April 18, 2018
18 months — 17 modules — Unlimited career opportunities
Period: September 2017 — March 2019
Format: Four days a month (from Thursday to Sunday, including accommodation at the SKOLKOVO Campus), international modules, on-line study, personal growth master classes.
The programme starts with the Orientation Stage, which prepares students for the main studies. The Orientation Stage consists of three on-line courses developed by the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in partnership with HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL specifically for the MBA Programme:
- Financial modelling in Excel;
- Fundamentals of statistics;
- Basic knowledge of financial accounting.
The courses take on average 20 hours, including a test on each of them. You only need Internet access to pass the Orientation Stage.
This stage provides you with knowledge of business fundamentals and shows you how a company operates from within.
The seven modules of the Foundation Stage have been selected in such a way as to mould systemic thinking about the core business disciplines:
- Accounting and financial analysis
- Management analysis
- Corporate finance
- Operational management
- Strategic and managerial mindset
Each module ends with an exam, which provides you with an opportunity to effectively test the knowledge that you have acquired and immediately determine your level. On completing all the modules of the Foundation Stage, leveraging acquired skills and tools, you will need to resolve a complex management problem within the framework of a simulated business scenario.
This stage of your studies offers you an opportunity to practice the knowledge that you have acquired on company management, with due account of the realities of the markets of different countries.
You will have to work on three projects. The subject matter becomes increasingly complicated from simple to complex and relates to a specific business challenge. In parallel with work on these projects you will take six academic modules, which hone your management skills, elevating them to a new leadership level.
Creating an innovative product project (International module in the USA)
During this project you will study the process of creating a product through customer analysis. The project considers all the product creation stages using deep dive technology. According to this technology, the generation of the idea for a product and product prototype are the direct result of customer analysis and a review of customer needs.
The module will take place in the Silicon Valley (USA), a unique place where innovative trends are born, technological breakthroughs are achieved, where you can see with your eyes and feel the future being created. Visiting companies in the Silicon Valley that have affected the modern world, can change your consciousness and teach you to think in new ways outside the box, expanding the boundaries of your own world view, and also the worldview of potential clients.
Market entry project (international module in China)
The project involves comprehensive analysis of a potential market, its specifics and opportunities, determination of the strategy for the successful launch of a product on a new market.
This project will be carried out in Shanghai (China) within the framework of the international module. In addition, during the module you will get to know Chinese companies and communicate with businessmen, who will tell you about the specifics of doing business on the specific Chinese market.
Change Strategy project
One of the key projects, where you will have to integrate all the knowledge and experience that you have acquired during the programme. Programme participants become the consultants of leading Russian and international companies, where they work on real projects for more than two months and resolve specific business challenges. B.
Within the framework of the project, you will have to perform detailed analysis of the sector, study the given problem, propose a number of effective solutions and draft a specific action plan to implement them. The project is preceded by a study module during which the programme participants receive the business consultant toolkit that they need, while representatives of the client company will assess the success of the project.
- Innovation management technologies
- Strategic change management
- Consulting project management
- Leadership. This module is part of the cross-modular course Personal Development
The final module Mastering the Future
You have now completed your studies — You have acquired a wide range of business knowledge, practised it on real projects in Russia, the USA and China, made new acquaintances and developed your own leaderships skills. It is now time to look to the future.
Kamchatka Leadership adventureis the final module. During this module you will rethink your experience and achievements during the programme, and also set for yourselves new development horizons. Kamchatka’s unique nature will enable you to feel Russia’s power and receive an energy boost for future successes!
Completing the programme within the framework of an original adventure will enable you to test your leadership spirit and fully experience the student brotherhood that is so valuable for successful adults and will enable you to strengthen student relations that can prove priceless for an adult.
Additional (cross-modular) courses
One key component of the entire programme relates to three courses that target your personal development and improvements in your personal effectiveness.
The course aims to provide you with leadership skills, identifying your talents and limitations and establishing effective teamwork. During this course you will work on your own personal development plan, including the development of coaching and public speaking skills. As a result, your own tried and tested suite of behavioural styles will enable you to be successful in any situation.
This course teaches you how to manage your career advancement, with a focus on individual values and priorities.
You will form your own career compass, which will enable you to configure your personal system of coordinates for short-term and long-term career development. One-on-one sessions with a coach will help you determine how your business goals match your personal aspirations.
During the course you will create a professional CV, learn all the ins and outs of writing a cover letter, practice successful interviewing techniques and meet potential employers.
If you are looking for development at the company where you currently work, you will learn how to build a growth strategy, without changing employer and how to become part of the talent pool.
The career development course will also be useful for business owners, enabling them to master best practice in effective personnel recruitment and also identify new lines of business.
Personal Development Master Classes are performed by Experts from a number of the founders and business partners of the school.
Already perceived as shining role models by many people, Russian and foreign business leaders will acquaint you with the practical subtleties of running a business, help you develop your confidence and breadth of thinking, and most importantly, will act as mentors for the implementation of your plans.
Thanks to four fascinating meetings, you will be able to realise your ideas by drawing on the help of wise and experienced Experts. The master classes encompass two development areas: attainment of business goals/projects and the development of leadership skills.
During remote learning students prepare on-line for class modules, process the material obtained during lessons, and also acquire a significant amount of additional knowledge and applied skills.
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