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Accreditations of GSCM RANEPA

The programs offered by GSCM RANEPA comply with global quality standards and requirements for higher education institutions. This allows us to obtain accreditations from both the State and the independent international associations.

AMBA (Association of MBAs), UK
ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs), USA
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business «in the process of accreditation»), USA
NASDOBR (National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment), Russia


Association of MBAs (AMBA) was established in 1967 in the UK to support, promote and ensure high quality of all MBAs taught around the world.
AMBA accreditation is among the world’s most prestigious business education accreditations, along with those of AACSB and EQUIS. The Association connects the leading business schools, MBA students and graduates, as well as MBA employers throughout the world.

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In 2014, GSCM RANEPA became the first ever business school to get three flagship programs accredited concurrently - MBA, Executive MBA, and DBA.

Graduates of GSCM RANEPA’s accredited programs receive an AMBA Certificate that confirms their professional management qualification recognized worldwide.

GSCM RANEPA’s strengths as outlined in AMBA report:

Solid, open and energetic team

Engagement of administrative staff and faculty in the management process

Comprehensive support of initiatives

Promotion of GSCM RANEPA by top officials

GSCM RANEPA is well-connected to the business circles and government agencies

Cases studied are real-life situations coming from practical experience of MBA, Executive MBA and DBA students

Focus of MBA, Executive MBA and DBA programs on project work

Loyalty and proactive attitude of graduates


(Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs). Since its establishment in 1988 in the United States, it has been the US leading specialized accreditation body for business schools and programs. Its goal is to ignite, continuously improve and maintain a standard of excellence in the field of business education, and to distinguish the top schools and programs complying therewith.

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In February 2009, GSCM was accredited by ACBSP, thus confirming
• official recognition of the School as a member of the global business school community;
• high appraisal of the quality of educational services offered by the School;
• international recognition of documents issued by the School upon completion of graduate and postgraduate studies, and the School’s educational standards.


On 13 January 2017, GSCM RANEPA obtained a certificate confirming NASDOBR accreditation of its Euromanagement MBA program.

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NASDOBR (National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment) accreditation confirms high quality of GSCM RANEPA’s MBA program and its compliance with the applicable Russian laws and regulations in the sphere of education.

NASDOBR’s mission is to create in Russia an objective and independent system for assessing the quality of business and executive education. It should encompass its fundamental levels and forms and reflect the interests and quality requirements of the Russian business community. The assessment is based on a combination of global best practices and local context, as transparent as possible and open to being overseen by the civil society and the press.


Eduniversal is a leading European expert and rating agency and awards the Palmes of Excellence to the best business schools in 9 geographic zones: Africa, North America, Latin America, Central Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Far East Asia and Australia & Oceania.

GSCM RANEPA received 3 Palmes of Excellence at the 11th Eduniversal World Convention held in Croatia in 2018.

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GSCM RANEPA is also an institutional member of a number of other associations:

AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is a powerful and reputable US accrediting body for business education in the field of business administration and management.
On 26 March 2015, GSCM RANEPA became AACSB independent member with the right to vote. Currently GSCM is in the accreditation process and successfully passed the first stage in 2020.
AACSB was founded in 1916 to accredit business schools of US universities. AACSB accreditation is viewed as a quality benchmark for a business school in the global scientific community. For many years the Association only accredited North American business schools. In 1991, it adopted new, more flexible standards.
Today, AACSB is a global network of over 1400 educational institutions. It currently has only 6 Russian business schools, but none of these schools have AACSB accreditation yet. The accreditation process is extremely complicated and takes 6 years on average.
See the list of Russian business schools being members of AACSB International >


RABE (Russian Association of Business Education) was established in 1991 to secure global assistance in the development of an effective business education system in Russia that would ensure education and professional training of personnel for national enterprises and companies in accordance with the highest international standards.

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