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					               FACULTY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

      1. General information
      The faculty of finance and economics carries out preparation of experts for
establishments of banking system, insurance organizations, off-budget funds, stock
exchanges, depositaries, investment companies; also financial managers for various
enterprises; experts for departments of financial management, the Federal Exchequer,
fiscal bodies, control and auditing administrations.
      Our faculty carries out preparation of experts in two directions:
      «Finances and credit» (Specialty 060400), with specializations in
                                       «Finances»
                                       «Monetary Circulation and Credit»
                                      «Insurance and Off-Budget Funds»
      «Taxes and Taxation» (Specialty 351200)
      Our graduates receive qualifications: Economist or Taxation Specialist.
      The Faculty has four Departments:
      - Department of Finances. Head - Kunitsyna Svetlana Jurjevna, Ph. Doctor in
Economics, Ass. Professor
      664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 403.
      Tel.: (3952) 24 10 82
       E-mail: finans@isea.ru
      - Department of Monetary Circulation and Credit. Head - Alekseeva Irina
Anatoljevna, Ph. Doctor in Economics, Ass. Professor
      664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 401.
      Tel.: (3952) 24 10 81
       E-mail: m_credit@isea.ru
      - Department of Insurance and Off-budget Funds. Head - Bahmatov Sergey
Aleksandrovich, Doctor in Economics, Professor
      664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 415.
      Tel.: (3952) 24 00 10
       E-mail: kafstr@isea.ru
      - Department of Taxes and Taxation. Head - Komarova Galina Petrovna, Ph.
Doctor in Economics, Ass. Professor
      664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 405.
      Tel.: (3952) 24 27 48
       E-mail: savchenkova@isea.ru

     2. Dean of the Faculty
     Rusakova Oksana Igorevna, Ph. Doctor in Economics, Ass. Professor
     664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 410.
     Tel.: (3952) 24 28 34
     E-mail: web_fef@isea.ru.

     3. ECTS-coordinators of the Faculty
     Zhilan Oksana Dmitrievna, Ph. Doctor in Economics, Ass. Professor
     (Department of monetary circulation and credit).
     664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 405.
     Tel.: (3952) 24 10 81
    E-mail: m_credit@isea.ru

    Bahmatov Sergey Aleksandrovich, Doctor in Economics, Professor
    (Department of insurance and off-budget funds).
    664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 415.
    Tel.: (3952) 24-00-10
    E-mail: kafstr@isea.ru

    Kulijskaya Janna Sergeevna, Ph. Doctor in Economics, senior teacher
    (Department of finances)
    664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina str., building 2, office 403.
    Tel.: (3952) 24-10-82
    E-mail: kulizhskaya@isea.ru

    Sodnomova Svetlana Konstantinovna, Ph. Doctor in Economics, Ass. Professor
    (Department of taxes and taxation).
    664003, Irkutsk, 11 Lenina St., building 2, office 405.
    Tel.: (3952) 24-10-82
    E-mail: sodn@isea.ru

    4. Research work at the Faculty
         Financial Management of Companies and Enterprises
         Financial and Investment Management
         Budgetary System and Budgetary Management
         Equity Market and Financial Instruments
         Banking
         Monetary and Credit Relations
         State and Commercial Insurance
         Risk-Management
         Corporate Fiscal Management
         Fiscal Policy
         Fiscal Planning.

    5. Basic educational programs of the Faculty

     Program formats:
     - full-time (5 years, for admission you must have secondary school education);
     - part-time (5,5 years, for admission you must have secondary school
        education);
     - accelerated (2 years for those with university degrees and 3 years for college
        graduates).

       After graduation you can choose a degree program at the University Graduate
School to obtain the academic degree of Master of Economics or Master of
Management.
      Graduates of the faculty can continue education in postgraduate and doctoral
studies with the subsequent defense of theses of the candidate and the doctor of
economics accordingly.
      We offer a Master’s Program for Bachelors and Specialists in the following
fields:
      Master of Economics:
          Finances;
          State and Municipal Finances
      Master of Finance:
          Financial Management, specialization “Financial Management in
            Insurance Companies”.
      Program formats:
         full-time (1,5 years);
         part-time (2,5 years).
      We offer PhD. or Post-Doctoral Programs in the specialization “Finances,
Monetary Circulation and Credit”.
                                    CURRICULUM
                      Specialty 060400 FINANCES AND CREDIT
                Specialization: MONEY CIRCULATION AND CREDIT

