Dmitry Medvedev Attends the Presentation of the New EMBA for Eurasia Joint Training Programme and the Signing of Partnership Agreements
Monday, 15 October 2018
Moscow, October 15, 2018 — Prime Minister of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev attended the presentation of the training programme jointly developed by the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and was also present at the signing of a number of agreements with foreign partners.
The EMBA for Eurasia programme is the world’s first double-degree Executive MBA educational programme designed specifically for doing business effectively on the Eurasian continent. Upon completion of the programme, its graduates will receive diplomas from the two international business schools, and will become members of the Chinese and Russian business communities. The growing economic influence of Eurasia is one of the key trends defining the global economy. The new educational programme is expected to promote the emergence of new business projects as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
“Partnership is the main principle underlying our programme. Together with the HKUST Business School, we will show how to bring business to new markets, to search for mutually beneficial forms of cooperation, to gain an insight into other cultures, and to adopt the best practices. All this requires building relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
The programme participants will have an opportunity to get a world-class education in a multicultural and multinational environment, to visit iconic international business schools, and also to personally meet people who are responsible for promoting the Belt and Road Initiative. From the bottom of my heart, I wish our students to make the most of this programme and use it for their personal development and the development of their companies,” said Andrei Sharonov, President of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
The meeting was attended by Wei Shyy, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tomas Casas, Professor at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Jack Lau, programme expert, technology entrepreneur, and Andrei Sharonov, President of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
The programme formally starts in November 2018 on the SKOLKOVO business school Campus. The class will consist of 30 to 40 participants, representing companies from France, Italy, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and China. The programme participants are owners of medium and large businesses, as well as top corporate executives; their average age is 35–37 years and average managerial experience is 10 years.
They will be taught by professors from the world’s leading business schools such as University of Cambridge Judge Business School, IMD Business School, HKUST Business School, SKOLKOVO business school, and others. During the 16 months of the programme, the participants will visit 7 countries and study 20 disciplines: negotiation, cultural competencies for business, leadership, global macroeconomic trends, venture capital, and innovations. The programme has three main focuses: Eurasia, innovation, and leadership.
In the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, a number of strategic cooperation documents were signed, namely:
- Memorandum of Cooperation between the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD);
- Memorandum of Understanding between the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Nazarbayev University Autonomous Organisation of Education;
- Agreement on the Continuation of Cooperation in the Field of Business Education between the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Schlumberger.
Photo by the Press Service of the Government of the Russian Federation.