ADA University announced the launch of the dual-degree MBA program in Finance with MGIMO University (Russian Federation).
On December 13, 2019, Fariz Ismailzade, Executive vice-rector of ADA University and Artem Malgin, MGIMO's vice-rector for general affairs and corporate relations signed an agreement on the dual degree diploma program.
Rector of ADA University, Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev emphasized that ADA University attaches a preference to internationalization, expressed his confidence that the signed agreement will make a tremendous contribution and will lead to positive outcomes for two sides.
"For us strengthening partnership with our international partners is always at the top of our institutional agenda", said Ambassador Pashayev.
Vice-rector Fariz Ismailzade heralded that this agreement will be a cornerstone of the new Master's degree program, which will launch its inaugural class in the 2020-21 academic calendar with the first cohort of 20 local and international students, by providing a possibility to the matriculated students to take the course led by the professors of ADA and MGIMO Universities.
''The advantage of the program is that the graduates will obtain an accredited dual degree diploma'', added vice-rector Ismailzade.
Dean of Business School Elkin Nurmammadov noted that one of the selling points of this program is that after completion of the first year's curriculum at ADA University, the students will carry on their second year with modular classes in Moscow.
"At the end of the two-year program, students will find an opportunity to compile their research papers under the guidance of prominent finance experts of Russia'', noted dean Nurmammadov.
Addressing the audience, MGIMO's vice-rector Artem Malgin talked about the fundamental aim of the program. He mentioned that this program is designed for individuals who are constantly looking forward to building their professional identity in the emerging financial markets. From this perspective, the attendees of this unique program will not feel a hierarchical faculty-student relationship per se, but rather as a client-based approach.
Note that during the admission process for the dual degree MBA program in Finance, the preference will be given to those who have at least three years of professional experience and 6.5 points in IELTS academic.