MIRBIS was founded in 1988 in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement between Italy and the USSR, at the initiative of prof. Vladimir Groshev, Rector of the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy (now Russian Economics University) and the then President of Economic research Society NOMISMA professor Romano Prodi, later – Prime-Minister of Italy and President of the European Commission.
Since the establishment of the Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS in 1988 over 34 thousand students graduated from executive and management development courses, BA, MA and MBA degree programmes and professional training courses offered by MIRBIS.
In 2004 MIRBIS became the first non-state independent Business School in Russia that was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). AMBA extended international accreditation to all MIRBIS MBA programmes. Since 2006 MIRBIS has been the only business school which has international accreditations for all its academic programmes – on top of the MBA, its Bachelor degree courses are accredited by the efmd EPAS, and Master degrees have the accreditation of the AMBA PEMM.
MIRBIS is a multifunctional research and educational complex, which incorporates the Institute and the International Graduate Business School.
MIRBIS provides study programmes for all levels of continuing professional education and development in economics and management: from Pre-bachelor course, Young Entrepreneurs School, Bachelor programmes, to Master and PhD courses, MBA and DBA. All the delivered programmes are based on the deep integration of research, education and business.