Students of the programme learn to work with economic and financial data, as well as apply various methods of data collection, analysis, and processing to develop a company development strategy based on results. The programme also provides training in the R and Python programming languages, SQL, and various types of visualisation presentation tools.
Each student takes four subject blocks. The first block of basic courses is aimed at forming financial thinking and providing the necessary methods for further courses. The second block is aimed at studying the unified process of making informed financial decisions—from data collection to the visualisation of proposed solutions. In the third block, students learn how to work with different types of reporting, build financial models, evaluate the value of a company and manage it. The fourth block is aimed at developing skills for forming an optimal investment strategy in the stock market. Students can also attend lectures from the university-wide pool of courses.
- Theory of Finance
- Macroeconomics (advanced level)
- Econometrics (advanced level)
- Portfolio Management
- Financial Modelling
- Machine Learning in Finance
- Data and Analytics in Finance
- Business Value Management
- Visualisation and Presentation of Analytical Solutions and more
- Financial Technologies
- Derivative Financial Instruments and more
- An Introduction to R
- Introduction to Financial Economics
Data-Driven Decisions in Finance module
The key block of disciplines in the programme is the Data-Driven Decisions in Finance module, in which students learn to prepare sound financial decisions using modern data-analysis methods. This module was developed at the request of our partners from the University of Padua. In 2019, it received a grant from the Potanin Foundation, and it is now one of the top master's programme projects in Russia.
Real business projects: where theory meets practice
Project work is a major part of the activities of modern financial analysts. That is why various types of projects are integrated into almost every course in our programme. Students learn the basics of project management, then go on to carry out consulting projects for partner companies. A number of courses also include cases based on real business data.
Highly qualified teaching staff
We have a highly qualified international team of teachers who conduct both lectures and practical classes. Among them are employees of HSE research laboratories, professors from foreign universities, and practitioners from leading Russian and international companies. The fusion of academic knowledge and practical experience gained by our students forms a special type of thinking that is not only very successful in the market today, but also allows them to flexibly adapt to changes in labour markets and the economy.
A degree from a leading Russian university
Graduates of all HSE campuses receive the same HSE diploma. Master’s students also receive a European Diploma Supplement containing information about their education, their final grades on a 10-point scale, and a conversion of their final grades to the European ECTS grading system. The document is provided in both English and Russian and allows students to continue their education or work in Bologna Process member countries (48 countries) without a legal translation of their diploma.
Students from Perm have the opportunity to study for free at HSE University’s other campuses in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Students are provided with dormitory accommodation for the duration of their stay in another city.
Our graduates have the necessary competencies to work as financiers, analysts, and managers, which allows them a flexible choice of career within their general specialization.
Key professions include:
- financial analyst
- business analyst
- stock analyst
- risk manager
- finance director
- portfolio manager
- financial consultant, etc
Prospective employers include:
- ER-Telecom Holding
- Ernst & Young
- Lukoil-Perm LLC
- The Central Bank of Russia and more
Graduates have also gone on to work in public authorities and open their own businesses.
The Master's in Financial Strategies and Analytics offers 19 state-funded places and 3 fee-paying places for international applicants.
Applicants can enrol in the programme based on the results of competitive selection (portfolio).
Portfolio should include:
- average diploma score
- English language score in the diploma
- international certificate confirming knowledge of English
- scientific publications
- prizes in student scientific or applied design competitions, publications
- diploma of secondary vocational education or additional diploma of second higher education
- employer reference
- motivation letter
None of these criteria are mandatory, but they can bring points to your application.
To apply, register here.
Full information about the admissions process for international students is available here.
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