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New Member Spotlight: Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


Institutional Profile

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Moscow, Russia

Dean: Marat Atnashev
GBSN Main Ambassador: Violetta Grigorieva, International Partnerships & Faculty Relations Director
Accreditation: EQUIS

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS. It was founded in 2006 by a group of partners including Russian and international companies as well as individuals.

Four values define SKOLKOVO’s school identity: openness to the world, entrepreneurial leadership, lifelong learning, and partnership. With those precepts in mind, the school strives to educate transformational leaders for Russia and the Eurasian region, connect Russia with the world, make an impact on business and society, and offer lifelong learning opportunities with a strong experiential focus.

Emerging Markets Institute

Since 2008 SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) has been producing practice-oriented research and thought leadership briefs that enable individuals and organizations to advance their frontiers in the emerging markets and in Russia. IEMS conducts research and offers advisory services focused on the strategic issues of the global economy, international strategies, sustainability, and digitalization. IEMS develops research enriched teaching materials and experience-based educational programs. SKOLKOVO IEMS is the part of the IEMS network that also includes institutes based in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technologies (Hong Kong) and is the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India).
Partners: EY, Unilever, WWF, RVVZ Foundation

Current Partnerships with GBSN Members

IMD (program Leadership Identity Foundation and Transformation), IESE, University of St. Gallen School of Management (SOM), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Berkeley Haas School of Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Funda‹o Dom Cabral, American University of Central Asia, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

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SKOLKOVO has the Institute for Emerging Market Studies established to connect with Emerging Market initiatives in China, India, Central Asia and other markets. The institute’s objective is to develop insights and research into these markets and share with policy-makers, business leaders and capital markets.

The school’s team is ready to be fully engaged in the GBSN activities designed both to bring value to every school of the network, as well as to help achieve a worthy objective. We are ready to share all our knowledge and experience to help transform and strengthen management education in the emerging markets. We are ready to offer courses, participate in collaborative research projects, establish member partnerships, exchange students and provide scholarship opportunities.

Institutional contributions to the network platform in the first year

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO will be happy to host study visits and deliver “Understanding Russia” course, as well as welcome other network members to the SKOLKOVO Business Festival (Sep 2019), “Atlanteans” Russian Business Forum (Nov 2019). We are open to any other form of partnership.

Institutional engagement with fellow GBSN member institutions

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is ready to offer courses, participate in collaborative research projects, establish member partnerships, exchange students and provide scholarship opportunities.

“This is excellent news for SKOLKOVO Business School highlighting one of our key principles Ð openness to the world, and demonstrating our commitment to deliver world class business education combined with local relevance. We joined a club of just about a hundred top business schools worldwide. The Global Business School Network is a great opportunity for SKOLKOVO to provide global connectivity to our key partners and clients, program participants, faculty, researchers and wider community”.

-Marat Atnashev, Dean of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

The biggest challenge facing management in your community and how the institution addresses this challenge

Emerging markets often lack established institutions of civil society that would ensure balanced development, so a broader share of responsibility goes to business. Our region is facing a broad spectrum of sustainability challenges relating to rapid urbanization; human capital development; environmental pollution; deteriorating natural resources; inequality and disparity; and food, water, and energy security. We believe as a business school we have a special role in promoting sustainability principles in Eurasia, and we aim to act as change agents setting new standards of doing business, providing an independent platform for an open dialogue on most challenging issues for business and society.

Program Highlight



  • The owner of a company
  • The general or managing director of a medium or large business
  • A top manager with 15 years of executive service

About the programme:

  • 8 months
  • 3 modules
  • Inter-module activities
  • English language

Goals and Practical value of the programme:

  • Study the internal mechanisms pushing you forward or limiting you in detail
  • Understand what values your principles and actions are based on
  • Learn how to inspire others from a position of informed leadership
  • Recognize what personal and professional heritage you want to leave behind.

GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.