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International Rankings


Year after year GSOM SPbU participates in the leading international rankings of educational programs in the field of management and international rankings of business schools carried out by the most reputable agencies like Financial Times, The Economist and QS.


Position in the rankings 



Financial Times European Business School 2019


Financial Times Masters in Management 2019 27
WhichMBA? Masters in Management (The Economist) 2019 38
QS Masters in Management 2020 94

QS Master in Finance 2020





The rankings of the international business newspaper Financial Times (FT), published in more than 20 countries, are a recognized quality indicator for a business school.

To be eligible for Financial Times rankings the business school must meet certain quality standards including international accreditation (EQUIS or AACSB).



FT European Business School ranking presents the leading European business schools. It evaluates the business school as a whole based on the results of the programs:

  • MBA / Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration),
  • Masters in Management (Master in Management),
  • Executive Education (Corporate executive education programs).



FT Masters in Management ranks master's programs in the field of management. It’s based on data received from the schools and their graduates which are interviewed anonymously. Among the most significant criteria affecting a place in the ranking:

  • weighted average salary of graduates three years after graduation,
  • career growth and graduate status three years after graduation,
  • international career mobility,
  • international academic mobility,
  • percentage of teachers with a doctoral degree,
  • payback: salary three years after graduation minus training costs.




WhichMBA? The Economist

The Economist launched its own ranking of master proframs in the field of “Management” in 2017. The ranking is updated every two years.



The place in the “WhichMBA?” Ranking is determined based on four criteria:

  • career prospects, which opens the educational program,
  • level of education,
  • level of wages of graduates,
  • presence of the business community.

Information is collected in two stages: at the first stage the school provides information, and the at the second stage main quantitative indicators are determined through the survey answered by students and graduates of the program.





Quacquarelli Symonds

The British company Quacquarelli Symonds releases one of the most prestigious university rankings in the world. In 2017, the company for the first time prepared rankings of masters programs in business intelligence, marketing, corporate finance and management, which based on several criteria. These criteria include the characteristics of the faculty, the academic reputation of the business school, and student employment after graduation.




The Master's programs in Corporate Finance and Management at St. Petersburg State University ranked  101 and 94 respectively, and the CEMS MiM joint diploma program, implemented also on the basis of GSOM St. Petersburg State University, was ranked 8th.