According to the Russian educational standards, the programme includes 6 mandatory courses (marked with green colour) and 8 electives (marked with orange colour). To smooth the academic progress for students who never studied Finance previously, the programme proposes optional adaptation courses (marked with blue colour), which do not have an ECTS score. Research is a compulsory part of the study process. Research seminar goes weekly; at the 1st year students perform a term paper; internship and master’s dissertation are the research activities for the 2nd year.
The duration of the Programme is 2 years (4 semesters), which corresponds Russian Legislation; each semester consists of 60 ECTS and divided into 2 quarters. Each quarter is completed with a mid-term control. The study load is usually around 20 contact hours per week at the 1st year and 16 hours at the 2nd year, including the Research seminar.The curriculum structure is presented below.