• ‘International Financial Market: Strategies and Technologies (in part in English)’

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

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

Program description

The master’s degree program provides training for financial analysts and specialists with a high level of professional knowledge and skills in the field of the international financial market functioning, as well as international monetary and financial relations and global and national monetary and financial systems.

The master’s degree program is aimed at preparing participants of the international financial market for effective professional activities aimed at improving Russia’s international competitiveness in the global economy in the new economic conditions.

The program provides master’s students with a systematic understanding of modern innovative strategies and technologies of the international financial market (IFR), about the main operations in all sectors of the international financial market, about the functioning of the payment and settlement infrastructure of the IFR, about modern portfolio investment strategies, about risks and strategies for regulating market sectors: currency, banking, stock, insurance. Students enrolled in this program acquire practical skills in performing operations in all sectors of the international financial market, financial engineering, and operations with derivative financial instruments, and learn how to operate with modern financial innovations, including cross-sectoral market products.

In addition to specific practical knowledge and skills of working in the sectors of modern MFR (currency, banking, stock and insurance), students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of current problems of the international financial market functioning, the organization of the global financial architecture as a whole and the need for its reform, as well as modern methods of supranational regulation, control and supervision in the sectors of international financial market.

The program is implemented jointly with the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) – a double degree program.

Accreditation and Partners

Program managers

Elena Anatolievna Zvonova

  • Doctor of Economics, Professor.
  • Scientific researcher. Authored more than 70 works, including 9 monographs. Scientific and pedagogical work experience: 33 years. In 2017, she was awarded the Gratitude of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for significant achievements in the field of education and many years of conscientious work.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Implement new currency, banking, stock, investment, credit and insurance strategies in the international financial market;
  • Take part in international negotiations on monetary, financial and investment cooperation, develop proposals on the terms of international monetary and financial contracts;
  • Assess risks and make decisions for risk management when performing operations on the international financial market;
  • Analyze the state of the international financial market, identify the main trends in its development and make management decisions on the implementation of operations in all segments and with all products of the international financial market;
  • Effectively use modern information technologies of data analysis in the study of the international financial market;
  • Develop and implement models of financial strategies in the field of investment and other operations of the international financial market using financial technologies and new financial products, including derivatives and cross-products of international finance.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Payment Infrastructure of the Global Financial Market

Formation of students’ knowledge about the laws and features of the payment infrastructure functioning of the global financial market, its emergence and evolution; principles of construction and functioning of the payment infrastructure.

Modern Technologies and Models of the Global Financial Market Risk Management (in English)

Students learn to make financial strategy models in the field of international financial market investment and other operations, to develop recommendations for risk management in the implementation of operations in the international financial market.

International Portfolio Investments

The program is aimed at teaching students to dynamically design portfolios of financial instruments in global markets, i.e. by combining financial instruments to receive a flow of payments.

Derivative Financial Instruments: Hedging and Arbitrage

Formation of knowledge about the financial and functioning organizational mechanisms of the derivative financial instruments’ markets, quantitative and structural characteristics of the derivatives market and modern models of their pricing.

International Banking (in English)

Students will learn the specifics of the international financial market functioning and the basics of banking, features of international settlements and their main forms.

Principles and Mechanisms of International Financial Consulting

Students will learn the methods of drawing up a business behavior model in the conditions of the world market, considering the economic relations’ development laws, the essence of the consulting business and the basics of its functioning.


Senior specialists, deputy heads of departments, heads of departments related to the organization and implementation of international economic and investment cooperation, foreign trade, registration of foreign trade documentation, divisions of the bank performing currency control of export-import operations, analysts in and senior analysts in rating agencies, heads of departments in large domestic TNCs – Lukoil, TNK-BP and others.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

Practical teachers and experts from banking, stock exchange, investment and other sectors of the financial market, representatives of the mega-regulator – the Bank of Russia, the Ministry of Finance, as well as international banks and corporations.

Practical orientation of the program.

Students receive offers of employment in international structures in the process of studying for a master’s degree.

The faculty of the program are PhDs and Doctors.

Students have internships at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Bank of Russia, Foreign Economic Affairs Bank, Sberbank, VTB Bank, Moscow Stock Exchange, Vozrozhdenie Bank, Gazprombank, Moscow Industrial Bank, Bank of Moscow, Federal Financial Monitoring Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, DeloitteTouche and other financial market institutions of various sectoral and industry orientation, as well as in government and commercial structures.