GSOM SPbU Master in Business Analytics and Big Data (MiBA) program has entered QS Business Masters Rankings for the first time. MiBA Business School is included in the 71-80 range of 120 university programs assessed by QS and has become the best Russian program in this ranking.
Among all the universities included in the list, GSOM SPbU took 16th place according to Class & Faculty, Diversity criteria and a 35th place in the Category AlumniAlumni Outcomes criteria.
Other GSOM Master programs were also listed in the QS ranking. Thus, the Master in Management program was included in the 111-120 positions out of 155 programs participating in the ranking, and the Master in Corporate Finance program was included in the 121-130 positions out of 179 programs.
“This Representation of GSOM SPbU in the largest international rankings of higher educational institutions and research institutions is one of the most important areas of our activity, and far from being just a formality. Along with our students, we can objectively assess the level of GSOM SPbU by comparing Business school's results with the world's leading educational centers. Good placements in the rankings are a quality mark for our educational products,”
Konstantin Krotov, Executive Director of GSOM SPbU.
He has added that Master programs, which have received high marks from international QS experts, continue to be transformed today, focusing on practical skills and employer requests. The ultimate goal of their modernization is to provide broad career prospects for SPbU alumni, including on the international labor market. And this is an important element of the GSOM SPbU strategy up to 2025.
The British company Quacquarelli Symonds is considered one of the most prestigious university ranking compilers in the world. It specializes in evaluating universities in general. In 2018, QS additionally launched rankings in three master's programs in Business Education: Management, Finance and Business Analytics.
When compiling the rankings, five groups of criteria are taken into account: Employability (30%); Alumni Outcomes (20%); Thought Leadership (20%); Value for Money (20%); Class & Faculty, Diversity (10%).