The Executive MBA (EMBA) program consists of 70 ECTS, and takes 20 months of study to complete. Instruction is in English with simultaneous Russian translation. The EMBA program is designed to facilitate the development of general management skills for entrepreneurs and individuals who are seeking to increase their business skillset and advance their careers. EMBA students travel to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in the United States to learn about the economic, political, cultural, and social issues that affect business there. The program is intended for working professionals from diverse educational and professional backgrounds with a minimum of 5 years of work experience. The candidates are expected to have held management positions in the organizations or institutions in which they have worked.