Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University maintains high positions in the Positive Impact Rating 2022

On 3 June 2022, the Positive Impact Rating 2022 Report was released at a keynote session at the UN PRME (the Principles for Responsible Management Education) Global Forum. This report contains the ranking of international business schools. The Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) is included in this prestigious ranking for the second year in a row. This year, the ranking includes 45 business schools from 21 countries that have reached the highest (from 3rd to 5th) levels in the final five-step scale.

Results of the Positive Impact Rating 2022

The Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University has been assigned a level that corresponds to only 29 schools, including such recognised leaders of global business education as ESADE (Spain), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), Aalto University School of Business (Finland), Kozminski University (Poland).

In total, more than 9,000 students from different international business schools took part in the Positive Impact Rating survey. Each of them answered 20 questions concerning the management and corporate culture of educational organisations, curricula, teaching methods and student support. Specialists also assessed to what extent schools can serve as "role models", as well as the degree of their participation in public life.

Judging by the responses of the students, they would like business schools to:

  • teach the principles of sustainability as the basis for economics and business classes
  • teach practical skills for sustainable development
  • have courses, projects and internships with non-profit organisations
  • propose and implement social initiatives
  • expand the rights and obligations of students, support their actions in the area of sustainable development
  • train all the staff of business schools on sustainable development topics

The Positive Impact Rating was created by business school experts together with global non-governmental organisations — the World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam, and the United Nations Global Compact. The international student associations oikos International, AIESEC and Net Impact are partners of the Positive Impact Rating with the support of VIVA Idea (Costa Rica), the Institute for Business Sustainability Foundation, and Fehr Advice (Switzerland).