WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (UKMA), Kyiv, Ukraine was founded in 1615, and after centuries of suppression, it was re-established in 1992.  Since that time, the University has been guided by the vision of educating a new generation of leaders based on academic freedom and the highest international standards of academic excellence, with emphasis on rule of law, ethical standards and service to build a democratic civil society.

UKMA has been Ukraine’s leading proponent of university autonomy and academic freedom, elements which are at the central core of civil society, innovation and the a robust competitive economy.

UKMA was the first university in Ukraine to introduce programs that meet international standards. Due to Ukraine’s information isolation, with the initiative and funding of Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America and USAID, the university established the nation-wide Electronic Library of Ukraine Project (ELibUkr – www.elibukr.org) to provide access to global electronic information to Ukraine’s universities.

ELibUkr now offers the country’s widest array of electronic paid and free data bases and research information resources to ten major national universities through a central portal.

The government of Ukraine recently supported the project and committed to fund three major global data bases and expand the project to Ukraine’s eighty five institutions of higher learning. UKMA’s Library system is open to visitors from the public, which is a significant innovation in the country’s academic and research libraries. UKMA’s campus also includes the American Library, which offers books, journals, films, business and economic information about the United States.

Courses and programs are conducted in both Ukrainian and English, and the study of other languages and literature is offered in various departments. Among the university’s many innovations, the following are of national significance: the first School of Public Health in the country, the first western curriculum PhD program with current recognition and collaboration in three major international universities, the first Master’s programs in various areas of study.

A major accomplishment includes the Kyiv Mohyla J-School, with emphasis on electronic media, radio and television, which is considered Ukraine’s top school of journalism. UKMA also established the country’s first Department for the Study of the European Union and was awarded the highly competitive Jean Monnet grant to develop courses for a better understanding of European issues and integration.

The university includes the internationally recognized Institute of Sociology and Institute of Political Analysis and it is the home of one of Ukraine’s leading schools of law, business and economics. With its own publishing house, the university publishes a wide array of books in various languages.

In August 2010, the Kyiv Post featured an article on the university titled, “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Stands Out as One of Nation’s Best”. The university received top ratings by the country’s employers and organizations. In spite of monumental difficulties, the University became a premier educational institution and gained international recognition. 

Alumni of KMBS established the country’s first university Alumni Association, and they support their alma mater. Many have become leaders in the government, business, academic and civic communities.

Graduates include Dmytro Tarabakin and Andriy Dmytrenko, founders and executives of Dragon Capital, the largest investment company in Ukraine; Natalia Popovych, president of PRP Group, a Weber Shandwick Affiliate company; Kathrine Hinkulova, producer at British Broadcasting Company; Yaryna Kluchkovska, co-founder and chairman of the Ukrainian Association of Public Relations (UAPR); Oksana Markarova, president and CEO of "Invest ATT", a leader in the Ukrainian investment market and asset management; Oleksiy Pavlenko, partner in the investment company Pharus;

Additional graduates include: Rostyslaw Pawlenko, a well known political scientist, analyst and political strategist; Ivan Poltavets, senior analyst at International Center for Policy Studies; Iryna Vannikova, press secretary of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko; Mykhailo Minakov, who served as analytical and program director at G.Soros Foundation, Eurasia Foundation, V.Pinchuk Foundation, and UNDP in Ukraine and is currently at Harvard University; Iryna Solonenko, director of European Programs at the International Renaissance Foundation; Kateryna Maksym, marketing manager at Wrigley Ukraine; and many others.


Kyiv Mohyla Business School was established in 1999 to educate business leaders who make lasting contributions to Ukraine and the world, with a focus on the highest quality learning through unique programs, leadership with an international perspective and social responsibility.  KMBS is engaged in continuous collaborative national and international programs to support the executive and management needs of the business community in Ukraine.

In a survey audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers and conducted by the journal Delovoy, one of the leading Ukrainian business journals, KMBS has been named Ukraine’s leading business school for three consecutive years.

KMBS offers the following programs: MBA Programs for Presidents and Executives, Master’s Programs in Management and Leadership, Banking and Finance, Business Systems for Transformational Leaders, and intensive programs in Management Development and Corporate Governance. KMBS publishes the online journal Innovations.com.ua, a leading source of information for innovative managers.

The school was awarded a 5-year international accreditation by CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association). The Executive MBA and the Presidents MBA programs have been providing tours for participants to the United States, Canada, China, Singapore, India, Malaysia and other countries since its inception. Oleksandr Savruk, Dean of the Kyiv Mohyla Business School has an extensive background in both academics with a doctorate in economics and experience in the business sector. More information at www.kmbs.ua.

Kyiv Mohyla Academy Department of Economics consists of three departments: Department of Economic Theory, Department of Finance and Department of Marketing and Business Management. The Department of Economics offers Bachelor’s degrees in Economics, Finance and Marketing, and Master’s degrees in Economics (with specialization in Innovation Strategy, Economic Policy, Consumer Behavior) and Finance, and a Doctorate in Economic Theory, Mathematical Theory and Information Technology in Economics, and Economics and Business Management. 

KYIV MOHYLA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, Chicago, Illinois (a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council [USUBC]) is dedicated to assisting and supporting the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy.  Guided by the strategic priorities of the University, the Foundation promotes the University in its mission through volunteer engagement and philanthropic support. 
[1]  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMFA) website:  www.kmfoundation.com
[2]  National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy websites: www.ukma.kiev.ua/eng_site/index.php in English and http://www.ukma.kiev.ua/ in Ukrainian
[3]  Kyiv Mohyla Business School website:  www.kmbs.ua/en/Programi/Executive_MBA
[4]  Kyiv Mohyla Department of Economics:  http://www.ukma.kiev.ua/eng_site/en/edu/under_gr/f_econ/index.php in English; http://www.ukma.kiev.ua/ua/faculties/fac_eco/index.php in Ukrainian
        In the USA:  www.kmfoundation.com; Click on "Donate" or contact M. Farion, President, at mail@kmfoundation.com

        In Canada: www.cufoundation.ca; Click on "Donate" or contact Bob Onyshchuk at bonyschuk@cufoundation.ca

        In Ukraine: Contact Natalia Shumkova, Vice President of Development, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy at shum@ukma.kiev.ua or
        (+38044)463-7112, 050-335-1461, vul. Voloska, 8/5 Office 205, Korp. 5 Kyiv 0470, Ukraine

NOTE:  The Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMFA), Chicago, Illinois, www.kmfoundation.com, is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC, Washington, D.C., www.USUBC.org.  The Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMFA) is represented on the USUBC board of directors by President Marta Farion, Chicago, IL.