                         1 year of study (first and second semesters)
                      Duration of the 1 semester: September-December.
                         Duration of the 2 semester: January-June.
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1.    Foreign language              June         Tests
                                             December               0         120        120 10
2.    Physical education                     December               0         210        210
                                               June
3.    Russia’s history              June                            20        20          40          3
4.    Basics of economics                    December               60        30          90          6
5.    Microeconomics - 1           March                            40        20          60          4
6.    Macroeconomics - 1            June                  May       40        20          60          5
7.    Philosophy                  December                          20        10          30          5
8.    History of economy                      March                 20        10          30          2
9.    Culturology                             March                 20         0          20         1,5
10.   Safety of life activities              December               30         0          30          2
11.   Mathematics - 1             December                         105        70         175          9
                                    June
12. Informatics                     June     December               0         45         45 5
13. Basics of modern                           June                30          0         30 2,5
    technologies
14. Psychology                                  June               20         10         30          2
15. Nature management                           June               20         20         40          3
    economics
                   2 year of study (third and fourth semesters)
                 Duration of the 3 semester: September-December.
                    Duration of the 4 semester: January-June.
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                                                Tests
1.  Sociology                               December               10         10          20          2
2.  Political science            December                          30         15          45          2
3.  History of economics                      June                 20         20          40          3
4.  Econometrics – 1                        December               45         30          75          4
5.  Mathematics – 2                June                            40         40          80          4
6.  Economics of an enterprise   December                          30         15          45         3,5
7.  Statistics – 1                          December               30         30          60         4,5
8.  Statistics – 2                 June                            40         40          80          6
9.  Business accounting          December     June                 70         70         140          11
10. Management                              December               30          0          30          2
11. Marketing                               December               30          0          30          2
12. International economics                 December               15         15          30          2
13. Automated information         March                            20         20          40          3
    technologies in economics
14. Finances                                   June       May      40         30         70          6
15. Money, credit and banks                    June                40         30         70          5
                    3 year of study (fifth and sixth semesters)
                 Duration of the 5 semester: September-December.
                    Duration of the 6 semester: January-June.
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1.   Law                       December                             30         30         60          4,5
2.   Business accounting       December                             15         30         45          3,5
3.   Economic analysis          March      December                 50         35         85          6,5
4.   Pricing                               December                 30         15         45          3,5
5.   Finances                  December                             30         30         60          4,5
6.   Money, credit and banks   December                December     30         30         60          5,5
7.   Corporate finances          June                               40         40         80           6
8.   Insurance                   June      December       May       70         55         12           10
                                                                                          5
9. Taxes and taxation            June                               40         40         80          6
10. Equity market                June                               40         40         80          6
11. Social insurance             June                               40         20         60          4
                    4 year of study (seventh and eighth semesters)
                   Duration of the 7 semester: September-December.
                      Duration of the 8 semester: January-June.
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1.    Basics of audit               December                          30         30         60 4,5
2.    Budgetary system of the       December                          30         30         60 4,5
      Russian Federation
3.    Financial management                     December               30         15         45 3,5
4.    Organization of activity in   December                          45         30         75 5,5
      the equity market
5.    Organization of the Central   December                          30         30         60 4,5
      Bank’s activity
6.    Organization of                 June     December      June     70         65         135 11
      commercial banks’ activity
7.    Organization and financing                 March                20         10         30 2,5
      of investments
8.    International monetary and      June                            40         20         60 4,5
      credit relations
9.    Banks’ accounting               June                            40         40         80          6
10.   Commercial bank’s                           June                20         20         40          3
      accounts
11.   Real estate business and       March                            30         20         50 3,5
      real estate assessment
12.   Exchange activity in the                    June                20         10         30 2,5
      equity market
13.   World banking systems                      March                10         10         20 1,5
14.   Banking marketing                          June                 20         20         40 3
                     5 year of study (ninth and tenth semesters)
                  Duration of the 9 semester: September-December.
                    Duration of the 10 semester: January-June.
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1.   Banks’ accounting          December                             12         24         36 2,5
2.   Liquidity of commercial                  December               12         12         24 1,5
     banks
3.   Analysis of commercial     December                             24         36         60 3,5
     banks’ activity
4.   Banking management         December                             24         24         48 3
5.   Regulation of the equity                 December               12         12         24 1,5
     market
6.   Management of                            December               12         24         36 2,5
     securities’ portfolio
7.   Accounting in the equity                 December               12         24         36 2,
     market                                                                                   5
8.   Course paper on the                                 December     0         0           0 1
     organization of banking
     and equity market

       Practicum project                      Credits ECTS 22,5
       Final interdisciplinary exam           Credits ECTS 1,5
       Diploma paper                          Credits ECTS 15
       Diploma paper's defense                Credits ECTS 3
AUTOMATED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN ECONOMICS
       Purpose: to form holistic system of knowledge about information technologies;
to build long-time skills of working on a PC in the conditions of computer nets and
systems; to master basics of modern methodology for elaborating automated
information technologies and their practical implementation with the use of typical
software packages.
       Contents: basics of the new information technologies and their impact on being
successful in business; modern state and tendencies of hardware and software
development; basics of automated solving economic problems; basics of creating
information systems; the use of new information technologies of data processing in
different fields; work with analytical computer programs: Audit Expert, Marketing
Expert, Project Expert; complex information system of management “Galaktika”; local
and global computer nets; E-mail.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL BANKS’ ACTIVITY
        Purpose: to master the basic methods of analysis and to apply them in practice
on the base of published reports concerning the regional bank system.
        Contents: sources of information for conducting analysis; analysis of
liabilities’ operations: analysis of owned capital and liabilities; analysis of assets’
operations: efficiency of the assets’ use, analysis of credit investments, analysis of
investments in securities, analysis of indemnity bonds; analysis of profits: interest
receipts and other profits; analysis of expenditures: interest payments and other
expenses; analysis of the resources’ cost; analysis of financial results by types of
profits.
        Year of study: 5.
        Lectures: 24 hours.
        Seminars: 36 hours.
        Assessment: course paper, final exam.

BANKING MARKETING
      Purpose: to acquire knowledge in the field of specificity of bank’s activities in
the market for services and to use basic marketing techniques in practice.
      Contents: the notion and essence of banking marketing system; features of
banking products and services; marketing-mix in a bank; banks’ competition; external
environment in the system of rendering banking services; marketing research in
banking; communication strategy and promotion of banking services.
      Year of study: 4.
      Lectures: 20 hours.
      Seminars: 20 hours.
      Assessment: test.

