• ‘International Finance and Banking’

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

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

Program description

The program forms a specialist capable to solve complex tasks and successfully work in a competitive environment in the Russian and international capital and financial services markets.

The program is aimed at the formation of international financial and economic relations’ knowledge, the activities of financial institutions in the global economy, mastering practical skills of international currency, credit, financial transactions, project financing, leasing operations, trade finance, international settlements based on the use of modern technologies.

The unique advantage of the program is its practical orientation, the possibility to study and get an internship in one of the European countries, obtaining a second European diploma and certificates in the modules of the program. As a result of successful program material mastering, students receive a state diploma of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, a diploma of a foreign university (optional), and international certificates of modular programs.

Individual disciplines of the program (International Finance (in English), International Financial Risk Management (in English), International Experience in Financing and Regulating Corporations) are taught by foreign specialists and professors of the FinU partner universities.

The program is implemented jointly with the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and is a double degree program.

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

  • Master the methods of analyzing the financial aspects of the international credit institutions’ activities in the modern conditions of the world economy and world finance;
  • Apply the experience of corporate financial strategies that integrate capital raising, modeling of cash flows and payments to investors in the conditions of the modern market of financial products and services;
  • Apply modern tools to manage financial flows of business entities, risk management to assess the prospects of international banking and financial activities and substantiate their boundaries;
  • Apply the conceptual portfolio theory foundations and the influence mechanisms of international banking business various management styles in international finance and assess their implications for international monetary, credit and financial relations;
  • Make decisions in managing the activities of banks and financial institutions and be responsible for their implementation.
  • Effectively use the world experience in international banking and finance in the framework of solving state and corporate development tasks.

Key disciplines of the concentration

International Finance

The study of current trends and practices in the implementation of the organization activities in the world markets. Formation of knowledge about the basics of international finance, the role of international financial intermediaries in modern markets.

International Banking Business

The study of international experience, basic principles of organization and 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 Investment Lending

Study of the world experience of project financing, leasing operations, factoring, forfeiting and the formation of skills in these areas.

International Risk Management

The study of the risk classification, the factors of their occurrence and impact on the results of credit and financial institutions, the study of the structure, nature and methods of risk management.

Public Finance Management

Formation of knowledge about public and private finance, external debt, and its socio-economic consequences, familiarization with the basics of foreign borrowing.

Financial Director of an International Company

Study of the activities of the international company financial director in modern conditions, mastering the methods of solving practical problems.


The graduates work in international and interstate financial and credit institutions, the Bank of Russia, ministries, departments, audit companies, analytical agencies, consulting agencies, corporations and other international institutions of all forms of ownership in Russia and abroad.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

The program is implemented jointly with the Bank of Russia, the Technological University Dublin (Ireland), the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Gazprombank, Vnesheconombank. Students can have a double degree diploma (joint program with the Technological University Dublin (Ireland).

Practical orientation, the possibility to study and have internships in one of the European countries at the student request, as well as the possibility to obtain certificates for the program modules.

Some disciplines of the master’s program are taught by foreign teachers of partner universities and practitioners from the international financial and banking business.

Students master professional software products: Bloomberg, SPARK, Project Expert, Excel, Power Point, MS Word, 1C information products - 1C: Enterprise system, MATLAB, Statistica, etc.

The possibility to obtain certificates for program individual modules, including during internship at foreign partner institutes of the program.