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DIT hosts another successful Winter School

Posted: 4 February, 2016

The College of Business, DIT, recently hosted its second ‘Winter School’ for students from Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk and Chelyabinsk State Universities (Russian Federation).

The “Winter School”  students are welcomed to DIT by His Excellency Maxim Peshkov, Russian Ambassador to Ireland, and the Dean of the College of Business, Paul O’ Sullivan

Eleven participants, accompanied by lecturers, Olga Melitonyan and Aleksander Sokolovskiy, took lectures in Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Strategic Management and Strategic Thinking and Strategy. Students were given opportunities to visit some Irish enterprises and cultural events. The students were from a variety of backgrounds including Management, Accounting and Taxation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.  

The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Maxim Peshkov, formally opened the Spring School by visiting the campus in DIT, Aungier Street. Paul O’ Sullivan, Dean and Director of the College of Business, gave an opening address of welcome to the visitors and students.

Marie O’Flynn, Head of Department of Finance introduced students to Russian – Irish cultural and economic links and most recent developments in Irish economy. Dr. Valentina Tarkovska, Programme Director of the MSc International Banking and Finance in DIT  delivered lectures in Risk Management and Corporate Governance. Brian Mc Gillion, Senior Lecturer in Strategy in the School of Accounting and Finance, guided students through the strategic issues of doing business in Ireland. Dr. Phil Hanlon, the Head of Strategic Management Department, introduced students to knowledge management and importance of group dynamics.

The students were given opportunity to meet entrepreneurs in the Docklands Innovation Park. They also visited Facebook and Google, and were given talk in the Dundrum Town Centre. 

Open lectures during the week included Maria Kiernan, Head of the Russian Irish Cultural Association who discussed contemporary issues in Business Development between Russia and Ireland. Sean Browe gave students a keen understanding of the emerging commercial opportunities in foreign markets. 

Winter School students during their visit to Facebook.