Opening of RANEPA’s and Sberbank’s unique Finance and Technology program
The new master’s program, FinTech, Finance and Technology, officially opened at RANEPA on September 9. This innovative educational product was created with the participation of RANEPA experts and PJSC Sberbank specialists. After finishing the FinTech program, its graduates will be able to quickly get into the swing of things at Russia’s largest bank.
The program was developed by two of leading divisions of RANEPA – the Economics Department and the Institute of Business Studies. Economics Department experts will provide students with necessary knowledge in the field of macroeconomics and mathematical analysis methods, and the Institute of Business Studies will develop soft skills – public speaking, how to be a leader and lead.
RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau and Sberbank Senior Vice President Yulia Chupina took part in the opening ceremony. Institute of Business Studies Director Sergei Myasoyedov, dean of RANEPA’s Economics Department, Alexander Radygin, and the director of Sberbank’s talent management department, Marina Pochinok greeted the students.
To open his speech, Vladimir Mau thanked all who made this program possible: “This is the joint project of Sberbank and RANEPA, which is represented by the Economics Department and the Institute of Business Studies. From the very beginning, you will obtain a mix of hard and soft skills, and you will also learn the necessary skills in economics and management. This is an experimental program for RANEPA, because these two divisions have not collaborated until now.”
Yulia Chupina said that the requirements for the ideal Sberbank employee radically changed recently: “Today one of the most important qualities is the ability to resolve problems, to see them in the context of others. Another important ability is the readiness to change your point of view, it is also important to know how to work on a team. The world is so complicated, that it is impossible to deal with it alone. When four to ten people come together, many things become simpler.”
There are 31 students in the first class of the FinTech master’s program, in total there were more than 800 applicants. The entrance exams included mathematics, economics and TOEFL English-language exams, as well as an interview with RANEPA instructors and Sberbank experts.