Throughout her entire career, Elena Tikhomirova has been laser-focused on finance. She completed a master’s degree in finance and from there launched her career as a Financial Manager.
Yet Tikhomirova wanted to deepen her expertise and broaden her international career opportunities so she decided to pursue an MBA. The only question was where in the world the St. Petersburg native would pursue the designation.
“Choosing the right university was very important for me,” Tikhomirova says. “I wanted to use my time, efforts and financial resources in the most efficient way.”
Tikhomirova is proficient in four languages – Russian, English, French and Spanish – which means she could conceivably attend school in any number of countries. But Canada was calling to her.
“I was intrigued by UBC Sauder because the MBA program is one of the top-ranked in the country,” she says. “Plus, Vancouver is widely considered one of the best cities in the world to live in. The opportunity to experience the city as a student was very exciting to me.”