7 & 8, 1999
school administrators and teachers.
Lecture, followed by Q & A session - entire school, student body
and teaching staff, in attendance (75 minutes).
Class forum for discussion with Q & A Discussion (30minutes).
The Kazan Banking School (KBS)
of the Bank of Russia - a multifunctional educational institution - is
a structural subdivision of the Central Bank of Russia. KBS was established
to train middle-level specialists for the Central Bank and credit institutions.
Students: ~300 young men
and 15-20 young women
~500 Long-distance students
Courses taught: Philosophy;
English; History; Physics; Math; Social Studies; Russian (language and
literature); Tatar language; German; Business; Finance; Banking Operations;
Gymnastcs and Weight Training (equipment provided by Kettle) 45 computers
with intermittent connections to the Internet.
Banking School’s Mission Statement:
Provide the most comprehensive
education to meet the needs of Russia’s burgeoning banking industries.
The complete formation of the individual:
able and confident in the ability to make independent decisions and resolve
problems arising from unfamiliar situations.
To provide exposure to both international
and native economic and banking practices throughout the training process
and in the choice of educational materials used.
And finally, enlarging the pool
of qualified teachers for courses provided by the National Bank, the Cash
and Accounting Center and commercial banks.
is the fourth incarnation of The Leningrad Credit Accounting Technical
School, founded in April 1942. In 1949, three technical schools, the Kazan
Credit-Accounting Technical School of the Prombank (Industrial Bank), the
Tatar Technical School of Economics and Finance (under the auspices of
the Ministry of Finance), and the Leningrad Credit-Accounting Technical
School (a subdivision of the State Bank) fused.
17 classrooms, furnished with desks
that would meet European standards.
A linguaphone lab, including three
computer classes. The computers are linked to Globalnet, a local provider.
A consultation room, where teachers and students can work together to coordinate
methodical and educational programs and work on new perspectives for the
rapidly changing future prognoses. An Information and Enquiry Department,
consisting of about 36,000 books. A gym and health complex, complete
with 2 showers, a physical examination room, a relaxation lounge, a canteen,
and a weight training room.
A well-furnished hostel with 690
A hotel for students who require
room during training and re-training sessions.
to 1993, the Kazan Technical School of Credit and Finance functioned first
under the authority of the Ministry of Finance and then the State Bank
of the USSR. In 1993, the Kazan Credit-Accounting Technical School,
under the order of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, concerning
transformation of technical schools of the Russian Federation, was reorganized
into the institution it remains today.
In its 57 year history, KBS
has trained more than 20,000 banking specialists.
has two primary programs: a fulltime, three-year program, and a correspondence
program for long-distance learners. Each program has two levels. Level
I covers the basics. It provides training for would-be economists with
middle-level education. Full-timers complete the program in 22 months;
part-timers (correspondence students) in 30 months. The Level II course
is for advanced placement of banking specialists. Full-timers complete
Level II in 30 months, part-timers in 42 months.
KBS is a
modern educational institution, providing a balanced and diverse education
for the training of Russia’s future banking specialists. The school has:
Usually graduates proceed to
the 3rd level course of study at a financial or economic institution (a
university, for example). Some, e.g., Anastasia Petrova, Alexander the
philosopher’s daughter, hope to pursue somewhat unrelated careers by attending
a 5-year university. Anastasia wants to focus on journalism, albeit journalism
with an eye to English-Russian reporting/translation, specializing in banking
and financial issues.
Kazan Banking School
brave heart's reward