Dr Catherine Gurling teaches on the Kingston Russian MBA program for the Academy of National Economy in Russia. It was founded in 1977 and MBA courses started running in 1998. A national centre for the training and development of Russian governmental officers and federal staff – nearly 40,000 senior government officials and private sector managers have studied here. The Kingston Russian MBA programme is a collaborative partnership with Kingston Business School in the UK, and successful graduates are awarded an AMBA-accredited Kingston MBA degree as well as a Russian MBA diploma, accredited by the Russian Ministry of Education.
She wanted to take some of the CDs to her pupils in Russia to help them understand the workings of the market and the importance of change and innovation to growth. She took the English version because at that stage the Russian version did not exists.