• ‘State and Business Lawyer’

    • Off-site+online
    • 2,5 years
    • RU
    • 200 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Theory of State and Law
    • Interdisciplinary Exam for Law

Program description

Welcome to the program “State and Business Lawyer”. The master’s program is aimed at training lawyers who can provide legal support for public and private corporations, state and municipal authorities and who are engaged in legal consulting in Russian and international firms. In the course of training, our graduate students master civil law, private international law, and intellectual property law. They become highly qualified legal practitioners capable of carrying out professional activities in public and private companies and international organizations. We approach each student individually in the educational process.

Program managers

Ivanova Svetlana Anatolievna

  • Professor, Doctor of Law
  • Scientific and pedagogical experience in educational organizations is more than 28 years. 
  • Expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences; expert of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, an Honored Lawyer of Russia.
  • Member of the Dissertation Council at the Financial University, the Dissertation Council of the RUDN, the Dissertation Council of the RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia. 
  • In the period from 1984 to 1989, she was twice elected as a people's judge of the Odintsovo City People's Court. 
  • Authored more than 150 articles (over 200 pr.sh.), including in periodicals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. Her main research is devoted to theory and practice in the field of civil law relations.
  • She was awarded an Honorary Diploma of the Treasury of the Russian Federation.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Realize their professional knowledge, skills and abilities in implementing and organizing control functions of public authorities and business activities.
  • Get an opportunity for further professional growth necessary in the conditions of transition to innovative business models and the national economy.
  • Improve one’s system-analytical thinking, which allows to adequately perceive and assess organizational and legal risks.
  • Reason the legal position on specific types of legal activity both in writing and orally, negotiate to achieve the necessary result.
  • Solve complex legal problems, adapt to the conditions of changing legal reality, make optimal management decisions.
  • Apply information technologies taking into account the requirements of information security.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Features of Property Rights in Real Estate

Students obtain knowledge and skills in the field of real estate turnover.

Legal Regulation of Relations in the Provision of Services (in Business and Government)

The discipline allows students to study legal aspects of the paid provision of services by business entities, as well as the specifics of the provision of public services.

Problems of Theory and Practice of Financial Transactions

The discipline is devoted to legal regulation of transactions in the provision of services by credit and insurance organizations, leasing companies, and professional participants in the securities market.

Protection of Creditors’ Rights in case of Bankruptcy of Legal Entities and Citizens

Within the framework of this discipline, taking into account the latest changes in legislation in the relevant field, students develop skills to protect the interests of creditors in the bankruptcy case of legal entities and citizens.

Inheritance of Business and Certain Types of Property

The discipline is aimed at studying the theory and practice of inheritance of certain types of property (residential premises, land plots, corporate rights, etc.)

Legal Regulation of Intellectual Property Turnover in the Modern Economy

The discipline allows students to gain knowledge and skills in the field of intellectual property rights protection in the context of the transition to the digital economy.


Our alumni can work as lawyers, notaries, lawyers in the state and municipal service, in state corporations, in the banking system, in law enforcement agencies (prosecutor’s office, courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts), in research commissions of the State Duma, in research institutes and universities. 

The FinU Department of Legal Regulation of Economic Activity cooperates with the Moscow Regional Court, the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, the Joint-Stock Commercial Savings Bank of the Russian Federation, JS Commercial Bank “Moscow Industrial Bank”, the OJSC Bank “Vozrozhdenie”, VTB Bank, the Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for State Property Management in the Moscow Region, representative office of JSC Geodis Calberson Finland.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

During the training, students acquire knowledge of a universal nature concerning the convergence of private and public law regulation of relations in the field of civil turnover, ways of legal behavior of market participants, including the specifics of participation in civil turnover of public entities.

Our graduates are in demand in a variety of fields of activity: state and municipal service, private business, advocacy, notary, state corporations, insurance organizations, research institutions, lawmaking, etc.

Lawyers with practical experience in the field of protecting the property interests of the state and business are involved in the educational process.

The subject of the master’s dissertation is chosen taking into account the student’s scientific interests and the direction of their practical activity.