Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Indian School of Business (ISB) agreed on partnership

Thursday, 05 September 2019

Vladivostok, September 5, 2019 - Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Indian School of Business (ISB) signed a Cooperation Agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The Cooperation Agreement was signed by Andrey Sharonov, President of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Rajendra Srivastava, Dean of Indian School of Business. The agreement builds upon the Memorandum of Understanding previously signed between the two Schools, which has already received practical implementation and has resulted in the examples of successful interaction.

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Indian School of Business (ISB) agreed on partnership

SKOLKOVO Business School and Indian School of Business have agreed to jointly develop educational modules for executive training, as well as other special programmes in the area of business education with particular focus on the leading companies and corporate institutions in India, Russia and other countries. Business schools also intend to exchange faculty to conduct joint academic and analytical research as well as to develop the connections between the alumni communities of the two schools representing the entire spectrum of business and corporate circles in Russia and India.

In particular, ISB and SKOLKOVO Business School agreed to jointly develop EMBA for Eurasia, Practicum Global Shift, India Inside, Russia Deep Dive and other educational programmes for entrepreneurs and executives. In the framework of the partnership, the parties will jointly create business cases that highlight the characteristics of entrepreneurial ecosystems in India and Russia and reflect the practical specifics of doing business in both countries. The parties intend to join their efforts in such perspective areas of business education as innovation and entrepreneurship, digital transformation, training executives to be educators, corporate governance, family business, governance for educational institutions and others.

Andrey Sharonov, President of SKOLKOVO Business School:
“India is going through a major transformation of business and society. The diversity of this country, the rate of its economic growth, internationally recognized achievements in such areas as information technology, the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals or creative sphere, the developing human capital – all this attracts entrepreneurs from all over the world who are eager to study India, learn from India and work in India. We strive to raise awareness of these changes among Russian entrepreneurs, and by establishing a strategic partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB) - the No. 1 business school in India, we can offer our Russian corporate and government clients, as well as foreign students, the opportunity to better understand India as a market, and as partner and to look at this country as an example of aspirations and changes. Given the scope of the opportunities that are opening up, this is only the beginning of our work”.

Rajendra Srivastava, Dean of Indian School of Business:
“India and Russia have always been strategically close. By joining forces with the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, we are building another bridge between India and Russia, which will help Russian and Indian businessmen and politicians to understand each other better and to learn to work together in Russia, India and around the world. We are convinced that this raising of awareness and mutual interest pave the way for joint business for the common good. We are very inspired by the real international vision and the ability of the SKOLKOVO Business School to work with both managers in the public sector and with entrepreneurs. We look forward to working together as a strong association in a global network of business education that connects people and ideas around the world”.

Indian School of Business (ISB) is one of the leading world-class business schools in Asia. According to the 2019 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, Indian School of Business is 24th in the world, 4th in Asia and number 1 in India. The school has two campuses, located in Hyderabad and Mohali. Hyderabad is widely known for its advanced technological and scientific infrastructure, achievements in the field of innovation and business. The school is supported by large Indian and international entrepreneurs, private corporations and foundations. ISB is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Indian School of Business (ISB) aims to educate young leaders with a deep understanding of emerging economies and global economic processes through innovative training programmes, highly qualified faculty and intellectual leadership.

Indian School of Business (ISB) has partnerships with the London Business School, Wharton School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Tufts Fletcher School and is part of the SKOLKOVO IEMS international network, which also includes SKOLKOVO Business School and HKUST.

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS, founded in 2006 on the initiative of the business community. The founding partners of the school include 10 Russian and international companies and 11 private individuals, leaders of Russian business. The range of educational programmes including development of businesses from startups to large corporations entering international markets. The business school has international accreditation by EQUIS EFMD and is also a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

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