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“Money is really only interesting for what you can do with it. In my case
it gives me the freedom to do what I really want to do.”
Pilkington Ratiu Business School seeks to bring together a broad spectrum
of ideas, cultures and people to develop thoughtful, respectful, articulate
and eﬀective leaders equipped for positions of responsibility in business
and society in South East Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Pilkington Ratiu Business School is about international management
education of the highest quality: the knowledge, attitudes, values and skills
that foster professionalism, social engagement, prosperity and excellence in
Pilkington Ratiu Business School is a tribute to the lives of Ion and Elisabeth
Ratiu (née Pilkington), successful international, for-proﬁt and social
PRBS puts a strong emphasis on demonstrated excellence, academic ability
and leadership potential. Our international faculty, representing top
business schools such as Harvard, INSEAD, IMD, Cranﬁeld and Ashridge,
is committed to delivering a unique teaching/learning experience.
A rich and rewarding life usually combines varied platforms and interests.
Our model of management education applies to all management arenas
- public, private and social. When our lives are richly involved in many
diﬀerent aspects of society, our commitments feed oﬀ and complement
each other, creating valuable synergy.
We aim to provide ﬁrst-rate international management education for future
business, NGO and public sector leaders wishing to work in the region.
PRBS will contribute signiﬁcantly to the area’s economic development,
prosperity and civic engagement, as well as the consolidation of democracy.
Business activity has proven to be more eﬀective than donor-aid programs
alone in stimulating development and enriching the quality of life.
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Looking at the bigger picture
A unique learning experience
Shaping the future
Adding value to education
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Keen to play your own special role in the world?
Pilkington Ratiu Business School is the place to acquire the higher education you
need to become a part of the future. Through our programs and unique teaching/
learning environment, students absorb a real understanding of the key functional
areas of management activity, while developing the attitudes, values, skills and
broader vision needed in today’s real world.
All courses require a high level of both individual and group-based preparation
for every session (readings, internet research, case studies and project preparation).
PRBS uses a variety of teaching methods, including the case method of teaching
pioneered by Harvard Business School, project work, simulations, ﬁeld trips, and
the completion of a thesis.
The PRBS MBA program is the opportunity to
experience a world of diﬀerent background, cultures,
beliefs and talents. Sharing, learning, achieving and
applying ... all in just ten months of intensive work,
while forging friends for a lifetime.
10 months, 18 modules, 12 professors ... a lifetime experience
The MBA curriculum is designed for rapid learning
and preparing students for international business
careers. This aim is reﬂected in the ten-month, com-
pressed time-frame, by focusing on study ﬁve days a
week and avoiding ‘down-time’.
PRBS also oﬀers a range of subjects that have only
recently entered MBA curricula: corporate gover-
nance, corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural
understanding, ethics and, above all, sustainability -
subjects of vital importance for future leaders.
PRBS Short Executive Programs (SEPs) for top-management are designed to inform,
provoke and inspire business leaders and their partners. These exclusive weekends
oﬀer plentiful opportunities to compare notes with fellow guests and faculty members
on how best to navigate present-day challenges in the company of leading management
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The Pilkington Ratiu Fellowship Program addresses experienced managers embarking
on the next phase of their career. Current practices will be challenged, boundaries will
be crossed, beliefs will be shaken as, together, we develop a more integrated view of
management. Expect to share ideas, best practices and viewpoints with your fellows.
Diversity and networking is encouraged for personal and career development. Treat the
program as the launching pad to your future.
The Fellowship Program curriculum consists of eighteen two-day weekend modules. A
candidate who opts to take every module will be able to complete the program in less
than one year. Others may decide to spread their course of study over a longer period,
up to a maximum of three full years.
ﬂexible-duration, international environment ... boosting your future
knowledge, attitude, professionalism, social engagement
The format of each weekend combines business with pleasure in a timetable that
allows freedom and ﬂexibilty for individual preferences as well as informal private
discussions with fellow guests and faculty. Sessions are participative, combining work-
shops, lectures, round-tables, case-studies and debates. Guests are encouraged to submit
questions and their own case studies beforehand, to bring even greater immediacy and
relevance to the weekend’s discussions.
Short Executive Programs
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Dr. Sham L. Bathija
Senior Economic Advisor to the President, Afghanistan
Dr. Bathija’s academic credentials link him to New York University, Harvard
University, Stanford University and Columbia University. Formerly he was the
outset, he was UNCTAD/United Nations Special Representative to “Operation
Salaam” for Afghanistan, working closely with HRH Prince Sadruddin Agha
Khan, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. Mr.
Bathija is an experienced, development economist with recognized leadership
and management qualities and decades of knowledge and expertise in national
economic development with multilateral institutions including the UN.
Dr. John Heptonstall
Dr. John Heptonstall is one of Europe’s most distinguished management educa-
tors and practitioners. He has designed, conducted and/or lectured on tailored
executive programmes in ﬁnance and in corporate strategy for numerous inter-
national organisations, including: American Management Association; The Bank
of Montreal; ANZ Bank; Alcan Aluminium; SKF Bearings; Coutts Private Bank-
ing; Raja Garuda; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Kone; Electricité de France;
Swiss Central Bank; UBS - Union de Banques Suisses; Coopers & Lybrand; Price-
WaterhouseCoopers; Ernst & Young; Sinopec.
