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2013
 
October, 2013  - signing of the memorandum of cooperation  with the Georgian Technical University about joint projects, researches, exchange

September, 2013 - signing of the memorandum of cooperation with Portsmouth University (Great Britain) for joint degree: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, holding of modular courses in Portsmouth Business School for MBA and EMBA Programs, language courses

April, 2013  – signing of the memorandum of cooperation  with the York University  and Los Angeles University for DBA Program (Doctor of Business Administration)  for distance training

April, 2013  - signing of the memorandum of cooperation  with  Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management (Belgium) 

2012

May, 2012. SHFM takes part in the 10th International Scientific Conference of the Baltic States. The School becomes a full member of BMDA (Baltic Management Development Association) and receives a relevant certificate.

April, 2012. The Center of International Professional Certification of Financial and Investment Analysts, Risk Managers, Specialists in the Sphere of Business and Financial English (BEC&ICFE) is formed in SHFM.

April, 2012. The Board of Trustees composed of alumni and professors of the School is established in SHFM.

April, 2012. The Department of Computational Finance is established on the initiative and with support of SHFM’s alumni.  This department will train future actuaries, financial engineers, assessors, underwriters, portfolio managers, and financial analysts.

March, 2012. Course book for MBA and EMBA Programs “Corporate Financial Management” was published in the “Progressive Text-book” series. Authors of the course book are Mikhail Limitovsky, Elena Lobanova, Vigen Minasyan, Victor Palamarchuk

March, 2012. KSK Group holds a series of master classes “Problems of Tax Safety for the Medium and Small Business”.

February, 2012. Traditional “Meetings on Fridays” are held. Head of Department of Strategic Development of Vnesheconombank of Russia Irina Nikonova, Doctor of Economics, Professor gives a speech to the students of the MBA Strategic Finance Program. The topic of her speech was in accordance with the title of her book “Project Analysis and Project Financing”.

February, 2012. SHFM signs the contract as the General Partner with magazine “Financial Director” on implementation of a three-year program of distance learning for financial directors of Russia.

January, 2012. Dean of SHFM takes part in the annual Forum of Deans of European Business Schools that is held in the business school of Nottingham University (Great Britain).

2011

December, 2011. Based on the results of scientific and research activities, the book “Financial Substantiation of Strategic Decisions in Russian Corporations” is published. Authors of the book are Elena Lobanova, Vigen Minasyan, Victor Plamarchuk.

December, 2011. Basic course book of SHFM “Financial Management as the Sphere for Corporate Finance Application” in 2 volumes is published. The course book’s volume is 1200 pages. Authors of the course book are Mikhail Limitovsky, Elena Lobanova., Victor Palamarchuk

December, 2011. Within the framework of the Cluster “Meetings on Fridays” Yakov Mirkin, Professor, Head of the Department of International Capital Markets of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations RAS (IMEMO RAS) holds a master class and presents to EMBA students his book ‘Financial Future of Russia”.

December, 2011. Before Christmas, the Higher School of Finance and Management of RANEPA with support of the German Academy of Management of Lower Saxony arranges an internship for students of ЕМВА and МВА programs on the topic “Innovative Management and Management of Changes”. Within its framework, the participants of the internship visit five enterprises.

November, 2011. A regular “Meeting on Friday” is held by alumni of SHFM, executives of the group of Russian insurance companies VTB-Insurance and IC  Zurich Natalia Vedmed, Deputy Director General of Zurich Insurance Company LLC, Director for Loss Adjustment, Service and Administrative Matters and Egor Vishnevsky, Deputy Director General – Managing Underwriter of VTB Insurance LLC.

November, 2011. The Higher Scholl of Finance and Management of RANEPA holds annual Academic Readings in Theory and Practice of Corporate Finance dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Mikhail Limitovsky.

October, 2011. Master class in the cycle “Meetings of Fridays” is dedicated to the problems of financial leasing. The master class is held by Pavel Piskun, Head of the Department of Leasing Transactions of OJSC Troika Dialog, and Alexander Demidov, Project Manager of TGILeasing LLC.

October, 2011. On September 27, the newspaper “Izvestia” No 178 publishes the rating of МВА Programs of business schools for 2011. MBA Finance Program is number two in the rating after the Higher School of Management of St Petersburg State University.

September, 2011.”Meetings on Fridays” is the name of a new MBA cluster program for executives (ЕМВА Strategic Finance). The first meeting is held by Vadim Kolotnikov, Chairman of the Board of CJSC National Bank of Savings, Vice President of OJSC ACB Probusinessbank.

September, 2011. The Higher School of Finance and Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Business holds a regular graduation of Masters in Finance Management. The first award “For Contribution to the Development of Russian Financial Management” is given to the whole group.

September, 2011. SHFM web-site is updated with information on industry average values of Beta coefficient which may be used when calculating the weighted average cost of capital.

September, 2011. Artashes Gazaryan, lecturer of SHFM of RANEPA, Academic Advisor of the School of Democracy and Management of Lithuania, author and leader of training “Communication Management and Problem Diagnostics”, publishes a book “Management and Organization”.

