HSE Joins Top-100 of QS Master’s Ranking in 4 Areas of Business Education
For the second year in a row, the QS Ranking Agency has published its Business Masters Rankings. A total of three Russian universities appeared on this ranking (HSE University, St Petersburg State University, and Ural Federal University) in four areas of business education. Last year, only two Russian universities were on the ranking.
This year, HSE demonstrated the best results among Russian institutions and became the only one to appear in all four areas (last year, it was represented in two of them):
- Management: HSE’s Master of International Business programme improved its result from last year by 15 positions, taking 82nd place among 135 programmes globally;
- Business Analytics: the Big Data Systems programme joined the 51+ cohort among 75 programmes globally (last year, it was 35th among 45 programmes; this year, the competition was almost two times fiercer);
- Finance: the Financial Economics programme appeared in the ranking for the first time, appearing 66th among 158 programmes;
- Marketing: Marketing Communications and Advertising in Contemporary Business was also present in the ranking for the first time, taking a spot in the 51+ cohort among 70 programmes globally.
HSE’s strongest indicators are its alumni outcomes, diversity, and thought leadership.
The methodology of the Master’s Ranking differs considerably from that of institutional/subject QS rankings, even though it is mostly based on the same data.
The ranking is based on five indicators, each of which is evaluated from 1 to 100 points: alumni outcomes, diversity, employability, thought leadership, and value for money. The indicators are calculated from the following sources: data from universities, surveys of employers and academic experts, Scopus, lists of top executives (Forbes and over 150 similar lists), and the Mercer Cost of Living City Index.
The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.
The Strategic Management in Logistics doudble-degree master’s programme, for which HSE has partnered up with Germany’s BBW University of Applied Sciences, received 10 out of a possible 11 points in the international training category of Germany’s Centre for Higher Education (CHE) ranking of master’s programmes.
HSE University has taken 22nd place in THE Emerging Economies Rankings, improving its position from last year. This ranking includes a total of 35 Russian universities, with 18 of them participating in the 5-100 Project.
For the first time ever, HSE University has entered two THE subject rankings: in Computer Science (in the 301–400 group)and Engineering & Technology (in the 601-800 group). Therefore, HSE has confirmed once again that it is much more than just a specialized social sciences and humanities university, but rather a comprehensive multidisciplinary university, which has become successful in new, innovative areas of natural sciences and engineering.
The Higher School of Economics has significantly improved its position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking in mathematics, placing 107th this year. HSE also rose in the U.S. News Best Global Universities institutional ranking, as well as the social sciences and public health subject ranking.
HSE has improved its position in two Times Higher Education (THE) rankings compared to last year. The university demonstrated the greatest growth in the Social Sciences category, rising from the 175-200 group to 126-150. Additionally, HSE improved within the 101-125 group of the Business and Economics ranking.
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.
The new ranking of entrepreneurial universities published for the first time by the ‘Expert’ analytical centre features 38 Russian universities, 16 of which are participants in the Project 5-100. HSE took 6th place among Russian universities and 2nd place (after MIPT) among participants in the Project 5-100.