POPOV, Viktor Yurievich
Director of the Master Degree Program, Head of the Department
HEI’s image. The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation is one of the oldest universities in Russia. It has celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2014. Today it is a large multidisciplinary educational centre, a higher education institution that sets its own educational standards and that has the most in-demand programs in Finance, Economics, Public Administration and Law on offer. The University’s motto is ”Value the past, build the future“.
Programme presentation. The master degree program in Quantitative Methods in Finance and Economics aims at training experts in finance and insurance business who know what modern quantitative methods are used in financial analysis, investment management, risks analysis, assessment and management. The program graduates are highly-qualified experts who are in demand on the labour market. They work as financial managers and analysts in banks, investment funds and financial companies; risk managers and actuaries in insurance companies and pension funds.
Teaching staff. High level of training is provided by the industry practitioners who rep-resent partner companies and the Doctors of Economics and holders of PhD degrees in Economics who account for up to 70-80% of the teaching staff.
Competitiveness of students. Graduates of this program have knowledge of the modern mathematical theory of resources and product management in the financial sector. They also know how to use modern quantitative methods to examine indicators in financial operations and calculate price parameters of financial products. Graduates take into consideration the impact of different factors on the pricing and the demand for financial resources and products of certain types.
Graduates succeed in their work in consulting companies, audit firms, banks, and various organizations operating in different fields, HEIs, government institutions of all levels and when they open their own business companies.
Interaction with employers. The educational process is accompanied by the research and the students have an opportunity to gain work experience in organizations operating in the real sector. Partners of the program are the large organizations such as the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sistema Financial Corporation and many others.
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