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Programme Structure

All undergraduate programmes at the Higher School of Economics consist of 5 components. In addition to the subject courses, the student is given the opportunity to learn English free of charge.

1. The General Programme Part
1 Year

Physical Training

Personal and Social Safety

Economic History

Psyhology

Philosophy 

Sociology

2 Year

Physical Training

3 Year

Physical Training

4 Year

Physical Training




2. Professional Programme Part (Major) 
Some of the courses are compulsory, others are electives
Compalsory courses
1 Year

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Microeconomics - 1

Financial Accounting and Reporting

2 Year

Probability Theory

Mathematical Statistics

Microeconomics - 2

Macroeconomics - 1

Demography

Year

Russian Economy

Econometrics

Macroeconomics - 2

Multidimensional Statistical Methods

Year

Economic Statistics

Elective Courses
1 Year

 

2 Year

Financial Markets and Institutions

Differential and Difference Equations

Discrete Models in Economics (offered in English)

Methods of Optimization

Essentials of programming and database

Getting started with Python (offered in English)

Web mining

3 Year

International Trade (offered in English)

Game Theory

International Financial Reporting Standards (offered in English)

Stochastic Processes

Population and Development

Survey Sampling Methods

Management Accounting

Corporate Finance (offered in English)

Financial Economics (offered in English)

Insurance and Actuarial Methods




4 Year

Statistical Modelling of Social and Economic Processes (offered in English)

Smart Methods for Information Analysis

Basics of Auditing the Financial Reports

Population and Development

Global Demographic Issues

Account Information for Decision-Making

Data Mining (offered in English)

Russian Accounting Standards, its Analysis and Application

3. Extra Profile (Minor)
Minor allows students to gain knowledge and competence in other areas, different from their major.
Minor consists of four interrelated disciplines. Minors offered are - sociology, psychology, management, jurisprudence, computer science, etc.
1 Year

 

2 Year

Discipline 1
Discipline 2

3 Year

Discipline 3
Discipline 4

4 Year

 

 

4. Internships, Projects and Research Activity 
Students gain experience through the preparation of term papers, research thesis, internship, participation in projects, and research seminars.
1 Year

Research Seminar "Economic Thinking"

Project

2 Year

Research Seminar

Project

Term Paper 

3 Year

Research Seminar

Project

Term Paper 

4 Year

Research Seminar

Graduation Internship

Graduation Thesis


 

5. State Final Certification
During the last term of study at the Faculty of Economic sciences all students, including undergraduates are required to write and present their research thesis. This, along with certain number of credits and courses is a graduation requirement.

English Language
English language is studied during all four years of studies. At the end of the second year, all the students take the independent exam in English in accordance with international standards. During the senior year students study Academic writing.


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