Eastern Europe class open MBA or MPA graduate students

Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010

JUNEAU - An intriguing graduate class is open for those currently enrolled in MBA or MPA programs or anyone thinking about starting a graduate program at the University of Alaska Southeast. This class is also open for senior undergraduate students with instructor permission and to UAS alumni. The instructor for this class is Dr. Yuliya V. Ivanova, whose bilingual and bicultural background will add extra benefits to this course.

On June 22-27, participants will travel to 1,500-year-old Kiev, Ukraine, working together with Eastern European International MBA students on the topic of "Cross-Cultural Competencies: Building Trust and Cooperation."

For five days of intensive work, students will discuss the topics of business and political environments, cross-cultural differences, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership in multicultural environments. Students will study how to deal with challenges of cross-cultural communications and practice its skills in real-life situations and role plays, benefiting from a supportive environment of graduate classes.

In your free time, you will enjoy a city tour that includes Saint Vladimir's Cathedral with its breathtaking mosaics designed by masters from Venice, Italy. You will see Independence Square in central Kiev where at the huge column on top stands the Arch Angel Mikhail, the patron saint of Kiev; your tour will include a visit to Saint Sophia Cathedral. You will climb the steps to the Bell Tower for a panoramic view over Kiev and see the many Golden Domes on the horizon. The tour will take you to Saint Andrews Cathedral built in the year 752. The church stands on a hill overlooking the Dnipro River and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit Saint Michaels Cathedral, Golden Gate and see the many parks in Kiev with the peoples Friendship Arch with a viewing deck over the Dnipro River.

The deadline for registration is May 3. For additional information and for permission to enroll in the class, contact the School of Management at 800-478-9069 or 796-6402, or e-mail the instructor at yuliya.ivanova@uas.alaska.edu. Visit us online at www.uas.alaska.edu/som.

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