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M.Sc. Financial Analyst

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.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: 400 000 RUB / year
Location: Moscow, Russia

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.

Courses 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

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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.

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