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Regular version of the site
23
April

Requirements

The "Financial Analyst" program welcomes the applicants who 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.

Applicants are considered for admission based on the application portfolio.

Portfolio composition:

 
Portfolio componentObligatory / optionalMaximum scoreComments
Motivation letterObligatory2 pointsNot more than 1 (one) page of printed text of A4 format, where the candidate gives: a) the reasons to apply for the program; b) professional plans for the future.
Resume/CVObligatory2 pointsResume proving the work or science activity experience in the field of planned study, including the internship during the study in the institution; positions and job description are to be provided.
Recommendation letter(s)Obligatory10 pointsRecommendation letters from specialists, professors, colleagues familiar with your academic work and/or professional experience

Diploma or the transcript with the grades

Diploma in “Economics”, “Finance and Credit”

Diploma with honors


Obligatory
 
9 points

+4 points

+9 points
 

In case the candidate has the diploma for the moment of application, he provides the copy of the diploma with the attachment, stating all grades learnt.

In case the candidate does not have the diploma, he provides the transcript with gained grades up to the latest evaluation/attestation.

Currently valid internationally recognized certificates on the language proficiency


Obligatory

15 points

If grades are higher, than additionally
+5 points

TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / CAE / CPE/ BEC (the test results should be no more than two years old)

IELTS – not less 6.0 points, TOEFL IBT – not less than 80 points, TOEFL PBT – not less than  500 points, TOEFL CBT – not less than 232, CAE with grade C (pass), CPE with grade A, B or C, BEC Higher with grade A, B or C

The applicants who have completed an entire degree exclusively in English do need to submit the relevant proof.

Scientific publications, scientific seminars/conferences participation


Optional

14 points

List of articles in scientific and professional magazines, articles/thesis in conferences proceedings, student works, etc., with naming the author and the publication title

Work experience in financial analytics


Optional

10 points

Counted if proved and mentioned in the resume

Trainings, qualification trainings, Olympiads on humanitarian and social sciences, etc.


Optional

10 points


List of courses where participated proved with documents/certificates

International professional certificates

CFA, FRM, ACCA or separate exams on them


Optional

10 points

In case of providing the electronic copy of the corresponding certificate

The total points from 32 to 100 (inclusively) means an applicant is recommended for enrollment.

Please find the information about the application steps here.