Higher School of Economics

Introduction

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes 20 English-taught Master’s programmes.

Modern HSE was founded in 1992 by leading Russian economists and government reformers to promote economic and social change in Russia by educating a new generation of economists and inspiring new ideas in the public and private sectors. In the past decades, the university has rapidly grown from an economics school into a well-renowned research university that now has more than 31,000 students and 4,000 faculty members on campuses in four of Russia’s most important cities. The university boasts some of the country’s finest academic departments and research centers in economics, management, sociology, public policy and computer science. HSE is home to the most cutting-edge programs and faculties in Russia, which include the country’s first Urban Studies department. In 2014, in partnership with Russia’s leading internet company Yandex, the university opened the Faculty of Computer Science to train future generations of computer programmers and engineers.

International Since its very beginning, HSE has been an internationally-driven university. It now has partnerships with more than 130 universities and research organizations, in the form of exchanges, double degree programmes and summer schools. The university’s faculty and research operations have become increasingly international and its students now represent more than 60 different countries.

Diverse HSE offers the largest number of English-taught Master’s programmes in Russia. These programmes range from public policy to business to area studies and all prepare students to become leaders in their chosen fields. In order to attract the best students, merit-based scholarships and stipends are awarded to qualifying candidates.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the ground-breaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to postgraduate studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.

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Programs

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MA

Master in Linguistic Theory and Language Description

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. [+]

Programme Overview

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

Our academic and research activities include:

introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects studies of language variation and change studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective introduction to the basics of the formal language modeling discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python basics of instrumental phonetic analysis help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project ... [-]

MSc

Master in Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the program is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational program on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois. [+]

Programme overview

The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the program is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational program on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois.

The knowledge and the toolset obtained by the graduates of the program will enable them to become skilled practitioners, to be able to apply advanced complex techniques of data analysis in their daily work in organizations of different types - both in commercial companies operating in various industries (banking, insurance, consulting, IT, medicine, pharmacy), and in research organizations (sociology, marketing).... [-]


Master in Data Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

In order to analyze the growing volume of data generated in all areas of today’s society, the modern IT industry is elevating the issue of Big Data. Likewise, the academic community is establishing the emerging field of Data Science. This programme includes training in the fields of computational models, mathematical modelling and forecasting, computer architecture, advanced programming techniques, as well as data storage and retrieval. [+]

In order to analyze the growing volume of data generated in all areas of today’s society, the modern IT industry is elevating the issue of Big Data. Likewise, the academic community is establishing the emerging field of Data Science. This programme includes training in the fields of computational models, mathematical modelling and forecasting, computer architecture, advanced programming techniques, as well as data storage and retrieval. On the strength of its multidisciplinary design, this programme may serve as a backbone that is of interest to graduates of numerous faculties, as well as to staff members at research centres. Graduates of the programme will be able to solve problems concerning data search, collection, storage, preparation and analysis, as well as interpretation of results in the area of specialization.... [-]


Master in Financial Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Financial Economics Master’s programme is unique among Russian economics graduate programmes and features: · Professors with PhDs from leading universities in Europe and the US · Visiting professors from international universities including London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford University [+]

Programme overview

The Financial Economics Master’s programme is unique among Russian economics graduate programmes and features:

Professors with PhDs from leading universities in Europe and the US Visiting professors from international universities including London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford University Courses entirely in English Examinations monitored by international experts appointed by the International Academic Committee (IAC) of the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) Opportunities for international mobility

The programme meets all the requirements of the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Graduates receive a Russian Master’s degree and an official letter of validation from LSE Director certifying successful completion of a programme that meets international quality standards.... [-]


Master in Management and Analytics for Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This integrated programme offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a cutting edge education in the traditions of the best European business schools. The programme is classically structured with a focus on strategic and operational management, as well as a particular emphasis on analysis and solutions using Big Data. By aligning the educational process around real business projects and digital start-ups, we can train the business managers and leaders of the future, who are capable of working in a complex, ever challenging digital economy, while also being able to develop new business models and guarantee their success. [+]

New Programme. First Intake in 2018

This integrated programme offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a cutting edge education in the traditions of the best European business schools. The programme is classically structured with a focus on strategic and operational management, as well as a particular emphasis on analysis and solutions using Big Data. By aligning the educational process around real business projects and digital start-ups, we can train the business managers and leaders of the future, who are capable of working in a complex, ever challenging digital economy, while also being able to develop new business models and guarantee their success.