BANKING MANAGEMENT
    Purpose: to acquire knowledge in the field of banking management.
      Contents: peculiarities of systems analysis in a commercial bank; techniques of
management in a modern commercial bank; economic processes management in a
bank; strategic planning; liabilities management; own funds management; assets
management; risk management; liquidity management.
      Year of study: 5.
      Lectures: 24 hours.
      Seminars: 24 hours.
      Assessment: test.

SAFETY OF LIFE ACTIVITIES
        Purpose: to form the visioning of indissoluble unity of any activity and the
requirements to safety and security of a man.
        Contents: basic terms and the concept of safety; legislative basis of safety of
life activities in our country and abroad; harmful and dangerous factors of habitat of a
man and their characteristic; theoretical and practical skills at evaluation of conditions
at an object of economy in extreme situations of natural and technical character;
development of measures on reduction of harmful and dangerous factors’ influence on
the personnel; liquidation of consequences of extreme situations; public administration
of safety of life activities (management of industrial extreme situations, civil defense,
preservation of nature and labor protection).
        Year of study: 1.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Assessment: test.

EXCHANGE ACTIVITY IN THE EQUITY MARKET
       Purpose: learn typical stock exchange structure, functions, and work
mechanisms.
       Contents: the economic role, functions, and structure of secondary equity
market; organized stock market’s specificity; stock exchange as trade organizer in the
equity market; trading procedures; mechanism of stock exchange deals.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 10 hours.
       Assessment: test.

BUSINESS ACCOUNTING
        Purpose: to study methods and organization of business accounting; to master
theoretical fundamentals and practical skills of using accounting information.
        Contents: objects and the field of application of business accounting;
classification of an organization’s property; the essence of business accounting in the
system of economic information and economic management; elements of accounting
methods: balance, accounts, dual recording, appraisal, calculation, documentation,
inventory, accounting; financial accounting; accounting of own capital, borrowed
capital; accounting of capital assets, intangible assets; accounting of settlements,
funds; accounting of labor remuneration; accounting of costs, finished goods, sales;
accounting of financial results, etc.
        Year of study: 2, 3.
        Lectures: 85 hours.
      Seminars: 100 hours.
      Assessment: test, two exams.

BUDGETARY SYSTEM OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
        Purpose: to provide acquaintance with following issues: the organization of
Russia’s budgetary system, the formation and use of budgetary funds included in
Russia’s budgetary system, the budgetary rights of the national and local governments,
forms and methods of budgetary planning.
        Contents: budgetary system and budgetary structure; budgetary policy of the
Russian Federation; budgets’ equilibrium; budgetary classification; budgetary rights of
the national and local governments of the Russian Federation; interbudgetary relations
and their development in the Russian Federation; planning of budgetary receipts;
planning of budgetary expenditures; State regulation of the social sphere; budgetary
process and budgetary planning in the Russian Federation; economic and control
activities of budgetary system establishments; urgent problems of budgets.
        Year of study: 4.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Seminars: 30 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKS
       Purpose: to acquire knowledge in the field of monetary circulation, credit
relations and banking.
       Contents: origin of money; functions of money and their role in economy;
forms and types of money; organization of modern monetary circulation; money
turnover and its structure; principles of the organization of cash and non-cash turnover;
forms of cashless settlements; the essence, elements and types of monetary systems;
principles of the monetary system organization in the Russian Federation; monetary
and credit regulation; laws of monetary circulation; the essence of inflation, its types
and forms; methods of anti-inflation policy; notion of monetary system and its types;
balance of payments and its structure; theory of credit and credit relations; forms of
credit; concept of credit system and its structure; banking system: the structure, role
and functions; banking operations and transactions.
       Year of study: 2, 3.
       Lectures: 70 hours.
       Seminars: 60 hours.
       Assessment: course paper, test, final exam.

INFORMATICS
       Purpose: to acquire knowledge about the state and tendencies of development
of information technologies; to develop skills allowing to use the most popular
technologies of information processing by the means of computers.
       Contents: notion of information technology; object technology; information
technology; evolution of information technologies; informational society;
informational infrastructure; properties of information technologies; notion of
platform; criteria of assessment of information technologies; classification of
information technologies; supporting and functional information technologies;
technologies of preparing text documents; technologies of data processing based on
tables; notion of distributed and functional information technology; object-oriented
information technologies; standards of user interface; information technologies of
ultimate user; user interface and its types.
       Year of study: 1.
       Seminars: 45 hours.
       Assessment: test.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        Purpose: to develop the basic skills of foreign spoken language and written
communication, and comprehending foreign speech in everyday and business
situation.
        Contents: the speech etiquette in everyday communication, texts of country
studies, fundamentals of economics, listening comprehension, practicing making up
plans, annotations, essays.
        Year of study: 1.
        Seminars: 120 hours.
        Assessment: test, final exam.

RUSSIA’S HISTORY
       Purpose: to study urgent problems of Russian history, to discover general
trends and peculiarities of Russian historical process; to build skills and abilities of
analyzing historical factors and events.
       Contents: object and goals of Russia’s history course; political and economic
system of Russia through the IX-XIX centuries; peculiarities of Russian modernization
in the XVIII-XIX centuries; establishment and development of the Soviet system,
attempts of its modernization; break-up of the USSR and its consequences; radical
market reforms in Russia.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

HISTORY OF ECONOMY
        Purpose: to develop skills of economic thinking on the base of large historical
and economic material; to bring up skills of independent analysis; to acquire
knowledge on the main historical and economic conceptions.
        Contents: the evolution process of economic institutes; sources of institutional
changes; factors of institutions’ evolution; the main features of basis economic
institutes (such as production, distribution, trade, money, credit and others) at all
stages of European economic history: from prehistoric times to industrial era.
        Year of study: 1.
        Lectures: 20 hours.
        Seminars: 10 hours.
        Assessment: test.

