IBS-Moscow, Netology win Runet Prize 2021 for joint online Master's program on digital entrepreneurship
Netology, a major Russian online education platform, has been awarded Runet Prize 2021 in the Education and Personnel category for its online master's programs. One of the courses offered through the platform, Digital Entrepreneurship, has been implemented jointly with RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow).
Launched in September 2021, the Netology/IBS-Moscow course is designed to help entrepreneurs independently start a tech business or learn how to manage digital transformation projects. The enrollment procedure includes competitive selection; after completing the course, graduates are awarded a master's degree and a state diploma.
“This partnership creates robust educational products of exceptional quality, and gives people in all regions across Russia the opportunity to take a course offered by the country’s largest university,” noted Olga Sokhneva, head of Higher Education at Netology.
The Digital Entrepreneurship program includes disciplines on digital and neuro-marketing, sales management, risk management and strategic marketing, behavioral economics, the fundamentals of business analysis and business modeling. A significant amount of time is given to the creation of mobile apps as independent digital products, as well as to learning how to raise investment and liaise with investors.
“Development of entrepreneurship is at the core of IBS RANEPA mission. Our competencies in business education and entrepreneurship combined with Netology’s experience as the EdTech market leader have generated a unique educational product for those who want to build a digital business, and the Runet Prize has confirmed this,” said Andrey Korshunov, Director of the Corporate Programs Center, Academic Director of the Digital Entrepreneurship Master's program at IBS.
RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow) is the first and only business school in Russia to have earned the prestigious AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, a qualification only 5% of business schools in the world have achieved. IBS programs are included in the Top 50 on the Financial Times International Business Schools Ranking.