Business Psychology (II)

Examination of the individual coping strategies and personal styles in dealing with the pressures, limitations and other challenges one faces in professional life.

Ekaterina Mikhailova,
AIBEc Professor


AIBEc has always tried to attract the brightest students. To this end, we’ve been actively cooperating with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) – a leading Russian university in the area of science, technology, and research.

  • The AIBEc Director Konstantin Kontor is an MIPT alumnus (1985)
  • Hundreds of MIPT students and alumni studied at AIBEc

From 2014 to 2016, AIBEc offered at MIPT special series of lectures in finance and psychology. Since 2016, AIBEc in cooperation with MIPT has created online financial courses by Konstantin Kontor, and placed them on international online education platform Coursera.

Principles of Effective Investment Management

This Course by Konstantin Kontor was offered at MIPT in February 2014.

The Course was designed for those interested in modern finance, capital markets, and the principles of investment management. It was taught in Russian.

The Course consisted of four lectures:
1. Principles of corporate finance
2. Capital markets and financial institutions
3. International finance and risk management
4. Takeovers, restructuring, and corporate governance

You can watch videos of lectures here:

The Course proved quite popular – it attracted over 50 students.

At the last lecture, a financial essay contest was announced. The winners were awarded a free course at AIBEc.

Some winners further proceeded with AIBEc studies and finally earned an MBA degree.

Capital Markets –
History, Macroeconomics, Geopolitics

Another series of financial lectures was offered at MIPT a year later. In February 2015, Konstantin Kontor gave a new course “Capital markets – history, macroeconomics, geopolitics” (in Russian).

The Course was addressed to those interested in a deeper understanding of structure and functioning of capital markets and financial institutions, as well as in revealing the basic motives of market participants.

The Course consisted of three lectures:
1. Capital markets – history, or from Shylock to Too Big to Fail
2. Capital markets – macroeconomics, or how other people’s money feed growth and economic power
3. Capital markets, financial institutions, and geopolitics, or the winner takes it all

You can watch videos of lectures here:

Capital Markets –
Crises, Stress, and How to Survive It All

In February 2016, a joined lecture by Ekaterina Mikhailova and Konstantin Kontor – “Capital markets – crises, stress, and how to survive it all” – was offered at MIPT (in Russian).

The lecture addressed psychological aspects of capital markets focusing on stress and its potential use as a resource.

You can watch a video of the lecture here:

Videos of all lectures can be found here:

Courses by Konstantin Kontor on Coursera

Since 2016, the cooperation between AIBEc and MIPT has focused on preparing and placing online courses on international online education platform Coursera.

Capital Markets and Financial Institutions, or Other People’s Money

This Course by Konstantin Kontor was launched on Coursera in cooperation with MIPT in the fall of 2016.

This Course is for anyone who would like to understand how and why capital markets and financial institutions operate. The Course is taught in Russian.

Here is selected feedback of Coursera learners (in Russian):

  • «Это просто детективная история с закрученным сюжетом. Ден Браун отдыхает»

  • «Потрясающий курс. Никогда не думала, что рассказ о рынках капитала может быть таким интересным. Каждый день, слушая лекции, я останавливаю себя, чтобы не прослушать сразу все лекции за неделю. Действительно очень просто и очень интересно»

  • «Крайне рекомендую к изучению вне зависимости от ваших профессиональных интересов!»

All feedback can be found here:

Understanding Modern Finance –
Revealing the Meaning Behind Numbers and Formulas

A new financial Specialization Understanding Modern Finance by Konstantin Kontor was launched in cooperation with MIPT on Coursera in April 2018.

This is a series of four courses and the Capstone Project. It is designed for those who would like to understand the essence of modern finance. The Specialization is taught in English.

The Specialization includes the following courses:
1. Capital Markets and Financial Institutions – How to Survive Them
2. Principles of Corporate Finance – A Tale of Value
3. Core Concepts of Accounting – Numbers and People
4. Mergers and Acquisitions – The Relentless Pursuit of Synergy
5. Capstone Project – Analyzing a Real Transaction

More about Specialization…

Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate Governance

Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate Governance course starts on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Take AIBEc Courses Online on Coursera

You can take AIBEc financial courses online on major international platform Coursera (more…)

Fall Semester, 2018

Fall Semester starts on October 2, 2018.