Financial Times: GSOM SPbU Master in Management program has improved its position in Financial Times ranking

GSOM SPbU Master in Management program moved up 7 points compared to the previous year, taking 39th place in the list of 90 best business schools programs in the world and remains the only representative of Russia in the prestigious ranking FT Global Masters in Management 2016.


The first time GSOM Master in Management program was listed in the Financial Times ranking in 2013. Later it became the 65th in the list of 70 best programs, and during next three years the GSOM SPbU has permanently improved its position. In 2014, St. Petersburg University has reached 56th place, a year later, the position was 46th, and finally, this year it is 39th in the world.


«Improving the position is not accidental. The University has resourses to train world-class management personnel. For a year Bachelor classes are held in the new modern campus «Mikhailovskaya Dacha», which is well-equipped, has multimedia capabilities and access to electronic resources at the same level as the leading universities of the world. Thanks to close University cooperation with the business community, our students receive the knowledge and skills that employers need, and afterwards become demanded experts», - said the rector of St. Petersburg State University Nikolay Kropachev.


The ranking results  confirmed correspondence of business education of St. Petersburg State University with international standards once again. Honorary neighborhood in ranking with the world's best schools and universities (Cass British Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and others) is an indicator of correctness of the chosen way of development.  For students it is also an indicator for both education quality and future opportunities for employment and career growth. 


«Master in Management program's success in the Financial Times ranking proves that the Graduated School of Management is a strong player in the international business education. To enter the Financial Times ranking is necessary to meet the strict evaluation criteria and GSOM SPbU not only copes with these challenges, but also improves its position. We plan to continue developing in the desired direction, to justify the most discerning expectations, improve the quality of educational programs and strengthen the position of the School in international business education» - said Konstantin Krotov, Head of Graduated School of Management, St. Petersburg University.  


The Financial Times carries out the analysis of educational programs on the basis of data, obtained from business schools, and anonymous comments from graduate students. The place in the rating is correlated with the degree of international academic and career mobility, the average income of graduates, as well as alumni career progress in three years after graduation, the percentage of teachers with PhD, and other criteria. Financial Times Ranking is international and generally accepted mark of business education programs quality.


Graduate School of Management is a unique educational center for Russia, which has one of the powerful international institutional accreditations EQUIS.


GSOM SPbU has been the best educational center in Eastern Europe according to EdUniversal since 2012, and since 2013 it has been the only business school in Russia, which became one of the best educational institutions in Europe according to the ranking of the newspaper Financial Times - «European Business Schools». It is based on rankings of MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management and Executive Education leading business schools in Europe.