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RANEPA partner Antwerp Management School marks 60th anniversary

09 September2019
RANEPA partner Antwerp Management School marks 60th anniversary

Last weekend, the Antwerp Management School hosted Future Forward Festival, a major business event dedicated to its 60th anniversary. For more than 20 years, AMS, together with RANEPA Institute of Business Studies, has delivered the first and leading European Executive MBA program in Russia.

The Future Forward Festival brought together leaders of European business, representatives of culture, as well as teachers, students, graduates, friends and partners of the Antwerp Management School. The business festival program included more than 15 events such as interactive discussions, meetings with graduates, business games, workshops and presentations.

The Antwerp Management School describes itself as “a young school with centuries-old traditions of business education.” The school's motto is Opening minds to impact the world! The school was the founder of the European Executive MBA programs. The prototype was the corporate program they offered in 1959 to Alcatel engineers who had been promoted to top managerial positions and needed a broader view of the business. Since then, for 60 years, AMS has been successfully running the Executive MBA program for executives of European companies.

The vast experience and practice-oriented approach of AMS professors and consultants immediately ensured the Moscow program’s success with Russian managers. The Executive MBA program from AMS and RANEPA IBS is the only joint Global EMBA on the Financial Times ranking on the Russian market.

RANEPA Vice-Rector, Director of RANEPA Institute of Business Studies, President of RABE Sergei Myasoyedov greeted the school on the occasion of its anniversary. RANEPA is proud that “the joint EMBA program with AMS was the first in Russia to be included in the Financial Times ranking,” he said. Few people know that Belgium, often called the Crossroads of Europe, is one of the most advanced, innovative and entrepreneurial countries in the world, he went on. Belgium and Russia have a long history of fruitful cooperation. Before 1917, Belgium was ahead of all developed countries, topping the list of investors in Russia’s economy. Belgium is the current European leader in terms of labor productivity. The Port ща Antwerp, which EMBA students use to study modern logistics management, is one of the three best and most productive seaports on the planet. The Antwerp Management School is the University of Antwerp's autonomous business school. The university's roots go back to Saint-Ignatius School for Higher Education in Commerce – one of the first European business schools to offer formal university degrees more than a century and a half ago, and also one of the oldest in Europe. The school has always been famous for its “Jesuitically tough and uncompromising” stance on the high standards of education (the Jesuits actually founded the Saint-Ignatius School).

“The IBS Moscow team highly appreciates that, together with our Belgian partners, we have created one of the best EMBA programs in Europe and the world, based on a unique synergistic expertise of two business schools for leaders. For decades, we have been growing a new, highly educated, progressively minded and socially responsible stratum of Russian management,” Sergei Myasoyedov emphasized.

The Antwerp Management School is a leading business school in Belgium, and the undisputed leader in executive education and retraining in Europe. The quality of training at Antwerp Management School programs is confirmed by two of the most prestigious world accreditations, AACSB and AMBA, as well as the national accreditation by NVAO. Annually, more than 3,500 students attend more than 80 programs at the school. The database of the Association of Antwerp Management School MBA Alumni (which also includes graduates of the Moscow Executive MBA AMS/IBS-M program) contains more than 4,500 names. The general database of Antwerp Management School includes more than 20,000 contacts of graduates, companies, professors and consultants.

RANEPA partner Antwerp Management School marks 60th anniversary

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