Professional activity of a Master in the field of financial management implies working in the positions of top managers in large national and international corporations, banking and state institutions, brokerage and insurance firms, investment funds. The scope of a financial manager's activity encompasses analysis of various aspects of a company's financial activity; development of a financial strategy; formation of effective information systems; planning of the company's financial activity in the main areas; development of an incentive system for implementation of management decisions on financial activity and control of their implementation; management of assets, capital, investments, cash flows, financial risks.
The aim of the programme is to train senior managers for the financial services of companies, banks and other financial institutions. In the course students learn methods of modern financial analysis, assessment of the efficiency of companies’ and banks’ strategies; technologies of work in financial markets; means of development of financial strategies for companies and banks.
Upon completion of the Master’s programme “Financial Management”, graduates shall know
— how to organise financing of corporate business at the expense of own funds of an enterprise;
— how to arrange financing of corporate business from borrowed funds;
— how to find and use sources of budgetary support of enterprise;
— how to invest temporarily free funds of companies, taking into account factors of risk and profitability;
— how to build an effective financial policy of an enterprise.
Students study such courses as Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Financial Risk Management, Investment and Investment Management, Business Valuation and Firm Value Management, Finance and Financial Markets, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Taxes and Tax Management, et al.
Practical professional skills are developed during the internship. The programme provides for two types of internships:
1) research paper internship, which includes scientific research, preparation of scientific publications, participation in conferences, writing a master’s thesis;
2) work placement, which results in mastering key types of professional activity necessary for manager's work in financial sphere.
The placement bases are financial departments of enterprises of different types of ownership, public authorities, departments of commercial banks, investment companies and funds. Currently, students are offered the following companies as work placements: VTB PJSC; Rosbank PJSC; Sberbank of Russia PJSC; Rosgosstrakh Ltd., KIT Finance Broker; KPMG; Federal Taxation Service (FTS), et al.
Graduates of Master’s programme “Financial Management” have the opportunity to occupy senior positions in the financial departments of companies; to apply for managerial positions and career development as mid-level professionals (Head of Financial Department, Lead Specialist of Department) and top managers (Finance Director, Chief Financial Officer).
The knowledge acquired during the Master’s programme enables the graduate to obtain a prestigious and well-paid job in Russian and international companies. A Master’s graduate can also engage in research and teaching. For those who choose an academic career, RUDN provides postgraduate studies.