Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

No. 1 in Eastern Europe according to the Financial Times 2020 Executive Education rankings

To train talented people to go on to be successful in developing and shaping the nation and the world.
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  • №1

    In Eastern Europe in terms of the quality of corporate programmes according to the Financial Times 2020 ranking

  • 20

    Types of educational programmes

  • 150

    World-class professors

  • 3,400

    Alumni of degree and entrepreneurial programmes

  • 40,000

    Students of corporate, open, and online programmes

  • >200


Educational programmes

  • The education programmes portfolio offered at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO includes programmes specifically tailored for business at all stages of growth, from a start-up to a full-fledged major corporation entering international markets.

    All programmes are structured according to the “learning by doing” principle, and include theoretical blocks, practical assignments, project work and international modules.

  • Institutes and research centres

    Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is a centre of expertise and attraction for those who stake on Russia and work in emerging markets.

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  • The business school includes institutes and research centres that study topical problems in various economic sectors, deliver consulting services, develop educational programmes, and also contribute to the formation of the school's intellectual agenda as a whole.

Organisational structure

  • Dmitry Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev
    Vice Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Gokhan Saygi
    Gokhan Saygi
    President of Schlumberger Russia and Central Asia
  • Mark Barnett
    Mark Barnett
    President, Mastercard Europe
  • Herman Gref
    Herman Gref
    President, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Sberbank


Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading business schools in Russia and the post-Soviet states established in 2006 by the business community.

Competition winner


For the first time, SKOLKOVO Business School entered the Financial Times Top-50 ranking for corporate programmes and was the only school from Eastern Europe.

Two projects of the School at once took the spotlight in the EFMD Competition. The SKOLKOVO Practicum programme “Development of Entrepreneurship in Russia” won the 2020 EFMD Excellence in Practice Award in the special category “Ecosystem Development”. The programme “Museum. The Power of Place” for the V. Potanin Foundation was a finalist in the same category.


The School was awarded the EQUIS EFMD accreditation – one of the most prestigious international accreditations granted to 1% of the leading international business schools.

The School is an official member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), which unites 30 of the world’s leading business schools, and a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

The Campus hosted the UNICON corporate programme leaders’ conference, which attracted 78 participants from 53 business schools around the world.

The School headed the list of the People’s Rating of Russian MBA programmes based on the ratings of graduates of the programme.


10th anniversary of the SKOLKOVO MBA programme.

The business case “Monocities: A Long Journey Of Transformation” won the prestigious 2018 EFMD Excellence In Practice award in the special category “Ecosystem Development”. This is the first time that an educational programme of a Russian business school was awarded a gold medal in a competition of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions.

The joint degree programme HKUST-SKOLKOVO EMBA for Eurasia was launched in collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology business school.


The School became a finalist of the 2017 EFMD Excellence In Practice Award in the category “Ecosystem Development” with its corporate programme “Strategy for the Creation and Development of Endowment Funds” for the V. Potanin Foundation.

 SKOLKOVO Centre for Digital Transformation and SKOLKOVO Executive Coaching, Career and Development Centre were launched.

The joint case of SKOLKOVO-IMD “ABBYY: The Digitisation of Language and Text” was among the top ten finalists of the 23rd CEEMAN Case Writing Competition, held jointly with Emerald Group Publishing.


The SKOLKOVO Centre for Economic Research and Healthcare Management was launched. 

An agreement was signed with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology business school on collaboration in the field of joint educational programmes, the development of academic potential and academic staff exchange.

The School won its first international awards. Its corporate programme for ROSATOM State Corporation was awarded the 2016 EFMD Excellence In Practice silver medal in the category “Organisational Development”. The Unilever Production Cluster In Tula: Zero Non-Hazardous Waste To Landfill in 10 Months Case won first prize in the EFMD Case Writing Competition in the Sustainable Development nomination.

The EFMD Excellence In Practice (EiP) competition emphasised effective learning and development partnerships.


The Centre for Expertise In The Field Of Sustainable Development was established and launched.


The first Alumni Convention was held. This event will later become an annual event celebrated by the entire community of the School.

The SKOLKOVO MBA programme took first place in the Top-20 Russian MBA Programmes ranking according to The Firm's Secret magazine.


The Practicum For Directors programme was launched. 

SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre and Centre for Research In Financial Technologies And Digital Economy were established.


SKOLKOVO Startup Academy and New Leaders of Higher Education Programmes were launched at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.


The Centre for Educational Developments was established and launched.


SKOLKOVO Business School became a member of UNICON and partnered with EFMD.

UNICON is a global network of leading players in the field of corporate training.

EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) is an international association that brings together over 900 business schools, corporate universities, consulting companies and employers' associations from 86 countries.


SKOLKOVO MBA and SKOLKOVO Executive MBA programmes were launched.

SKOLKOVO Energy Centre was established and launched.


SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies was established and launched.


The first meeting of the SKOLKOVO International Advisory Board chaired by Dmitry Medvedev with the participation of Minister Mentor of the Republic of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew was held.

Open programmes were launched.


On 21 September, the ground-breaking ceremony for the School's Campus with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, founding partners and Campus author, architect David Adjaye, was held.

Corporate programmes were launched.

The School, students and alumni extend their deep gratitude to all who supported the large-scale educational project

The business school was created established by Russian businessmen, founders of major companies, philanthropists representing the main sectors of the Russian economy.

Their partnership made it possible to implement an ambitious idea. The School evolved from a sketch on paper to the largest private business school in Russia and post-Soviet states. The support and attention of the founders help the SKOLKOVO community develop today.

  • Alexander Abramov
  • Roman Abramovich
  • Ruben Vardanyan
  • Alexander Voloshin
  • Valentin Zavadnikov
  • Leonid Melamed
  • Leonid Mikhelson
  • Konstantin Nikolaev
  • Roman Popov
  • Sergey Popov 
  • Andrey Rappoport
  • Credit Suisse
  • SUN Group and Shiv Vikram Khemka personally
  • Russian Standard Bank and Rustam Tariko personally
  • VEB
  • Itera
  • Severstal and Alexey Mordashov personally
  • Sberbank of Russia and Herman Gref personally
  • GUM Trading House and Mikhail Kusnirovich personally
  • TNK-BP and Robert Dudley personally
  • Troika Dialog and Gor Nakhapetyan personally


We are positive that the best programmes can be developed in partnership with the best in their fields. It is partnership that underpins the achievement of ambitious goals.

SKOLKOVO Business School strives to build meaningful partnerships with global business schools and associations that bring together educational institutions around the world. Such a partnership allows SKOLKOVO Business School to offer its attendees expertise from the best professors and practitioners from anywhere in the world.

The School is accredited by EQUIS


Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO views the concept of sustainable development built upon the balanced management of economic, social and ecological resources as room for new opportunities for business, the public sector and society.

We strive to integrate sustainability principles into our programmes and operations, develop our own expertise through research centres, foster dialogue and disseminate best practices through expert events and publications.

Unique SKOLKOVO Campus
British architect David Adjaye designed a real indoor city with classrooms, centres, cafes, streets and squares.
classrooms & offices
cafes & restaurants
villas for accommodation and events
Novaya ul. 100, Skolkovo village, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region, 143025 Russia
clusters named after a country or a continent
thousand people a year
parking lots
SKOLKOVO Campus Disk
Congress Hall

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