The Financial Times – as every year in September – has published its ranking of Master’s degree programmes in management, “Masters in Management.” Two Master’s programmes at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics were ranked among the world’s best programmes in management. The CEMS Master in Management, co-organised by the SGH as a part of the CEMS alliance, ranked at 9th place, whereas the more ‘traditional’ SGH Management programme moved up from the 73rd to 68th place. The presence of the SGH in the Top 100 attests to the highest quality of education provided by the SGH and to the esteem that the SGH alumni enjoy among prospective employers.
The performance in the ranking further proves that the graduates of management programmes at the SGH are more than capable on the labour market. The average salary of the surveyed SGH alumni was 48090 USD (an increase from 45374 USD in 2016) calculated based on purchasing power parity rates. Among the surveyed SGH alumni, 93 per cent found employment in the first three months after graduation. Management at the SGH is the only tuition-free programme included in the Financial Times ranking.
The SGH was the only Polish university included in the ranking. The top spot was taken by Switzerland’s University of St Gallen, followed by HEC Paris, and Spanish IE Business School (a jump from the 7th spot).
The position in “Masters in Management” ranking is based on performance in three areas. First, surveys are conducted among alumni of given programmes regarding their professional career, salary, and progress towards achieving professional goals. The second area is related to the level of diversity at the institution in question, for instance the percentage of female teaching staff, or of international students and faculty. The third criterion is the so-called ‘internationalisation’ which includes international course experience, international mobility of the staff, as well as foreign language learning.