The international University of Monaco has signed a partnership with RANEPA during the Gaidar Forum 2015

On January 14th, the international University of Monaco signed a global academic agreement with RANEPA (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), the biggest business school in Russia. This partnership with RANEPA will begin next month (February 2015) with the opening of a new Executive MBA program (partially online) for Russian managers. It will be the opportunity to strengthen and develop the exchange between the Russian and the Monegasque academic institutions and therefore ease the mobility of students between countries.

This agreement was signed during the Gaidar Forum, organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). It brought together Russian government representatives such as Dimitri Medvedev, Russian prime minister; Serguei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, economic and political experts, journalists and business leaders, who have shared their views on the Forum’s theme: “Russia and the World: New Dimensions”.

During the course of this meeting, RANEPA invited foreign government representatives such as H.E Mr. Michel Roger, Ministry of state of the Principality of Monaco, the representative of H.S.H Prince Albert II.  He came with a Monegasque delegation including Dr. Muller, General Director of the International University of Monaco and Mrs Lespine, CEO of INSEEC Group.

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Agreement’s signature between Catherine Lespine and Vladimir Mau, President of RANEPA

“This partnership, with a prestigious Russian university is an important step for us, dedicated to our Executive education degrees (EMBA). Thus, Russian managers will increase the number of our existing Russian students in our other programs”, said Dr. Muller.

“The program concerned is partially online. It is therefore a big step in the international development of this hybrid teaching tool, combining in class face to face instruction with online learning.  We have been working with this hybrid teaching method for a long time now. In addition, the residential week will be dedicated to the luxury sector and investment strategies” he explained.

Mrs. Lespine and Mr. Muller thank the Monegasque government for their support in concluding this agreement, and especially H.E Mr. Michel Roger who highlighted this partnership during his meeting with the Russian Prime Minister, Dimitri Medvedev.

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From left to right: Seda Nasydian, Dean of the Banking and Finance Dept, Catherine Lespine and
Jean-Philippe Muller


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The International University of Monaco (IUM) is located in the Principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo on the French Riviera. IUM offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business specialized in: Finance, Luxury, Marketing, Sport Business Management and International Management.

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