Posted Monday 12 October 2015
Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course has once again been ranked best in Russia – topping two prestigious tables in quick succession.
For the fifth year running, the sought after qualification leads the NARODNY 2015 ranking, which asked students to rate their course based on salary increase, career improvement, quality of networking opportunities and new business contacts, along with personal and professional development.
More than 1,000 graduates from business schools across Russia were surveyed for the rankings, produced by Russian recruitment service Job.ru, business magazine Secret Firmy and MBA information and ratings website mba.su.
Kingston's Moscow MBA also topped the class in Business Journal magazine's first ever ranking of Russian MBA programmes, which sought the opinions of more than 1,000 graduates on criteria such as the professionalism and academic knowledge of teachers, school infrastructure, salary, networking opportunities and career development. Students were also asked to rate value for money, with the MBA regarded as achieving the perfect balance between quality of education and course cost.
"The Kingston Business School MBA has proven one of the most resilient and successful management programmes and has made significant contributions to the development and success of a range of top managers in Russian companies and public sector organisations for a number of years," course director Kent Springdal said. "We regularly receive feedback about its innovative content, global perspective and dedicated staff. Our success is testimony to the high quality management education we provide."
Run in a partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEP), the programme offers study exchanges between the two schools. Students can choose between MBA and Executive MBA options, depending on their level of managerial experience.
More than 800 students have graduated from the programme since the partnership was first launched by Kingston University academics in 1998 and it has been consistently ranked among the top MBA programmes in Russia.