Master of Finance

HSE University


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, as confirmed by the partnership with the CFA Institute, 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
    720,000 - 1,280,000 RUB

    Depends on geographic location | 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 closed!

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About the Program



This online Master of Finance degree is for recent graduates and professionals who want to become leaders in financial management — whether professionally or for personal benefit.

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The Master of Finance requires the completion of 18 fully online courses in Finance made up of 11 core courses and seven electives. The program’s curriculum consists of three parts: foundation, specialization, and elective components.

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Graduates of the program are well equipped for careers at international banks, investment and hedge funds, rating agencies, consulting groups, audit companies, and other financial institutions.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

The structure of this program is a convenient way to learn on your schedule and on the device of your choice. The program's curriculum takes into account relevant innovations and developments in the financial services market.

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About HSE University

About HSE University

HSE University is one of the largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Russia. HSE University is ranked #1 on Forbes "Universities for the Future Elite: 100 Best Russian Universities According to Forbes – 2020" ranking.

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