HISTORY OF ECONOMICS
       Purpose: to shape knowledge about the main stages of the world economic
science development; to give the notion of the famous economists’ intellectual
biography and contents of their main books.
       Contents: development of economic conceptions in Antique World and the
Middle Ages; evolution of economic conceptions in rising market economy and
entrepreneurship; mercantilism as the economic theory of the age of primary capital
accumulation; physiocrats; English classical school of political economy; marginalism
and its revolution; crisis of neoclassical line and rise of Keynesian theory; neo-
Keynesian theory; history of modern (post-war) economic theories.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: test.

CULTUROLOGY
       Purpose: to study systems approach to the problems of the world and national
culture, to master the principles of cultural analysis of reality.
       Contents: object and methods of culture studies, typology of culture and
various ways of representing cultural material; pagan culture, its original idea, the
problem of classifying spirits and gods; symbols of pagan architecture and sculpture,
art and music, oral speech and writing, theatre, songs and dances; specific features of
the ancient world’s science and philosophy; religious culture: architecture, sculpture,
art, music, literature, philosophy and science of the medieval type; peculiarities of the
secular culture of Europe, Asia and Russia.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Assessment: test.

LIQUIDITY OF COMMERCIAL BANKS
       Purpose: to study condition of liquidity, the system of liquidity management,
and the influence of liquidity on the financial situation of a credit organization.
       Contents: liquidity of a commercial bank – concept and the factors determining
liquidity and solvency; management policy in the sphere of liquidity control: basic
elements of management and liquidity assessment in a credit organization, control of
the policy and procedures on liquidity management, development of actions for
liquidity recovery, the role of Russian Bank’s regional establishments in assessment
and control of liquidity risk; methods and instruments of liquidity management; ways
of liquidity regulation; liquidity management on the base of economic features:
parameters of liquidity, analysis of general liquidity, analysis of instant and current
liquidity; mechanism of liquidity management on the base of monetary flows; foreign
experience in liquidity management.
       Year of study: 5.
       Lectures: 12 hours.
       Seminars: 12 hours.
       Assessment: test.
MACROECONOMICS - 1
       Purpose: to teach students to analyze phenomena and processes at the level of
economy as a whole; to give knowledge for understanding economic policy of the
State and the processes of globalization in the world economy.
       Contents: problems of the national economy; goals of national economy and
assessment of the performance; the theory of general economic equilibrium; the
classical and Keynesian models of economic equilibrium; modern theories of “new
classicists” –theory of rational expectancies, theory of supply economics, monetarism;
the problem of macroeconomic instability, inflation and unemployment, and their
interrelation; cyclic fluctuations in the economy; theories of the State and state
regulation of the economy; economic growth.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: course paper, final exam.

MARKETING
      Purpose: to give knowledge of modern marketing theory and skills of
marketing research and marketing management.
      Contents: basic marketing concepts; marketing environment; marketing
information; marketing research, methods of marketing research; market segmentation
and positioning of goods on the market; marketing mix; product; price, pricing; place;
promotion; market analysis; strategic marketing management; organizational structure
of marketing; international marketing.
      Year of study: 2.
      Lectures: 30 hours.
      Assessment: test.

MATHEMATICS–1
       Purpose: to get mathematical background (basic notions and methods of
mathematical analysis, linear algebra and differential equations), which is necessary
for studying advanced courses in mathematics and economics, to get acquainted with
applications of mathematics in economics.
       Contents: set theory, theory of limits of numerical sequences and functions,
basics of differential calculus of one-variable and multivariable functions, integral
calculus of one-variable functions, elements of vector and matrix algebra, systems of
linear algebraic equations, numerical and power series, ordinary differential equations
of first and second order, applications in economics (marginal analysis, theories of
consumption and production, primary market models, and economic dynamics
models).
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 105 hours.
       Seminars: 70 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

MATHEMATICS–2
       Purpose: to familiarize students with decision-making techniques in the
problems of optimal resources use; to learn to build mathematical models correctly,
and to choose methods of their solving with theories of linear, non-linear and dynamic
programming involved.
        Contents: optimization models in economics; linear programming; graphic
method and simplex-method in LP; dual problems, the basic theorems of a duality and
their economic sense; post-optimal analysis; special linear programming problems;
transport problems and methods of their decision; examples of non-linear economic-
mathematical models; convex programming; Kuhn and Tucker theorem and its
economic interpretation; methods of dynamic programming; network models.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 40 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY AND CREDIT RELATIONS
        Purpose: to study the set of international relations in the field of money and
credit, concerned with the movement of goods, capitals and services between
countries; to study the theory and practice of world money-market functioning,
activities of international financial and credit institutes, organization of monetary
relations on the territory of the Russian Federation.
        Contents: monetary relations and monetary mechanism; notion and types of
monetary market; exchange rate risk and the factors influencing its occurrence; basic
forms of monetary policy; the review of monetary legislation in developed countries;
organization of foreign trade crediting in our country and abroad.
        Year of study: 4.
        Lectures: 40 hours.
        Seminars: 20 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

MANAGEMENT
        Purpose: to study the rules of formation, functioning and development of
modern systems of management at an organization performing in competitive
environment.
        Contents: modern trends in management theory and practice widely used
abroad and actively studied in Russia; systems analysis of management processes;
methods of management at an enterprise; human resources management; management
ethics.
        Year of study: 2.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Assessment: test.

