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Part-Time MBA in Moscow

The information below is specific to the MBA in Moscow
with the Institute of Business Studies - Moscow / RANEPA (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration).


Program Overview

Moscow Part-time MBA Program Duration:
19 months part-time, composed of 3 to 5 day monthly sessions over weekends.
8 months - Final Management Project

Degree level: Master (120 ECTS credits).  Successful students will be awarded the GEM MBA degree and will have the opportunity to earn the State Diploma of the Master in Management from RANEPA.

Entry requirements:
Motivated executives with at least 3 years of professional experience who can study with confidence in English and who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies at any internationally recognized university.

Program Start Date: April 23, 2021


The Grenoble Ecole de Management MBA is unique in providing a team of international professors teaching in Moscow followed by a chosen specialization that you complete during intensive weekly sessions in Grenoble or Paris.

Upon graduation, you will receive an MBA from the Grenoble Ecole de Management and have the opportunity to earn the Russian State Diploma, Master’s in Management (RANEPA). The convenient part-time format also allows professionals the ability to work while completing their degree. 

The MBA program mission is to provide future managers with the core knowledge needed to adopt a holistic view of business and stimulate managerial and entrepreneurial initiative. The program also seeks to enhance career progression and enable participants to think critically and strategically in order to adapt to the changing global environment.

Skills Acquired:

    • Carry out a diagnostics and strategical analysis of a company to define international axes of development
    • Carry out international market analysis and propose strategic directions by taking into consideration competition and cultural differences
    • Identify original positioning choices and pinpoint development strategies and sources of sustainable value creation
    • Put in place sales and marketing actions in different geographical zones
    • Conduct different types of negotiations
    • Develop a budget including an action plan, income statement and cash flow
    • Analyse intercultural management problems and propose appropriate actions
    • Structure an international project by defining the objectives, the means, the budget and its duration
    • Obtain management support for projects
    • Use project management tools

Program Structure

The MBA offers a 500-hour general management program in a triple-accredited International Business School.  The Grenoble Ecole de Management MBA is highly applied in content, delivered by a team that brings together academic specialists, experienced managers, and consultants from a variety of sectors.

Grenoble’s partnerships enable us to offer the program in partner campus locations. The program delivered through these partnerships provides the same core modules, specialization modules and project phase as the Grenoble program. For many of the modules, faculty teaching in Grenoble travel to partner campuses, ensuring that the same teaching takes place throughout the MBA network, and enhanced by teaching input from our partner school faculty.

GEM MBA students are invited to attend this week-long session in Grenoble, enabling students from campuses in Grenoble, Moscow, and Tbilisi to come together to network and attend seminars and conferences on key management issues. The week includes company visits, networking events, and an alumni evening. Topics and events covered typically include Conflict Resolution, Interview Techniques, Radical Career Change, Salary Negotiations, and Effective Leaderships.

Year 1
  • One Intake per year
  • Intensive 2, 3, or 4-day weekend study periods for core courses
Year 2
  • Intensive 2, 3, or 4-day weekend study periods for core courses and specialisations
  • 2-day integrated case study at the end of the taught course
  • Final Management Project

There are 3 distinct phases to the program:

Phase 1: Core Courses 

The program is a balanced and challenging one, equipping participants with numerical and analytical skills, communication and interpersonal skills, plus insights into current managerial issues in geopolitics, macroeconomics and governance. Through regular group work on cases and individual assignments on management dilemmas, students will develop their expertise in budgetary and financial management as well as in people management. Strategic analysis and negotiation skills are developed through face-to-face team negotiations to resolve authentic and complex cases.

*The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

  • The International Environment

    • Global Business and Macroeconomics

    Accounting and Auditing

    • Managerial Accounting
      International Financial Accounting

    International Management

    • Intercultural Management
      International Negotiations

    Sustainability and Management

    • Sustainability and CSR
      Risk Management

    Tools for Decision-Making

    • Microeconomics for Managers
      Quantitative Methods

    Managing Organizations

    • Strategic Human Resource Management
      Organizations and Change Management
      Leadership and Teambuilding

    Technology Management

    • Innovation Management
      Operations Management

    International Business Law

    International Marketing

    Corporate Finance

    Strategic Management

    Digital Transformation

    Integrative Case Study

Phase 2: Specializations

From a menu of up to 8 alternative choices, students can personalize their MBA program for 20% of their total class sessions. The Full-Time and Part-Time students from the different MBA sites join together in international groups from Grenoble, Moscow, and Tbilisi. The content is focused on professional management activity or management in a range of functional areas. For many participants, the specialization choice will also determine the focus of the Final Management Project: for example, choosing a Finance elective can lead directly to a project in the area of Finance.

  • Choice of one specialization composed of 3 intensive one-week sessions:

    • Management Consulting (Grenoble)
      International Business Development (Grenoble)
      Entrepreneurship (Grenoble)
      Smart and Sustainable Business (Grenoble)
      Finance & Digital Banking (Grenoble)
      Digital Marketing (Paris)
      Project Management (Grenoble)
      Luxury Brand Management (Paris)

    *Specializations require a minimum number of participants.

Phase 3: Final Management Project 

During this phase, program participants are free complete their projects while pursuing professional activity anywhere in the world. The Project is an opportunity that different students use in different ways. A Part-Time student will often bring analysis of value to the organization while completing the MBA Program. A Full-Time student may use the project to demonstrate potential value and capabilities to a future employer. For some students, ideas for entrepreneurial ventures can be assessed before the start-up is  launched.


Taught part: 500 - hours core courses through concepts, theory and real-world examples of written and live cases, chosen elective with practitioners from several professional areas and a study trip to Berlin. Final Management Project: Applied project in-company with an individual written report. The project receives academic support from a GEM tutor.


Each block of competencies is assessed by one or more case studies, based on a real or fictitious company case or situation scenarios. Each case study includes a written and/or oral, individual and/or collective production. The different components of the assessment methods can be carried out in a global or split manner, depending on the case



Employment Statistics*

Employment within 2 months: 83%
Annual salary with bonus after graduation: <40k€: 28% | 40k€ - 50k€: 17% | >50k€: 55%

* Based on 2020 graduates


“Thinking about my past MBA experience I should admit that it was a really great period of my life full of communication with professionals among whom were not only our school tutors, but my group mates as well. The whole atmosphere of knowledge and experience sharing is a unique combination which is a necessary stage for every modern highly professional and competitive manager. Moreover, I’m strongly convinced that it is an essential career stage to open yourself to the new possibilities.” - Svetlana Popova, Associate Director Insights Division at Kantar

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Updated on 19 October 2021 at 1h20 pm