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Two Diplomas Are Better than One: Masters of Tourist Management - Russian-Spanish Master’s Program – Successfully Defended Their Theses

Один диплом – хорошо, а два – лучше: магистранты российско-испанской магистерской программы «Туристский менеджмент» ИИЯМТ успешно защитили магистерские диссертации
03.07.2020
Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism congratulates master’s students Zoya Aroyan and Angelina Nasedkina on successful termination of joint international master’s program of Tourist Management and master’s diplomas of Pyatigorsk State University and Cadiz University (Spain), partner of IFLIT.

Zoya and Angelina have successfully terminated the education on Tourist Management double diploma program, worked out by the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism of PSU together with the Department of Social Sciences and Communications of Cadiz University (Spain). Joint open defense of master’s theses was in Spanish. Master’s students presented fascinating research projects on management, strategic analysis, improvement of tourism enterprises' activity. The joint state attestation committee noted a high scientific level and practical significance of the studies presented. José María Biedma-Ferrer, master’s program coordinator, underlined the uniqueness of our students’ works, because they were based on the analysis and comparison of Russian and Spanish sources, and also noted the importance of global education for the promotion of such international project as tourist destinations development.

It has been the second successful defense of graduation works by the IFLIT double diploma master’s students in the 2019/2020 academic year. Alina Akieva and Svetlana Mkrtumova were the first to terminate the program education and defended their theses.

Graduates themselves say: “I can say that the principal result of our training – defense of a master’s thesis – for Russian and Spanish master’s degree was quite positive and friendly. We have received high points and we are absolutely sure that this program will induce a perspective development of our Institute. Of course, we would like to pay gratitude to Professor A.P. Gorbunov, Rector of PSU, Professor V.E. Mishin, Head of the Department of International Ties and Educational Programs, Professor I.M. Akopyants, Director of IFLIT, T.A. Kolchugina, Head of the Chair of Tourism and Hospitality, N.V. Khomovich, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of the double diploma program, as well as to the whole teaching staff of the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism for the opportunity to gain such a valuable experience and a unique chance to get knowledge this way!”

Today, a successful career requires high-quality education. And if you have an experience of studying abroad and possess diplomas of several foreign universities, there’s no doubt you will be more competitive when it comes to the job search.

Double diplomas program has been implemented in the Chair of Tourism and Hospitality at the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism since 2017 and it keeps gaining its popularity every year. We hope that the positive results of the program’s graduates will be a good example for many PSU students. We are waiting for bachelor’s graduates, who are willing to achieve career growth, for 43.04.02 – Tourism program in September 2020. 
Participants

Aleksandr Pavlovich
Gorbunov

Viktor Evgenyevich
Mishin

Arega Mikhaylovna
Akopyants

Tatyana Anatolyevna
Kolchugina

Natalya Vladimirovna
Khomovich