MICROECONOMICS - 1
       Purpose: to acquaint students with the instruments of microeconomics; to use
these instruments for studying market agents’ behavior and analyzing markets
functioning.
       Contents: general features of market, the mechanism of its functioning; the
theory of consumer choice – cardinal and ordinal methods of measuring utility;
production and entrepreneurial activity; a firm in the market; total, average and
marginal product; isoquanta and isocosts: production cots; profit in accounting and
economic senses; models of perfect and imperfect competition – pure monopoly,
oligopoly, monopolistic competition; markets for the factors of production – market
for capital, labor and land.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
       Purpose: to form an idea of the world economy, elements of which are
interdependent and correlated; to teach to realize specific economic processes in the
context of global development.
       Contents: the world economic system through interconnection between
national and global economy; key problems of the world economic development in the
end of the 20th – beginning of the 21st century; participation of single countries and
regions in the world economy; the economic cycle peculiarities of the countries with
advanced economy; features of economic development of the new industrial countries,
countries with economy in transition, and developing states.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 15 hours.
       Seminars: 15 hours.
       Assessment: test.

WORLD BANKING SYSTEMS
       Purpose: to acquire knowledge in the field of banking systems’ construction
and foreign banking systems functioning.
       Contents: peculiarities of various bank groups functioning, such as gross-
banks, Raiffaizen banks, depositary, business and credit institutes with specific goals,
and private bankers; operational experience of foreign commercial banks; special
credit and financial institutes; banking policy and rendering banking services; methods
of human resources management in banking; issues of State regulation of bank
systems’ activity and creating databases about condition of enterprises, incidents with
receipts and “super indebtness”.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 10 hours.
       Seminars: 10 hours.
       Assessment: test.

ТAХЕS AND TAXATION
       Purpose: to study the organization of mobilization of tax receipts in the budgetary
system; to master methodology, methods and skills of calculating taxes.
       Contents: tax relations and their participants; rights and obligations of
participants; tax obligation: occurrence and execution; systems of taxation;
methodology, methods and practice of calculating taxes and filling out tax declarations.
       Year of study: 3.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 40 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.
ORGANIZATION OF COMMERCIAL BANKS’ ACTIVITY
       Purpose: to study basics of banking, to give understanding of economic sense
in banking operations, and to study their influence on economic processes in a society.
       Contents: commercial bank – the second level of banking system; resources of
a commercial bank; insurance system of natural persons’ deposits; assessment of
financial condition and methods of determining the borrower’s credit status; forms of
providing credit recurrency; contractual relations between a bank and a client; assets’
operations; banking risks; operations with precious metals and stones; banking
services; bank interest.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 70 hours.
       Seminars: 65 hours.
       Assessment: course paper, test, final exam.

ORGANIZATION AND FINANCING OF INVESTMENTS
       Purpose: to provide active assistance to: investment process at microeconomic
and macroeconomic levels, the growth of production potential, and overcome of
economic crisis.
       Contents: analysis and synthesis of investment activity; evaluation of
investment decisions; development of investment projects and programs; process of
portfolio selection assessment; working out effective mechanism of investments
regulation at different levels of administration; elaboration of proposals considering
the increase of investment attractiveness of regions and the country as a whole;
organization and financing of investments as an essential and important element of the
financial and economic mechanism of management.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 10 hours.
       Assessment: test.

ORGANIZATION OF THE CENTRAL BANK’S ACTIVITY
       Purpose: to study legal basics of the first level of banking system – Central
Bank’s functioning.
       Contents: banking system and its structure; legal provision for Bank of
Russia’s activity; organization of the public registration of credit organizations;
licensing of banking activity; surveillance of credit organizations’ activities; measures
for the prevention of credit organizations’ bankruptcy; temporary administration.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Seminars: 30 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

ORGANIZATION OF ACTIVITY IN THE EQUITY MARKET
       Purpose: to study the organization and procedures of conducting professional
activity in the equity market.
       Contents: legislative basics of conducting professional activity in the equity
market; the organization and procedures of different types of professional activity in
the equity market: brokerage, dealership, securities management, depositary activity,
activity on conducting the register of securities owners, clearing activity, activity on
the organization of trade in the equity market; licensing of professional activity in the
equity market.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 45 hours.
       Seminars: 30 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

AUDIT BASICS
        Purpose: to provide students with theoretical basics of auditing and its
functioning in Russia and foreign countries; to develop practical skills on the
organization of auditing and techniques of auditors’ control of the enterprises.
        Contents: theoretical basics of the financial control and audit – the essence of
financial control, its classification, forms, methods, techniques, and the place of audit
in the system of financial control; history of audit in Russia; the notion, objectives, and
principles of audit activity; issues of legislative regulation of audit, features of
certification and licensing; standards of audit; international experience of audit
standardization; professional ethics of an auditor, relationships between auditor and
client; techniques of audit revisions; financial analysis in audit activity; audit of
accounting policy and constituent documents; audit of operations on purchase of fixed
and intangible assets, and audit of long-term financial investments; audit of operations
in the production process; audit of operations on selling production and determining of
financial results; audit of operations on payments, settlements, etc.
        Year of study: 4.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Seminars: 30 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

BASICS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
       Purpose: to teach future specialists to analyze concrete technological and
production processes as economic objects, to solve the problems of assessing the
economic efficiency of technological processes and economic projects investments on
the base of innovational technologies.
       Contents: notion of production and technological processes as economic
objects, the laws of their development; optimization of technological systems and
selection of the most efficient technological processes; technical, ecological and
economic basics of modern technologies in the main industries; market aspects of
technological development.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Assessment: test.

