In 2009, MIT Sloan and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO announced plans to launch a series of joint programs aimed at strengthening SKOLKOVO’s capacity in business and management education at the international level and exposing MIT Sloan faculty and students to a new range of global developments and challenges.

The collaboration, which offers Russia’s first full-time MBA program at SKOLKOVO’s state-of-the-art campus outside of Moscow, includes classes and other training for 45 to 90 SKOLKOVO MBA and EMBA students at MIT Sloan and lectures by MIT Sloan faculty at SKOLKOVO. MIT Sloan will share its experience in areas of academic administration (marketing, student services, admissions, career development) and in areas related to structuring and running research programs.