Russian B-School Begins Admissions

Posted by: Phil Mintz on December 1, 2008

By Alysa Teichman

Russia’s Skolkovo business school – a project being backed by some of the country’s top businessmen – has begun taking applications for its first fulltime MBA class. The program will begin in September and run for 16 months. During that time students will work on five projects, in Russia, India, China, and the United States.

Total cost of the program, to be conducted in English, will be €50,000 ($61,400), which includes tuition, course materials, accommodations, travel for the program and a laptop computer. The school says it will offer an unspecified tuition reduction for “qualified applicants.”

The first round deadline was Nov. 30; second round applications are due by Jan. 31. There will be a third round, due March 15 and a fourth, for students not needing a Russian visa, with a deadline of May 31.

Applicants will need to brush up on their video skills, however. The admissions process calls for four presentations, with at least two being “a short video.”

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