• ‘Business Analysis’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • RU
    • 360 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Economic Theory
    • Foreign language (English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)

Program description

Business Analytics, the master’s degree program prepares in-demand specialists in the field of business analysis in the future, directly manage analytical work in organizations, implement its methodological support and use its results in business management, analytically substantiate development strategies of economic entities and their business models, manage business changes, improve business processes, initiate innovation and investment projects and participate in their development, evaluate the effectiveness of their implementation, create conditions for the long-term sustainable development of companies.

Business analysis is a new, very promising area of practical economic work and scientific research. Business analysts are highly valued in the modern labor market and are guaranteed to be employed. The professional activity of graduates of the program can be carried out in large and medium-sized companies, holdings and other forms of integrated business, in business analysis services, planning and economic and expert-analytical services of the public sector, in public organizations, in the financial sector, in consulting and auditing (as a financial analyst), in all sectors of the real sector economics, as well as in scientific and educational organizations.

Accreditation and Partners

Program managers

Barilenko Vladimir Ivanovich

  • Doctor of Economics, Professor.
  • Professor of the Department of Business Analytics of the Faculty of Taxes, Audit and Business Analysis.
  • Professor of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Honorary Worker of the Higher School of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Accounting, Analysis and Audit Committee of the International Association of Financial and Economic Education Organizations. One of the founders of the Russian scientific school of business analysis, member of the International Institute of Business Analysis, Head of the development team of the professional standard “Business Analyst".

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Conduct business analytical research and carry out consulting on orders of economic entities, financial and credit organizations, public authorities and local self-government.
  • Comprehensively analyze the organizations’ activities, identify and classify the range of their stakeholders, establish systematic relationships with key stakeholders, identify, analyze and coordinate their requirements in order to assess and solve business problems by changing the strategy, business model and business processes of the organization.
  • Forecast financial, economic, social and environmental performance indicators of organizations in order to assess the consequences of decisions taken and create conditions for sustainable development.
  • Develop information and analytical support for the innovation strategy and sustainable development strategy of the organization.
  • Apply methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis, modern information and digital technologies to solve applied problems of change management in organizations.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Business Analysis Methodology

Reveals the analytical support methodology of the company’s change management in accordance with external conditions and the needs of stakeholders, the search for ways to strengthen competitiveness, innovation, sustainable development.

Financial Analysis

The discipline that allows you to learn the secrets of analyzing various parameters of a company’s financial condition, financial feasibility of investment management decisions and all other types of its activities and to build a financial strategy.

Controlling Business Performance

Reveals the organization principles and methods of building an effective adaptive system for making, implementing, controlling, and analyzing decisions on business performance management.

Business Analysis Information Technology

A discipline devoted to the study of the formation and operation of various intelligent systems of information and analytical business support based on modern software products and digital technologies.

Analytical Support of Innovation and Investment Activity Management

These are modern investment analysis tools for the formation of comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in analytical feasibility of investment decisions and financial modeling of investment projects.

Comprehensive Strategic Analysis of the Sustainable Development of Economic Entities

This course demonstrates application of methods, procedures of preliminary, current, and subsequent analysis of the creation of economic, social and environmental conditions for long-term sustainable development of economic entities.


The career of our graduate students usually begins during their studies at FinU. Employers are willing to invite students of the program to the entry-level positions of business analysts in large audit and consulting companies, manufacturing and trading corporations, banks and other financial structures, and government agencies.

Many graduates of the program now work at high positions in large domestic corporations. The demand for graduates by the labor market is confirmed by the professional and public accreditation of the program conducted by the Council for Professional Qualifications of the Financial Market. Graduates of the program can successfully confirm their qualifications by passing an independent assessment of their knowledge and skills for compliance with the requirements of the professional standard “Business Analyst”.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

The program prepares specialists for a new, promising, extremely important, and in-demand type of activity, with guarantees of future employment and a successful career in business.

The program is carried out in coordination with the Russian Branch of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Its graduates receive an advantage when passing the IIBA qualification exams.

The double-degree program with the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) allows you to get a diploma from a prestigious foreign university.

The program has professional and public accreditation of the Council for Professional Qualifications of the Financial Market.

Invited practitioners-experts, professors of domestic and foreign universities will help you to study best practices, various theoretical and practical aspects of business analysis, points of view on the prospects for solving its problems.