The programme Master in Business Analytics and Big Data at the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University has been included in the prestigious QS Business Masters Rankings for the first time.

For more information on the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data programme, please visit the website of St Petersburg University.

The MiBA is ranked among 71-80 out of 120 university programmes evaluated by QS, and was named the best programme in Russia in the profile ranking.

The Graduate School of Management ranks 16th for gender and national diversity of students and faculty and 35th for alumni outcomes  among all the universities on the list.

Other master's programmes run by the Graduate School of Management have also been included in the QS ranking. For example, Master in Management was ranked in the  111120 group out of 155 programmes participating in the ranking, and Master in Corporate Finance was ranked in the 121-130 group out of 179 programmes.

'The representation of the Graduate School of Management in major international rankings of higher education and  research institutions is one of the most important concerns, which is not a mere formality. Comparison with the world's leading educational centres helps to objectively assess the level of the Graduate School of Management and formulate our work goals both for students and for the faculty. Good position in the rankings is a sign of quality for educational products', said Konstantin Krotov, Head  of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University.

Konstantin Krotov added that the master's programmes, which have been highly rated by international QS experts, continue their transformation, focusing on practical skills and demands of employers today. The ultimate goal of this modernisation is to provide broad career prospects for the graduates of St Petersburg University, including in the international labour market. This is part of the strategy adopted by the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University until 2025.

The ranking is based on five categories:

  • Employability – reputation index among employers
  • Alumni Outcomes – graduate career success index
  • Thought Leadership – academic reputation index
  • Value for Money – price/ quality ratio
  • Class & Faculty Diversity – gender and national composition of students and faculty

The British company Quacquarelli Symonds publishes one of the world's most prestigious university rankings, compiled annually on the basis of comparative data and includes global, regional and subject rankings.

St Petersburg University traditionally ranks high in the QS Rankings. In June 2021, the University confirmed its status and again entered the top 20% of world leading universities in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022: it ranks 242nd in the international list. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, St Petersburg

State University is listed among the world's top 100 universities in four subjects: 'Mathematics', 'Philosophy', 'Politics and International Relations' and 'Petroleum Engineering'.