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Master in System and Software Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in the area of industrial production of software, information and communication technologies and systems for various purposes. The master’s programme in System and Software Engineering is aimed at training administrative managers, project managers and development teams, [+]

Programme Overview

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in the area of industrial production of software, information and communication technologies and systems for various purposes. The master’s programme in System and Software Engineering is aimed at training administrative managers, project managers and development teams, at a technological, economic and managerial level who will be able to organize effective administration for the projects of software development within a given budget and deadline.

The contents of the master’s programme are fully in line with international recommendations on teaching software engineering in master’s programmes, including: Integrated Software and Systems Engineering Curriculum - Graduate Software Engineering 2009 (GSwE2009): Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering, Computing Curricula 2005 and Software Engineering 2004, which are part of educational standards series Computing Curricula ACM and IEEE CS. ... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enroll in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. [+]

Programme Overview

Double Degree MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Structure of the programme: 1st year at HSE, optional 2nd year at Tilburg University (for the Double Degree) or HSE.

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enroll in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. Courses are taught by HSE lecturers and renowned experts from leading social and psychological schools worldwide. Students choose the areas that they wish to focus on so that they are well equipped to launch their careers after graduation.... [-]


MSc in Big Data Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme is focused on the value aspect of Big Data for large enterprises and the implementation of Big Data technology in the enterprise. The value is one of the important characteristics that distinguish the Big Data as a new phenomenon. It is directly related to the economic impact that Big Data technology provides to users. [+]

About the programme

The programme is focused on the value aspect of Big Data for large enterprises and the implementation of Big Data technology in the enterprise.

The value is one of the important characteristics that distinguish the Big Data as a new phenomenon. It is directly related to the economic impact that Big Data technology provides to users. Big Data storage in the field of financial services, telecommunications, retail and Government Administration were used to solve various business problems for many years.

Big Data technology can reduce the cost of IT infrastructure and software, reduce labor costs through more efficient methods of data integration, management, analysis and reaching a decision; to increase revenue and profit by new or better ways of doing business.... [-]


MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. [+]

Programme Overview

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University.

Cognitive psychology

Modern cognitive psychology is an experimental discipline that studies the origin and functioning of the mind, brain, and intelligence. Our Program focuses on perception, control of attention and motor responses, formation of mental representations, dynamics of memory retrieval, learning, cognitive development and cognitive breakdown, the mechanisms of reasoning, language, and problem solving.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. [+]

The Faculty of Mathematics invites applications to Master’s programme 'Mathematics'. This programme trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Students will be prepared for Ph.D. qualifying tests, have own research agenda and experience and have teaching experience at university level.

M.Sc. program in Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics, HSE University, Moscow

The M.Sc. program takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individualized Study Plans, which has only a few mandatory items. Students choose from a large pool of special topics courses and research seminars offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and its collaborators, among which are the Steklov Mathematical Institute, the Independent University of Moscow, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. By the end of the program, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the Master’s thesis.... [-]


Master

Master 'Financial Analyst (CFA Program Partner)'

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

The Financial Analyst Master’s programme 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. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. [+]

Programme Overview

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.

The Financial Analyst Master’s programme 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. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English.... [-]


Master in Advanced Urban Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 7 more

The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. [+]

The international Masters degree programme in Urban Design is a joint programme of the Graduate School of Urbanism of the HSE University Russia and the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The educational process is built on the ‘research-based design’ methodology that involves tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms. The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers, combining the best of the Russian Academia and the cutting-edge experimental project-based education.... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

About the Programme

A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.

The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]


Master in Comparative Social Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]

About program

Comparative Social Research

In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today´s problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so, is the approach of comparative social research!... [-]


Master in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance.

