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Master’s Programme in Finance

In the quickly changing dynamics of the world economy, having impeccable grades is no longer enough to secure a good job. A practice-based Master’s programme in Finance from The Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg might be exactly what you need to have your career take off.

1. Skills for the future
The combination of advanced academic disciplines and quantitative methods part of this two-year programme will help deepen your knowledge of corporate finance and risk management and transform your strong passion for finance into invaluable practical skills and competences. We ensure students develop business-relevant knowledge and critical understanding of theories, principles and methodologies that can be applied in corporate environment in high level, challenging, roles in finance, banking, consulting, policy or academia. Taught by some of the brightest minds in the field, HSE’s Master’s in Finance will stretch your thinking to the very best of your potential!

2. Stand out in the crowd
Finance is an incredibly fascinating subject to study in a field that offers excellent career prospects in any industry or sector – you name it!. Yet, standing out in the crowd when looking for a job can prove a big challenge. Certified by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), this specialist programme provides training in accordance with international standards recognized by professional associations including ACCA, PRMIA, and GARP. What is more, since the programme’s establishment in 2011, the percentage of the students who get a job within 2 months after graduation is 100% – impressive, right?

3. Deeper practical insight

Our priority here at HSE St. Petersburg is that students learn by doing. Therefore, straight from day one, Master’s in Finance students get the chance to attend specifically designed applied courses taught in part using case studies and real-life issues coming from companies, banks and institutions. As a result, graduates gain practical knowledge and analytical skills, and surely leave prepared for the rigours of professional life.

4. Cultural context

Undoubtedly, Russia is an exciting place to study Finance in! As the economy is emerging from the global crisis, the Russian market is of increasing interest to foreign investors. Therefore, in the local context, finance and risk management are in a constant flux! And why not give studying Russian a try? Many international entrepreneurs are well-versed in the language so knowledge in it will provide additional understanding of the country’s economy and will undoubtedly prove beneficial for your career in the future.

5. International environment

Finally, another plus is that as a finance student at HSE St. Petersburg, you can benefit from one of our most culturally diverse student cohorts of all! This will not only expose you to people of different cultures but also provide you with an international network of contacts who can prove influential later in life! What is more, recently The Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg made it in the top 100 ranking for three areas including Economics and Econometrics so the university appeals to more and more international students every year. Are you going to be the next one?

Are you an inquisitive invidivual seeking further depth in the field of finance? Become a part of leading-edge thinking with the Master’s Programme in Finance at HSE St. Petersburg!