Over 16,000 students have completed studies at the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management since 2006.
The Moscow School of Management Skolkovo is a private business school that was established on September 27, 2006 within the framework of the Education Priority National Project as a public-private partnership. The Skolkovo School is one of the largest private business schools in Russia and the CIS.
The school is managed by the International Advisory Board, which is chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, together with the Coordination Council, which consists of 18 founding partners that are the largest Russian and foreign companies in the oil and gas, steel, power generation, investment as well as banking sectors.
Meeting of the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management
From Dmitry Medvedev’s opening remarks:
Speaking in my capacity as head of the International Advisory Board, I would like to thank everyone who placed their trust in this project 11 years ago and helped implement it. Over the 11 years since its establishment, the Skolkovo School has graduated over 16,000 people, which is a very good figure indeed. So we can say that this project is a success.
The school has completed over 100 research projects, including some world-class business cases, which is gratifying. We believe that it is important that the school’s research and educational potential should be used for the improvement of public management and that the school should take part in drafting national strategic development plans.
The school is cooperating with 150 professors from the world’s leading business schools and is also developing strategic partnership with the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Yale School of Management, IMD Business School in Switzerland as well as ESMT Berlin business school.
I wholeheartedly support the school’s intention to join international associations of business schools so as to reaffirm its education and research standards.
The Skolkovo Education Development Centre is one more promising project, which provides for developing closer cooperation between the Skolkovo School of Management, the New Economic School and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology without infringing on their independence.
One of the research projects conducted at the school has shown that Russian companies have four times fewer managers with BA degrees than foreign companies. Only around 10 percent of our managers have this degree, compared to 43 percent in foreign companies. Fifty percent fewer Russian employees receive onsite education. In other words, this centre can train management personnel not only for the private sector, which is of utmost importance, but also possibly for the system of public management. The more people who can master how to think differently after receiving this type of education, the more chance Russia will have for innovative breakthroughs.