• ‘Lawyer in Financial Sector’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • RU
    • 370 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Theory of State and Law
    • Interdisciplinary Exam for Law

Program description

Dear applicants, we are pleased to present you the program “Lawyer in the Financial Sector”! The program is aimed at training lawyers who have comprehensive knowledge in the field of legal regulation of financial activities, financial control, and supervision. Our graduates can provide legal support for the activities of credit, financial and insurance organizations, as well as conduct professional activities in state bodies authorized to perform the functions of management, control, and supervision in the financial sphere, as well as in legal consulting organizations specializing in the financial, budgetary, and tax spheres. 

Active cooperation with employers, the use of innovative training technologies that develop the skills of consulting, decision-making, interpersonal communication, leadership, and other personal and professional qualities necessary for a lawyer – all these are essential parts of the educational process.

Program managers

Elena Matveeva

  • Associate Professor, PhD in Law. 
  • Financial Director of MSC BL GROUP. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Develop regulatory legal acts aimed at the legal regulation of banking activities, as well as protect the rights and legitimate interests of banking entities.
  • Assess organizational and legal risks, propose legal solutions aimed at improving the efficiency of the banking system in general and credit institutions in particular.
  • Analyze regulatory legal acts regulating the creation, development, and application of new financial technologies in the banking sector.
  • Provide legal support for the activities of credit institutions based on the introduction and application of new financial technologies in intelligent IT services.
  • Legal support for the development and practical implementation of methods of processing, analyzing, aggregating big data, identifying customers of credit institutions in the financial and banking spheres.
  • Analyze foreign experience of legal regulation of the creation and use of financial technologies in order to develop and make legal decisions.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Creation and Liquidation of Credit Institutions

The discipline forms a set of students’ knowledge, skills and possessions concerning the peculiarities of the legal status of credit institutions, the problems of legal regulation of their creation, reorganization, and liquidation.

Credit and Settlement Legal Relations

This discipline is aimed at in-depth study of various types and forms of placement of funds by credit institutions, as well as the study of the features of cash and non-cash payments.

Taxation in Credit Institutions

The discipline is a comprehensive study of the legal regulation of taxation in credit institutions and specific features of this procedure.

Anti-monopoly Regulation in the Banking Sector

This discipline is based on the study of specific features of competition in the banking sector.

Practice of Applying Banking Legislation

One of the fundamental disciplines in this master’s program, which covers all the main directions and issues of banking legislation from a practical point of view.

Legal Regulation of the Use of Financial Technologies in the Banking Sector

This discipline is based on the study of the recently relevant institute of financial technologies in terms of its legal regulation and application in the banking sector.


The business partners of the program are: the Central Bank of the Russian Federation; Sberbank of Russia PJSC; Rosselkhoznadzor JSC; Promsvyazbank PJSC; Moscow Industrial Bank JSCB; Alfa-Bank JSC; Rosbank PJSC; Tinkoff Bank JSC; VTB Bank PJSC; Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia; Federal Tax Service (FTS) of Russia; State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Activity (Vnesheconombank)”. 

Our alumni can carry out their professional activity as an individually practicing lawyer defending the rights and legitimate interests of participants in banking relations; as a lawyer in a credit institution or a management body of the banking system, a teacher, a researcher, a consultant, an expert in the banking sector. You can also continue your studies and receive a PhD degree.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

In the context of the improvement of the banking system of the Russian Federation, this program is aimed at training lawyers with comprehensive knowledge in the field of banking law, who are capable of providing legal support for the activities of credit institutions.

Our students will receive unique practice-oriented knowledge in the field of legal regulation of banking activities. Banking practitioners and current employees of public authorities in the financial sector are involved in the educational process.

The Legal Clinic “Legal Support Center” operates under the Department of Legal Regulation of Economic Activity within the framework of the non-governmental program of providing free legal assistance. The Center’s activities are aimed at forming practical skills among students of legal concentrations, and promotes adaptation through the provision of legal assistance under the guidance of practicing lawyers and teachers-curators of the Center.

Our students have the opportunity to get an internship at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (Financial Markets Control Department), the Federal Tax Service, major Russian banks and other credit organizations.

Students of this master’s program will have the opportunity to publish their scientific articles in the federal scientific and practical journal “Banking Law” (HAC, RSCI on the Web of Science platform).