International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) Reims, France
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International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS)

International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS)

The MIM is offered by six leading international business schools, all partners of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS):

  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Dublin City University (DCU) Business School, Ireland
  • ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Germany
  • NEOMA Business School, Reims, France
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Piacenza, Italy
  • Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico

The programme requires study in two schools/countries, starting with the Partner A School and graduating from the Partner B School. Classes start in the fall and finish at the end of spring the following year. The length of the programme (generally 10 to 15 months) depends on the student’s choice of Partner B School and its thesis requirement along with its basic work experience prerequisite for graduation. Students complete Study Block I in France, Italy, Mexico, Ireland or the USA and Study Block II in Germany, Ireland or the USA. They then complete their master’s thesis in Study Block III. After completing Study Block II and, depending on the business school, Study Block III, the student receives the ESB, DCU or Northeastern University MIM degree and a certificate from IPBS.

The Location

The IPBS MIM programme is offered by six leading international business schools who are all part of the IPBS network (International Partnership of Business Schools).

  1. USA: D’Amore-McKim School of Business Northeastern University credits its success to expert faculty, close partnerships with industry, and its emphasis on rigorous academics combined with experiential learning. An emphasis on combining a challenging curriculum with the reality of the business world is at the core of the College’s mission. The school’s international business programmes are nationally recognized.
  2. Ireland: Dublin City University (DCU) Business School is a leader in the field of business education in Ireland and has a strong track record in postgraduate and post-experience business education.
  3. Germany: ESB Business School is one of Germany’s most international business schools. It is also continually ranked as one of the country’s top business schools. It prides itself on the extensive business experience of its professors and its excellent corporate contacts, which are integrated into its academic operations and sponsor the school’s activities.
  4. France: 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. NEOMA Business School is one of a select number of French institutions that has earned EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation.
  5. Italy: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore: The 1/12-professor/student ratio makes the Piacenza campus a “custom-made” experience. It features important connections to the professional world both within the country as well as abroad.
  6. Mexico: The Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) is a private institution of higher education dedicated to achieving a level of excellence in teaching, research and consulting.The UDLAP, including the School of Business and Economics, is duly accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and the federal SEP (Secretariat of Public Education).

Financial Aid

Students should inquire about the available opportunities in their home country. In Europe for example, scholarships are often available through local communities, Chambers of Commerce, private foundations and various other associations (Lions, Diners, Rotary, etc). The IPBS does not offer scholarships or grants at this time but individual partner schools may have support programmes.


All of the six partner schools are leading business schools and demonstrate excellent performance. Detailed information about the rankings could be found on the schools’ websites:

Why to study here

The MIM offers an opportunity to study on two continents, in two very different countries, with very different educational systems. A student starts in one country and graduates in another. This process contributes to the development of the student’s global mindset. The contribution of the local corporate world, the diversity of each partner’s learning environment, and mentoring by experienced teachers with excellent academic credentials and industry experience help students to appreciate the interplay between the “local” and the “international” in the field of international management.