Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Moscow, Russia
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration was established is a leading educational and research center in Russia. RANEPA delivers business and educational programs and trains civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers.


Since its inception Institute of Business Administration (IBS-Moscow) within the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public administration (RANEPA) has been a leader in the Russian business education market. IBS-Moscow is a collegiate business school operating in the RANEPAs premises in Moscow. IBS-Moscow was founded in 1988 within the Moscow State University of International Relations nationally known for strong international expertise. In 1994, IBS-Moscow transferred to the RANEPA and became its homogeneous structural unit.

Our missionis to implement education solutions that would further the setting up of a community of capable managers and businesspersons who would play the role of market leaders, enterprising, competitive, ethically educated and ready for achieving success both in the national and global markets. A combination of the international expertise of the Moscow State University of International Relations and the RANEPAs rich experience in preparing capable managers and executives has contributed to the broad recognition of IBS-Moscow in Russia and CIS countries. As a collegiate business school and the RANEPAs structural unit, we have access to the human and material resources required to ensure the high quality of our learning programmes. It should be noted that the management of the Academy supports our innovation projects and encourages the international co-operation initiatives we propose.

IBS-Moscow traditionally prioritises international co-operation as a significant component of its development strategy, seeking for more internationalisation of its activities. Today, we participate in double degree projects for our BBA programme, implemented jointly with leading European universities from France, the UK and The Netherlands, double degree projects for Pre-experience Masters programmes developed jointly with IBSA-member universities and Universiteit Antwerpen Management Schools EMBA programme that is conducted in Moscow. IBS-Moscow is a member of AACSB International, CEEMAN, EFMD, the World Executive MBA Council, IBSA.

Links with the corporate world

IBS-Moscow focus much attention on setting up and maintaining links with the corporate world. We participate actively in the events organised by the Russian Managers Association, seminars and conferences held by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the State Duma committees dealing with corporate business issues, and provide consulting services to businesses. Active assistants in enhancing the practical relevance of the Schools learning programmes are our E/MBA students and graduates a majority of whom are senior managers and chief executive officers. Today, 18 IBS-Moscow graduates working in business participate in the teaching process in one way or another.Many full-time faculty members combine teaching and consulting activities. The teaching in nearly 75% of the Master's modules includes classes that are delivered by business world representatives as visiting lecturers. Businesspersons are also invited to participate in the work of our thesis and project examination committees, especially where a Masters degree thesis is based on the analysis of a companys business. Corporate managers and executives also act as consultants in the course of writing such theses.


All our degree programmes are Russian government-accredited. Our MBA and EMBA programmes are accredited by the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA International), and the EMBA (Moscow) Programme of the Universiteit Antwerpen Management School (UAMS), which is conducted in strategic partnership with IBS-Moscow since 1998, has the accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Master in International Management programme has EPAS EFMD accreditation.

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