IBSA Dual Master’s Degree Program

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Program Description

IBSA Dual Master’s Degree Program

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Master in International Management

Offered by the Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow)

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

Our mission is 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 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 the RANEPA’s 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.

Whether the goal is building business insights with an international perspective or enhancing language skills and understanding the increasingly multinational business culture, IBSMaster in International Business program is a strategic move for success in today’s global economy. IBS Moscow offers its MIM programthrough a partnership with the International Business School Alliance (IBSA), read more at http://www.ibsaworld.net/. Students with an undergraduate degree in business or economics can receive a dual master’s degree in one year (three semesters) while studying in two partner countries of their choice.

The program is delivered in English. IBS master in International Business Program is the first and to day the only master programme in Russia that has EPAS accreditation by EFMD.

Program aims

The program aims to equip graduates for leadership in businesses where global issues have significant implications for the decision-making process. Graduates will be equipped for positions in which awareness of economic and cultural diversity is seen as important as professional, managerial and entrepreneurial skills. The MIB graduate will be able to recognize how domestic businesses are affected by global trends and events and will fit into positions where moving and quickly adapting to new environments is essential, thus meeting the needs of the businesses that are developing globally and which operate within a diverse range of social, cultural, economic and political circumstances.


The course aims to develop graduates who have the distinctive competences required to operate as managers in a global context, including analytical, communication and managerial competences. It is equally important, that our graduates should have the cultural sensitivities that will enable them to operate in different countries and in multi-cultural and multi-national environments. It is intrinsic to the philosophy of the course that such sensitivities can only be fully acquired and developed through the experience of living and working in cultural settings other than the student’s country of origin, hence the insistence on this course, that half of the study should be in an overseas partner institution. To this end, all modules will include consideration of cross-cultural issues, which are explored from the viewpoints of different ethical perspectives.

Program structure

The program offers a set of core modules in semester one, followed by a semester two specialization consisting of 3-6 modules and a final research project. Semester one provides students with core modules worth 30 ECTS, setting the context of the broader field of global business and management.

Semester two provides the specialization modules, also worth 30 ECTS, plus the final research project worth a further 30 ECTS credits. The final project is related to the chosen specialist business function.

Common 1-st semester Curriculum

•International Finance
•International Marketing Strategies
•Global Strategic Analysis
•Human Resource Management in the Global Environment
•International Law
•One Elective

IBSA partner universities and specializations

Institute of Business Studies Moscow, Moscow, Russia

* Management in Emerging Economies

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, U.S.A.

* International Finance and Investments

Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany

*International Logistics

University of Hertfordshire, London, England

* International Human Resources

University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

* International Marketing

Novancia, Paris, France

*International Business Development and Consulting

Graduate School of Business Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia

*Islamic Finance

Admission requirements

Students may access the program with a previous degree relevant or cognate to Business Management (e.g. Bachelors’ Degrees in Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance and Management).

All students also need to be able to speak and write fluently in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve an acceptable level as demonstrated by IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Exemptions may be made if an applicant undertook a substantial part of his / her studies in English.

Students have to attend the first semester in any of the partner universities and attend the second semester and complete the final research project in any other partner university. The choice of the second semester specialization has to be made by the 15th of October.


The following documents should be submitted:

•A copy of diploma complete with transcript of academic records, legalized and translated into Russian and notarized;
•Application form;
•A copy of the passport page containing personal data;
•6 3x4 cm photographs

For those students who need a Russian visa, the documents should be submitted by the 15th of July.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 1 year
Full time
14,500 EUR
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mid-July if Russian visa is needed
Start date Sept. 2017
Russia Moscow
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mid-July if Russian visa is needed
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Duration 1 - 1 year
Price 14,500 EUR
14500 euros, double degree