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Banca Intesa and the University of Bologna presented the MBA on International Corporate Relations: Italy-Russia

February 25th, 2014, Bologna, Moscow. The University of Bologna in collaboration with Banca Intesa presented in Bologna the first in Europe MBA course on international business relations between Italy and Russia.

Banca Intesa was represented by the Head of the Representative Office of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group (Italy) in Russia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa professor Antonio Fallico. The MBA presentation was also attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Italy Sergey Razov and the first vice-president of OAO OMZ (United Heavy Machinery Plants) Igor Molibog.

The course on International Corporate Relations: Italy-Russia is aimed at training students managerial and business skill which are to help the Italian young specialists to develop business activities in Russia. Currently around 10% of all export-orientated Italian companies, which is approximately 20 thousand enterprises, cooperate with Russian companies.

“Russia is one of the key sales markets for Italy. In 2013 Italy raised its export volumes to Russia by around 9% totaling about 10 billion euro”, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa, professor Antonio Fallico said. The MBA course would raise professionals in the Russian-Italian relations who are to meet the challenges of the bilateral trade and economic cooperation and play an important role on the international business chessboard.

The course comprises two parts. The first part is focused on legal and economical aspects as well as main issues related to the internationalization of business and foreign trade. The second part is completely dedicated to the analysis of the Russian market. The students will have the chance to have internships in companies operating in Russia. The list of disciplines includes international contracting, taxation, marketing, economics, international finances, the Russia banking system, tax and labor legislation and other. The course will complete in July 2014 and is to educate 16 post graduate students aged from 24 to 32 years old.

The initiative of the University of Bologna will fill the gap in the Italian post graduate system and provide the audience with necessary knowledge about the Russian market”, professor of the Faculty of Sociology and Law of Economics of the University of Bologna, Emanuele Menegatti said.


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