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Double Degree track with UCSC

About the programme

 

The Double Degree Programme is organized according to the agreement between HSE University St. Petersburg and UCSC (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore). It implies that Master in Finance students have the opportunity to spend one year in Milano at the programme «Banking and Finance» or «Economia dei Mercati e degli Intermediari Finanziari» (EMIF), while students from Italy are able to study at HSE University St. Petersburg. The alumni of the Double Degree Programme will get two diplomas at the end of the study – one from HSE University and the other one from UCSC.

 

Courses of the Double Degree Programme 2020-2021

 

I. Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance (UCSC) - Master in Finance (HSE St. Petersburg)

 

For the HSE St. Petersburg students 

 

YEAR 1

Courses Taken at HSE St. Petersburg

ECTS

Transfer as UCSC courses

ECTS

Instrumental methods for Economic Analysis

0/21

 

Applied statistics for finance

6

Introduction to Data Mining in Finance and Business

0/31

Macroeconomics

6

Monetary economics

6

Theory of finance

5

 

Derivative securities practice 

           

           

8

Electives (1 of 2)

5

Investment analysis

Financial risk management

Advanced econometrics

6

Elective

4

Financial markets and institutions

4

Advanced microeconomics

5

Corporate finance

6

Corporate finance

8

Electives (2 of 5)

4*2=8

 

 

Advanced financial accounting

5

Financial accounting and financial analysis

 

Tax management

 

Business Ethics and CSR

 

Financial econometrics

 

Quantitative methods for finance

8

Corporate governance

 

 

 

Cross-programme electives

3*2=6

 

Principles of financial regulation

10

Research seminar

7

Projects

2

Term paper

5

Total in Year 1

60

Total transferred

60

YEAR 2

Courses Taken at UCSC

ECTS

Transfer as HSE St Petersburg courses

ECTS

Market microstructure

8

Research seminar

8

Risk management

8

Strategic Finance

5

Foreign language (Italian)

4

Electives

4

Electives

4

Electives

8

   Investment risk management

4

 

 

Electives

12

Internship (may be taken in Italy)

12

 

 

Projects

2

Thesis

21

Thesis

21

Total in Year 2

61

Total in Year 2

60

 

Forthe UCSC students 

 

 

YEAR 1

 

 

Courses Taken at UCSC

 

 

ECTS

 

Course Substitutes for HSE course:

 

ECTS

Advanced Financial Accounting

5

Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting

4

Quantitative Methods for Finance

8

Financial Risk Management

5

Research Seminar

7

Corporate Finance

8

Corporate Finance

6

Monetary Economics

6

Advanced Macroeconomics

6

Principles of Financial Regulation

10

Financial Markets and Institutions

 

4

Term paper

6

Derivatives Securities Pricing

8

Electives

4

Projects

2

Applied Statistics for Finance

6

Advanced Econometrics

5

Advanced Microeconomics

5

Finance Theory

5

Foreign Language

4

Cross-Programme Electives

6

Total in Year 1

60

Total in Year 1

60

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 2

 

 

Courses Taken at HSE

 

 

ECTS

 

Course Counted by UCSC as:

 

Strategic Finance

6

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Business Valuation

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Strategic Risk-management

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Finance Engineering

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Investment Analysis

5

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Financial Risk Management

5

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Elective  

4

 

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Research seminar

8

 

 

Thesis

20

 

 

Total in Year 2

60

Total in Year 2

60

 

 

 

 

 

II. Laurea Magistrale Economia dei Mercati e degli Intermediari Finanziari (UCSC) - Master in Finance (HSE St. Petersburg)

 

 For the HSE St. Petersburg students

 

 

YEAR 1

 

 

Courses taken at HSE St Petersburg

ECTS

Transfer as UCSC courses

ECTS

Instrumental methods for Economic Analysis

0/21

Applied Statistics for Finance

6

Introduction to Data Mining in Finance and Business

0/31

 

 

Macroeconomics

6

Monetary Economics

6

Theory of Finance

5

 

 

Advanced Econometrics

6

Elective

4

Financial Markets and Institutions

4

Advanced Microeconomics

5

Corporate Finance                  

6

Corporate Finance

8

Electives (1 of 2)

