Financial University has always been famous for the quality of professional education it provided. For many decades our graduates have been the core and elite of the country’s financial and economic system. Among them are finance ministers and deputy finance ministers of the USSR and Russia, politicians, academics, businessmen, heads of state and commercial banks, industrial and financial companies, rectors of major foreign universities.
Their success and achievements are the best evidence of the Financial University’s authority, quality and competitiveness of its training programs.
A group of the Academy alumni initiated a decision to set up an endowment fund with all its revenues to be used to finance the institution development programs, to improve its facilities, implement various innovative projects, enhance the quality of education, and so on.
The Chairman of the Endowment Fund’s Board of Trustees is A.L. Kudrin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Today the Financial University is the largest educational and research complex, one of Russia’s leading educational and research centers in the fields of finance, credit, financial management, insurance, taxes and taxation, accounting, analysis and audit, international economic relations, risk analysis, crisis management, mathematical methods in economics, public and municipal administration, law and political science.
The Financial University comprises a whole network of regional branches – affiliates and representative offices as well as finance and economics colleges. The annual number of students at the University is more than 30 thousand, with dozens of thousands of specialists taking professional development courses.
To be always in the lead, not only to meet the challenges of the time but also to determine the call of times – this is our vision of success. Our curricula make the most of the achievements of the modern national and foreign economic science, and the latest educational technologies are widely applied in the academic process. We are working to improve the system of lifelong education including pre-university specialized training for schoolchildren, training for specialists with secondary vocational education, university undergraduate bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes), postgraduate education (PhD and doctoral studies), second higher professional education (a variety of retraining and professional development programmes for specialists), business education programmes.
Practical orientation of education is particularly important for an economist today. That is why the University places special emphasis on engaging experienced practitioners in the capacity of lecturers. Heads of banks, insurance and audit companies as well as major financial and industrial structures work with our students.