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Institute of
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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 an 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 programmes.

IBS-Moscow has provided educational services to a total of over 19,000 students and managers from Russia and CIS countries. Nearly 4,000 of our graduates are active members of IBS-Moscow Alumni Association.

All our degree programmes are Russian government-accredited. Our part-time MBA and EMBA programmes are accredited by the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA International), and our Master of Science in International Management programme is accredited by EPAS EFMD.

Our Mission

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

    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

    One of the biggest schools of RANEPA

    4 departments, 7 chairs, 4 centers, over 20 programs, 13 double-degree programs. IBS has over 2000 students, 200 faculty members and 15000 alumni.

  • International and National recognition

    International and National recognition

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

  • IBS is at the top of business school rakings

    IBS is at the top of business school rakings

    Eduniversal Ranking: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. Russian national business schools ranking: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012. 120 IBS graduates and faculty are included in the “ТОП-1000 Russian managers” list. In the internal RANEPA rating IBS 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

    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

    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 15 000 alumni

    Over 15 000 alumni
    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

    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).  

Licenses and accreditation
  • The license to conduct educational activities

    The Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” is licensed to conduct educational activities (License # 1862 dtd 30.12.2015).
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  • The certificate of government accreditation

    The certificate of the government accreditation of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration”, 90А01 № 0002039 dtd 20.05.2016.
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  • NACBME accreditation certificate of IBS MBA program
    № 002-1/13 dtd 26.06.14

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  • NACBME accreditation certificate of IBS EMBA program

    № 002-2/13 dtd 26.06.14

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  • АМВА (Association of MBAs) accreditation cetificate
    Accreditation of one of the world’s most reputable associations of business education - АМВА (Association of MBAs).

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Ratings and rankings
  • Rating Eduniversal TOP Business School
    Since 2105 IBS has been ranked in the 4 palms of Excellence category TOP Business School.
  • Eduniversal EMBA

    According to Eduniversal rating agency in 2015-2016 IBS programs are among the world’s best programs .

    For five successive years IBS Executive MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership   has been ranked among the Top-10 EMBA programs in Eastern Europe.

  • Eduniversal MBA

    MBA was ranked among the Top- 10 MBA programs in Eastern Europe in 2015-2016 according to Eduniversal.

  • Eduniversal Master in International management

    IBS Master in International Management was ranked No 6 in the Eduniversal Best Masters in Eastern Europe in 2015-2016 list. For five successive years IBS Master in International   Management has been   ranked among the Top- 10 Master programs in Eastern Europe.

  • For five years in a row IBS has been at the top of Russia’s national business schools rating!

    For five years in a row IBS has been at the top of Russia’s national business schools rating. The Institute of Business Studies is at the top of rating charts in the “income increase” and “career advancement” categories. The national rating of Russian business schools is conducted by the Russian MBA Alumni League and a national-wide recruiting agency and was published by Izvesita newspaper in 2010-2014, Secret Firmy portal in 2015 and RBK news portal in 2016.

  • Increase in personal income of IBS graduates is the fastest in Russia.

    According to independent studies of a national-wide recruiting agency and Russian MBA Alumni League, an MBA degree contributes to considerable career advancement and personal income increase. IBS MBA degree is at the top of the rating list. IBS graduates’ personal income has increased on average by 96% within 2-4 years after graduation. The results of the study were published by,, and web portals.

  • Rating of the Russian Managers’ Association "Top 1,000 Russian Managers"

    On an individual level, between 2001 and 2015, 131 IBS graduates and teachers were cited by the Russian Managers’ Association in their "Top 1,000 Russian Managers" reviews. This provides impartial evidence of the effectiveness of IBS programmes.

IBS-Moscow is an active member of associations:

AACSB International

AACSB International

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

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EFMD is a management development network based in Brussels, Belgium. It has over 750 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy. EFMD acts as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development internationally. IBS became a member of EFMD in 1991.

Executive MBA Council (EMBAC)

Executive MBA Council (EMBAC)
The Council was formed in 1981 to bring together different Executive MBA programmes. The aim of the Council is to advance executive education worldwide in a number of ways - through its partnerships, conferences, research, and outreach activities. IBS joined the Executive MBA Council in 2003. It is the only Russian member of the Council.

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General Mamagement Admition Council (GMAC)

General Mamagement Admition Council (GMAC)

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)  was formed in 1953 to create an admissions test for graduate business schools. Today GMAC is a recognized international center for analytical research in business education. IBS joined GMAC in 2005 and since then has been actively involved in its research activities.


CEEMAN was founded in 1993. The main aim of the association is to accelerate the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a global network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations in this field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change. IBS has been a CEEMAN member since 1993. CEEMAN has organised several events in Russia under the aegis of IBS.



IBS is a member International Business School Alliance. 
Established in June 2003, IBSA enables students to study in two institutions in two different countries, receiving master's degrees from each of these institutions. 

National Accreditation Council for Business and  Management education  (NACBME)

National Accreditation Council for Business and Management education (NACBME)

IBS was one of the originators of NACBME in 2012. The Council’s mission is the accreditation of graduate programs in business and management.

Russian Association of business education (RABE)

Russian Association of business education (RABE)

IBS is a member and one of the founders of the Russian Association of business education (RABE).

IBS was one of the originators of RABE’s formation in 1990. The organization’s mission is to advance Russian business education, aimed at training and educating managers form Russia and former CIS-countries. 

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Russian Managers’ Association

Russian Managers’ Association

Russian Managers Association (RMA) is one of the leading business associations in Russia. IBS has been a member of RMA since 2007.
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