• ‘Business Strategies and Finance’

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

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

Program description

Growing competition and reduced life cycles of products make companies find competitive advantages through raising funds and other resources, optimizing their use, and adequate financial justification of all management decisions. This creates a demand for new level specialists, who can develop and adjust the strategy of business development and its financing, and have knowledge of modern methods and tools (FinTech, etc.).

The master’s program “Business Strategies and Finance” aims to train top-qualified managers and analysts, who possess the knowledge in the modern methodology and applied instruments of financial management of companies and industries of the national economy.

The disciplines comply with the requirements of such international qualification programs as ACCA and CFA.

Program managers

Klevtsov Vitaly Vladimirovich

  • Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Department of Financial Management and Investment Management.
  • Head of the Department of Financial Management and Investment Management. 
  • Rector of ANO DPO “Moscow Academy of Professional Competences". 
  • President of the National Association of Organizations and Specialists of Education and Science, member of the Dissertation Council at MGIMO, PFUR, and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Develop new lines of business for organizations and corresponding business models.
  • Take organizational and managerial decisions, assess their effectiveness and ensure their implementation.
  • Evaluate effectiveness and performance of the organization.
  • Apply various business growth strategies to improve the well-being of owners.
  • Develop a system of measures for restructuring and reorganizing the business.
  • Develop a company strategy and manage business and its financial risks.

Key disciplines of the concentration

General Professional Block

Strategic financial management, modern methods of performance management.

Analytical and Management Block

Mathematical modeling and quantitative research methods, modern strategic analysis, modern theories of management.

International Block

Theory and practice of business negotiations, international investments, international financial management.

Startups and Investments

Investment management, financing startups, tax management of the companies.

Business Strategies and Finance

Financial asset management, business growth management, strategic financial management of business, business restructuring.

Financial Block

International financial qualifications, corporate law, real options, alternative financial technologies.


The program is aimed at training managers for commercial and government organizations, banks, financial, investment and consulting companies, as well as non-profit organizations to perform labor functions as CFOs, financial service managers, financial/investment analysts, etc.

Graduates of the program work in commercial and government organizations, banks, financial, investment and consulting companies, as well as non-profit organizations in the following positions: head of financial services; financial/investment analyst; specialist of financial department; specialist in financial risk management; portfolio manager; specialist in securities market operations; head of international financial department.

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

The educational process includes modern forms of education: case studies, online courses, business games, IT simulations, master classes and training courses by representatives of international companies.

Students can prepare for the ACCA and CFA international certification.

The distinctive feature of the program is the combination of basic training in financial management and capital market with special knowledge available for modern financiers.

A strong community of students and alumni, most of the latter are already accomplished entrepreneurs and active investors.

The learning process includes not only theory and seminars, but also master classes from potential employers and many professional events.