BASICS OF ECONOMICS
      Purpose: to form modern economic thinking and to study methodology
necessary for understanding and analyzing real processes in Russian economy.
      Contents: main stages and schools of economic theory; object and method of
economic theory; economic systems and general principles of economy’s organization;
commodity-money economy; commodity and economic good; theory of money and
laws of money circulation; the system of ownership relations and economic theory of
property rights.
      Year of study: 1.
      Lectures: 60 hours.
      Seminars: 30 hours.
      Assessment: test.

COMMERCIAL BANK’S ACCOUNTS
      Purpose: to acquire knowledge on the problems and issues of formation and
providing the accounts of a commercial bank to the Russia’s Central Bank and its
regional establishments.
      Contents: forms of accounts; deadlines for submitting accounts to the Bank of
Russia, normative documents for filling out the accounts.
      Year of study: 4.
      Lectures: 20 hours.
      Seminars: 20 hours.
      Assessment: test.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
       Purpose: to acquire systematic understanding of political institutions,
processes, and technologies of political goals’ achievement in their interrelation with
economic and social development; to use acquired knowledge for qualified
participation in political life of the country as well as for an economist’s professional
activity.
       Contents: issues of government and administrative relations; provision of
social and political stability in the history of political ideas and modern political
theory; institutional aspects of politics, political relations and processes; subjects of
politics; political management and political marketing; political and electoral
technologies; political culture and political ideologies; world politics and international
relations.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Seminars: 15 hours.
       Assessment: test.

LAW
        Purpose: to acquire deep knowledge in the field of legal regulation of social
relations, including property relations; to understand the features of the main branches
of law in order to behave properly and skillfully.
        Contents: general clauses on the state structure of the Russian Federation (the
system of legislative, executive and juridical authorities); general statutes of the civil
law (the notion of object and method of civil law, the main principles and sources of
civil law, notion of entrepreneurial activity, subjects of entrepreneurial activity, the
basics of contract law, the main types of contracts); general statutes of the labor law
(labor contract, labor time and rest period, wages).
        Year of study: 3.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

PSYCHOLOGY
       Purpose: to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of
psychology, to study how to apply psychological knowledge in practice in the sphere
of economic activities.
       Contents: object and structure of modern psychology; object and fields of
research of economic psychology; perception and attention; factors determining
attention; attentiveness as a property of the personality and as a condition; memory;
thinking and intellectual features of the personality; self-consciousness and its
functions; the meaning of life and personal growth; humanistic psychology;
communicative competence; model of communication; psychology of money, the
attitude of a person to money; money-saving behavior, expenses, debts.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 10 hours.
       Assessment: test.

REGULATION OF THE EQUITY MARKET
        Purpose: to acquire theoretical knowledge about the basics of equity market
regulation, structure of the object regulated, and subject structure of stock market
regulation system; to make comparative analysis of equity market regulation systems
in different countries.
        Contents: equity market regulation system: basic ideas and notions; the object
of regulation: contents and structure; regulation subject; State regulation infrastructure;
peculiarities of state regulation in the equity market; self-regulation processes in the
equity market; foreign experience of stock market regulation; equity market regulation
system in pre-revolutionary Russia; regional level of stock market regulation; activity
of Irkutsk regional division of the Russia’s Federal Commission for the Equity Market.
        Year of study: 5.
        Lectures:12 hours.
        Seminars:12 hours.
        Assessment: test.

REAL ESTATE BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT
       Purpose: to give general concepts of real estate activity and real estate
assessment, to reveal the essence of realtor and real estate appraiser’s activity, to give
theoretical base for conducting realtor and real estate appraiser’s activity.
       Contents: the legislation regulating realtor activity and real estate assessment;
the market for real estate in Russia, its development and prospects; procedures of
operations with real estate and application of this knowledge in practice; principles and
the process of real estate assessment; making contracts in practice of real estate
appraiser and realtor.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.
EQUITY MARKET
        Purpose: to acquire theoretical knowledge of the basic stock instruments,
organization and functioning of the equity market; to gain skills of analyzing
information on the condition and forecast development of the equity market.
        Contents: securities: notion, properties, types, classifications; bonds; national
and municipal government papers; bills of exchange; depositary and savings
certificates; housing certificates; joint-stock companies: basics of corporate board;
shares; derivative securities: notion, types, purpose; securities issue; circulation of
securities; equity market: concept, types, and structure; players in the equity market;
basics of organization and activity of investment funds and share investment funds;
infrastructure of the equity market; basics of portfolio investments in the equity
market; regulation of the equity market.
        Year of study: 3.
        Lectures: 40 hours.
        Seminars: 40 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

SOCIAL INSURANCE
       Purpose: to study theoretical basics of social insurance and practical issues of
modern international and national systems of social insurance; to generate modern
economic thinking in the field of social insurance and employees’ social security.
       Contents: essence and functions of social insurance; subjects of social
insurance; international practice and international legislation in the field of employees’
social insurance; legal regulation of social insurance system in the Russian Federation;
basic types of social insurance carried out in the Russian Federation; social off-budget
funds, their essence and main functions; basic financial sources of social insurance
system of in the Russian Federation; pension insurance: the essence, the basic
participants, relations between participants; basic kinds of labor pensions and the
technique of their calculation; basic objectives and principles of the obligatory medical
insurance system in the Russian Federation; Federal and Territorial funds of obligatory
medical insurance; types of the hardship allowances given to citizens of the Russian
Federation from the Social Insurance Fund; main principles and goals of obligatory
social insurance of accidents in the production process and occupational diseases,
objects, subjects, insurants and insurers, types of insurance coverage.
       Year of study: 3.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: test.

