• ‘International Finance (in English)’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • EN
    • 400 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

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

Program description

The educational program is aimed at training specialists to work in the global financial markets, in the largest international companies and financial institutions.

The master’s degree program is organized jointly with the University of Glasgow (UK) and Group ESC Troyes (France) (a double degree program). The program is accredited by the international professional organization IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).

The course is held in English, interaction with leading Russian and foreign business structures is established: workshops of top managers, practice in leading investment and audit companies. Due to the certification and practical skills obtained, students receive additional opportunities for successful professional growth in the world's largest companies.

Educational and pre-graduate practice is conducted in Russian and foreign credit and financial institutions, foreign trade organizations, banks and other structures directly related to the master’s degree in Economics, as well as in research institutions, in the International Financial Laboratory and departments as a researcher in the relevant departments.

After graduation students are in demand in international companies (X5 Retail Group, Mars), audit firms (KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young), commercial banks (Gazprombank, Alfa-Bank, VTB Bank JSC), etc.

Accreditation and Partners

Program managers

Ilyinsky Alexander Iolievich

  • Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences.
  • Member of the Scientific and Expert Committee of the Russian-Chinese Business Council. 
  • Since 2013 – Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Business and Economics Studies, Russia's first academic peer-reviewed journal on business and economics in English. He is also an editorial board member of the international scientific journals Eurasian Journal for Sustainable Energy Development and Quarterly “e-Finanse" and Russian journals included in the Higher Attestation Commission list. 
  • Winner of the KPMG International Recruitment Award Best in the Campus for Recruitment section. For his success in his work, he was awarded the silver badge “Honorary Worker of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation". 
  • The title “Honorary Worker of Education of the Russian Federation" was awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Use applied and mathematical methods of financial analysis to assess the results and effectiveness of financial and economic activities of various organizations.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements in accordance with international financial reporting standards, make effective management decisions based on it.
  • Conduct an internal audit in an international company.
  • Organize an internal control system in an international company.
  • Analyze the structural features of financial markets’ key segments, the relationship between these segments.
  • Use international practice to organize financial market regulation systems.

Key disciplines of the concentration

International Banking Business

The study of international experience, basic organization principles and methods of safe multilateral banks’ work in the international capital and services markets with clients and counterparties in an extensive network of financial and credit institutions.

International Financial Markets

In this course students will gain a systematic understanding of the structure and development trends of international financial markets’ key segments; study the specifics of international financial markets’ functioning.

International Financial Analysis

While studying the discipline, students will master methods of financial analysis of organizations in conjunction with other types of economic analysis; acquire skills in applying modern methods of analysis.

Financial Statements

The study of the discipline will allow students to study the methods of financial reporting, the internal control systems’ management used by various organizations.

International Taxation

Basic concepts and conceptual foundations of international taxation. The territorial taxation principle and the residency principle in the system of international tax relations. Double taxation and methods of its elimination

Corporate Finance

The purpose of the discipline is to give modern knowledge in the field of corporate finance and the financial market, disclosure and interpretation of financial information, as well as the acquisition of managerial decision-making skills in the field of cash flows.


Preparation of students for professional work in financial and economic divisions of various organizations, in government agencies in positions requiring basic higher economic education. The graduate will be able to carry out analytical, organizational (administrative) and educational (teaching) activities in the following areas of economics: functioning markets, financial and information flows, production, and research processes carried out at various enterprises (firms), in educational, research and other organizations, as well as within the framework of public administration. It is planned to practice in partner companies with subsequent employment based on the test results. (KPMG, VTB Bank, Alfa-Bank, etc.).

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

Classes are taught by the FinU faculty, leading practitioners, as well as professors of Western universities whose professional competencies are confirmed, including foreign academic degrees.

Teaching of all disciplines is conducted in English, interaction with leading Russian and foreign business structures is established: workshops of top managers, practice in leading investment and audit companies.

Due to the acquired practical skills, students can have successful professional growth in the largest companies in the world.

The academic and pre-graduate internships of the 2nd year students of the master’s degree are conducted in Russian and foreign credit and financial institutions, foreign trade organizations, banks and other relevant structures.