'Top-25 MBA Programs' according to Business Journal ranking
Business School of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development is in ‘Top-25 MBA Programs’ according to Business Journal ranking based on the methodology of the "The Secret of the Firm" magazine.
Evaluation of MBA Programs of Russian universities was based on several criteria. Under the criterion of "The level of acquired skills" the RFTA Business School takes fifth place after the Higher School of Marketing of the State University of Management, Institute of Business Administration and Business, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the International Institute of Management LINK and the Institute of Social Sciences under RANEPA. According to the criterion of "School Facilities" the RFTA Business School takes fourth place after the Higher School of Marketing of the State University of Management, Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Business School of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Under the criterion of the "Period of return on investment in education" the RFTA is in tenth place.
This is the first study in the Russian business education, in which not schools but individual graduates are polled. The ranking includes business schools in Moscow and St. Petersburg, having at least three ‘generations’ of MBA graduates and continuing enrollment for the programs in the current school year. The survey involved 1,015 graduates who completed the MBA program in 2013-2015. The respondents had no opportunity to compare the quality of education in various business schools, so the evaluation given by graduates, should be interpreted as the degree of respondents' satisfaction with the quality of education. Graduates evaluated their schools according to the proposed criteria and determined the importance (weight) of these criteria in the value of their education.