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The Master’s programme in Finance at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance.

The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance and risk management. 

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.

The programme has been thoughtfully designed through a process of collaborative work between researchers and practitioners in the area of Finance and has involved international benchmarking, incorporation of best practice and understanding how best to exploit the local comparative advantages. 

It complies with the Law of the Russian Federation on Education and, through this, a set of educational and professional standards, regulations and other approved documents of the federal and institutional levels. It is also aligned to international standards and requirements, including the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Programme trains 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.

Curriculum of the programme includes such disciplines as Instrumental methods of Economic Analysis, Financial Management, Macroeconomic, Theory of Finance, Advanced Econometrics, Financial Markets and Institution, Financial Econometric, Corporate Governance and etc. 

Career:

Since 2011, 7 cohorts of students have graduated from our programme successfully. The percentage of the graduates who gets a job within 2 months after the graduation date is 100%.

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.

Several graduates decided to become entrepreneurs and found successful start-ups both in Russia and abroad.11% of our alumni chose an academic career in Russian and foreign universities (in Germany, USA, and the UK). 

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Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Instrumental Methods of Economic Analysis 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Theory of Finance
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme requires a high proficiency in English
  • GMAT or GRE are not mandatory required but will provide great advantage to an applicant by the competition.
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  • Bachelor’s (Specialist’s or Master’s) diploma
  • CV, which confirms your professional experience
  • Letter of motivation

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    5320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5320 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5320 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fee in the national currency is 350,000 RUB per year.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
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