Earn a globally recognized Finance master’s degree at the #1 ranked Russian university.

Master skills for a career in finance with HSE University. In this program, you’ll learn job-relevant innovations and developments in the financial services market. Take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen your portfolio by participating in intensive project work and workshops. Additionally, you’ll work directly with mentors who are top executives in the industry and experts with CFA, FRM, ACCA, and other well-known professional certificates.

Recently ranked first place in Forbes' "Universities for the Future Elite: 100 Best Russian Universities According to Forbes – 2020" ranking, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a leading university for multidisciplinary research, international cooperation, and digital education in Russia. A dynamic institution serving more than 40,000 students at campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE University is a leader in combining Russia’s education traditions with the best international practices in teaching and research.

What makes this Master's degree unique?

Specialize in what’s most relevant to your career

The program’s curriculum highlights the most relevant innovations and developments in the financial services market, and offers a wide range of elective courses. You can even choose to study an applied course on advanced data analysis and machine learning in finance.

Top industry executive mentors

Your mentors will be top executives in the industry and experts with CFA, FRM, ACCA and other well-known professional certificates.

Global partners and career network

HSE University has more than 350 international partners from 63 countries. Alumni have gone on to work at Alfa Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BNP Paribas, the Central Bank of Russia, KPMG, PwC, Renaissance Capital, Russian Railways, Sberbank, Thompson Reuters, IFC and the World Bank.

  • Tuition
    1,280,000 RUB

    Subject to change with currency exchange rate | Any currency exchange commissions charged shall be borne by students

  • Program length
    24 months
  • Brief overview
    18 courses
  • Method of study
    100% online

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 cohort applications are now open!

Application cycles are based on citizenship:

  • Non-Russian citizens: 1 December, 2020 – 10 August, 2021
  • Russian citizens: 21 June - 16 August, 2021

We encourage you to apply as soon as you feel that your application portfolio is ready. The review of your application should take up to 2 weeks from the date when your application has been submitted. To get started, visit the application page.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or the program, please do not hesitate to get in touch via mf@hse.ru.



Fall 2021 applications are due for Russian citizens (Applications will open in June 2021)


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