Good Bye Academic Year 2017-2018!

Good Bye Academic Year 2017-2018!

Let’s summarize ConcordiaUA high points briefly, this year there were a lot of new opportunities for the university:

  • We got a new “old” partner, but now as co-founder, Concordia University – Wisconsin / Ann Arbor (USA)
  • The University changed its name, and now Wisconsin International University Ukraine (WIUU) is called – Ukrainian-American ConcordiaUniversity (ConcordiaUA)
  • We established and have been developing joint baccalaureate and masters programs with the University of Minnesota Crookston (USA), Koblenz Landau State University (Germany), with our co-founder Concordia University Wisconsin / Ann Arbor and the Higher School of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice (Poland).
  • Students are offered international academic mobility programs at the University of Trier (Germany), the University of Applied Sciences in Worms (Germany), the Varna University of Management (Bulgaria), American Richmond University (Great Britain) and others
  • ConcordiaUA MBA Program was reaccredited by the international accreditation board FIBAA for the next 7 years
  • ConcordiaUA Bachelor of Management Program was reaccredited by the State Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
  • ConcordiaUA was successfully holding the American Studies Program
  • Ukrainian-American Concordia University and HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe signed the Memorandum of Cooperation, ConcordiaUA became HMC Projects country coordinator and successfully realized selection campaign for the scholarship program for gifted Ukrainian secondary school pupils, offering them an opportunity to study for the full two-year Sixth Form program in boarding schools of the United Kingdom and take internationally recognised qualifications. The first group of Ukrainian school students will start their studies in Britain September 2018.
  • ConcordiaUA successfully organized Business English Competition 2018 and its winners got the scholarship to study at ConcordiaUA.
  • ConcordiaUA together with its partners developed the concept of the scientific journal “Business, Economics, Sustainable Development, Leadership and Innovation”, prepared the necessary papers and submitted them for registration with the Ministry of Justice
  • On January 25, 2018, the Concordia Ukrainian-American University became a member of the world-renowned organization for quality assurance, transparency and integrity of higher education – CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG)
  • On July 10, 2018 Memorandum of Understanding was signed with SocialBoost company aimed at mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of education, internship and career opportunities 
  • We entered the top 10 private higher education institutions of Ukraine https://osvita.ua/vnz/rating/25714/
  • ConcordiaUA became top 5th in the rating of institutions of higher education (state and private) by the score of certificates of external qualifications of applicants, who entered universities in 2017 according to the contacts http://osvita.ua/ vnz / rating / vstup-osvita / 59045 /. 
  • Introduced the computer based midterm and final examinations 
  • ConcordiaUA faculty were teaching the students as in the past 20 years, avoiding cheating, plagiarism, examinations re-taking and other forms of corruption

 

We are waiting for talented applicants 2018!

Sincerely,

Oleksander Romanovskiy,

ConcordiaUA Rector

 

ConcordiaUA Alumni

Every year during eighteen years ConcordiaUA (WIUU) is wishing happy future to its graduates. During the Graduation Season students, faculty and staff are so excited and happy! We are always greatly interested in the success story of our alumni!

Enjoy some nice memories from Graduation 2006!

12 years ago! Dear our students, now alumni! Wishing you much success!
Waiting for information and pictures from ConcordiaUA (WIUU) Graduates!
Miss WIUU Competition 2011 — with Taras Hivchak and Anastasiia Kovach-Petrushenko.

Christina Bilash Johnson & Johnson

Approaching another important milestone of my life… Have to admit that it was sometimes quite challenging yet exciting experience. I really enjoyed every bit of it and already start feeling nostalgic…
I would like to dedicate my special thanks to our Dean, Elena Volovyk. Thank you for all your support, guidance, leadership, and passion!
And also to all the professors and instructors, my thanks for experience, knowledge, and inspiration.  🙏❤

ConcordiaUA presentation at the “Job Fair – 2018”

Natalia M. Protsun, Dean of Management and Business Department, and Tetiana O. Romanovska, Director of ConcordiaUA Library, presented ConcordiaUA at the “Job Fair – 2018” targeted to school graduates. The Job Fair was hosted by Irpin City Employment Center.

 

ConcordiaUA Students at Ukrainian-Iraqi Business Forum

“A new business year in the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry began with the Ukrainian-Iraqi Business Forum Within the framework of the forum, a large delegation of Iraqi businessmen visited Ukraine to attend the event which took place in the Chamber on Jan 17th 2018.
As business students of Ukrainian-American Concordia University, once again we had the chance to attend the event and assist as interpreters for non-English speaking businessmen.
Based on its results, a number of mutually beneficial trade contracts were signed and new perspectives of mutual economic trade were discussed.”
Diala Sallam, ConcordiaUA Student

On November 5, Ukrainian-American Concordia University presented a new Master Dual Program with or partner – University of Occupational Safety Management (UOSM) in Katowice (Poland)

UACU students pursuing Master’s degrees in Business Administration or International Management have an opportunity to participate in the joint programs: Project Management or Psychology in International Business from UOSM. The dual diploma program starts in 2018.
 
The presentation, hosted by UACU, was attended by our partner university officials, Dr. Jacek Skorus, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Kateryna Lukianova, Office of International Cooperation. UACU was represented by Liubov I. Kondratenko, Cand. of Sci. in Pedagogy, Provost; Liubov V. Zharova, Dr. of Sci. in Economics, Head of the International Management and International Business Department, senior scientist; Oleksandra O. Romanovska, Cand. of Sci. in Pedagogy, Head of the Liberal Arts Department.
 
