IPBS MIM Partner Schools and recognitions - IPBS MIM Master
IPBS MIM Partner Schools and recognitions

You can choose to do the IPBS MIM Programme among six top partner schools. 

Every one of the schools have international recognition and accreditation and guarantee relevancy in the modern business world. Let’s take a tour around the globe to understand what each particular school has to offer in a little more detail. 


ESB Business School at Reutlingen University 


In Germany IPBS partners with the ESB Business School at the State of Baden-Wurttemberg’s Reutlingen University (founded in 1855) and the faculty has been in existence for over four decades.  

About the location 

Situated in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, only 40 km outside the State’s capital of Stuttgart and in the centre of one of Europe’s largest economic and leading industrial centres the business school currently boasts around 2,500 of the 5,800 students enrolled at the university. ESB is not only one of Germany’s largest business schools but continues to be ranked as one of the country’s top and most international ones. It is also well-known throughout the country for its exceptional spirit and for producing business graduates who are extremely well prepared for the market. 

About the methodology 

Over 60 professors with excellent corporate contacts and extensive business experience are integrated into the academic operations and sponsor the school’s activities. The faculty’s extensive management experience also complements a strong practice-orientation of teaching. The school has a close partnership with 50 leading global companies who actively recruit graduates from ESB and support the school’s activities. Graduates from the school generally find employment within three months of graduation. 

About the recognition 

The ESB Business School has been system accredited by the FIBAA: within the accreditation process the internal quality assurance system of ESB Business School was audited and awarded the quality seal of the accreditation council. All degree programmes of ESB Business School pass through this rigorous internal quality assurance system and in this way achieve accreditation. The school is also in the process of gaining AACSB accreditation. 

About the ethos 

ESB Business School is committed to upholding its tradition in providing outstanding international, practice-oriented education and professional training as well as applied research. 

 For more information about studying at ESB Business School, please visit the ESB website. 


D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University 


The graduate programme at D’Amore McKim School of Business has been enabling students to create an educational experience that meet their career and life goals through professionally-oriented, hands-on study since 1922. It is part of Northeastern University which is one of the top 40 research universities in the USA, offering a dynamic learning environment. 

About the location 

Why do so many international students choose Boston? The coastal location, safe, easy to live in neighbourhoods, access to history and architecture and vibrant sports scene make the city a destination of choice. The programme offers the opportunity to network with 47,000 international students who have also chosen Boston for graduate studies as well as with the world-class faculty itself who can all assist in the further growth of your network and acceleration of your career. 

About the methodology 

The unique model of business education at this school purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business applications, exposure to industry leaders and peer discussion within the programme and the school is recognised for its expertise in international business.  

It is an excellent preparation for accelerating career potential and the faculty contributes through its world-class research and real-world business experience as members of boards, entrepreneurs, presidents, managers, directors, and consultants. There is an emphasis on combining a challenging curriculum and, through an applications-oriented scholarship and industry experience, the reality of the business world.  

About the recognition 

D’Amore-McKim School of Business has strong corporate partnerships who actively recruit graduates and is also AACSB Accredited. It is also one of six members of the International Partnership of Business Schools, stressing the importance of students living and working abroad. 

About the ethos 

D’Amore-McKim School of Business is your passport to a global career as it promises that you will gain cultural understanding by immersing yourself in a foreign country.?Expand your network?by working on multicultural teams to address the complexities of international business.?Gain the skills?needed to compete in today’s globalized economy. 

For more information about studying at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, please visit the 

D’AMORE-MCKIM website. 


DCU Business School 


The Dublin City University Business School is dynamically alive with ambition and has transferred its verve to 50,000 graduates and counting. Alumni can now be found playing significant roles in enterprise, government and business globally. The school’s responsive momentum is quite unique having redefined the boundaries of older, more traditional business schools. 

About the location 

Studying in the historic heart of Ireland is a popular choice for students wishing to strengthen their English language skills (or study abroad without having to learn another language if they already speak English). The city is safe, the people are friendly, and it is a fabulous base for travel throughout Europe. 

About the methodology 

A deep and responsive industry engagement and real concern with the success of its students is the leitmotif at DCU Business School and it continues to focus on innovation, sustainable value, integrated approaches to business education and dedication to the internationalisation of its curriculum. 

About the recognition 

DCU Business School is a proud member of the International Partnership of Business Schools and is one of only two AACSB accredited schools in Ireland. Four of the school’s specialist masters programmes were ranked in the Top 30 in their subject in the world and the Faculty has won over €8 million in research grants in the last 5 years. Over 95% of graduates are employed or engaged in further studies within six months of graduation.  

It regularly features in the QS Top 50 under 50 and the THE Young University rankings of the Top 100 Universities under 50 years of age.  

 About the ethos 

DCU Business School has a distinctive mission to transform not only lives, but societies through education, research and innovation. 

For more information about studying at DCU please visit the DCU website 


NEOMA Business School, Reims Campus 


Built on solid historical foundations the NEOMA Business School enjoys the strengths of two founding Schools and 150 years of heritage. The Alliance between Reims Management School and Rouen Business School has a solid relationship to the business world, an international presence and also deep regional roots. 

