Ukrainian Association for Management Development and Business Education (UAMDBE)


integration of educational institutions and business

efforts to introduce modern effective educational

and management technologies in Ukraine

UAMDBE is a non-governmental, voluntary, non-profit organization that unites enterprises and higher education institutions of all forms of ownership.

UAMDBE is a platform for professional communication and professional development of university’ lecturers and administrators and implementation of research results; authoritative expert body on regulatory documents on education and non-financial reports of companies; an effective communicator between employers and higher education.



The Ukrainian Association for Management Development and Business Education was established as a result of the project “Business Management Education in Ukraine”, which was implemented under the auspices of the University of Minnesota with the support of USAID.

The decision to establish the Association was made on July 11, 2002, at a meeting of the Constituent Congress, which representatives of 36 Universities and Business schools from all parts of Ukraine attended.

External funding was stopped in 2006, and since 2007 the Association has gained financial stability and independence, which has made it possible to overcome the crisis of 2014-2015 successfully.

UAMDBE has supported the UN Global Compact since 2009.

Over the years of work, we improved the skills and professionalism of university lecturers. We organized  2 Winter and 8 Summer Institutes of teaching methods and pedagogical skills, dozens of scientific conferences, hundreds of seminars, round tables, workshops for thousands of University lecturers and administrators from all over Ukraine.

Since 2012, the annual All-Ukrainian Competition of student teams LoNG (Look of New Generation) has been implemented in cooperation with E&Y, Amrita, Amway, Agrotechsoyuz, Dubnomoloko, Dairy Alliance; Energoatom, DTEK, Alfa Bank, KERNEL, Nova Poshta, the Union of Small, Medium and Privatized Enterprises of Ukraine, Blockchain Ukraine Association with the support of the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine.

In 2009-2010, the project of the Renaissance Foundation “Public Legislative Initiative for the Modernization and Democratization of the Education-Labor Relations System” was implemented. As a result of the work, proposals to the Law on Higher Education were collected, discussed, and submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and to the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Science and Education. Certain proposals have been considered and included in this law.

The project “Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility into Ukrainian Universities” under UNDP support was implemented in 2010-2013. As a result of the project’s activity and further development:

The logical continuation of the project was a set of measures to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2019-2020, the project “Modular program of professional development “International Financial Reporting Standards: content and practical application” for university lecturers from EY specialists was implemented based on EY. This project is a good model of interaction between business and universities, an example of mutually beneficial relationships between different actors in the community.

In 2021, the project “Discussion Platform “Providing interactive methods in a blended learning environment ” was launched. The project is devoted to issues of the digital culture of participants in the educational process, the effects of trust in mixed and distance learning, and the implementation of various interactive methods in the student’s academic trajectory.

UAMDBE has a strong informational, organizational, and intellectual potential, giving gives its members the opportunity to be in the information space on important events and current regulations on education. Moreover, it is a chance to participate in events, programs, examinations, and competitions.


Founders and institutional members are Universities and Business Schools in Ukraine.

Governing Bodies

Areas of Activity

– Development of the center of professional communication and professional growth of the University lecturers and administrators 

– Examination of normative documents on higher education

– Involvement in work on professional standards

– Cooperation with the Global Compact Network

– Examination of non-financial reports of companies

– Support for the activities of UAMDBE members

– Development of information resources for UAMDBE members 

– Development of interaction with employers

– Development of quality management systems for educational activities

– Conducting competitions of student teams and participation in the work of Organizing Committees and juries of other institutions

– Implementation of research results in the activities of UAMDBE

Review of Expert Opinions

To examine important documents, UAMDBE creates Working Groups of representatives of higher education institutions from all over Ukraine. Working groups facilitate

public discussion in the educational community, accumulate comments and suggestions for improving regulations, summarize them and transmit expert opinions to relevant institutions.

During 2017-2021, examinations of higher Education Standards drafts, “Regulations…”, “Procedures…”, “Programs…” were carried out; reviews of academic Curriculum, reports, monographs, textbooks were conducted; provided feedback on abstracts of dissertations for scientific degrees.

In 2021, the Professional Standard for University Lecturers was approved, on which UAMDBE representatives worked as part of the Working Group of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. In May 2021, we held a round table “Professional standard of freelance teachers: content and practical application” for university lecturers and administrators, attended by representatives from all over Ukraine.

In 2020, the draft self-assessment report (SAR) of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education was reviewed.

In 2019, the UAMDBE Working Group worked on the draft “Regulations on the accreditation of academic programs” at the request of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Our comments and suggestions were collected, summarized, and submitted to the NAQAHE, which were mostly considered.

In 2017, the first non-financial report of “Energoatom” was examined and the expert opinion was submitted to the company and the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine.

Lyudmyla Gorokhova

Director (CEO) of UAMDBE

Taras Danko

Chairman of the UAMDBE Council

Address: 11, Eugen Sverstyuk St., office 605, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02002
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