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Financial Analyst

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

M.Sc. On Campus Blended
24 months
5664 EUR/year
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This Financial Analyst programme which is offered by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. 

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The Financial Analyst programme offered by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)  designed for young specialists looking to obtain new knowledge in the fields of investment and financial analysis, as well as gain familiarity with best global practices as presented by the CFA Institute.

Founded in 1995 as a structural division of HSE, the Banking Institute has offered a wide range of graduate and post-graduate programmes in the fields of banking, finance, investment, management, and law over the years. These have included special corporate programmes for governmental agencies, private companies, commercial banks, and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as more than 50 customized programmes and short-term courses.

About future profession

While large-scale digitalization has automated many financial processes and accelerated complex calculations, specialists are still required for high quality analysis. The important Financial analyst functions are:

  • To help to improve financial management,
  • To manage risks,
  • To offer investment options,
  • To secure resources for development,
  • To provide qualitative and quantitative assessment at the micro and macro levels.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program are well equipped for careers at Russian and international banks, investment funds, rating agencies, consulting groups, audit companies and other financial institutions. Among the many well-known organizations employing program alumni are Alfa Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BNP Paribas, the Central Bank of Russia, KPMG, PwC, Renaissance Capital, Russian Railways, Sberbank, Thompson Reuters, and the World Bank.

You will enjoy access to the Alumni Club where the information on open positions at these and many other well-known organizations is regularly posted and updated.


State Accreditation

Programme Structure

Course included:
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Macroeconomics (Advanced Level)
  • International Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Research Seminar "Current Problems of the Financial Analysis"
  • Company and Business Evaluation
  • Derivatives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Nov 1-Aug 14: online applications may be submitted for preliminary selection; online (and in-person) candidate interviews will be held with programme teams
  • Aug 14- Aug 28: submission of all supporting documents
  • Aug 28: Deadline for signing agreements and enrollment forms
  • Sept 1: Classes starting date depends on the choosen programme
  • Dates apply to Moscow programmes only.
  • Please note that some programmes begin on October 1.




120 ECTS


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International prospective students applying for Master's programmes at HSE University can now get a jump start on the admissions process and get a sense of their chances of being accepted to HSE. There is no need to wait till summer or to come to Moscow.

  • Master's programmes in nine faculties, including the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, the Faculty of Business and Management, the Institute of Demography and the Banking Institute, will conduct a preliminary online assessment of portfolios and hold online interviews. This will be particularly useful for those who wish to receive direct feedback from the programmes. 
  • The only thing you have to do is to sign up for a preliminary interview and portfolio evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5664 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5664 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 400 000 RUB


International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Master's programmes at HSE. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Financial Analyst
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