SKOLKOVO Business School Receives Prestigious International Accreditation

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Moscow, June 13, 2019 г. — Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO – the most dynamic and entrepreneurial private business school in Russia and CIS - was accredited by the EQUIS Accreditation Board. EQUIS stands for European Quality Improvement System and its in-depth assessment processes ensure that accredited institutions operate to the highest quality standards and also demonstrate a significant degree of internationalisation.

SKOLKOVO: SKOLKOVO Business School Receives Prestigious International Accreditation

EQUIS accreditation is administered by EFMD* and is one of the most prestigious international accreditations for premier international business schools. Today, only 182 of the 15,000 business schools in the world (approximately 1%) are EQUIS-accredited.

Marat Atnashev, Dean of SKOLKOVO Business School:
“13 years ago, representatives of the Russian and international business communities put their trust in the idea of establishing a new type of business school in Russia. In the intervening years, the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO has transformed from a sketch on a napkin into the largest private business school in Russia and the CIS to have been awarded the most sought-after international accreditation. Receiving EQUIS accreditation marks a new milestone in the school’s history. It serves as a validation of the direction we chose years ago and opens new doors for further development.”

Prof. Steven DeKrey, International Academic Council Chairman of SKOLKOVO Business School
“I’m proud that SKOLKOVO Business School joined an elite group of EQUIS accredited business schools around the world. Earning EQUIS accreditation is a testament to the high quality of the programs, faculty and students and it puts SKOLKOVO among very top schools in Europe and among leading schools globally.”

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO ranks among the three youngest business schools to have successfully completed the complex accreditation process, and has become Russia’s first private business school to receive EQUIS accreditation.


* The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is an international not-for-profit association, Europe's largest network association in the field of management development. It has over 890 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 88 countries. EFMD’s key objective is to regulate issues surrounding business education, assist in the development of educational institutions, and establish standards for the quality of business education by creating a uniform assessment system. Cooperation between the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and EFMD began in 2009, and the business school received full membership of the association in spring 2017.

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