The Master in Management (MiM) program of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) was ranked 25th among the top 100 master's programs in the world according to the Financial Times. GSOM SPbU continues to be the only Russian school represented in this ranking.
In 2013, the Master in Management program entered the Financial Times ranking with 65th place in the list of the best programs for the first time. Over the past eight years, the MiM program has managed to improve its position and rise in ranking 40 lines, thanks to the uniqueness of educational content and the support of alumni and corporate partners.
“The high position in the FT ranking of the Master in Management program is the result of the daily work of many departments, the support of partners and the contribution of each teacher working on the program. We, of course, rejoice at the new achieved result, which puts the program in a special place not only in the Russian business education market, but also in the world one. But for us, this is, first of all, an indicator that we are on the right track, which means that we should continue to work on constant improvement of the taught disciplines, student support, further development of the international environment, strengthening of cooperation with employers, including with companies that are GSOM Advisory Board members. I sincerely congratulate everyone who is involved in the creation and development of the program, and I congratulate students and alumni, and I hope that we will continue to work together, we will achieve new high results! ”, — Yulia Aray, Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management, Academic Director of Master in Management program.
The academic partners of GSOM SPbU — Swiss University of St. Gallen and the Higher Commercial School of Paris took the first and second place in the Global Masters in Management 2021 ranking. Other academic partners of GSOM SPbU have taken the lines adjacent to the Business School in the ranking: School of Business, University of Mannheim (Germany) is on 24th position; Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) is on the 26th line.
The Financial Times list includes 100 educational programs. The publication compiles a ranking based on an analysis of data received from business schools and anonymous comments by alumni. Only business schools with at least one of the international accreditations: AACSB and EQUIS can take part in the ranking. A total of 17 criteria are taken into account: the rate of salary growth over three years, career growth, support for a business school in career development, the percentage of alumni who got a job three months after graduation, the number of foreign teachers and others. And, of course, one of the main indicators is the average salary of alumni three years after graduation — at GSOM SPbU it is more than $ 70,000 a year.
The rankings of the international business newspaper Financial Times (FT) published in more than 20 countries. They are a generally accepted indicator of the quality of a business school or an individual program.