The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance and risk management. At the same time, the programme provides fundamental knowledge in the broad area of finance that ensures our graduates are prepared for a diversity of career pathways, including in, the real sector of the economy, banks, investment funds, consulting companies, insurance companies and elsewhere. The focus on research-based teaching, delivered through a combination of student research projects, internship opportunities, dissertation work and taught courses also equips students for entry into an academic career via a PhD programme.... [-]


Master in Global Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

The Global Business Master’s programme prepares students to work in a global environment. It covers: the foundations of general managerial theory and practice; various functional aspects of management within companies that operate on the global market, including strategy, marketing, HR management, and company finance; the specifics of conducting business in the context of different countries; last but not least, negotiation and communication skills. [+]

Programme Overview

The Global Business Master’s programme prepares students to work in a global environment. It covers: the foundations of general managerial theory and practice; various functional aspects of management within companies that operate on the global market, including strategy, marketing, HR management, and company finance; the specifics of conducting business in the context of different countries; last but not least, negotiation and communication skills.

Three universities from Slavic (Russia), Germanic (Austria) and Latin (Italy) Europe have joined forces to offer students an opportunity to gain a hands-on experience in the business and academic environments of the world’s leading economic regions. The environment in which students learn is authentic in each region as the respective part of the programme is delivered by local faculty and practitioners. During the Italian term, professors, students and companies will work together to share expertise and knowledge with the students working on real business projects for Italian companies. ... [-]


Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. [+]

Programme Overview

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. Advanced courses teach policy for science, technology and innovation, measurement and economics of innovation, regional policy and public private partnerships for science and innovation. There is no other programme in the world that addresses these issues from this specific angle.

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Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Program overview

The Program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the program and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process.

The Program has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education program and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master's in Human Rights.... [-]


Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Programme Overview

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital.

The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences.... [-]


Master in Population and Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. [+]

About the Programme

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact.

The programme develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists graduated from our programme will have skills and knowledge in principals of population changes and social economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage.... [-]


Master in Prototyping Future Cities

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 7 more

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. [+]

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. The key principle of the programme is learning by doing. The programme will take place in a laboratory-type environment where students will try new technology, prepare prototypes, investigate and analyse the city through data, and develop projects that come as a relevant response to complex problems that affect modern cities. The programme invites architects, designers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and graduates interested in the management of cities and technologies. The skills acquired during the programme will provide the graduates with a variety of career opportunities in large technological companies, city administrations or their own innovative businesses.... [-]


Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource.

What are the benefits of the programme?

As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research.... [-]


Master in Statistical Learning Theory

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme. [+]

Programme Overview

This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme.

Students participate in one or more working groups (research seminars), where they determine focus areas for an initial survey report and then solve challenges at the intersection of cutting-edge research and technology in statistical learning theory. These seminars are built on teamwork, as the tasks undertaken are so complex that they can’t be solved by one person alone. Students learn how to effectively collaborate, bringing together their diverse collective skills, competencies, and experiences to determine successful solutions for complicated issues.... [-]


Master in Strategic Corporate Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market. [+]

Programme Overview

Key Advantages

Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market.

At the same time, the programme is built in such a way that it allows students to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in other areas of finance and economics as well. Aside from corporate finance, our students study macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, asset pricing, venture capital, value-based management, behavioural finance, and much more. Our graduates work in consulting and at leading investment banks, M&A advisory firms, and investment funds. Some become strategy consultants, and others – buy-side analysts and portfolio managers. Some develop their own business, conduct academic research, or build a career as a CFO in companies of the real sector. Our alumni live mostly in Moscow or London, but there are also those who have gone to New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, and even Sydney. ... [-]


Master of International Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master of International Business programme is a unique hybrid of a business degree and an international affairs degree. The MIB aims to equip students with both the traditional business skills and the knowledge in the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of the global marketplace. [+]

Programme Overview

The programme's mission is to ensure that students develop a strong competency in international business practices and a deep understanding of the global business environment.

The world is changing rapidly and the dynamic global economy mandates a new generation of business leaders with global thinking and proactive mind. More and more local companies today become dependent on global markets. To succeed in this complex environment, a traditional business education is incomplete. Today's successful business leaders must possess a long-term vision of tomorrow's risks and opportunities in the world market place, essential not only for global companies but also for those aspiring to be.... [-]


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