A group of FBL students recently undertook the first CU field trip to Almaty, Kazakhstan, with support from the Centre for Global Engagement and our partner Narxoz University. Highlights of this exciting 9-day visit, led by FBL lecturers Alexandre Metreveli and Anna Michalska, included a campus tour and masterclasses on doing business in Central Asia.
Students also learnt about start-up business in Almaty at Narxoz’s Business Incubator, and visited companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Ritz-Carlton chain, Burger King, Kazakhstan’s famous chocolate producer “Rakhat”, and Galanz Bottlers. The group also explored the Mega Shopping Centre, designed by multinational firm Chapman Taylor and one of the largest in Eurasia.
Alexandre Metreveli, associate course director for the MSc in International Business, explains:
“This Almaty field trip has been an invaluable cultural and professional experience for the participating students. They have attended workshops and networking events with Narxoz University staff and students and visited several national and multinational businesses, as well as exploring some of the best attraction sites of Almaty. I trust that this trip helped them to improve their flexibility and agility in managing across global environments and successfully entering the global career in business.”
This successful trip was possible thanks to the work of Alexandre and Anna with the support of Associate Head of School (International) Len Bird and other FBL colleagues. Narxoz University played an essential part in facilitating such great opportunities for our students, which shows the strength and potential of our institutions’ collaboration.
To find more about FBL courses delivered by Narxoz University, please visit our dedicated webpage.