About future profession
While large-scale digitalization has automated many financial processes and accelerated complex calculations, specialists are still required for high quality analysis. The important Financial analyst functions are:
- To help to improve financial management,
- To manage risks,
- To offer investment options,
- To secure resources for development,
- To provide qualitative and quantitative assessment at the micro and macro levels.
Indeed, a recent study by experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) shows that financial analysts are among the 37 professions with the most future potential. This position is well paid and in demand at Central and private banks, government bodies, investment and insurance companies, hedge and private equity funds, Fintech companies.
During your studies
Master’s Program “Financial Analyst” is designed to meet the needs of young professionals looking to deepen their understanding of investment and financial analysis, learn best practices from leading Russian and foreign financial companies, and position themselves to pursue this high-potential career path.
Our faculty, leading specialists in their fields, share their experience with students by solving real business cases in the classroom, making the program primarily practice-based.
Thanks to evening and Saturday classes, students are able to pursue their degree while remaining committed to their full-time job responsibilities.
Research seminar “Current problems of the Financial Analysis” is within the core disciplines. Its advantages are:
- development of self-study skills
- knowledge of modern methodology and research approaches
- participation in a scientific discussion on a given topic
- presentation of own research results
CFA Exam Scholarship
One of the CFA Program Partner benefits are scholarships awarded to the students of the partner programs that cover approximately 75% of the CFA Exam registration fee (Levels I, II, and III).
More about the program from our alumni here.
The CFA Institute is the program’s primary strategic and academic partner, and to comply with high CFA standards, the content of all courses is updated annually using the actual CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge and current global practices.
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) serves as the program’s double degree partner. During the second year, our students have the opportunity to study and obtain a degree at LUMS, which holds ‘triple crown’ accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS).
The program also has several international student exchange partners:
- University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria
- University of Siena, Italy
- Wrocław University of Economics, Poland
- University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
All four of these universities offer a variety of mobility programs to suit the needs of our students. More information can be found here.
Graduates of the program are well equipped for careers at Russian and international banks, investment funds, rating agencies, consulting groups, audit companies and other financial institutions. Among the many well-known organizations employing program alumni are Alfa Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BNP Paribas, KPMG, PwC, Renaissance Capital, Russian Railways, Sberbank, Thompson Reuters, and the World Bank.
You will enjoy access to the Alumni Club where the information on open positions at these and many other well-known organizations is regularly posted and updated.
How to apply
Applicants are considered for admission based on the application portfolio and should meet the following requirements:
- bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- strong proficiency in English
- a strong economics, financial or mathematics background
Prior work experience in the field, including through an internship or other traineeship, is an advantage.
More information about the application process can be found here.
Other Master’s Programs
Strategic Corporate Finance
Investments in Financial Markets
Master of Finance
Financial Markets and Institutions
Master of Business Analytics