The Executive MBA programme of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) has for the first time been listed among the top 100 international ranking of the leading QS Executive MBA Rankings programmes. It has moved up by four positions compared to last year.
On 30 June 2020, a new issue of QS Executive MBA Rankings 2020 was published, according to which GSOM SPbU is ranked 97th in the world. Among European business schools, it is listed as 39th.
The ranked list of the best QS Executive MBA programmes has been published since 2017. It includes 161 business schools and is compiled by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds. It uses five criteria to compile QS Executive MBA Rankings:
- Career Outcome — 20%
- Diversity — 10% (includes both the representation levels of women and number of nationalities among a programme’s students)
- Employer Reputation — 30%
- Executive Profile — 15% (includes average years’ work experience, managerial experience, and c-suite experience)
- Thought Leadership — 25%
According to the Executive Profile indicators, GSOM SPbU is the third in the world and the second among European business schools. In Executive MBA groups, more than 80% of students are top managers, with their average managerial experience being 12 years. At the same time, 70% of alumni of the EMBA programmes at GSOM SPbU move up the career ladder within 12 months after graduation. According to QS, this exceeds the same indicator in Europe, which is on average 55.6%.
The Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) is a leading Russian business school. It was established in 1993 at St Petersburg University, which is one of the oldest classical universities, and the largest centre of science, education and culture in Russia. GSOM SPbU is consistently ranked among the 50 top business schools in Europe, and is a recognised centre for research and training in management. The GSOM Advisory Board includes leaders from business, government and the international academic community.
‘GSOM SPbU academic programmes help leaders at any stage of their career path to develop and achieve even more ambitious goals. High requirements for admission to the Executive MBA and the highest international teaching standards provide students of GSOM SPbU with the conditions for receiving a world-class business education. At the same time, the adaptation of fundamental and practical knowledge to the conditions of the Russian market, as well as favourable conditions for networking during training, allow alumni of GSOM SPbU to quickly achieve significant results,’ said Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Director of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University.
The success of GSOM SPbU is the success of its alumni. We are proud of our joint achievements.
Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Director of the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg University.
In the QS ranking of master’s programmes in management and finance, GSOM SPbU also holds leading positions with its ‘Corporate Finance’ and ‘Management’ programmes.