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Mentor's Seminar "Actual Trends in Global Finance Research"

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Course Syllabus


The seminar is intended for students enrolled in the track “Actual Trends in Global Finance Research ”. The aim of this seminar is to support students in building their individual learning trajectories and defining individual educational outcomes. In particular, the academic mentor provides students with recommendations regarding the selection of elective courses within their Major and Magolego courses from the university-wide pool.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Formation of students' skills of analysis and development of solutions to business problems in the new economic reality To obtain a systematic understanding of current research directions in the field of financial decision-making by companies To form an individual study plan To develop a research proposal To prepare for writing a term paper, article, master's thesis To obtain skills in writing scientific papers
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • 1) This course will provide you with knowledge on the basics of economy;
  • Basic concepts of The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System (SSLD), their relevance for every day relationships and provide advanced concepts for participants who work in fields of social work and health care .
  • Analyze the transformation of business goals.
  • Assess the effects of taxes and subsidies
  • Apply up-to-date research techniques in economics and finance
  • A student compares research design
  • Able to learn anthropological perspective on house as a method.
  • Awareness: of economic prospects, the role of Russia in global economy.
  • 1) Build skills in the analysis of the psychological phenomenon of moral lives. 2) Apply the knowledge about morality to the social problem solving.
  • A student knows the history of the discipline and subfields
  • A student knows the main approaches in the field and can use the main methods in political science
  • - Understand public speaking, including through technical means; - extract implicit information from an oral message of a monological or dialogical nature;
  • Affective mechanisms of decision-making
  • Able to think critically and interpret the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities
  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
  • A student can critically evaluate and rethink the accumulated experience (one's own and another's), think about professional and social activities.
  • Be able to build a model of financial management, based on a system covering all aspects of the activities of a modern company with the release levels and planning horizon (e.g. using KPI)
  • Understand the course structure
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to design work in a track
  • Introduction to the structure of the “ Finance” study programme
  • Monitoring of students' uptake of the learning process
  • Mentor's introduction seminar
  • Discussion of problems in study or research process
  • Discussion of the research proposal
  • Defense of the term paper and pre-defense of the master's thesis
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Research proposal
  • non-blocking Research report
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.5 * Exam + 0.25 * Research proposal + 0.25 * Research report
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    1 * 2022/2023 4th module


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • A Dictionary of Finance and Banking, , 2008
  • Accounting and finance for non-specialists, Atrill, P., 2015
  • Applied corporate finance, Damodaran, A., 2015
  • Atrill, P., & McLaney, E. J. (2017). Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists (Vol. Tenth edition). Harlow: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1434981
  • Case studies in modern corporate finance, White, R. W., 1994
  • Corporate finance, Berk J., DeMarzo P., 2007
  • Handbook of corporate finance. Vol.1: ., , 2009
  • Handbook of corporate finance. Vol.2: ., , 2009
  • Lichtenstern, A. . E. M. . Z. R. (2017). Behavioral Finance driven Investment Strategies. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.15F25056
  • Mazzoni,Thomas. (2018). A First Course in Quantitative Finance. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.cup.cbooks.9781108411431

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Accounting and finance : a firm foundation, Pizzey, A., 2001
  • Advanced corporate finance : a practical approach, Elali, W., 2009
  • Behavioral corporate finance : concepts and cases for teaching behavioral finance, Shefrin, H., 2018
  • Handbook of corporate finance : a business companion to financial markets, decisions and techniques, Arnold, G., 2005