Master in Financial Economics
RUB 430,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* 215 000 – 430 000 RUB/year
Financial Economics is designed for enrollees with ample background in Mathematics and Fundamental Economics who wish to master present-day economic models and econometric methods. Giving students skills they need to succeed in the finance job markets in Russia and globally, the program receives academic support from The London School of Economics and Political Science, meeting the British standards in education and fostering industry connection between students and employers abroad. 14 of our alumni have found employment in the City of London. 80% of the program participants pursue careers as analysts or departmental managers at investment or commercial banks (and among them Sberbank, VTB, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Credit Suisse), financial companies, or the real economy. 8% become consultants (McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman) or start their own businesses. The rest of the participants choose to pursue academic careers by enrolling in the Ph.D. programs in Economics or Finance being offered by schools in London, the University of California, and the leading schools in Western Europe, the USA, and Canada.
We provide training that meets the staffing needs of the top-ranking banks, foundations, financial and research institutions in Russia, Europe, and North America
2007 saw the start at ICEF of the international master’s program created with academic support from The London School of Economics (LSE). With skills requirements identical to those of the industry, the program brings together the Russian traditions of scholastic education and the British expertise in delivering master’s degree programs.
Extensively supported by practicing experts, we offer comprehensive training in Economics, Finance, and Econometrics that students complete over a short period of time. It allows our alumni - a total of more than 200 – to find employment at the investment banks of the City of London, at research institutions globally, and domestically.
The program is delivered in close cooperation with employers. For instance, some of our electives are hosted by McKinsey experts, a scholarship fund is established by VTB Bank for the best-performing students, and job offers are submitted to our Career Centre on a regular basis. The contacts the program and its professors maintain with the international research community enable our students to engage in research, which they do also via ICEF International Laboratory of Financial Economics.