International Institute of Business Technologies

About Our Institute

General information and Diploma acknowledgement

International Institute of Business Technologies (IIBT) was established in 1996 on the initiative of North Rein-Westphalia State government (Germany) and N. Novgorod Region administration as a structural unit of Nizhny Novgorod University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. This is one of a few institutions of higher education in Russia that grants its students a unique opportunity to receive a diploma of higher education in Economics acknowledged in Western Europe. Partners of IIBT are Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Aachen University of Applied Services (Germany), Zuyd University (the Netherlands) and HemnitsTechnical University (Germany). IIBT is financed by European Union, Russian Federation Government, and the government of North Rein-Westphalia.Новое здание МИЭПМ

Perspective Employment

IIBT graduates have deep professional knowledge in the field of economics, management, law, information technology, business technologies in the sphere of tourist services. Graduates of the Institute can work both in Russia and abroad, in state or commercial structures, including in regional and municipal bodies, in various spheres of the economy, in insurance companies, in consulting companies, in the tourism and recreation industry.

The Quality of Education

IIBT worked closely with partner organizations in Germany and the Netherlands for many years.
German and Dutch professors actively participated in the educational process at the IIBT. They spend about 20% of the training in the IIBT.
The IIBT curriculum was developed in cooperation with partner institutions, taking into account the requirements of Russia and Western Europe for higher economic education.
Russian teachers, responsible for the main subjects of the economy, have passed qualification training abroad. Russian, German and Dutch teachers worked closely in organizing the educational process of students: they prepared lectures and seminars, managed practice, bachelor's diplomas. Some of the Russian teachers work in partner institutions.
Education in IIBT is practically oriented. Carrying out course work (coursework, projects, essays, etc.), During their practice, students participate in solving real business problems.


Material Resources

IIBT offers comfortable classrooms, modern equipment and computers. IIBT students have free Internet access and satellite TV.
IIBT library provides modern textbooks and professional literature in Russian, English and German on both basic economic and specialization subjects. Most books are bought in Germany and the Netherlands.
IIBT students enjoy comfortable dormitories, fitness center with swimming pools and a number of gyms, and a resort located on the beach of Gorki Sea. They are always welcome to students cafe, cafeterias and bars.


IIBT Competitive Advantages
  • Possibility to study 2 foreign languages
  • International student mobility, internships abroad
  • Wide use of modern technologies in the educational process
  • Practically oriented research
  • Projects involving Russian and foreign companies and organizations

Prospects of Development
  • Further development of IIBT cooperation with Russian and foreign enterprises and companies,
  • Preservation and development of student mobility between IIBT and foreign partner institutions,
  • Development of educational programs using the best practices of partner universities and distance learning technologies (E-Learning)


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