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RANEPA- Institute of Business Studies (IBS)

RANEPA- Institute of Business Studies (IBS)

RANEPA- Institute of Business Studies (IBS)


About us

Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow)

Since its inception Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow) within RANEPA has been a leader in the Russian business education market. IBS-Moscow is a collegiate business school operating RANEPA’s 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 RANEPA and became its homogeneous structural unit.

A combination of the international expertise of the Moscow State University of International Relations and RANEPA’s 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 RANEPA’s structural unit, we have access to the human and material resources required to ensure the high quality of our learning programs. IBS-Moscow of RANEPA is the first and the only business school in Russia to earn AACSB accreditation. Nearly 35,000 of our graduates are active members of the IBS-Moscow Alumni Association. All our degree programs are Russian government-accredited. Our part-time MBA, EMBA, and Master in Management programs are accredited by the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA International).

Our Mission

The mission of IBS is to educate and form the new generation of a socially responsible entrepreneurial and managerial elite of Russia and to advance Russian business education. The oldest and most reputable business school in Russia

  • Founded in 1988.
  • The leader of Russian business-schools rankings.
  • Market-oriented business school (85% of the programs are open programs).
  • Prestigious international and national accreditation.

One of the biggest schools of RANEPA 4 departments, 7 chairs, 4 centers, over 30 programs, 20 double-degree programs. IBS has over 2000 students, 200 faculty members, and 35000 alumni.

International and National recognition All EMBA and MBA programs of IBS have the international accreditation of AMBA International and National Accreditation Council for Management and Business education (NACBME), which are at top positions in business schools rankings.

IBS is at the top of business school rankings Eduniversal Ranking: 2011-2018. Russian national business schools ranking: 2012 -2018. 181 IBS graduates and faculty are included in the “ТОП-1000 Russian managers” list. In the internal RANEPA rating, IBS is in the top group of RANEPA business schools, and its EMBA and MBA programs have the highest rating of 6 stars.

A complete cycle of undergraduate and postgraduate programs From bachelor programs to executive education. The total number of students and participants at the bachelor, master, МВА, Executive МВА, and professional retraining programs exceeds 2000.

Change, but stay true to yourself The key factor that ensures IBS’s leading positions is the ability to change, at the same time staying true to itself - adapt to the changing environment of the educational market, keeping up the best traditions and high quality of its programs. The academic consultant for MBA programs of IBS is Ichak Adizes, one of the world’s leading experts in leadership and management.

Over 35 000 alumni, the IBS Alumni association was created to facilitate communication and cooperation with and between alumni. Today IBS alumni association unites highly-qualified Russian leaders, managers, and professionals, that have graduated from IBS since 1988.

Market-oriented business-school IBS postgraduate programs boast close relations with leading companies, who also contribute to consulting and research projects. This allows IBS to immediately identify new trends and stay tuned to the demands of the market. IBS is primarily oriented at middle and large businesses, that form the basis of Russia’s civil society. IBS programs are highly regarded by Russian market-oriented businesses (85% of IBS students come from the open market).

IBS-Moscow is an active member of associations:

  • AACSB International
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)
  • EFMD
  • Executive MBA Council (EMBAC)
  • General Management Admission Council (GMAC)
  • IBSA
  • National Accreditation Council for Business and Management education (NACBME)
  • Russian Association of business education (RABE)
  • Russian Managers’ Association


IBS has recently achieved accreditation of its business programs by AACSB International. As a result of this achievement, the school has established a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

It gives additional opportunities for employment in foreign companies to our graduates, making them even more competitive in the global labor market. A business school with AACSB accreditation gets the right to recommend 20% of the best MBA/EMBA students and 10% of the best students of bachelor's and master's programs to the international base of talented managers, which has been maintained by the AACSB partner organization in Europe - Beta Gamma Sigma.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on February 19, 1913. The first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, and the University of California.

With collegiate chapters on six continents, Beta Gamma Sigma today is truly an international society that remains dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding students of business and management. The Society serves business schools accredited by AACSB International in the 21st century knowing that its membership of more than 830,000 comprises the brightest and best of the world’s business leaders.


  • Moscow

    Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Institute of Business Studies Vernadskogo pr., 82,