Dual Degree Program with Moscow State University Enters Third Year

Posted: August 1, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: July 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

By Rita Rowand, global relations specialist, Office of Global and International Strategies

Earlier this month, Rita Rowand and Richena Purnell-Sayle of Mason’s Office of Global and International Strategies travelled to Moscow State University (MSU) to offer information sessions about the dual degree programs in economics and business management offered jointly by the two institutions.

In accordance with university practice in Russia, prospective students who had recently received Russian high school diplomas came to MSU with their parents for several weeks in late June and early July to present their applications for university admission.

The Mason representatives met with students and their families to provide supplementary information about the Mason-MSU Dual Degree Program. Current MSU students already enrolled in the program assisted at the information table. Forty-three families identified themselves as interested and requested more information about the program. If accepted, program participants will begin their studies at Mason in their sophomore year.

Established in 1755, MSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the Russian Federation, with a current student body of 40,000.

Academic year 2011-12 marks the third year of the dual degree program’s operation. For more information, see the Global Strategies website at masonglobal.gmu.edu.

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