Dr. Bob Boland
Dr. Boland was responsible for the establishment of the ﬁrst Engineering
Management Programme at Cranﬁeld. At the University of Cape Town, he
was instrumental in the founding of the Graduate School of Business, and
development of the MBA and Executive Programs. Subsequently, he
consulted, taught and researched accelerated learning systems and educational
technology at INSEAD. From 1983, Dr. Boland worked in Africa and Latin
America as a consultant to the International Labour Oﬃce in Geneva. Dr. Bo-
land is currently with the French Geneva Campus of Thunderbird - The Ameri-
can Graduate School of International Management - and the European Institute,
Dr. Farid Muna
Chairman of Meirc Training & Consulting.
Dr. Farid Muna holds an MBA in Finance from the University of California at
Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from London Business School.
He was the Managing Director of Meirc, where he participated in consulting,
research, and management training assignments in North Africa, Japan, USA,
the Middle East, and the Gulf. Dr. Muna’s training and consulting interests
concentrate on leadership, negotiation skills, creativity, strategic thinking,
planning, and human resources management.
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business speakersbusiness speakersbusiness speakers
Director, Head of Equity Markets for ING Romania
Florin Ilie is Director, Head of Equity Markets for ING Romania, coordinating
research, sales and trading activities. Florin is an expert in ﬁnancial analysis and
EU aﬀairs. He started his career in 1998, working in commercial and investment
banking, consulting and diplomacy. He started out as an equity analyst and
subsequently worked in banking and consulting. Florin also joined the diplomatic
service during the EU accession negotiations and was Romania’s Eurodiplomat
prior to 2002 Spanish Presidency of the EU Council. In parallel, Florin has been
involved in teaching and research at ASE Bucharest, Harvard University and
Universidad de Alcala. He has published numerous articles, textbooks and studies
on international economics and ﬁnance.
Managing Director of Marker Global
Dana Denis-Smith is the Managing Director of Marker Global, a London-based
business consultancy. She has ten years of experience as an analyst of the economic
transition of Eastern Europe. Previous to her current role, she worked as a lawyer
for Linklaters and as an analyst for a number of London-based economic forecasters
and business intelligence providers, including The Economist Intelligence Unit.
She worked as a business journalist for the BBC World Service inLondon, Reuters
in Romania and the Russia Journal in Moscow.
Managing Director, Umbrella Solutions, New York
Titus Bocseri is the Managing Director of Umbrella Solutions, a consulting,
executive development and information services ﬁrm based in NY. Their clients in-
clude companies such as: Alico, New York Life, Wachovia Securities, SEI Investments,
Pﬁzer, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, ConocoPhillips, DuPont, Microsoft,
and many others. Titus worked previously in New York for HSBC as Senior Vice
President where he headed the strategic initiatives unit in Global Insurance. Prior to
that, Titus worked on Wall Street as Vice President in charge of Strategic Develop-
ment in the Global M&A Department for Willis Group Holdings Limited and was
Corporate Vice President of New York Life Insurance. In addition, Titus holds an
adjunct faculty position at Columbia Business School where he teaches courses in
corporate strategy and business development.
Vice President, Morgan Stanley’s Central & Eastern European Group
Bogdan Ciobotaru has over 10 years of investment banking experience,
primarily in the Balkan region, specialized in mergers and acquisitions. His
notable transactions include Vimetco $525 MM IPO, Rosneft $10.7 Bn IPO, $381
MM NASDAQ IPO CTC Media, Trader Media East $566 IPO, Integra $700 MM
IPO, RCS/RDS IPO (ongoing), Integra IPO .
Becoming a strategic partner of the Pilkington Ratiu Business School is a high-level
commitment to excellence in education:
• playing a key role in PRBS board-level decision-making:
• founding a PRBS Chair related to your business activities; a chair is a long term com-
mitment to excellence in both teaching and research around a speciﬁc topic.
• naming scholarships to PRBS after your company
• accompany students from their admission to PRBS to the start of their careers with:
- representation on PRBS Board of Admission
- internship programs
- company presentations on campus
- study visits to your company
- recruitment events and interviews
• involvement of your company in the development of signiﬁcant academic content:
courses, seminars and case studies
Corporations are invitated to become corporate partners of Pilkington Ratiu Business
School, by investing in the school’s mission, sustaining talent, encouraging great ideas,
• internship programs
• company presentations on campus
• study visits to company
• recruitment events and interviews
All the above can be named after your company.
As a PRBS partner you will beneﬁt from exceptional visibility on campus:
• space and service during PRBS Job Fairs
• promoting your business through business competitions, teaching awards or named
• space on the www.prbs.eu Career page to present your business opportunities
• your company name listed in all PRBS publications, printed and on-line
• custom-designed Short Executive Programs (SEPs) and consulting at discounted rates
• space in PRBS campus media ( journals and publications)
• VIP invitations to all PRBS events
By becoming a strategic partner:
By becoming a corporate partner:
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Entrepreneurship and development – coupled with the preservation and
reinforcement of core social, moral and democratic values – are the keys to
sustainable economic development for all.