The only representative from Russia in the FT Global Masters in Management 2016, published September 12, 2016, St Petersburg University is among the highest-performing universities. Master in Management (in English) climbed 7 places to number 39 among the top 90 business schools, according to the Financial Times.

Master in Management at SPbU, first appeared in the Financial Times rankings in 2013, ranked 65 among the top 70 programmes in Management. Further on, the University, gradually and reliably, has been achieving the desired results. In 2014, SPbU ranked 56, a year later, 46 and finally jumped to 39.

“Progressive performance is by no means a surprising piece of luck. SPbU is fully equipped with a diverse range of opportunities to educate and prepare highly-qualified professionals in management on a global scale. For almost a year, the students in Management have been studying in the state-of-the-art campus “Mikhaylovskaya Dacha”, which is on a par with the world’s top universities in terms of what multi-media and electronic resources it can offer. Moreover, a close collaboration between the University and business community ensures that our students are equipped for the best with the diverse range of opportunities for study and employment”, — said SPbU Rector Nikolay Kropachev.

Thus, the FT rankings prove that education in Management at SPbU conforms to the highest standards on a global scale. Worldwide recognition, along with the leading world’s business schools and universities - Cass Business School,  Copenhagen Business School to name but a few, is a reliable indicator to monitor progress against the University’s priorities, aims and commitments. For students, it is a sure sign that the University offers education of the highest quality and equip with the diverse range of opportunities for employment and career progression.  

The ranking is compiled using data collected from the schools and an anonymous survey of alumni. The methodology and key is as follows: international academic and career mobility, alumni salary, career growth and alumni position three years after graduation, and percentage of academics with a doctoral degree to name but a few. The Financial Times rankings are a sure sign of business schools with worldwide recognition.