The All-Russian Distance Institute of Finance and Economics (ARDIFE) was established in 1930 and now is one of the biggest educational establishments in economics in Russia. Its peculiarity is that it provides students with in-service training. It has a countrywide network of 20 branches. Many officials in regional government are alumni of our Institute.
The training that the Institute offers has changed over the years, but our central mission remains the same: to offer students wanting to combine work and study with high quality education in economics.
The Institute has made a substantial contribution to the professional training of students who combine work and study in leading financial and economic specializations.
Today more than 70,000 students study at the Institute, including 10,000 students in Moscow. As a result of our well-qualified teaching staff our Institute has been ranked among the top ten higher education institutions in Russia for economics.
The Institute is highly rated among financial experts, accountants and senior managers. Most students apply to our Institute on the recommendation of their business partners and CEOs.
The Institute meets the challenges of the 21st century. We make great use of our modern educational technologies centre, department of innovation development in academic activity and IT department. We focus on the individual in our teaching methods and use modern technology in the classroom.
The courses focus on personal study, so the course material has flexible timetabling. Students have free access to educational recourses including interactive computer-assisted training courses, tele-lectures and manuals for individual work.
The Institute has 4 faculties
The faculty of Finance and Credit
The faculty of Finance and Credit offers courses in: Finance and Credit, Tax and Taxation, Banking.
I ts alumni work at the Russian Board of Assessment, Tax authorities, Central Bank of Russia, commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions.
The faculty of Accounting and Statistics
The faculty of Accounting and Statistics offers courses in: accounting, reporting and auditing. Its alumni work at the Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Financial and Budget Supervision and the Federal Financial Monitoring Service.
The faculty of Management and Marketing
The faculty of Management and Marketing offers courses in: management, marketing, State and Municipal Management. Its alumni work not only in financial circles but also in government.
The faculty of Post Qualification Training
The faculty of Post-Qualification Training has been set up to fit the needs of colleges of Finance and Banking, Vocational Training Schools and Secondary Schools. It uses an Integrated and Systemic Approach to ensure a continuous teaching process.
Accounting, Analysis and Audit
Among programmes there are also postgraduate and doctorate programmes.
The Institute embarked on lifelong learning.
The Institute has a special training scheme for graduates of Higher Technical schools. It aims to train specialists in the fields of finance and credit, banking, accounting, analysis and audit, management and marketing.
The Institute's leading researchers give lectures abroad and are members in international organizations.