IPAG Business School (Institut de Préparation à l’Administration et à la Gestion) is among the best post-baccalaureate business schools in France. Founded in 1965 by an influential French economist and member of the French Academy of Sciences, Jacques Rueff, in response to the need for skilled and competent enterprise executives, IPAG delivers a diploma recognized by the French Ministry of National Education as a Master’s degree, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in partnership with French and foreign institutions. Thanks to a network of 124 partner institutions and four urban campuses (Paris, Nice, Kunming, and Los Angeles), students receive the valuable benefits of disciplinary specialization and a strong international orientation.
Established in 2009, IPAG Lab (research department) develops both theoretical and applied knowledge in business, economics, and management with strong managerial and policy implications. As of April 2015, it is ranked tenth by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) among the 301 university and research institutions in France. Along with the organization of internationally reputed conferences (e.g., International Symposium on Energy and Finance Issues, Paris Financial Management Conference, International Research Meeting in Business and Management), IPAB Lab members publish and disseminate their research results in top field journals in financial stability, energy economics and finance, and environmental and sustainable development.