Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English


Areas of specialization: Corporate Finance

Benefits of the programme

  • The programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge in contemporary corporate accounting and finance and train them to use analytical tools to solve a range of managerial tasks and develop flexible financial strategies under uncertainty.
  • Academic staff with teaching experience in leading international business schools, including guest lecturers from top-ranking international business schools and expert practitioners.
  • The programme is taught in English in a cross-cultural environment enhancing the employability of graduates in the international job market.
  • Upon competition, students have an opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad at one of the top universities or business schools from the extensive list of SPbU academic partners.
  • The programme is largerly practice-based as it focuses on case studies of existing businesses in corporate accounting and finance. The programme requires students to join a Russian or an international company for a compulsory summer internship. Another requirement is a team consulting project in accounting and finance for an SPbU partner company.
  • Students have access to dedicated databases containing financial information on a great number of Russian and foreign companies: Skrin, SPARK, Thompson Reuters, Datastream, etc.

Main educational courses

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Consulting Project
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Professional Skills of Managers
  • Risk Management
  • Contemporary Strategic Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Professional Skills of Managers
  • Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, or Russian)

Key skills

  • Ability to prepare analytical materials
  • Ability to solve administrative problems in the field of corporate finance management in companies
  • Ability to lead a project team in the field of corporate finance
  • Working knowledge of strategic finance tools
  • Public business and academic communication skills
  • Ability to develop new research methods independently

Career opportunities

Key positions

  • Manager
  • Project manager
  • Bank clerk
  • Auditor
  • Head of department
  • Marketing manager
  • Investment project manager
  • Specialist
  • Consultant


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