ISB forge alliance with Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

The Indian School of Business (ISB) on April 22, 2019 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo to strengthen executive education and research in emerging markets, according to India Today report.

Things discussed between ISB and Moscow School of Management

  • The officials agreed to conduct joint educational modules, exchange faculty and research staff, organise joint events, academic research and other initiatives


ISB Dean Professor Rajendra Srivastava said it was a great opportunity for the ISB to expand the frontiers of academic collaborations globally with like-minded partners. “With Skolkovo, the number one brand in Russia, we hope to strengthen our Executive Education Programmes and also our ongoing research on emerging markets,” he said.

Skolkovo Dean Professor Marat Atnashev said that joint research conducted between ISB’s Initiative for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) and Skolkovo IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) showed the importance of the schools’ academic collaboration. “We are pleased that the common connection between the two schools has grown into a comprehensive and mutually beneficial partnership. I would also like to mention that the ISB inspired the establishment of Skolkovo,” he said.

  • Under this MoU, both the schools have agreed to work on various areas related to executive education, public policy and family business
  • ISB will also help Skolkovo School in its Eurasia initiative

The ISB evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies. The management recognised that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders who not only have an understanding of the developing economies but who also present a global perspective. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision, the ISB is a not-for-profit organisation.

Distinctive Programs

With a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, the impact of technology on commerce, and the emerging markets, programs at the School focus on managing business in fast-evolving environments. The School offers a unique one-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), short-duration Executive Education programs for middle and senior management (CEE), a part-time Post Graduate Program in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX), Management Program for Family Business (MFAB) for young business leaders of family businesses, a five-year doctoral-equivalent Fellow Program in Management (FPM), and a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Program

The ISB works closely with its associate schools and academic area leaders to create contemporary programmes that apply Western concepts into the Asian context. Furthermore, it has also have established strong corporate and industry links which ensure that the program curriculum reflects global best practices, is international in perspective, and delivered according to world-class standards.

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