The philosophy of the MIM-Kyiv Business School is “It is not those at the top that become leaders, rather those that move forward,” MIM President Iryna Tykhomyrova said at the ceremonial summary of results of 2011 this week, according to KyivWeekly.

Among the greatest achievements of the year was the fact that the Eduniversal international rating agency (France) rated the MIM-Kyiv Business School the best in Ukraine and 158th among the top 1,000 business schools in the world and not that the school was granted the indisputable International Quality Accreditation (IQA) of the CEEMAN association for the next six years after passing a stringent and overly critical audit.

A real “quantum leap” forward of Ukraine’s educational sphere and business environment was the fact the national innovation project MIM-Kyiv Inter-regional Business Platform developed using the latest innovative methods and tools of long-distance communication and the teleconferencing equipment Cisco Telepresence.

The first platform is already functioning in Vinnytsia and there are plans to set up similar modules in Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv.

“This is what we believe is our main achievement of the year. Indeed, being number one and being the leader can only be achieved having greater vision of the future than others and looking beyond the horizon of not only today’s problems, but also personal possessions,” Tykhomyrova is convinced.

In 2011 MIM-Kyiv won in two categories of the National Marketing Award of Ukraine. MIM-Kyiv can justifiably be proud of its graduates (more than 1,500 students were conferred diplomas in the MBA program), lecturers and partners. Among the graduates of the business school are the head of the Donetsk Oblast State Administration Andriy Shyshatskiy, COB of Forum bank Vadym Berezovyk and many other leaders in public administration, industry and business.

Members of the Supervisory Council of MIM-Kyiv Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, Vitaliy Haiduk, Yuriy Logush and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk congratulated the school’s graduates.