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MBA Students visit Uzbekistan to experience international business practices

17 July 2017

MBA Student Trip to Tashkent, group shot of 18 students

As part of the MBA, students at the University of Westminster take part in international study trips to see different cultural approaches to business and leadership.

Eighteen MBA students visited Westminster International University in Tashkent in June 2017 to meet with industry professionals in Uzbekistan.

Students enjoyed two days exploring Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent before starting a week-long series of seminars on leadership and visits to some of Uzbekistans most successful businesses including Anglesey Food, Murad Buildings and technology company CLICK where the students worked as shadow advisory boards.

Working as advisory boards allowed students to see the successes enjoyed and challenges faced by the companies. CLICK, a mobile technology company strong strategic vision for their business development but the shadow advisory board were able to identify areas for growth in stewardship and corporate governance.

HR Education is so far underdeveloped in Uzbekistan, because of this the shadow advisory boards found that Murad Buildings faced recruitment challenges and they were able to identify existing in house potential and development opportunities to improve the recruitment procedures.

Writing about her experience, MBA student Janine Hornsby said: “During this process I learnt a lot about myself as a leader… I saw real value in the process of collaboration between myself, my team and CLICK, in that we were all able to contribute ideas from different perspectives, bringing a variety of skills and life experiences to the project, which ultimately lead to a positive outcome for our client and strong potential to continue our relationship in future.”

Read Janine’s blog about the trip.

Learn more about the MBA at Westminster.

About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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