4 Benefits of Pursuing Studies in Moscow

Moscow has a lot to offer for international students

With its vibrant local culture, unique location, and unmissable tourist attractions, Moscow is a city that is full of surprises, and it’s the perfect place for any international student looking for a truly different study destination.


It is also a great place for ambitious business students, offering them the opportunity to learn more about Russian industry, gaining experience of the country’s working culture and making connections for your future career.


IBSA students can spend one or two terms at Moscow’s RANEPA Institute of Business Studies Moscow (IBS), either to complete their core modules or the institution’s Management of Emerging Economies specialization. Read on to find out why it could be a good decision for you.

1. Moscow is the Center of Russian Business

Russia is part of a group of nations known as the BRIC countries—along with Brazil, India, and China—which are rapidly increasing in importance and predicted to be among the wealthiest countries in the world by 2050.


As Russia’s capital city, Moscow is very much at the center of this growth. It is estimated to be the third largest municipal economy in Europe, and is home to many of the country’s largest banks and corporations.


This makes IBS the perfect place for the IBSA Master’s program’s Management of Emerging Economies specialization, as business students get firsthand experience of one of the world’s most exciting developing economies.

2. The City is Full of History and Culture

Moscow has a long and fascinating history, and the city is full of major historic landmarks from both the Tsarist and Soviet eras. Many of the most famous attractions are located at Red Square, which is less than an hour from IBS, including St Basil’s Cathedral, The Kremlin, and Lenin’s Mausoleum.


The city is also known for its amazing cultural attractions, such as the Bolshoi Theatre, which is home to some of the most famous ballet and opera companies in the world, and stunning art galleries such as The State Tretyakovskaya Gallery and The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. All of these attractions and more are just a short commute from the IBS campus for students.

3. International Students will Love Moscow’s Food and Nightlife

Russian food often surprises international students. The country has a diverse selection of traditional dishes, ranging from savory offerings such as okroshka—which is a type of cold soup—to sweeter treats like Blinni, which are thin pancakes with filling.


With plenty of restaurants and cafes, Moscow is the perfect place for students to explore Russian cuisine.  And once you’ve finished your meal, you can discover the vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of clubs, bars, and concerts all over the city. 


Moscow also has a large and active international student community, meaning that getting out and socializing can also be a chance to expand your professional network as you meet and connect with peers form all over the world.

4. Moscow is one of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities

Moscow is an incredibly beautiful city. Whether you arrive during the city’s cold, snowy winters, or warm, mild summers, the magnificent architecture of buildings like St. Basil’s Cathedral and the State Historical Museum is a joy to behold. 


IBS students will also find plenty of outdoor spaces to explore, with a number of beautiful parks and gardens such as Gorky Park and Neskuchny Sad just a short drive away, meaning there is truly something for everyone.


Interested in studying in Moscow? Speak to an advisor today to find out more about the IBSA’s MBA Master’s Program!

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Russia is the largest country in the world. By studying one or two terms in this highly diverse environment you broaden your horizon and create solid career opportunities. If you want to get in business with the BRIC countries, IBS is where to start.

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