse, Senior member of consultancy board of Archi Group

All presented also liked the workshop from Analytical Consultant at Google Spain - Christina Stathopoulos, during which we explored the world of Big Data.

The individual event for spanish Business School ESADE in Moscow on the 27th of November got a very good feedback from all participants.

PhD candidate Katharine M. D´Amico presented her workshop  «TALK LIKE TED: THE POWER OF PERSUASION», while which Katharine shared secrets on how to get attention of the audience from the first moments and was useful for all who wants to be a successful speaker.

MBA alumni who now work as top managers in Moscow Media, Thomas Cook Russia, EY and MBA Class student of 2019 shared their experience and than all participants had a chance to get to know each other during МВА Cocktail Networking.




We are grateful to all business schools with whom we worked this season and are looking forward new challenges, new successful events and new partners in Spring 2019.

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