Alexander Andrianov, a practicing lecturer of the Department of Finance and Accounting of GSOM SPbU, Co-Head of the Working Group on Updating the Master in Corporate Finance Program (MCF), took part in the ACCA global conference for universities Partnerships for an Inclusive Future.
The conference took place on June 24, 2021 and brought together over 700 experts and practitioners around the world. During the discussions, the participants covered ideas and concrete steps on four key themes:
• rethinking the careers of alumni
• increasing the attractiveness of academic programs
• flourishing entrepreneurship in universities
• universities, social impact and inclusiveness.
Alexander Andrianov made a presentation on the topic "How can ACCA help in solving the current problems of universities?" and suggested three areas for interaction. Firstly: the joint support of lifelong learning, secondly, the joint transformation of education into a modular system. And finally, the third area is the creation of new knowledge and its integration into existing academic programs.
Commenting on the results of the conference, Alexander Andrianov stressed: “The global reach and worldwide recognition of ACCA are the most valuable resources that the association shares with its members. Relying on mutual support, exchanging experience and information with other ACCA members, universities can significantly improve the quality of education provided, make it more modern, and increase the competitiveness of their graduates in the labor market. Moreover, educational institutions are facing very similar problems today regardless of the national context.”
“Russia was represented at the conference by the Business School of the oldest St. Petersburg University. International colleagues highly appreciated the speech of Alexander Andrianov, who touched upon the issues of the modernization of higher education,” said Olga Akimova, Head of educational projects of ACCA in Russia and the CIS.
ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is an international association of financial and accounting professionals that enables qualifications sought after by employers around the world.
The GSOM SPbU Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) program prepares leaders in corporate finance and investment management who are proficient in analytical tools, financial and investment analysis skills, and who have experience in solving business problems in the field of finance. MCF GSOM SPbU is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Students who entered the Business School starting from September 2021, will, upon the successful completion of the curriculum,l receive formal ACCA recognition t for the nine certificate disciplines.
The admission may be submitted in the applicant’s personal account.