The Financial Times has released its ranking of Global Masters in Management 2019. The Master in Management programme of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University is the only Russian school represented in the British newspaper ranking. It has been ranked 27th in the world.

Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board (PJSC), Director of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University, comments, ‘For the seventh year in a row, the Master in Management programme of GSOM SPbU is included in the Financial Times ranking. It annually confirms the level of demand for our alumni in the international labour market along with graduates from top-ranked business schools. This is the result of focused work to improve the quality of programmes and the internationalisation of GSOM SPbU, as well as interaction with partners and alumni.’

Among the academic partners of the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University are the University of St Gallen (Switzerland) and HEC Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris). They were ranked first and second respectively in the Global Masters in Management 2019 ranking. The eighth place was taken by the strategic multi-school consortium of top-ranked business schools CEMS, which includes the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University and is the only representative of Russia.

The Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg University was founded in 1993. In 2013, the Master in Management programme was included in the Financial Times ranking and became 65th in the list of the best programmes. Every year, GSOM SPbU improves academic technologies to prepare qualified management personnel for leading companies in all industries. GSOM SPbU has created a full-fledged portfolio of programmes: from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes to programmes for managers – MBA, EMBA and a range of corporate programmes. All programmes are implemented using modern approaches to education and have an international component and a quality control system.

The Financial Times list includes 100 academic programmes. The publication compiles its ranking based on an analysis of data received from business schools and anonymous comments by graduates. A total of 17 criteria are taken into account: salary percentage increase over three years; career progress rank; careers service rank; employed at three months; international faculty; and others. And, of course, one of the main indicators is salary today (an average of salaries three years after graduation). A GSOM SPbU graduate’s salary is more than $60,000 a year, in Russian equivalent it is about four million roubles.