Students of Astana School of Management and Business have the opportunity to pass a module in SBS Swiss Business School in Zurich. In this connection, it was decided to pass the "International Financial Management" module in SBS Swiss Business School (Zurich, Switzerland).
Thus, from 24 to 30 August 2015 MBA and EMBA students were in Switzerland. This trip included a 3-day "International Financial Management" module, examination and visits to companies.
In general, all the basics of financial management have been covered by masters during the course of module. In its turn financial management is directly related to corporate finance and capital markets, in terms of the adoption of the various administrative decisions and affects all areas of finance, including an assessment of the real financial and non-financial assets, risk management and derivative financial instruments.
Thomas Signer delivered lectures - he finished the baccalaureate and graduate school in the United States. After this, he studied at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990, where he received the degree of Master of Science of Industrial Management (MBA). Since 1998, he owns his own investment consulting firm SIGNER Management in Switzerland. He also teaches finances Executive MBA students from SBS Swiss Business School. Signer is the co-owner and member of the Board of Heliobus AG, a Swiss company which provides innovative solutions in the field of fluorescent lighting technology.
During the away module in Switzerland, students of MBA and EMBA groups visited such companies as UBS and Stadler Rail Group. UBS Group is the largest Swiss financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The Swiss company Stadler Rail was founded in 1942. Headquartered in Switzerland, the group divisions are represented in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Algeria, Italy, USA. These visits were very informative and gave students new knowledge about the production process in the companies. During these visits, the students managed not only to communicate with employees and ask a lot of interesting questions, but also to see firsthand how and where this work is carried out.
In their spare time, our masters went on excursions, seeing the sights of Zurich and were invited to a barbecue, organized by SBS Swiss Business School. In general, this trip gave the opportunity to our students not only to gain knowledge in the field of international financial management, but also to have warm memories.