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Executive MBA Programme

The SKOLKOVO Executive MBA is an international business education for senior executives and business owners

Advantages of the programme:

1 Unique class profile

SKOLKOVO EMBA students are the people who will define the future: the intellectual elite and the most promising representatives of senior management and the business community from Russia and the CIS.

  • 45 are leaders from different areas of business in the class
  • 40% run their own businesses
  • 60% are CEOs and directors
  • On average they have nine years of management experience
  • They work in 30 key industries of the economy
2 Stellar faculty

They are top professors from international business schools: CEIBS, INSEAD, IMD, Cambridge University, IESE, MIT, HKUST, Stanford University.

  • The professors have been selected in line with the individual attributes and requirements of the class
  • They are all academic practitioners boasting vast consulting experience in different industries.
  • They are the authors of courses that have been developed specifically for the programme
3 Opportunities of the SKOLKOVO community

During your studies at SKOLKOVO you will join a unique business community, establish valuable business contacts and friendships, grow personally and develop projects in a stimulating environment surrounded by talented individuals.

  • SKOLKOVO students and alumni
  • Your project mentors are Russia’s leading senior executives
  • The programme experts deliver presentations as part of each module
  • Programme professors/the faculty
  • The Founding partners of SKOLKOVO
4 Practical focus of the programme

In addition to traditional lectures, our professors use innovative teaching methods that facilitate your assimilation of information and development of skills

  • Home assignments are individualised, and address the current business challenges facing your company
  • Interactive lectures
  • Group work on foreign and Russian case studies
  • Business simulations
  • Project work in China and the USA
5 More than just an education
The SKOLKOVO EMBA is not only a world-class business education, but also an experience that will change your entire life, a powerful personal development tool and an opportunity to push you to new limits

Students about programme

  • Students about programme (04:13)
Ivan Sharov
OJSC Novatek, Head of Operations Control

– What are your key achievements from the programme at present?

– The main changes happen inside: you consider your management methods from a new perspective. For example, thanks to the “General Management” module, I introduced practical data into the system. Previously I had approached management intuitively, with my eyes closed, not knowing whether my decision would work or not. I would try to obtain feedback and adjust my actions – however, in this case there was no guarantee that I was moving in the right direction. Now, however, I am confident about my decisions, because I have a system. And when we were asked to analyse our organisations, it transpired that it was not at all chaotic, as I had always felt, but instead an effective structure.

– And were there instances where you turned up at work after a module driven by a desire to do something in a completely new way?

– I would say that this happened after each module. However, life always brings its own adjustments: you come with an ideal picture in your head, you manage to change some aspects, but not others. As a result you retain 20% of your initial enthusiasm. However, I believe that this is already a good achievement. Now I think about why a certain decision didn’t work, whereas previously I had advanced haphazardly.

– Why is it worth applying to SKOLKOVO?

– Firstly, I would say networking. Naturally we study a lot with teachers, but we get 50% of our knowledge from the student group. It’s as if a patient doesn’t go on his/her own to see the doctor, but instead several patients go at once – after communicating with each other, they learn something new. For example, we are told about a theory and suddenly someone says: you know, we had the following case in our practice. Furthermore, the teacher might have international experience, while the student talks about certain Russian specifics. And you remember all this, and it stays with you.

– In other words, practical examples are linked to theoretical experience.

– Practical data. Furthermore, from very different areas – in normal life you would never receive such data, because you focus on your own specific business. And here you are in a very mixed bunch and this helps a great deal. I was also surprised that none of the teachers have disappointed me so far. They all brought something new. And most importantly a holistic picture started to form in my head. The modules do not contradict each other, but instead align into a common whole. And I really like this aspect.

Andreas Savvidi
EMBA 5 (2011–2013)
Fidelity Investment / Greek Retail General Director

...The SKOLKOVO Executive MBA programme pleasantly surprised me in terms of the level of the teaching staff. Literally, starting from the very first module we understood that the school set very high standards when choosing the faculty and working out the educational materials of the programme.

Ours was not the biggest group in the school. But we understood from the first moment that we would have a great time together. The school did a good job in shortlisting the candidates, and all my fellow students are unique bearers of new information for every single one of us. They are all bright and interesting, and everyone brings something special to the process...

Ravi Sachdeva
Meridian Technologies, Director General

I selected SKOLKOVO from all other world-class Executive MBA programmes, because I was impressed by the school’s founders and team, their clear vision and professional approach. The faculty is made up of internationally recognised professors from the world’s top business schools, while the programme focuses on rapidly developing markets. Based on my own personal experience I can say that studying at SKOLKOVO complies 100% with any other world-class business school.
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