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English-language Master in International Management

IBS Master in International Management is designed for students with a bachelor degree, proficient in the English language and aspiring to a successful career in international business.

According to the ranking of Eduniversal the Master in International Management program of IBS RANEPA was among the TOP-6 master programs in international management in Eastern Europe in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The format of delivery allows students to combine part-time work and study.


  • Professionalism
    Our graduates are capable of setting objectives in the chosen profession and identifying and using appropriate tools for achieving them.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
    Our graduates will have analytical, critical and creative thinking skills required for their professional activities.
  • Communication Skills
    Our graduates will be able to communicate effectively in an international environment.
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Our graduates are aware of social responsibility while making management decisions in the chosen profession.
  • Global Perspective
    Our graduates will be able to develop their career and engage in professional activity in an international environment.


Master in International management

The curriculum of the Master in International Management program complies both with the requirements of the Russian Federal Educational Standards and the Bologna standards for master programs. The program is compatible with the curriculum of master programs of the International Business Schools Alliance and thus gives the students the opportunity to  pursue a double degree track. 

Duration: 2 years

Program features:

  • The program is delivered  in the English language;
  • Faculty: teaching is delivered by a team of experienced Russian and foreign visiting professors as well as entrepreneurs and business people. Internships within a  consulting project is an important component of the program;
  • Project-oriented approach to teaching. During their studies  our master students   carry out three group projects – in strategic marketing, in consulting and in a chosen area of specialization, as well as develop a syllabus for a teaching course in strategic management  in a chosen industry; 
  • A special emphasis is laid on the students’ ability to work in an international environment,  and take into account cultural differences;
  • Studying in a multicultural environment (international students constitute 20% of the student body, 30%  of the teaching is delivered by international faculty);
  • The opportunity to pursue a double-degree track and be awarded, in addition to the Russian government-accredited master degree, a master degree of a partner University of IBS in Europe or the USA;
  • 16 partner Universities for student exchange programs;
  • Entrepreneurship skills and competences and the possibility of receiving financing for a start-up project; 
  • The students of the Master in International Management have access to IBS alumni database.

Master in International Management, a joint program within IBSA alliance

Students of the Master in International Management program can pursue a double degree track. Under this arrangement they have to spend one semester in one of IBS partner Universities. After having completed all curriculum requirements including the preparation and defense of a master thesis they are awarded a master degree of a partner University of IBS. The students also have other study abroad opportunities under student exchange programs.  

Duration: 2 years

IBS Double-degree partner Universities and specialization:

IBS partner  Universities for student exchange:

Why choose Master in International Management at IBS?

Ranked among the TOP-4 best master programs of Eastern Europe

IBS Master in International Management was ranked No 8 in the Eduniversal Best Masters in International Management in Eastern Europe ranking in 2019.

IBS RANEPA is a nationally and internationally recognized business-school

IBS RANEPA is a nationally and internationally recognized business-school

IBS programs are accredited by reputable accreditation agencies:   

  • AMBA - Association of MBAs,  a leading international association  for MBA accreditation.
  • Accredited by National Accreditation Council  for  Business Education. 
  • Ranked by Eduniversal  in the 4 palms of Excellence category – TOP business school.

    IBS is a member of major international associations in the field of business education

    IBS is a member of major international associations in the field of business education
    • AACSB International –  a global association  for the development and quality assurance  of business education
    • EFMD – European  Fund for Management Development
    • Executive MBA Council – International  Council for  Executive MBA programs
    • CEEMAN - Central and Eastern European Management Development Association
    • RABE – Russian Association of Business Education
    • IBSA - International Business School Alliance
    • GMAC - General Mamagement Admition Council
    • PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education
    • NASDOBR – National accreditation Council of business and management education
    • Association of managers of Russia

      IBS is the leading and the largest structural unit of RANEPA

      IBS is the leading and the largest structural unit of RANEPA
      According to the internal ranking of RANEPA  

      • All RANEPA schools were divided into three categories (international, national and local)
      • All programs were ranked from one to 6 stars.

      IBS is  at the top of the group of leaders -  schools in the “Internationally recognized schools” category.  IBS MBA and EMBA programs received the highest rating of 6 stars. 

      IBS is at the top of national and international rating and ranking charts

      IBS is at the top of national and international rating and ranking charts

      For many years IBS has been at the top of many national and international ratings and rankings, including rankings by the main business education quality indicator -  the success of the graduates. 

      • According to Eduniversal, a leading European business education ranking and rating agency, IBS programs have been ranked among the best  in  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.   
      • Since 2012 IBS has been the leader of  Russia’s national business schools rating (the so-called “people’s rating”).
      • 181 IBS graduates and faculty are included in the “ТОP-1000 Russian managers” list.

        IBS is a leader among Russian business-schools in the “graduates’ income increase” rankings

        IBS is a leader among Russian business-schools in the “graduates’ income increase” rankings
        According to the study  of the  Russian MBA Alumni League,  an MBA degree contributes to considerable career advancement and personal income increase.

        • The graduates of IBS MBA program  have indicated  that the increase in their personal income constituted  69% within 2-4 years after graduation. 
        • The study covered leading business education programs, that traditionally ensure career growth and income increase. 940  graduates from 27 leading business schools  and 5   federal districts participated in the study.

        IBS director Sergey Myasoedov:  ”We are proud of this result, because  the Institute of Business Studies has for five year in a row  been either the first or the second in the graduates’  income increase category of  the national rating, carried out by Izvestia  newspaper…  It  shows that  we have succeeded in helping our graduates acquire the necessary  knowledge, skills and practical experience, influence their mindset so as to make them successful”.


        • Russian government–accredited Master degree in management from RANEPA

          Russian government–accredited Master degree in management from RANEPA

          Upon successful completion of the 2-year 120 ECTS program students are awarded the Russian government–accredited master degree in management from RANEPA.

        • Master degree from a foreign partner University

          Master degree from a foreign partner University

          Upon successful completion of the double-degree track of the program, students are also awarded a master degree from one of IBS partner Universities. The double degree track implies studying for one semester at any of IBS partner University, followed by a preparation and defense of a master thesis.

        On completion of IBS Master in International Management you will have:

        • A degree, that gives you a competitive advantage in the labor market

          • Russian government-accredited master degree in management  from RANEPA. 
          • In case of a successful completion of the double-degree  track of the program ,  students are also awarded  a master degree from one of IBS  partner Universities.  
          • All graduate of the Master in International Management program  find stable jobs  with a good income  within  six  month after  graduation.
        • Practical knowledge

          The program allows the  students to acquire  useful and up-to-date  knowledge,  as well as skills and competences, that make our graduates capable of:
          • Making decisions under conditions of uncertainty, incomplete or conflicting information. 
          • Using quantitative and qualitative  methods for  research  and managing business processes. 
          • Managing organization,  departments,  teams, projects and networks. 
          • Identifying  the key  factors of success  in managing business and designing  the  best  development strategies. 
          • Using  modern methods  of managing corporate finance for  implementing strategies. 
          • Understanding  the specifics of management in emerging markets. 
          • Taking into account cross-cultural and  social peculiarities  in communicating with  individuals and teams. 
          • Conveying information clearly  and convincingly, using the style and language suitable for a  particular situation.
        • Networking
          • Our graduates have the opportunity to join IBS alumni association and get access to graduates’ contacts database. 
          • IBS supports our graduates’  entrepreneurship  initiatives.

        • Emphasis on internationalization

          • The program lays a special emphasis on equipping our graduates with the skills of working in an international environment, developing their cultural awareness, socially responsible and ethical approach to management.

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