SOCIOLOGY
       Purpose: to acquire theoretical knowledge about functioning of society as a
social system and build skills on research of social reality.
       Contents: history of theoretical and empirical sociology; social categories,
society, personality, social groups, social institutes, social relations and interaction,
social structure, social stratification, social control and deviant behavior, social
processes; methods of sociological research, theoretical and practical knowledge of
conducting sociological research.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 10 hours.
       Seminars: 10 hours.
       Assessment: test.

STATISTICS – 1
       Purpose: acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in using statistical
methodology of calculation and analysis.
       Contents: subject, method, goals and the main categories of statistics; statistical
inquiry, grouping of collected statistical data; the method of relative and average
numbers; analysis of variance, sampling observation and index calculus; temporal
sequences of data, statistical methods of revealing relations between phenomena.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Seminars: 30 hours.
       Assessment: test.

STATISTICS – 2
        Purpose: acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in using
statistical methodology of calculation and analysis of economic figures in social and
economic spheres of activities of enterprises and organizations with different forms of
ownership.
        Contents: subject, method and goals of statistics in different branches and
spheres of economy; classifications and groupings in economical statistics; population
statistics; living standard statistics; national wealth statistics; building major
macrofigures in the system of national economic accounting; products’ statistics;
statistics of number and structure of an enterprise’s employees; labor hours statistics;
statistics of capital assets and inventory; statistics of material security; statistics of
wages and efficiency of production; statistics of financial results.
        Year of study: 2.
        Lectures: 40 hours.
        Seminars: 40 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

INSURANCE
        Purpose: to form the students’ modern economic thinking; to teach using all
known methods of insurance protection for providing continuous production,
preservation of personal property, and coverage in the case of unexpected unfavorable
circumstances.
        Contents: the economic essence of insurance; the main notions and principles
of insurance; the forms of insurance; classification of insurance industries; insurance
market and its elements; state regulation of insurance activity; organization of
insurance company’s activity; property insurance of juridical persons and individuals;
life insurance, accident insurance, medical insurance, liability insurance, business risks
insurance, reinsurance.
        Year of study: 3.
        Lectures: 70 hours.
        Seminars: 55 hours.
       Assessment: course paper, test, final exam.

MANAGEMENT OF SECURITIES’ PORTFOLIO
       Purpose: to acquire theoretical knowledge of the basic approaches to formation
of securities portfolio, organization and functioning of the equity market; to gain skills
of analyzing information on the condition and forecast development of the stock
market.
       Contents: securities: types and properties; shares: Russian specificity; agency
pass-throughs and corporate bonds; bills; derivative securities: notion, types, purpose;
the Russian equity market: structure, principles of work; players in the equity market:
investment companies, share investment funds; strategy of work in the equity market;
determining investments’ riskiness; methods of the equity market analysis: technical
and fundamental analysis; formation of portfolio: theoretical aspects and Russian
specificity; ways of diversification and escalating of position; capital management.
       Year of study: 5.
       Lectures: 12 hours.
       Seminars: 24 hours.
       Assessment: test.

BANKS’ ACCOUNTING
      Purpose: to acquire knowledge of banks’ accounting, including the
organization of accounts in the banking sphere; organization and the order of
accounting and reflecting bank operations, to learn to draw balance and form
accounting reports of a bank.
      Contents: basics of the organization of business accounting in banks;
documentation and document circulation in a bank; organization and the order of
accounting settlement operations; accounting of inter-bank calculations; accounting of
cash operations; organization and the order of accounting deposit operations;
organization and the order of accounting loan operations; accounting of operations on
formation of the chartered capital; organization and the order of accounting securities;
organization and the order of accounting of internal bank operations.
      Year of study: 4, 5.
      Lectures: 52 hours.
      Seminars: 64 hours.
      Assessment: two exams.

ACCOUNTING IN THE EQUITY MARKET
        Purpose: to gain skills of conducting accounting of operations with securities,
internal accounting of professional participants in the equity market; to study features
of accounting of assets and liabilities’ operations in the banks – professional
participants in the equity market.
        Contents: general knowledge on accounting of securities, internal accounting
of professional participants of the equity market; assets’ operations with securities,
liabilities’ operations with securities; accounting of issuing and placing securities;
calculation and payment of dividends on stock; depositary operations.
        Year of study: 5.
        Lectures: 12 hours.
        Seminars: 24 hours.
       Assessment: test.

PHILOSOPHY
       Purpose: to develop creative abilities and philosophic way of thinking, to
acquire theoretical and methodological approaches to world outlook as well as
professional, moral and civic qualities.
       Contents: ancient philosophy and urgent problems of individuals and society
that are being studied in the modern philosophic literature; the object and social
functions of philosophy; historical typology of philosophic ideas of the essence and the
existence of the world, the nature and the structure of mentality, truth and spiritual and
practical cognition of reality; the main problems of social philosophy: peculiarities of
social philosophic cognition; the systematic character of social organization; contents
and interaction of the main spheres in social life; genesis and structure of the people’s
spiritual activity, social mentality and culture; the origin and essence of man.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 45 hours.
       Seminars: 30 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
       Purpose: to provide students with the basics of financial management at an
enterprise (a firm, a corporation) and develop skills of applying acquired knowledge.
       Contents: object of financial management; time value of money (basics of
financial mathematics); assessment of financial assets (corporate bonds, common and
privileged stock); cost of capital sources; weighted average cost of capital; estimation
of investment projects (criteria of estimating investment projects and conditions of
their application); financial performance of a company (ratios used in financial
management); financial leverage (European and American approaches to financial
leverage estimation); financial risk; operational leverage; business-risk; aggregated
risk of the company (combined affect of financial and operational levers); assortment
policy of an enterprise; dividend policy (fundamental theories and practical methods of
dividend policy); working capital management (basics of managing net working
capital, accounts payable and receivable, inventories, and cash); combination of long-
term and short-term activities; matrices of financial strategies.
       Year of study: 4.
       Lectures: 30 hours.
       Seminars: 15 hours.
       Assessment: test.

