TPU to train managers of Uranium mining industry of Kazakhstan

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Tomsk Polytechnic University has concluded a unique contract to implement a retraining program entitled Master of Business Administration with the speciality in Management in Uranium Mining. Senior managers of Kazakhstan enterprises of the uranium mining industry, they are 47 enterprises, will be able to join the retraining program.

Annually, there will be enrolled one group of students. Retraining will last for two years. A curriculum of the program consists of eight modules aimed at the development of professional expertise of senior managers of enterprises of the uranium mining industry in the conditions of an invariant market environment.

“The unique feature of the retraining program lies in the involvement of the MBA Programs Office of the TPU Center for Сontinuing Education, the academic staff of the TPU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and the Division for Geology of the TPU School of Earth Sciences and Engineering,” Galina Alekhina, Director of the MBA Programs Office of TPU, says.

“To implement the retraining program, leading educators of TPU, as well as experts of Tomsk and Moscow universities were involved in the number of subjects.”

The students will study enterprise and team management, including economics, management, project and staff management, internal communications, lean manufacturing and the theory of inventive problem-solving. The module of special subjects related to the specific characters of work of a uranium mining enterprise is planned as well.

The students jointly with the experts will analyze cases on uranium extraction technology and nuclear fuel, radiochemistry, methods of analytical control of uranium mining production, logistics of the uranium mining industry and study many other aspects.

The program will be implemented in a hybrid mode. Most of the classes will be held in Kazakhstan. One of the modules, a production one, will be given in Tomsk, at TPU.