School of International Business at Omsk State University, Russia (1991-2004)

I initiated this project in 1991 in response to the new challenges and opportunities resulting from the collapse of the “iron curtain”. I worked there as Dean, Department Chair and Director of International Programs.

The School of International Business at Omsk State University was founded in 1993 and obtained its current name in 1998. The structure and philosophy of the School is very unique in Siberia and probably in Russia. The curriculum is designed to combine Russian and western models to develop Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration that meet international standards. Despite high enrollment demand, the School admits only a relatively small number of students per year in an effort to maintain high standards for both students and faculty. The School is recognized as a center of excellence for the region and as a gateway to many international opportunities for the students. The School of International Business as a part of Omsk State University is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (ME). The process of obtaining ME accreditation requires continuous improvement of all programs to ensure they keep pace with the real world and provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills. The curriculum of the School reflects its commitment to international understanding, development, and collaboration. The programs aim at preparing business specialists for Russian companies entering the global market and foreign corporations in Russia.

Read more about this project and how it is related to SUNY ESC (English).

Chukhlomin, V., & Chukhlomina, I. (2013). Engineering a business school in a former Soviet-era closed city: The Case of Omsk, Siberia. International Educations Studies, 6(1), 26-45.

Australian Education Center at Omsk State University and the Sydney Office (1999-2005)

In 1999, I initiated and led the creation of a unique educational program named “The Russian University in Australia Exchange program (RUAP)”.

The RUAP was aimed at preparing of highly qualified specialists in the fields of international business and information technology. The program operated in a very unique way where students were able to continue studying their Russian degree courses full time by long distance via the Internet, while completing their English language and professional programs in Australia. In effect, they had the opportunity to obtain two qualifications at the same time while gaining valuable exposure to Western business practices.

Read more: Chukhlomin, V., & Chukhlomina, I. (2013). Outsourcing global skills development to Australian vocational colleges: A Case study on reverse transnationalization. In Innovation in Business Education in Emerging Countries (Ed. I. Alon, V. Jones, and J. McIntyre). Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK.

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