International Partnership of Business Schools
The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS)  is an international consortium of schools of business committed to providing an education in international management based on teaching excellence, language immersion, in company experience and situational training. The IPBS is committed to enhancing the international knowledge of students through a multi-cultural and language intensive process which focuses on double degree education for undergraduate students and a globally focused graduate program leading to enhanced and challenging global career opportunities. The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) has been preparing its graduates for this world since 1974. Currently consisting of 10 prestigious international institutions, the IPBS focuses on providing its graduates a true multi cultural, language intensive, experiential learning and international business education. The Master of Science International Management (MIM)  is a programme offered by six leading international business schools, all partners of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS).
- 1 Partner Schools
- 2 Lancaster University Management School
- 3 NEOMA Business School
- 4 ESB Business School
- 5 Dublin City University Business School
- 6 Universidad de las Américas Puebla
- 7 ICADE: Universidad Pontificia de Comillas de Madrid
- 8 Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
- 9 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- 10 Fundação Getúlio Vargas
- 11 North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management
- 12 Origins of IPBS
- 13 IPBS Mission
- 14 External links
Lancaster University Management School
 Located in the Northwest of England on Lancaster University’s green parkland campus, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) combines the passion for knowledge and ideas you would expect of one of the UK’s top research-led business schools with the distinctive human qualities of a supportive and vibrant community. Since the University’s founding five decades ago, the Management School faculty and students have worked at the frontiers of knowledge and practice, challenging conventional wisdom and contributing to future best practice. The faculty consists of academics with outstanding international reputations, and our graduates are successful in every sector and every region of the world. LUMS has a complete range of programmes: general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in business, management, accounting, finance and economics, as well as a large doctoral programme. We also deliver innovative customized executive and leadership education for large organizations around the world. Life on Lancaster’s campus is excellent: a vibrant, social and academic community, the university also boasts one of the safest environments in the UK along with award winning facilities for both accommodation and teaching. LUMS benefited from the completion of the £10m Lancaster Leadership Centre in 2005, and a second £10m facility, the Charles Carter Building, in 2011. These striking new buildings are part of a £200m transformation of Lancaster’s campus that few UK universities can match. The Management School is consistently ranked in the UK’s top 10 as well as being among the world’s highly ranked management and business schools. It is the only UK business school to be so highly ranked across all major activities: MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education. LUMS won the inaugural Business School of the Year award at the prestigious Times Higher Education awards in 2012. Lancaster is one of the few business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MBAs. Triple accreditation is confirmation of the international scope and standing of Lancaster University Management School and recognition of the quality of everything we do.
NEOMA Business School
 NEOMA Business School, born out of the merger between Rouen Business School and Reims Management School, has dual ambitions: to be ranked one of the leading European business schools, and to be recognized as the preferred partner for business. Led jointly by its President, Yves Bénard, and its Dean, Frank Bostyn, NEOMA Business School is a not-for-profit organization, with head offices in Rouen. On its three campuses, the School offers a broad portfolio of programmes from Bachelor’s degrees to Executive Education. Its faculty, organized into seven academic departments, includes more than 200 full-time professors. The School has more than 40 000 alumni, based in more than 120 countries all over the world.
ESB Business School
 ESB Business School at Reutlingen University has been in existence for more than 40 years. The business school is a department of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg’s Reutlingen University, which was founded in 1855 and is home to more than 5,100 students, 2,300 of whom are enrolled in the business school. It is one of Germany’s largest schools and is continually ranked as one of the country’s top and most international business schools. It prides itself on the extensive business experience of its more than 60 professors and its excellent corporate contacts, which are integrated into its academic operations and sponsor the school’s activities. The school enjoys a unique “spirit” created by its highly motivated students, professors and staff. It is known throughout the German business community for producing exceptional business graduates.
Dublin City University Business School
 Dublin City University is a young university, situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of the city centre and a 15 minute drive from Dublin airport. DCU is the only university in Ireland to be featured in the QS Top 50 under 50, this is a showcase of next-generation, leading universities, all established since 1962. With a wide range of programmes across the university, there are over 10,000 students studying in DCU. DCU Business School is a leading Business School in Ireland with a strong track record in undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience programmes and our graduates are recognised internationally for their excellence. Focusing on innovative and integrated approaches to business education, DCU Business School is dedicated to the internationalization of its curriculum and is a proud member of the International Partnership of Business Schools.
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
 The Universidad de las Américas Puebla is a private institution of higher education dedicated to achieving a level of excellence in teaching, research and consulting, which foresees and responds to the needs of both Mexican business and society.
Five academic schools comprise UDLAP: Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Sciences and Business and Economics. Each school strives to keep abreast of technological and scientific advances in order to continue offering academic excellence to our students. Outstanding UDLAP alumni have been recognized for their accomplishments in research, the creation of new knowledge and consulting. Our modern laboratories, classrooms, athletic facilities, library, information technologies and residential colleges create a propitious and favorable atmosphere where students and faculty develop successfully. The School of Business and Economics currently enrolls 1,700 students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It graduates nearly 300 professionals every year, and the alumni, thanks to their capabilities, leadership and international focus of education, occupy prestigious positions in sectors related to their areas of study.