The speakers for our partner university presented its didactic infrastructure and emphasized the significant importance attached to the internationalization of studies at UOSM, i.e. cooperation with universities and research centers in Europe and involvement with international programs. Special attention was paid to the opportunities, perspectives and benefits UACU students receive through the joint dual diploma programs.
 
Finally, the participants discussed the specific issues of the current programs and outlined the directions for the future cooperation.

Prof. Dr. phil. Gert. R. Polli

On November 29, the students of our American Studies program attended the lecture «IntelligenceSecurity Services and Counterterrorism» delivered by Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., UACU Honorary Professor.
The lecture provided insights into topics like state security policy, anti-terrorism and counter-espionage, the current threat level and the role of the media. The scope of issues critically examined and discussed also included industrial espionage – the strategies of the intelligence services, security agencies, Internet service providers and global corporations influencing our commercial enterprises, controlling and manipulating our private and personal data.
Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., is an organization and government security and strategy expert with more than 30 years of experience in civil, military, intelligence and diplomatic environment as well as in other public and private sectors, having worked, inter alia, as Head of Corporate Security at Siemens AG and the Austrian government as Head of Intelligence for more than 6 years. Dr. Polli is an expert in the field of Threat Analysis related to current and future political and security challenges in Europe. In this capacity he is well known and respected in public and media.
He was working and living in conflict zones like IraqSyriaPakistan and was resident in Turkey until September 2016. Mid 2017 Dr. Polli has published a well-received book on European Security & Intelligence issues, and is frequently guest on TV and other media to comment on policy and security related topics.

Ukrainian-Iraqi business forum was held in the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on November 23rd 2017. 

Ukrainian-Iraqi business forum was held in the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on November 23rd 2017. 

As business students, we had the chance to attend the event as translators. 

The event had many businessmen from various business sectors (medicine, FMCG, tourism, construction and export/import) who all discussed the possibilities of collaboration and trade between Iraq and Ukraine

The event ended by exchanging contact info and business meetings planned.

Citibank representatives joined our “American Studies” course

Citibank representatives joined our “American Studies” course. H. Mikulytska, Head of Department for International Corporate Business, Vice Chairperson of Citibank-Ukraine Board of Directors, discussed the peculiarities of corporate culture and ethics with UACU students. http://www.wiuu.edu.ua/…/korporativnakulturataetikavid…/
 
Our students’ impressions of the class:
 
Oleksandra Shalamai, 1st year student, International Economic Relations and BBA programs:
 
The lecture with the head of the department of international corporate business, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Citibank-Ukraine Н. Mikulytska passed in one go. So, we examined the topic “Ethical decision making”, everything was clear and understandable. I believe that this topic is very important for us as we are future managers. The following issues were also considered: the principles of decision-making on ethical considerations in society; corporate features of decision making and implementation; ethics in making managerial decisions. Master class from Hanna Mikulytska was simply gorgeous; I enjoyed every word when I attended the lectures.
 
Anastasiia Fliagina, 1st year student, International Economic Relations and BBA programs:
 
It was such a pleasure to be present at the lecturedelivered by Hanna MikulytskaDespite the fact that the topic of the lecture “Ethical decision making” may sound boring, she managed to make it extremely interesting. She didn’t just read information, but gave us real examples, one concerning a situation in a family and another – in a huge entity “Citibank”. Both of them were educative and made me think about how I would behave in similar situations.

Hanna Mikulytska also informed us about three “ethical loops”, including right, good and fitting, which can also be explained as media, manager and mama. This as well was new for me and I enjoyed the explanation of it very much. 

To sum up, I would like to thank Hanna Mikulytska for such a wonderful lecture. I would be happy if you came to our university more often.
 
Mykhailo Otrosh, 1st year student, International Economic Relations and BBA programs:
 
The most recent American Studies lecture took place on last Wednesday, November 1st and was given by Hanna Mikulytska, the Ukrainian Global Subsidiary Director at Citibank. The last lecture was quite different from the previous ones in the regard that the speaker was Ukrainian, and not a foreigner from the U.S. or Germany, like in times beforehand. 

Fortunately enough, her not being a native English speaker did not affect either the quality or the amount of substance presented during her address.

Ms. Mikulytska’s speech concerned the topic of Ethical Decision Making, a subject I and other freshmen students at WIUU had already discussed earlier during Principles of Diplomacy class, and expanded upon it.

Rather than using a more theoretical approach during her speech as our past lecturers did, she instead gave us actual real-life cases, wherein people would use ethics in making financial decisions.

The first example was about a boy who had found his grandmother’s lost purse, and withdrew money from it, because he thought his actions were justified, as he was, in his own mind, “part of the family”, and thus, had permission to take money out of the family’s budget without his relatives’ necessary knowledge.

The second example was that of a mishandling of an error in a bank’s computer system. As she described to us, the person who was responsible for the coding mistake was fired, but the bank’s employees who had taken advantage of the error for personal monetary gain, were not, since such an action was not legally punishable.

Ms. Mikulytska used those two instances in order to convey to us the difference between the terms “right”, “good”, and “fitting”, when it comes to making choices concerning money in both domestic and business circumstances, as well as “ethical loops” that making such choices involves.

Ms. Mikulytska’s discourse has taught me about ethics in business, as well as provided me with specific instances of making such choices, which has given me new insight into the aforementioned topic. 
I am eagerly anticipating our next AS lecture, and am hoping to see Ms. Mikulytska once again.