September, 2011. The All-Russian Day of Financial Expert is successfully held with awarding the prize “Reputation of the Year”. Among the prize winners is the Dean of the Higher School of Finance and Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Elena Lobanova. Elena Lobanova was nominated in category “Training of Professional Financial Managers” by the Institute of Certified Financial Managers of Great Britain (IСFM). The prize was awarded by Harry Carter, Director of ICFM Global.

September, 2011. On September 1, 2011 bachelors of SHFM begin their studies.

August, 2011. The first SHFM’s enrollment of bachelors is completed. 60 students, 20 of them government-subsidized, have been admitted to SHFM.

July, 2011. Attendees of ЕМВА Strategic Finance Program returned from the traditional training of Artashes Gazaryan “Communication Management” in Palanga (Lithuania).

July, 2011. The graduates of the first year of РМВА Finance, i.e. the graduates of the School of Financial Director intending to continue education at МВА Program receive a gift: pocket E-library (E-reader). The number of educational materials in this library is almost unlimited, and it is provided with the search system.

July, 2011. On July 8-9, the traditional interactive seminar “Business Communication Resources” is held for the attendees of ЕМВА Strategic Finance Program. Author and lecturer Valeria Ustinova, Director General of Communication Resource Center Mir Dialoga LLC.

June, 2011. On June 20 Vladislav Khominsky, Director General of Nevskaya Consulting Company, lecturer of SHFM of RANEPA holds a regular video-class (webinar)   within the joint project the School of Financial Director- 2011 of the magazine “Financial Director” and the Higher School of Finance and Management
RANEPA of the RF President. Theme of the class is “Working Capital Management.

May, 2011. The Higher School of Finance and Management of RANEPA acts as a sponsor and participant of the Round –table discussion of Financial Directors-2011, which has been successfully held in Greece.

May, 2011. A report of the senior representative of Bureau van DIJK on computer information systems developed by the company, about their content and technologies of application in the educational and research processes is presented at the meeting of the Department of Corporate Finance, Investment Design and Evaluation named after Mikhail Limitovsky.

April, 2011. A group of attendees of EMBA Strategic Finance Program returns after a one-week internship in the Switzerland Banking School.

April, 2011. Forty two students studying at different programs of SHFM pass the exam in IFRS for an international certificate. The exam is conducted by representatives of ICFM Institute of Certified Financial managers of Great Britain.

April, 2011. On April 20, Alexey Molvinsky Director General of Cogito Investment, lecturer of SHFM, holds a video-class ((webinar)   within the joint project the School of Financial Director-2011 of the magazine “Financial Director” and the Higher School of Finance and Management. Theme of the class is “Managerial Accounting: Budgeting and Controlling”.

April, 2011. By decision of the Academic Council of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Chair of Corporate Finance, Investment Design and Valuation of SHFM is named in honor of its founder, Mikhail Limitovsky.

April, 2011. By decision of the Academic Council of RANEPA, the prominent specialist in the sphere of risk management, portfolio theory and financial mathematics Vigen Minasyan is elected to the position of professor of the Chair of Corporate Finance of the Higher School of Finance and Management.

April, 2011. Accreditation of the Bachelor’s degree course in Financial Management is held.

April, 2011. By decision of the Academic Council of RANEPA under the RF President, the chairs of the Higher School of Finance and Management  are renamed according to the areas and scales of their activity. The Chair of Corporate Finance acquires the name “Chair of Corporate Finance, Investment Design and Valuation”. The Chair of Financial Management is renamed as the “Chair of Financial Management, Management Accounting and International Standards of Financial Activity”.

March, 2011. The Higher School of Finance and Management receives another award. According to the surveys and ratings it becomes the nominee of the award “Leader of Modernization 2011”.

February, 2011. The second higher education is cancelled and replaced with the Master’s degree courses.

February, 2011. For the first time students of the Master’s degree courses of SHFM attempt to pass the most complicated exam in the English Language, “Financial English”, and receive a high profile Cambridge Certificate (ICFE International Certificate in Financial English). The attempt appears to be a success.

February, 2011. Dean of the Higher School of Finance and Management Elena Lobanova takes part in annual Forum of Deans of European Business Schools organized by EFMD. This year it is held in Lyon (France).

February, 2011. MBA Finance in the Higher School of Finance and Management becomes the first MBA program in Russia to receive European accreditation (EPAS/EFMD). EPAS (European Program Accreditation System) accreditation is among the four most prominent and recognized accreditation systems in the world, i.e. AACSB, EQUIS, EPAS, and AMBA.

January, 2011. On January 22 and 23, students of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree attend master classes “Financial Mathematics and Structured Derivative Instruments” held in Russian and English. Master classes are held by Doctor of Mathematics, Executive Director of UBS Investment Bank (Switzerland) Leonid Timoshchuk.

January, 2011. Higher School of Finance and Management jointly with the magazine “Financial Director” starts distant School of Financial Director designed for entry-level financial managers. 

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