The Universidad de las Américas Puebla, including the School of Business and Economics, is duly accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), the Federation of Private Mexican Institutions of Higher Education (FIMPES), the Accrediting Council in the Teaching of Accounting and Management, A.C (CACECA) and the federal SEP (Secretariat of Public Education/ the Ministry of Public Education of the state of Puebla). : In 2013, it was ranked the fourth best MBA in Mexico, according to the magazine Expansión. The aim of the School of Business and Economics is to shape enterprising professionals and well-trained leaders with the capabilities and knowledge which will allow them to succeed in the business world while meeting the new challenges and demands faced by organizations.
ICADE: Universidad Pontificia de Comillas de Madrid
 Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), is member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Spanish Association of Business Management Schools (AEEDE). In 1979, ICADE became part of the Universidad Pontifica Comillas, a private university run by the Jesuit Order, dating back to the early 1900s. ICADE is one of Spain’s oldest and most highly- regarded business schools and has a population of about 7,700 undergraduate students. The university is located in the heart of Madrid, a city known as the political, financial and business center of Spain.
Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
 D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University credits its success to expert faculty, close partnerships with industry, and its emphasis on rigorous academics combined with experiential learning. Our emphasis on combining a challenging curriculum with the reality of the business world is at the core of the school’s mission. Integral to our success is a faculty that contributes to business knowledge through its world-class research and has real-world business experience as members of boards of directors, entrepreneurs, presidents, managers, directors, and consultants. The faculty’s applications-oriented scholarship and industry experience shapes student learning and the classroom experience.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Piacenza campus was founded in January 1953. Its flagship programs in Agricultural Sciences and Economics are very strong, due in part to their research centres, specialized labs, and teaching methodologies. With the subsequent development of two other programs in Law and Education Sciences the Piacenza campus hosts today over 2,600 students.
The 1:12 professor/student ratio at UCSC Piacenza provides a quality academic experience. It is a highly specialized structure, with technological labs recognized by Sinal (National System for Lab Accreditation), and with important connections with the professional world both within the country, as well as abroad. Numerous internship and exchange programs such as, Socrates, Erasmus, Leonardo, bilateral exchanges with non-E.U. institutions and Double Degree in International Management are offered in order to allow students the opportunity of applying their acquired knowledge and skills throughout the globe.
The city of Piacenza is a typical town of ancient Central-Northern Italy. It holds a key position in the Italian food valley, where many leading companies are based, and boasts a strong identity and refined culinary traditions. And as a college town, Piacenza is safe, liveable, diverse and informal. Its centrality makes it ideally situated for studies including Agribusiness and Business.
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
 Created in 1954, EAESP’s mission is to produce leaders for Brazil’s processes of advancement, producing and disseminating knowledge relevant to the reflection and practice of Business Administration; its vision is to be a school that is internationally recognized for its excellence. EAESP has accreditations from the EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS seal – European Quality Improvement System) and the AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, organizations that avail excellence in international administration education. The Professional Master’s in Business Administration (MPA) and OneMBA courses are also accredited by the AMBA – The Association of MBAs.
Since its inception, FGV-EAESP has stood out for its pioneering actions: it was the first Business Administration school outside the United States; it created the first Graduate Education program and the first Professional Master’s in Business Administration in Brazil and was also the first private Brazilian school to offer refundable scholarships to its students. EAESP is the most internationalized Business Administration School in the country in terms of agreements, alliances, student and faculty mobility, double diplomas and international partnerships for conducting research; all these factors put EAESP at a privileged level in national and international evaluations and rankings.
North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management
 The NC State Poole College of Management was created in 1992 and since its inception it has established an intellectual environment focused on leadership and management in a technology-rich, global marketplace. What sets this college apart is their special focus on the management and commercialization of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the global marketplace, with a growing emphasis in sustainability as applied to all of their disciplines. This institution provides learning experiences that enable students to put theory into practice – real world projects, work experience, international perspectives.
Origins of IPBS
The IPBS is a non-profit organisation under French Law (Association Loi de 1901), registered in April 2004 and ruled by Articles of Association. In the 1970s to mid 90s the consortium known as EPBS developed undergraduate exchange programs between three European universities/business schools. In the mid 90s on aundergraduate dual-degree programs between universities located both in Europe and North America (informally known as IPBS)were developed. 2004 the IPBS network was registered formally as association under French law and the Masters in International Management (MIM)  Programme was delevoped. The admission od UDLAP  took place. NCSC  followed in 2009 and FGV  in 2012.
The IPBS is dedicated to the development of a lifelong cross-cultural international community of business and management students, alumni, professors, researchers and staff, by sharing and increasing their professional knowledge, skills and understanding through international exchange programmes. IPBS Values: Respect, social responsibility, academic excellence, trust, international mindset, flexibility, integrity IPBS Vision: IPBS aims to be well known and recognised as a leading international network of business schools, dedicated to the collective pursuit of excellence in business and management education, with the ambition to contribute to a better world.
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