Best Educational Programs: FINANCE AND LENDING


Department of Taxes and Taxation

Master’s programme


GONCHARENKO, Lyubov Ivanovna

Head of Department, Program Director


Programme presentation. The master degree program has the following concentrations: Public and Municipal Finance, Corporate Finance: Transformation and Technologies, Risk Management in a Commercial Bank, Modern Banking and Management Models, Financial Mathematics and Market Analysis, Financial Economics and Monetary Control, Insurance Business.

When teaching the course, advanced teaching methods and academic research findings are used to teach the professional competences. The program implementation process is supported by the scientific schools of the University that is recognized in Russia.

Teaching staff. High level of training is provided by the Doctors of Economics and holders of the PhD degree in Economics who account for 80-85% of the teaching staff. Among the instructors are also the industry practitioners who represent partner organizations and collaborative provision departments (the Association of Russian Banks, Ingosstrakh insurance company, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agencies). Many instructors took advanced training courses in innovative and interactive educational technologies abroad. The Free Economic Society awarded the Best Department award to some of the University departments.

Competitiveness of students. In the course of their study, students have a unique opportunity to study at the London School of Economics and participate in the student exchange programs developed jointly with the overseas universities. Master degree program students who have good academic performance and are successful in their research have a right to apply for scholarships and grants. The program graduates work in Russian and foreign banks, lending companies, financial institutions and large company departments, insurance companies, institutions of the financial market. They are in demand at the government institutions, customs authorities, research institutes and colleges. Many graduates open their own business companies.

Interaction with employers. The teaching process runs in parallel with the research work. Students have an opportunity to gain work experience in large organizations of the real sector, in the bodies of legislative and executive power. Program partners are the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Association of Regional Banks of the Russian Federation, Raiffeisenbank, UniCredit Bank, VTB Bank, 1C company, EuroFinance, System SP, Vremya Publishing House and others.