Because of changes in current situation connected with the new standards
for accreditation, a visit of Rector of TAM Dr. Andrei Volkov to
the U.S.A. will take place in May or June 2003. During this visit
Rector plans to discuss the standards of AACSB and the conformity
of TAM to these standards. Rector will discuss with the AACSB Advisor
and Liaison the peculiarities of educational system in Russia, which
interested AACSB committee the most.
10-17th May the SOM group of faculty and MBA students came to Russia.
From 10th to 13th of May group visited Togliatti to meet with the
city administration, representatives of local business and banking,
faculty and students of Togliatti Academy of Management. Then till
17th of May group stayed in Moscow. During this visit group got
acknowledged with transition economy, financial system, business
and financial organizations of Russia.
In accordance with recommendations of TAM Advisor Dr. V.K. Unni
and TAM Liaison Dr. Ottis Baskin, in April, when the new standards
for accreditation were approved, TAM presented an updated version
of its accreditation plan with all necessary accompanying notes
to AACSB Coordinating Committee.
The set of UMF on-line courses (Operations Management and Marketing) started in January as usual. The difference from previous semesters is that now online courses are available not only for TAM students, but also for its graduates, listeners and PMTI graduates. The payment for one course for Russians is $ 175 in comparison with the original price of $ 700 for the U.S. students.
23 September in Washington, DC was held an AACSB committee discussion.
During this discussion was considered the changing of the Academy
status from pre-candidacy to candidacy.
AACSB adviser V.K. Unni represented the Academy. The committee had
some questions about Russian educational system. AACSB committee
took a decision to postpone the decision about Academy status.
19 √ 24 September Gregory William Allar visited Togliatti. His
visit was devoted to the 10th anniversary of the twin cities Togliatti
√ Flint and to the opening of the joint enterprise GM √AUTO VAZ.
During the trip Dr. Allar will met with the administration and professors
of the Academy. They discussed achieved results, new perspective
of collaboration and stated goals for the nearest future.
"Morning exercises with one thousand pages textbook, impressive record in the resume 'studied in the USA'... √ these are only a few of all the amenities which distant courses can give you.
and Russian peculiarities. Student's vision
"I▓ve formed basic knowledge of Marketing, what I believe is one of the first essential steps on the path of building my professional skills and practices" V.Matveev
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