In this program, you’ll have the ability to choose an applied specialization, including five electives and three projects based on tangible, real-world problems, under supervision by industry experts. You’ll also participate in Virtual Labs with international experts, and will have access to global databases (Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, Van Dijk) and to world-wide finance and accounting journals and books.
Theory of Finance: Theory of Finance covers the basic principles and fundamental theories of pricing and valuation of various types of financial assets including stocks, bonds and derivatives.
Macroeconomics: The course aims to develop a model-based way of ‘aggregate model - based thinking’ and prepare students to apply relevant macroeconomic tools in their further studies and professional career.
Econometrics: The course focuses on the estimation and identification of regression models. The course aims to provide you with knowledge on the fundamentals of econometrics and its application, knowledge and proficiency on the use of statistical package STATA for econometric analysis, practice in conducting data analysis and application of econometric tools in research and analytics.
Financial Markets and Financial Instruments: Financial markets and Instruments course is focused on the features and the use of various types of financial instruments including stocks, bonds, and derivatives. It covers financial intermediation, market infrastructure, and regulation. The emphasis is made on general economic intuition rather than on quantitative models.
Сorporate Finance: The course develops conceptual framework to analyze the broad area of corporate financial decisions (investing, financing, payout, strategic deals) and provides the prevailing empirical evidence for their motives and corporate performance impact in developed and emerging capital markets.
Valuation and Value Based Management: This course will present you with a thorough exposition of main methods and metrics, enabling you to identify and manage the value of a company.
International Financial Reporting Standards 1: This course is designed for graduate students who have some knowledge accounting methods and practices. The course covers International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Concepts Framework and major formats of financial statements according to IFRS.
International Financial Reporting Standards 2: This course builds on the knowledge base of the course “IFRS-1”. It covers significant issues and tasks faced by professional financial analysts and accountants. You will be able to deal with special items (e.g. intra-companies’ transactions and unrealized gains), and to prepare basic consolidated financial statements.
Public Non-Finance Reporting: This course examines the role of sustainability accounting and integrated reporting and the determinants for the supply and demand for non-financial reporting and how this has evolved over time.
Strategic Managerial Accounting: The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in the application of strategic management accounting techniques to generate quantitative and qualitative information for strategic planning, decision making, performance evaluation, and control.
Strategic Management: The main objective of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding how companies develop and implement successful strategies to gain competitive advantage to the firm and increase its value. It also aims to develop general understanding of strategic planning processes, the role of a strategic leader, ability to create vision and mission statements that are ethically sound and address both economic and corporate social responsibility issues.
Empirical Research in Corporate Finance Reporting and Disclosure: The objective of this course is to provide you with a framework for understanding and evaluating empirical research in corporate financial reporting and disclosure.
Risk Management: The course is included into the professional optional part of the online degree Master program and is designed to develop main methodological provisions, frameworks of intelligent approach in risk management and primary skills in integrating risk management into strategic management and business planning.
Performance Management: This course covers the short-term financial management functions and responsibilities typically assigned to an Operational and Treasury Department.
Sustainable Finance: This course reviews the key concepts and frameworks of sustainable finance and ESG, motivations behind the increased awareness of ESG by investors and the public, discussions on materiality and approaches to incorporating ESG in the investment process.
Taxation and Tax Planning: This course examines the basic principles of construction of a tax system, main direct and indirect taxes and bases of tax planning: internal (within the Russian Federation) and cross-border.
Financial Modelling: The course explores the best practices of financial modelling according the existent modelling guidelines. You will learn how to build a financial model, how to create a correct system of Pro Forma financial statements and forecast the changes in firm’s future cash flows under different scenarios.
Forensic Accounting (Fraud Investigation): This course is designed to ensure professional competence in specific forensic accounting and fraud detection.
Corporate Governance and Compliance: This course examines key areas of corporate governance and compliance, such as shareholders’ role and responsibilities, board’s performance, corporate transparency and disclosure, ESG risks mitigation, investor relations and compliance system organization. During this course you will also be able to practice their knowledge in case studies.
The Foundations of Modern Corporations: The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the modern theoretical framework, their implications and new developments in corporations as a legal entities, their nature and roles in modern society.
Business Ethics: The aim of this course is to provide an understanding ethical theories, their contemporary implications in the firms in different national environment and impact on the corporate performance.
Auditing and Assurance 1: This course provides an understanding of accounting and financial audits, including professional standards and ethical responsibilities of auditors, audit risk and materiality. In addition, it covers audit evidence and reporting on audited financial statements.
Advanced Auditing and Assurance: This course covers practical issues faced by the auditor in greater detail. You will learn how principles of auditing help the auditor decide on appropriate audit procedures for each significant account balance.
The program is designed so you can enroll from anywhere in the world and complete courses at their own pace. As a designated two-year program, it is recommended that students take 24 months to complete the program.
This program is 100% online. The online format of the Master of Business Analytics also allows you to interact with instructors and teaching assistants regularly through live chats and video conferences.
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