Summary of Degree Programme
Full-time, 240 credits
Instruction in English
The aim of the Bachelor’s Double Degree programme of the University of London and HSE at ICEF is to prepare highly qualified specialists in the field of Economics and Finance, that have knowledge of modern economic theory and practical skills on the modern world-class level. The programme provides a unique integrated curriculum that includes the educational standards of HSE and the University of London. ICEF implements the programme with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The programme graduates receive the HSE Bachelor's degree in economics and the Bachelor's degree from the University of London in chosen specialization. There are 6 specializations in the Programme: "Economics", "Economics and Finance", "Economics and Management", "Banking and Finance", "Mathematics and Economics" and "Accounting and Finance". The programme development includes extension of the list of specializations in Economics, Finance and related areas.
Double Degree Programme in Economics of the University of London and HSE is based on the unique integrated curriculum, teaching methods, knowledge evaluation criteria and information resources of the two universities.
Active involvement of students in ICEF research activities via their work in international laboratories, research projects, writing term papers and final Degree papers under the supervision of ICEF teachers hired on the global job market. ICEF teachers publish in the best international refereed journals.
Students’ access to the educational resources of two universities: teaching materials, online information systems VLE (University of London), ICEF-online (ICEF), LMS HSE, electronic library collections of the educational materials including study guides, problem sets, examination tasks, video lectures, slides, online forums with tutors and other resources. University of London supports the International programme with the materials, study methods and information resources in the online format.
During their studies ICEF students acquire knowledge and skills for both professional and academic careers. They receive all needed competencies, both professional and personal. International level education allows graduates to become employed in largest international commercial and investment banks, auditing and consulting companies, real sector corporations and enterprises, Government and other organizations. ICEF BSc graduates that want to pursue academic career are admitted to the leading graduate programs (MSc, PhD, MBA) in the best Russian and foreign universities, such as LSE, University of Oxford, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, London Business School and others (about one-third of all graduates).
Information on professional competencies is available in the Programme Curricula at https://www.hse.ru/ba/icef/learn_plans
The year 1 BSc students follow basic economic and mathematical disciplines, and take ICEF International Examinations in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus and Statistics, as well as the IELTS exam in English. On the Year 1 they also have electives in the areas of Information Systems and Programming, and in Intellectual History and Philosophy. After successful completion of the Year 1 programme, the students are transferred to the second year and admitted to the International Programme of the University of London (UoLIP). Students are free to choose any of UoL 6 programme specializations.
Every year at the UoLIP students study 4 subjects of chosen specialization and take international exams set by the University of London. In parallel, the students study the courses required for the HSE degree, the elective and optional courses.
The programme includes the following subject groups:
1. Economics: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics
2. Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, Mathematics for economists, Mathematical methods in Economics
3. Professional specialization courses: Principles of Accounting, Principles of Corporate Finance, Principles of Banking and Finance, Management Accounting, International Economics, Investment Management, Financial Intermediation, Quantitative Finance, Abstract Mathematics, Auditing and Assurance, Financial Reporting, Optimization Theory, Mathematics of Financial Mathematics and Valuation, Monetary Economics, Industrial Economics, International Economics and other disciplines. Students can take other specializations’ courses as elective ones.
4. Humanities: Sociology in a Global Context, World Intellectual History, History of Western Philosophy, Political Science, Principles of Law, and other disciplines.
On the years 2-4 students’ research seminar is available, and students may do their research and prepare the term/degree papers under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers who publish in the international refereed journals.
This degree programme of HSE University is adapted for students with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. There is a specially designed Physical Education course available for such students (Syllabus of the adapted Physical Education course). Special assistive technology and teaching aids are used for collective and individual learning of students with SEN and disabilities. The specific adaptive features of the programme are listed in each subject's full syllabus and are available to students through the online Learning Management System.
All documents of the degree programme are stored electronically on this website. Curricula, calendar plans, and syllabi are developed and approved electronically in corporate information systems. Their current versions are automatically published on the website of the degree programme. Up-to-date teaching and learning guides, assessment tools, and other relevant documents are stored on the website of the degree programme in accordance with the local regulatory acts of HSE University.
I hereby confirm that the degree programme documents posted on this website are fully up-to-date.
Vice Rector Sergey Yu. Roshchin