Master in Corporate Finance - Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg University

Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg UniversitySaint Petersburg - RUSSIA

Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 5 254 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Financial assistance or scholarships awarded by the institution
  • Government grants

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Apr 2017
Sep 2017

Available slots: 

Available spots: : 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 

September 2017

Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years



The program is offered in partnership with Citi, one of the top financial world leaders. 
Benefits of Master in Corporate Finance program are:

  • Opportunity to complete a double-degree program with the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS
  • Obligatory semester abroad in one of the leading business schools of Europe, America, Asia, partner of GSOM SPbU
  • Availability of the unique academic courses read by the faculty of GSOM SPbU in association with the representatives from the leading international companies - partners of GSOM SPbU: combination of corporate finance theory with practical training and workshops
  • Opportunity to choose adaptive courses in mathematics, economy, management for those who didn't study these disciplines before
  • Research Seminar on Master Thesis preparation during the whole period of study starting from the 1st semester 
  • A unique collection of electronic library that consists of academic publications and business journals, representing established publishers worldwide
  • Free open subscription to the global financial databases such as AMADEUS Bureau van Dijk, DATASTREAM Thompson Reuters, Lexis-Nexis, Passport GMID, ZEPHYR Bureau van Dijk, SKRIN, SPARK
  • Remote access to all digital resources needed for certain courses during the academic year      

1st semester

  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Corporate Finance - 1
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Financial Markets & Instruments
  • Research Seminar
  • Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)


  • Introduction to Business Management: Statistics

2nd semester

  • Corporate Finance - 2
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Research Seminar - 2
  • Manager's Professional Skills
  • German, French, Spanish or Russian Foreign Language


  • Contemporary Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Econometrics

3rd semester

  • Contemporary Strategic Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Seminar
  • Managerial Practice
  • Consulting Project
  • Manager Professional Skills
  • Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)


  • Course taken in the field of Corporate Finance

4th semester

  • International Financial Management
  • Research Seminar
  • Consulting Project
  • Research and Pedagogical Training
  • Manager Professional Skills

Core for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:

  • Global Management Practices 


  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing of Innovative Products
  • Cases in Corporate Finance

Elective for the Global Alliance in Management Education CEMS program:

  • Global Responsible Leadership
  • Business Communications in Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, Russian)

Course format: 

Program curriculum includes:

  • Core courses which comprise fundamental theoretical level in corporate finance and management 
  • Elective courses which are aimed at extending individual professional skills of each student

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Master in Corporate Finance program graduates will be able to build their career in the following areas:

  • financial departments of global Russian and international companies
  • worldwide commercial banks
  • international financial and consulting firms operating in investment
  • government corporations and public-sector
  • research organizations
  • own business

Entry requirements

  • State-recognized Diploma of higher professional education confirming that a “bachelor”, “diploma specialist”, “specialist” or a “master” qualification
  • TOEFL (IELTS, FCE/b, BEC V/b) test result acceptance
  • GMAT test result acceptance

Admission criteria: 

  • The English Language Test

This written test is a counterpart to TOEFL. The available TOEFL or IELTS, FCE/b (CAE), BEC V/b (BEC Higher) certificates with the set minimum scores are accepted for this admissions language test.

  • Management and Business English Test

This written test is a counterpart to GMAT.

  • Business Communication in English: a written essay and a personal interview

The essay and the interview are to reveal an applicant's motivation for studying and achieving set goals, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, creativity, as well as analytical and communicative skills, innovation drive, international focus, ethical business standards, cultural background and business communication in English.


Mrs/Ms Anastasiya Zaretskaya