Emerging as a premium hub for pro-viding eminent business courses, Moscow is known for offering impeccable opportunities to learn from arguably the best crisis managers, who have proved their adaptability and agility in the face of many adversities in recent years. Moreover, studying in Russia can enable young minds to immerse in the culture of the biggest country in the world, which is also the homeland of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Malevich and Kandinsky. Regarded as one of the leading business schools in Russia and the CIS, Moscow School of Management SKOLKO-VO is a joint endeavor by the Russian and international business leaders and visionaries. Founded in 2006 and financed by private investors, the school's priorities are defined by the agenda of business trans-formation, a fast-moving economy and innovative educational models.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO sees its role as a space that empowers and nurtures entrepreneurial talent, fosters international cooperation and enhances dialogue between Russian and international business, governments, society. The School of Management includes 11 research centers that study specific problems in various economic sectors, deliver consulting services, develop educational programmers, and also contribute to the School's intellectuall agenda as a whole.
Providing Tailor-Made Customized Programs
At a time when employers want graduates to be able to engage in strategic projects, such as large-scale digital transformation, many business schools are still mostly teaching them about finance. Understanding that MBAs need to evolve to be relevant in the future, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is focusing on creating new programs in digital transformation, ESG, and continuous life-long learning.
In terms of career prospects after graduation, most of the school's graduates today include businessmen from Forbes lists, top managers of companies from the RBC 500, innovators and visionaries, employees of state companies and corporations, bankers, as well as government officials. "We offer more than 20 types of educational programs, among them MBA, EMBA, EMBA for Eurasia a dual degree program by HKUST and SKOLKOVO, entrepreneurial programs: Practicum, Global Shift, and Startup Academy, as well as programs for the public sector - Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Strategy (MPS). Executive education is a large part of SKOLKOVO's activities. We provide tailor-made customized programs both for the private and public sectors. One of our programs `Understanding Russia' is in high demand by our international clients. This intensive program helps international executives get an in-depth understanding of the Russian culture, history and traditions, economic and geopolitical environment, learn from best local business practices, evaluate challenges and opportunities, as well as to master essential knowledge and skills required to launch and intensify their business in Russia", shares Oleg Remyga, Head of Asia Unit, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Developing tighter connections and building a dialogue with Asia is high on SKOLKOVO School's agenda too. Till the date, over 800 SKOLKOVO MBA/EMBA students studied in Asia where they received training on how to start a business and design an operational strategy for various Asian markets, including India.
“Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has proved to be the perfect destination for tailor-made corporate education”
Moreover, more than 300 executives and entrepreneurs from different Russian private and state-owned companies have participated in special short-term educational programs aimed at analyzing the investment climate in Asia as well as the cultural, social, political and macroeconomic aspects of potential cooperation with the regional business circles. "In 2019-2020 together with our international partners, we conducted educational programs for such major Russian and international companies as VEB. RF, ROSATOM, Sever group, Russia Post, PepsiCo, UnionPay International, Takeda Group, Samsung, and so on. Moreover, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has proved to be the perfect destination for tailor-made corporate education, where special programs can be developed for specific companies or industries that require a particular focus. The school's client-centric approach allows to listen carefully to the clients' needs and offer educational solutions based on their pressing requirements", states Oleg Remyga.
The Journey till Now and Beyond
In 2020, the Corporate Education programs of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, with over 27,000 graduates were ranked first in Eastern Europe by The Financial Times. Also, this year, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO was the highest debutant, ranked 58th in the FT' Executive MBA Ranking. Moreover, SKOLKOVO ranked 9th among 100 other schools in terms of its alumni's salaries. The average salary of EMBA graduates from SKOLKOVO within three years after the end of the program amounted to almost 400 thousand dollars, while the average value in the entire rating for this indicator is 250 thousand dollars. At the same time, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO took 48th place in terms of the professional experience of its students.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO's mission is to provide training for a successful career in the digital future. It aims at becoming Russia's leading education provider that uses digital technology in management and business. Recently, SKOLKOVO has announced a new 10-year business strategy with plans to create a strong impact in several areas by working towards a set of major goals comprising Intellectual Leadership, Customer Focus, Sustainability, Growth, and Experiments. Developing tighter connections and building a dialogue with Asia is high on SKOLKOVO School's agenda too. "The students who wish to succeed and make a difference need to anticipate challenges and sense business opportunities well ahead of others. Today it is Russia and India that offer unmatched opportunities for talent development and teach the unconventional. Combining the two gives the unprecedented advantage", concludes Oleg Remyga.