The most anticipated event for MBA students at Westminster Business School is of course the international study trip. This year, University of Westminster Business School offered 3 attractive destinationsfor the students: Moscow, Budapest and Beijing. I have chosen the enchanting Moscow! It was so much fun to travel in a big group! Our group of 20 brought together students from the September 2011 and January 2012 full-time cohort, and part time MBA cohort. This was a great opportunity for learning first hand about a BRIC economy whilst networking and building lasting relationships with others.

First night out with fellow students in Moscow

 

On the day we reached Moscow, we enjoyed a night out with one of our Russian classmates, Marina, and her friends who welcomed us and gave us tips for our trip, and a few days later arranged for a river cruise in the Radisson ship in the Mockbariver.
On the second day, we were introduced to our host, Mirbis Business University, who treated us with much hospitality and arranged daily morning lectures and afternoon excursions for us. That day we visitedthe famous Armoury Museum, Red Square and the Kremlin.

Westminster Business School MBA students in front of Kremlin

Next stop is the St. Basil’s Cathedral. St. Basil’s marks the geometric center of Moscow. It has been the hub of the city’s growth since the 14th century and an amazing architectural beauty.

Westminster Business School MBA students at St. Basil's Cathedral Moscow

Our international trip to Moscow was not all about sightseeing and night out of course. We learned a lot as our Professor gave a detailed lecture on history and politics of Russia.

Westminster Business School MBA lecture in Moscow

As you can see we were rather busy hoping around are you excited for the next station!

Westminster Business School MBA students on the bus to their next destination in Moscow

We also paid a visit to the world famous  The Kremlin Equestrian Riding School. The independent non-commercial organization Kremlin School of Horse Riding is the only elite equestrian centre compliant with all the world standards.

Westminster Business School MBA students visiting the Kremlin School of Horse Riding

During our visit we learned quite a bit  about horses and even tried  to communicate with horses. Here are some action shots !

Learning about horses at the Kremlin School of Horse Riding

Moscow City center is ever so vibrant and we did have  fun wherever we went !

Westminster Business School MBA students at the center of Moscow

Can you tell how much fun we have had from our  happy faces. All around smiles at the Moscow Metro  station – One of the oldest, and best in the world!

Westminster Business School MBA students at the Moscow Metro Station

Our Professor, team leader, and friend Dr. David Banner, thanking Mirbis for their hospitality and wonderful farewell dinner at Prazhechka Restaurant.

Westminster Business School MBA students farewell dinner at Prazhechka Restaurant

We have been taken to see the Russian Folk Dance which is an experience that’s worth cherishing.
Some of us also enjoyed souvenir shopping and one most popular item was the Russian Wooden dolls called, Matryoshka dolls.

Russian Folk Dancing show inMoscow

We had so much fun; our bonding strengthened and we made friends from other co-horts.

This blog post has been written by current MBA students  Shirley Wong, Nermine Hasan and Tanzin Khan

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