The Financial Times has released its ranking of Global Masters in Management 2019. The GSOM SPbU Master in Management program is now ranked #27 among the top 100 programs in the world. GSOM SPbU continues to be the only Russian school represented in this ranking.
Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank (PJSC), Director of GSOM SPbU comments: “For the seven year, the Master in Management program of GSOM SPbU is included in the Financial Times ranking, confirming annually the level of demand for our alumni in the international labor market along with alumni from leading business school. This is the result of focused work to improve the quality of programs and the internationalization of GSOM SPbU, as well as interaction with partners and alumni”.
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 2019 ranking. The eighth place was taken by the strategic alliance of the leading business schools CEMS, which includes the GSOM SPbU and is the only representative of Russia.
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. 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 $ 60,000 a year, in Russian equivalent — about 4 million rubles.
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University was established in 1993. In 2013, the Master in Management program for the first time entered the Financial Times ranking with 65th place in the list of the best programs. Every year, GSOM SPbU improves educational technologies to prepare qualified management personnel for leading companies in all industries. GSOM SPbU has Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate programs and MBA, EMBA and various corporate programs. All programs are implemented using modern approaches to education, have an international component and a quality control system.
Financial Times rankings
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. Along with the rankings of BusinessWeek, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal, FT serves as a guideline for choosing an educational institution for many MBA students and corporate programs, as well as for Master in management and finance students.