5

 

 

Investment Analysis

Derivative Securities Practice

8

Financial Risk Management

 

Electives (2 of 5)

4*2=8

 

 

Financial Accounting and financial Analysis

Advanced Financial Accounting

5

Tax Management

 

 

Business Ethics and corporate social Responsibility

 

 

Financial Econometrics

Quantitative Methods for Finance

8

Corporate Governance

 

 

Electives from other Master Programs

3*2=6

Principles of financial Regulation

10

Research Seminar

7

 

 

Projects

2

 

 

Term Paper

5

 

 

Total ECTS

60

Total ECTS transfered

60

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 2

 

Courses Taken at UCSC

ECTS

Course transferred by HSE

ECTS

Market Microstructure

8

Research seminar

8

Risk Management

8

Strategic Finance

5

Foreign Language (Italian)

4

Electives

4

Electives

4

Electives

 

8

Investment Risk Management

4

Electives

12

Internship (may be taken in Italy)

12

 

 

Projects

2

Thesis Preparation and Defense

21

Thesis

21

Total in Year 2

60

Total in Year 2

60

 

For the UCSC students

 

YEAR 1

 

Courses Taken at UCSC

Credits

Course Substitutes for HSE course:

Credits

Informativa finanziaria e principi contabili internazionali

8

International Financial Reporting Standards

4

Corporate Finance

4

Diritto commerciale

6

Corporate governance

4

Term paper

5

Economia monetaria

7

Advanced macroeconomics

6

Metodi quantitativi per la finanza II

8

Financial econometrics

4

 

 

 

Microeconomia

5

Instrumental methods for Economic Analysis

0/21

Introduction to Data Mining in Finance and Business

0/31

Strumenti derivati

8

Financial Engineering

4

Financial Risk Management

4

Diritto bancario e dei mercati or Diritto delle assicurazioni or Diritto degli emittenti quotati

6

Research Seminar

7

Econometria

8

Advanced Econometrics

6

Lingua inglese

4

Electives from other master programmes

6

 

 

Projects

1

Total in Year 1

60

Total in Year 1

60

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 2

 

Courses Taken at HSE

ECTS

Course Counted by UCSC as:

ECTS

Strategic Financial Management

6

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Business Valuation

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Strategic Risk-management

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Finance Engineering

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Investment Analysis

5

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Financial Risk Management

5

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Elective

4

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Credited as 5 CFU by UCSC

 

Research seminar

8

 

 

Thesis

20

 

 

Total in Year 2

60

 

60

 

Final Examination

On successful completion of the programme students will be awarded two full Masters degrees: Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance (UCSC) and Master of Sciences in Finance (HSE). The successful completion of the programme include completion of all required courses and 120 credit units (ECTS) and an obtainment of a passing grade on the graduation dissertation. The final thesis must be presented at both institutions but be a single document.

 

How HSE St Petersburg Students can apply

To be eligible for double-degree track students must apply during 1st year of their Master studies in the Finance Programme at HSE St. Petersburg. After the first year of study at HSE St. Petersburg, HSE students enroll to UCSC degree programme in Banking and Finance and EMIF. Maximum number of students per academic year to participate in the DDP is 2 students.

Deadline for application is 1 March 2020.

To apply for double-degree programme student should have: 

1.                 Language Certificate (IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL IBT 80)

2.                 Motivation letter

Other documents as required by the degree programme (please refer to the application form in LMS). In order to apply, students should fill in Application for DDP in LMS.

 

 

Scholarship opportunities

 

HSE students have opportunity to gain a scholarship on a competitive basis. The scholarship limit depends on a country, the mid-level of the scholarship is 120 000 roubles per semester. The decision about the nomination for DDP and scholarships is made by the Programme Board of the HSE Degree Programme.

 

 

Costs of the program

Students pay tuition at HSE St. Petersburg if applicable, but do not need to pay tuition at UCSC.

The other costs associated with the program should be covered by the students:

·                    international travel

·                    accommodation expenses

·                    mandatory health insurance for international students or equivalent private insurance

·                    textbooks and miscellaneous expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1This course has the status of preparatory one, and HSE students do not earn credits, though international students enrolled to this course earn credits