Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO • Moscow, Russia
A few kilometres west of Russia’s capital city, specifically in Skolkovo, you will find Moscow School of Management; an impressive institution in many ways which was established in 2006. A private graduate business school also supported by the Russian Government, the first and most obvious way that this school impresses is with its buildings. The campus resembles a disk with four buildings of varying sizes on top boasting many facilities, including accommodation. Another way in which the school impresses is with its connections. As stated, the school, while privately funded, is supported by the Russian Government, as well as several prominent Russian and international business figures and companies, including Roman Abramovich.
The school’s Executive MBA programme began in January 2009, with its full-time MBA beginning in September 2009. Both of those classes had less than fifty students, but today the institution claims around 1670 alumni made up of both Russians and international graduates. As of January 2018, 14,800 people have taken part in corporate programmes run by the institution, and 150 professors from around the world work at Moscow School of Management. Over 100 research papers have been published by the school.
Additionally, in 2008 the school founded its publishing programme – translating well-known business books in Russian, publishing special editions by Russian authors in English, and writings on current happenings in the commercial world.
Described as a ‘public-private partnership,’ Moscow School of Management in Skolkovo has been a great success since its founding, and has no doubt raised the standards for commerce and business education in Russia.