RANEPA signs agreement with KEDGE Business School
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) has concluded a cooperation agreement with the largest business school in France, KEDGE Business School. The parties agreed on a partnership in education and research.
The agreement was signed by RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, Director of RANEPA's Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) Igor Bartsits and Dean & Director General Kedge Business School Professor Tom Froehlich. Director of IPAM Russian-French center Yelena Ponomarenko and representatives of KEDGE also took part in the meeting including Guy Marcillat, Vice President of International Development, and Li Li, manager of International Development and Strategy.
KEDGE Business School is one of the top five business schools in France and one of the top 30 business schools in Europe, according to The Financial Times. KEDGE Business School has triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). Established through a merger of two business schools, BEM (Bordeaux, founded in 1874) and Euromed (Marseille, founded in 1872), the French school has six campuses in Europe and two in Asia that offer comprehensive management training as undergraduate and graduate programs. KEDGE BS pays much attention to the international educational community’s development.
The agreement envisages cooperation and direct exchanges between the teaching staff, research departments and faculties of the two universities. Student exchanges and joint doctoral programs, Doctor of Business Administration, are planned.
The schools will be implementing joint scientific and applied research projects. One of the new dual degree programs will involve training of company managers. Other plans call for the opening of a joint program for management in art and design, and cooperation with Eurasian institutions.