Financial Economics, M.A. in Russia

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Study in:Russia
29 days
Deadline: 15 Jul 2019


The Financial Economics Master’s program offered by the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) gives students skills they need to succeed on the finance job markets in Russia and globally, the program receives academic support from The London School of Economics and Political Science, meeting the British standards in education and fostering industry connection between students and employers abroad.

Programme goal:

  • in-depth knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics;
  • hands-on knowledge of dedicated mathematical and econometric methods;
  • skills in using cutting-edge financial applications; and
  • strategic decision-making skills and aptitude for evaluating risks and managing them in our ever changing world.


  • abroad, by London-based offices of Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, EY
  • by Russia-based offices of multinationals Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, McKinsey
  • by domestic banks and corporations – VTB, Sberbank, Alfa Bank, Central Bank, RosAtom, Gazprom

Every year, ICEF master’s students become awardees and winners of HSE-hosted competitions for the best student projects. Some enroll in PhD programs at overseas universities – Toulouse School of Economics (France); The University of California, Berkeley, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Minnesota, Duke University, The University of Pennsylvania (USA); The University of St. Gallen (Switzerland); London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford.

Program Structure

Financial Economics include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Banking
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • International Finance
  • Investment Management

    Academic Requirements

    • The GMAT – or Graduate Management Admission Test – is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

    Even though the majority of our enrollees are holders of degrees from leading engineering and economic faculties, we accept candidates with backgrounds other than Engineering or Economics if they are:

    • familiar with essential topics of mathematics (Multidimensional calculus, basics of optimization; Linear Algebra; Convex analysis and Kuhn-Tucker theorem; Theory of probability and statistics);
    • familiar with fundamental economics; and
    • have the level of English language skills advanced enough to take English-taught courses.

    Detailed Program Facts

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