About the location 

The Reims campus is only 30 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport and 45 min from the centre of Paris by high-speed train. Constant opportunities to participate in cultural, political, economic and social discussions encourage students to contribute and participate in life in the region and its intellectual heritage. Reims is a major industrial crossroads of pharmaceuticals, health care, the food industry, bio technology, wines and spirits, etc. It is also the cradle of champagne and performance venues and sports opportunities abound.

About the methodology 

NEOMA continues to adapt with expertise centring on building leadership and agility, entrepreneurial spirit and excellent professional profiles. The school has 55,000 alumni based in over 120 countries in the world. There are 150 permanent professors, 1,200 professional teachers (of which 56% are international) and 9,500 students from diverse countries and backgrounds. NEOMA aims to ensure sustainable employability and considers change an opportunity for development. More than individual success, it harnesses talent and works towards shared goals through three strong and distinct specialities reflecting its genuine expertise: leadership and agility, entrepreneurship and personal and professional development. The school prepares students for a successful, sustainable career, based on key managerial skills, in line with business requirements. 

 About the recognition 

The school is 40th in the international Financial Times ranking and currently holds?triple academic accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. 

 About the ethos 

A network of united and engaged alumni carry the NEOMA name and its core mission of promoting leading-edge knowledge in every discipline of management science into the world. 

 For more information about studying at NEOMA Business School, please visit:?NEOMA website 


Universidad de las Américas Puebla 


A private higher education institution, conveniently located in central Mexico and comprising of five academic schools dedicated to achieving excellence in teaching, research and consulting, the UDLAP foresees and responds to the needs of both businesses and society on a global extent.  

 About the location 

The university offers modern laboratories, classrooms, athletic facilities, library, information technologies, and residential colleges. The campus is known as one of the most diverse and green in the region. Currently, it has 80 hectares of which 50.61 are green spaces.?Located in the greater metropolitan area of Puebla, in the state of Puebla. Founded in the 16th century as a bridge between Mexico City and the port city of Veracruz, Puebla is one of the most important colonial cities in Mexico and its fourth largest city. The ancient city of Cholula where UDLAP stands today is the oldest settlement in Mexico. Rich in culture and tradition it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. 

 About the methodology 

The School of Business and Economics is research oriented and strongly linked to the professional market with excellent connections to offer interesting job placements and internship opportunities.  

 It aims to shape enterprising professionals and leaders with capabilities and knowledge which will allow them not only to succeed in the business world, but also meet the new challenges and demands faced by organisations. It currently graduates nearly 300 professionals every year and has 1,700 students enrolled and alumni occupy prestigious positions in sectors related to their chosen major study areas.  

 All the schools keep abreast of technological and scientific global advances and outstanding UDLAP alumni have been recognized for accomplishments in research, creation of new knowledge and consulting. This business school is one of Mexico’s most international. 

 About the recognition 

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 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 Ministries of Public Education (SEP) both at a national extent and in the state of Puebla. In 2017, UDLAP´s MBA was ranked as the fifth best MBA program in Mexico, according to the magazine Expansión. It has also obtained 5 stars at global level according to the international QS Stars ranking.  

 About the ethos 

To be a leading university in Latin America regarding study programs and scientific, cultural, sports, and public policy proposal programs to respond to the challenges of globalization. 

 For more information about studying at UDLAP, please visit:?UDLAP website 


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 


Although the full name is a mouthful, this Italian university is affectionately known as Cattolica and the Piacenza-Cremona campus where the business school is hosted was originally built in the 1950s.  

 About the location 

The campus in Piacenza hosts 2,600 with two dorms, a sports centre, a library and a 1:1 professor/student ratio which provides a quality academic experience. The city is a centred within the Italian food valley in Central-Northern Italy with a strong identity with refined culinary traditions. Rich in culture and history it is a safe city that is a pleasure to live in and it is very close to Milan and the fashion and financial districts and particularly lends itself to international relations which, of course makes it perfect for students engaged in Business studies. The industry and employer networks offer over 6,900 internships every year and boast an international community of more than 3,000 students from over 100 countries. 

 About the methodology 

The UCSC has a highly specialized structure, research centres, specialised technological labs recognized by Sinal and strong teaching methodologies as well as important connections with the professional world both within the country and abroad.  

 Students can take advantage of internship and exchange programmes such as Erasmus, Summer Programmes, bilateral exchanges with non-E.U. institutions and the Double Degree in International Management to employ and improve their acquired knowledge and skills throughout the globe. 


About the recognition 

It is top ranked for the employability of students and one of Italy’s most international business schools. Alumni include world-leading researchers, scholars and academics.  

 In the renowned QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Cattolica’s ascendency placed the University in formidable company, with every discipline ranked in the top 200 in the world, or higher. 

 About the ethos 

Cattolica puts? you first. ?Cattolica works continuously towards developing new and emerging programs.? 

 For more information about studying at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, please visit:?UCSC website