• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Master’s programme in Finance at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management for financial institutions and non-financial companies.

The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance. At the same time, the programme provides fundamental knowledge in the broad area of finance that ensures our graduates are prepared for a diversity of  career pathways, including in, the real sector of the economy, banks, investment funds, consulting companies, insurance companies and elsewhere. 

The focus on research-based teaching, delivered through a combination of student research projects, internship opportunities, dissertation work and taught courses also equips students for entry into an academic career via a PhD programme.

Programme Aims

Training professional and responsible decision-makers and leaders in the broad area of finance, suited to taking competitive leadership positions in uncertain and changing global markets.

Education of knowledgeable professionals able to apply academic theories and analytic tools to solve practical financial problems.

On completion of the programme, students will acquire the necessary competencies in financial management with the focus on risk management for non-financial corporations, and an ability to perform research in different fields of finance, including corporate finance, risk management, and financial markets.

Career Opportunities

  • Real sector of economy - Gazprom, Rosneft,  Vimpelcom, MTS, Megafon, GE, Maersk, DHL, Nissan Manufacturing, Japan Tobacco International, etc.
  • Banks, investment and insurance companies - Central Bank of Russia, Sberbank, VTB, Bank Saint Petersburg, Citi, Raiffaisen, Metlife, SoGAZ etc.
  • Audit and consulting - EY, KPMG, pwc, BDO Unicon, etc.
  • IT and other services - Rosengineering, Veemware, Corynthia Hotels, Zentit FC, etc.

Accreditation

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) 

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Seminar
  • Research Seminar "Research Methods in Finance"
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Theory of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s (Specialist’s or Master’s) diploma and official transcripts of previous educational studies. (if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript)
  • CV, which confirms your professional experience
  • Letter of motivation (~500 words)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4925 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 350,000 RUB

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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