Russian, Master in International Business
Sofia Nakhmanovich, Russian, is a student in the BSL Master in International Business class of 2013-2014. After earning her Bachelor of Business Administration at BSL, Sofia decided to continue her studies to a master’s degree. She likes the fact that the BSL master’s program offers the possibility to choose elective courses according to her particular interests. This makes her more eager to learn and participate actively in class discussions.
Share a personal experience that made you choose to study business
When I just entered BSL as a Bachelor’s student, I was far from where I am now in terms of knowledge and personal skills. My life was limited by an outer shell that I had created for myself, based on my previous educational experience. I was not very enthusiastic about my courses and my opinion was rather skeptical most of the time. Halfway through my Bachelor’s studies, I suddenly felt confident that business is what I really want to do in my future.
Halfway through my Bachelor’s studies, I suddenly felt confident that business is what I really want to do in my future.
What do you value most in your learning environment?
Within my learning environment, I greatly value the mutual respect and continuous development of my fellow students as well as my own on a personal and professional level.
How would you describe your BSL experience so far?
We are not a large university, yet the cultural diversity of students and the BSL vision and values create a unique environment for developing responsible leaders. What makes these leaders different is that they have learnt how to eliminate some of the most common communication barriers that hinder effective management. I am grateful for having an opportunity to master my leadership skills through countless group tasks at BSL.
We are not a large university, yet the cultural diversity of students and the BSL vision and values create a unique environment for developing responsible leaders
What are the most important values today’s leaders should have?
Integrity, diligence, and respect.
What makes studying at BSL different?
It is a relatively small, highly diverse community, where the majority of professors have careers in business and thus their lectures are enriched with personal experiences and examples that are relevant to today’s business operations. Moreover, I enjoy the environment at BSL, it is based on intercultural communications and helps me learn how to approach different people.