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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)
Svetlana Hoersch
The World Bank, Operations Analyst

I expected to get a top-level business education, establish good networking contacts and new ideas for business and life. And I got all this at SKOLKOVO. Moreover I feel that I have started to understand myself better.
Vladimir Voloshin
William Grant & Sons, Marketing Manager

- List your key achievements from the programme. What knowledge that you received during the programme did you manage to apply at work?

– I currently work in a comparatively new team. We gather the best people from different organisations to further develop the business. Coaching is the first thing where I started to apply the knowledge obtained from the programme. New people require the experience of someone who has already worked in the industry for a long time.

I also use my new knowledge and skills to develop the local development strategy for our premium brands. This segment is growing very rapidly, and we perceive significant potential here. Recently, all our indicators on the market valuation of brands increased and client loyalty increased. This means that all our marketing activities – and this is my area of work – are being performed effectively. Now we are studying the marketing module, and I can compare what we do in practice and what the teacher says. It transpires that we are doing a number of things correctly. In this sense I have been lucky: I work for an independent family business where you enjoy a certain degree of flexibility and where rapid decision-making is the norm, unlike public companies. We use the horizontal HR model to attain the best results.

As for personal achievements, this year, for example, we are bringing to market my personal development – a whisky that for the first time in history has been matured in casks made from Russian oak. We have already received phenomenal marks from specialists, who performed a blind tasting.

– Did the tuition from the programme affect your career advancement?

– When I was admitted to SKOLKOVO, senior management and the line managers who I work with knew about this. As a result I managed to join a special talent development programme that the company is implementing. And this is naturally a major step for me, as a maximum of five-seven people are enrolled from all over the world each year. They saw my potential and now I am doing all I can to prove they made the right decision. This could result in promotion and a foreign placement. For example, I might work with Eastern European markets or the markets of North Africa, where my experience would appear most useful.

– Can you say a few words for people who are thinking about applying to SKOLKOVO? Why should they choose this business school?

– I will proceed based on my own personal experience. Firstly, it is important that you can obtain such a first-class education in Moscow, near home and work. I have experience of studying in Great Britain, and the four-hour time difference was a killer. Secondly the Executive МВА programme is structured in line with international standards and is conducted in English. This provides another opportunity for practice during work in groups, to try out your presentation skills before a large audience, to leverage international experience and use the language of international communications. Thirdly, the cooperation of the school with Russian business leaders is very important for me. For example, over the next five years I intend to stay in Russia, work in Russia and confirm my professional qualifications after obtaining a Russian education. This will be a first for me – until now I had studied abroad. In other words we receive new knowledge that can be put into practice in Russia and gain priceless business ties.

Konstantin Mashanskiy
Office Print Service Ltd, Founder

– Please list your key achievements due to the programme at present.

The programme provides us with a vast bundle of knowledge. Even though I already have two university degrees – including in economics – I constantly derive some new inspiration from the SKOLKOVO programme. We focus on developing markets and international experience is competently interwoven with Russian nuances. Analysing cases from Europe and the USA, we “fine-tune” them in line with Russian specifics. I was also extremely interested by the focus on China – this is a major economic partner of our large country and the whole world and naturally we will have to organise mutual relations.

Here we are taught at the most advanced level. We are shown in modules how views on various business processes have evolved. For example, in my favourite module General Management with Keith Goodall we were shown where we currently stand in management, negotiations and marketing. We often rush on a squirrel wheel and believe that we are running very fast and that everything is wonderful. In actual fact, however, after talking here to students and professors, you understand that this level is possibly twenty years out of date, and that other people are moving three times as fast.

– What knowledge and skills did you manage to apply at the work?

– I am not interested in career advancement, because I run my own business. Consequently, business represents progress that has to be managed. Here SKOLKOVO also helps us.

I am striving to improve key performance indicators, increase profits, increase client loyalty and optimise business processes. The programme here delivers specific results. For example, after a very strong module on business processes, I analysed my own service component, broke it down according to the proposed methodologies and assessed its effectiveness and our focus. It transpired that we had been focusing on the wrong area – we had not been concentrating on our clients. We had prioritised the utilisation levels of the delivery service. We utilised one unit 100%, but only this unit was effective. At the same time, we were clearly not delivering professional client service. Now I perceive similar problems and understand that if we change one process at the company, other processes will also start to change. Everything should work taken as a whole.

In addition, it is correct that SKOLKOVO not only provides knowledge, but also stimulates personal growth.

– Do you mean the leadership course?

– Yes, I am referring to the leadership course. We received individual tuition and were taught how to talk in public, how to always be ready for an interview and derive enjoyment from this process. I would also like to note that communications with the other students represent another important aspect of the education. I knew about this, but had been extremely sceptical. Out of all my fellow students at Plekhanov Academy, I only stay in touch with one person. As for Bauman, I have kept no contacts, as we all went our own separate ways and no longer had common interests. And now, as we turn 40, we already understand our place in life and want to run our businesses more effectively. Consequently, communicating with other people is extremely beneficial. All in all SKOLKOVO helps you to break through your own boundaries and grow all the time.

And SKOLKOVO does not let you stop. We have training courses that simply don’t end: once you enter the process, you go with the flow.

– And so why is worth choosing SKOLKOVO?

– First of all, if you want to develop a business in Russia, an international business school will be less helpful. Secondly, SKOLKOVO will give you a boost. Successful individuals, who are at different stages of development, study on the EMBA programme, and SKOLKOVO stimulates their growth. It does not matter if someone changes the area of activities or someone else starts moving more rapidly. The key is that we all advance more quickly. And I agree that at some point we, the Skolkovo Executive MBA graduates, will run the country and actually change something both in the state and in business. Here we are already working on changing the situation for the better.

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