The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is a graduatebusiness school located near Skolkovo, Moscow Oblast, close to Moscow, Russia. The school, founded in 2006, is a joint project between major Russian and international business leaders.
SKOLKOVO Business School is funded solely by its commercial activities and private investment.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 21, 2006 in the presence of the Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, founding partners, and architect David Adjaye. Corporate education programs launched the same year.
The first meeting of the SKOLKOVO International Advisory Board passed in 2007. The meeting was chaired by Dmitry Medvedev and attended, among others, by Lee Kuan Yew, the Minister Mentor of the Republic of Singapore. That same year SKOLKOVO Business School participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos as an organizer of the Discussion Platform on the Development of Intellectual Capital.
The School’s research activities started in 2008 when the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies was opened.
SKOLKOVO MBA and SKOLKOVO Executive MBA programs were launched in 2009.
In 2010 SKOLKOVO Business School became a member of EFMD and UNICON.
The SKOLKOVO Education Development Center was launched in 2011.
The SKOLKOVO Startup Academy and the New Leaders of University Education programme were added in 2012.
The Practicum for Directors, a programme for the managers of small and mid-sized businesses was launched in 2013. The SKOLKOVO Wealth Management and Philanthropy Center opened that same year.
The First Annual Alumni Convention was held in 2014. The SKOLKOVO MBA programme ranked first in Russia by The Secret of The Firm magazine.
The SKOLKOVO Sustainable Business Center for expertise in sustainable development was launched in 2015. Experts of the Business School participated in the Unknown Russia: Powered by Entrepreneurs report for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
In 2016 SKOLKOVO signed a three-year cooperation agreement with the School of Business and Management of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for the collaborative development of educational programs, academic quality processes, and research collaboration and faculty/student exchanges. The SKOLKOVO MBA grant programme, the largest among Russian private schools was launched. The launch of SKOLKOVO Healthcare Development Centre followed the same year. The open enrollment programme on Sustainable Strategies for business executives was conducted for the first time.
2017: EFMD Excellence in Practice Finalist in the special category “Ecosystem Development”. EFMD Case Writing Competition Winner in the Sustainable Production System Category.
2018: EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold Award in Special Category “Ecosystem Development”. Launch of HKUST-SKOLKOVO EMBA for Eurasia, LIFT (Leadership Identity Foundation and Transformation) jointly with IMD, MPS (Master of Public Strategy), Leaders as Teachers and Executive couching programmes.
To date (May 2019), 2200 students of degree and entrepreneurial programmes and 18,300 corporate programme participants have completed their training at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.