FINANCES
       Purpose: to provide students with theoretical basics and principles of financial
relations and the mechanism of their formation; to reveal the meaning of economic
category "finances" and its relation to other economic categories; to learn existing
types of financial relationships composing the financial system of a country; to show
their role in this system; to learn methods of formation of financial resources of the
country; to study budget and tax systems of different countries, state funds and credit,
forms and methods of financial management in different spheres of financial system;
to learn how to link internal disciplines within the course of "Finances" and financial
theory with external disciplines.
       Contents: essence and functions of finances; financial theory development by
fundamental economic schools; financial policy and financial management; state
budget; taxes; state credit; state budget expenditures; local finances; special
government funds; corporate finances.
       Year of study: 2, 3.
       Lectures: 70 hours.
       Seminars: 60 hours.
       Assessment: course paper, test, final exam.

CORPORATE FINANCES
       Purpose: to receive basic knowledge on how to manage corporate revenues and
expenses, equity and capital, financial in-flows and out-flows, and how to organize
finances of a company in the best way.
       Contents: theory of corporate finance; enterprise as capital economy and
common financial conditions; managing, planning and forecasting revenues and
expenses of an enterprise; financial resources of an enterprise and self-financing;
formation and use of working capital; enterprise’s investment policy; investment
efficiency estimation; financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting; estimation of
financial performance of the company and financial risk management; features of
corporate finances in different industries of economy.
       Year of study: 3.
       Lectures: 40 hours.
       Seminars: 40 hours.
       Assessment: final exam.

PRICING
        Purpose: to acquire knowledge of objective laws of market pricing, to study
mechanisms of pricing and price control of economic subjects in the conditions of market
economy and existing conjuncture.
        Contents: methods and ways of price management; pricing; pricing process; pricing
management of economic subjects in different industries and spheres of economy; types of
prices and the system of prices; prices’ differentiation; State regulation of prices in market
conditions; pricing policy and the strategy of enterprises; pricing in the major branches of
the national economy; pricing in the consumer market, the market of services and the world
commodity market.
        Year of study: 3.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Seminars: 15 hours.
        Assessment: test.

ECONOMICS OF AN ENTERPRISE
       Purpose: to give knowledge of forms and methods of conducting economic
processes of an enterprise, to study economic efficiency of market economic system.
       Contents: an enterprise in system of market economy; forms of organization of
production and their influence on economics of an enterprise; fixed capital, output of
an enterprise and their influence on economics of an enterprise; circulating assets of an
enterprise; methods of determining an enterprise’s needs in circulating assets, indices
of efficiency of the use of circulating assets, enhancing use of circulating assets; the
staff of an enterprise, labor remuneration and their influence on economics of the
enterprise; categories of industrial personnel and features of structure industry
enterprise’s staff; concept of labor productivity, motivation for work; labor
remuneration and principles of its organization at industry enterprises; forms and
systems of labor remuneration; investment policy of an enterprise; costs at an
enterprise, cost structure of an enterprise; prime cost of production and its types;
classification of costs by elements and calculation articles; finding break-even point;
nature protection costs at industry enterprises; methods of production costs’ reduction;
price for production and its functions, types of prices and their structure, main scheme
of price formation, choice of a method of pricing; quality, standardization and
certification of production and their influence on economics of an enterprise; scientific
and technological advance at an enterprise; bankruptcy of enterprises.
        Year of study: 2.
        Lectures: 30 hours.
        Seminars: 15 hours.
        Assessment: final exam.

NATURE MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS
       Purpose: to form a new viewpoint which helps make decisions concerned with
rational use of natural resources and environment protection.
       Contents: modern theory and practice; problems in development of ecological
policy considering large ecological reserves of Russia; other problems in natural
resources’ use; estimation of costs and benefits from ecological and environmental
protection; consolidated international efforts.
       Year of study: 1.
       Lectures: 20 hours.
       Seminars: 20 hours.
       Assessment: test.

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        Purpose: to master basics of assessing the results of an enterprise’s economic
activity and revealing the factors that have influenced the results.
        Contents: complex analysis of economic activity: object and method of
economic analysis; analysis of production; analysis of using the main factors of
production; analysis of production costs; financial analysis (analysis of financial
statements): analysis of property status of an enterprise; analysis of the balance’s
liquidity; solvency analysis; analysis of financial stability; analysis of business
activities; analysis and forecasting of bankruptcy.
        Year of study: 3.
        Lectures: 50 hours.
        Seminars: 35 hours.
        Assessment: test, final exam.

ECONOMETRICS–1
      Purpose: to get basic knowledge of probability theory, mathematical statistics
and econometrics.
       Contents: combinatorial calculus, the probability concept, computations using
probabilities, random variables and their common distribution, expected value and
variance; estimations and their properties, point and interval estimations, hypothesis
testing; the General Linear Statistic Model (GLSM): classical assumptions of variables
and random error, the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) method of estimation, properties
of OLS estimators; violation of classical assumptions of the GLSM: multicollinearity,
heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, dummy variables, the Generalized Least Squares
method; simultaneous-equations models; dynamic models.
       Year of study: 2.
       Lectures: 45 hours.
       Seminars: 30 hours.
       Assessment: test.

				
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