Doctor of Science and Full Professor, Prof. Apanasovich has established broad international scientific and academic relations with foreign universities and organisations. He is the Chairman of the Association of Business Education and the Head of the Organising Committee of the Actual Problems of Business Education and Innovation Processes and Corporate Management annual international scientific-practical conferences.
Why do you think it is the right time to offer degrees in English in Belarus?
We are living in a rapidly changing world where over 80 percent of all communication is in English. Major Internet platforms and portals, research and innovations, textbooks and study materials are mainly in English as well. Moreover, education has always been the forerunner of changes in society and science and thus it seems logical that the fundamentals of business, economics and investments should also be taught in English. Our students will have to operate in a multinational challenging world where English is very likely to become their main language of communication. Direct access to foreign resources, textbooks, and classes with foreign professors will become a reality in the programme we offer for both foreign and Belarusian students. This will also lead to more diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom while facilitating the development of tolerance and ability to establish friendly ties with people from different countries, religions and cultures.
What are the advantages of studying in Belarus?
First of all, the Business Administration degree offered by the School of Business and Management of Technology of BSU provides business education that meets international standards. The language of instruction is English. We offer an interactive and experience-based learning process. The teaching experience that we have acquired over the years is based not only on the degrees received by our faculty in Belarus but also on their international experience including degrees, internships and training in European and American universities. The study process focuses on the development of interpersonal and team work skills, as well as decision-making, leadership and negotiation skills. We use modern information technologies, provide comfortable study conditions and offer opportunities to have internships in the most successful Belarusian and foreign companies.
Studying in English will provide even more opportunities for students to further master their command of the English language. Students will have access to foreign textbooks and other materials in English. They will have classes taught by visiting professors from the European Union countries and the United States.
Our diploma will allow students to work as managers, economists, marketers, and business analysts in Belarus and abroad. For those wanting to continue their studies there is also an English MBA programme that allows to deepen the knowledge of business processes and improve management skills.
Another great advantage is the country itself. Located in the centre of Europe, Belarus serves as a gate and a link between Russia and the European Union. Bordering Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania, Belarus maintains hospitable friendly relations with all its neighbours and does business not only with them but many other countries in the world.
Belarus’ uniqueness lies in the exceptional hospitability of its people, their welcoming and generous nature and kind soul. Feeling safe and protected is another important feature if one decides to study and live in Belarus. Lack of violence, racial, ethnic and religious tolerance also count as another advantage of a cosy country in the heart of Europe.
Belarus is an exceptional country for it has given the world a number of prominent scientists, artists, sportsmen, and astronauts. The names of the greatest avant-garde artist Marc Chagall, the founder of the film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and ‘Oscar’ father Louis Burt Mayer, the Nobel Prize winner physicist Zhores Alferov, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, astronauts Piotr Klimuk, Vladimir Kovalenok, Oleg Novitsky, one of the creators of the supersonic jet Pavel Sukhoi made Belarus famous all over the world.
Grandparents and parents of Ralph Lauren (the worldwide fashion empire), Wayne Gretzky (the greatest hockey player of all times), Michael Douglas (a famous Hollywood actor), Erica Jong (one of the most prominent writers of the XX century) were from Belarus.
Olympic and world champions including Darya Domracheva, Victoria Azarenko, Maxim Mirnyi, Alexander Medved made Belarusian school of biathlon, tennis, and wrestling stand out as well.
Thus, the advantages are numerous and possibilities are unlimited. Welcome to Belarus and the School of Business and Management of Technology of Belarusian State University!
Contact person — head of the programme Yekaterina Sadovskaya, Head of Business Communication Chair, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor.