RANEPA Executive MBA programs in the top 50 of the FT’s 2021 Executive MBA Ranking

18 October 2021
RANEPA Executive MBA programs in the top 50 of the FT’s 2021 Executive MBA Ranking

The Executive MBA program from RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow) and the joint Russian-Belgian IBS-Moscow/Antwerp School of Management EMBA are in lines 44 and 45 on the 2021 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking, climbing 8 and 10 positions since last year, respectively.

The Financial Times provides the most prestigious ranking that senior executives and business owners around the world consider as the main indicator of Executive MBA programs’ quality. EMBA offered by IBS-Moscow tops the FT ranking in Russia and Eastern Europe for the second time.

“The growing uncertainty and the rapid development of technology require managers and entrepreneurs to have new expertise, skills and personal qualities. All business schools around the world are facing corresponding challenges. Over the past year, the Presidential Academy’s Executive MBA programs have not only retained their positions, but strengthened them, rising 8 and 10 lines on the most prestigious international ranking of top 50 EMBA programs. This shows that the Presidential Academy’s business school is internationally competitive and can meet the most serious challenges facing business education,” Rector of the Presidential Academy Vladimir Mau commented.

The Executive MBA program hosted by IBS-Moscow was the very first EMBA in Russia. The course has been taught for over 20 years, combining the most effective domestic and world business practices from day one. Its alumni – over 1,000 people – include business owners, heads and senior executives of Russian and foreign companies, and representatives of government agencies.

The Russian-Belgian Executive MBA course jointly delivered by IBS-Moscow and the Antwerp School of Management has also been implemented for about 20 years. More than 700 people who have completed this course hold leading positions in Russian and foreign corporations.

“The fact that two of our programs are included in the most prestigious Financial Times ranking for the second year in a row indicates that Russian business education enjoys recognition in the international market. IBS-Moscow has once again confirmed its status as the leading national business school of an international level. This opens up new opportunities for building relationships with the best schools in the world,” Vice-Rector, Director of IBS RANEPA Sergey Myasoedov said.

“No other Russian program has managed to rise so high on international rankings. For many years, the Academy has been contributing to the development of entrepreneurship in Russia and creating the right conditions to improve the business environment,” added Ashot Seferyan, Director of the IBS Executive MBA program.

The Presidential Academy is the pioneer of business education in Russia. The school currently offers 13 MBA programs, six Executive MBA and four world-class DBA programs. All the courses rely on cutting-edge technologies and current management trends. The Academy's EMBA programs are accredited by the most prestigious associations, including AACSB, AMBA and NASDOBR. They have been included in Business Week and Eduniversal international rankings, and hold leading places on the Narodnyj (People's) Ranking of Business Schools, an annual ranking compiled by the MBA in Moscow and Russia website. 


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