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Summary of Degree Programme

Field of Studies

38.04.08 Finance and Credit

Approved by
Order dated 15.07.2014 № 6.18.1-01/1507-07
HSE University Educational Standard
Last Update
Minutes of FES AC №4 dated 22.09.2020
Network Programme


Length of Studies, Mode of Studies, Credit Load

2 years

Full-time, 120 credit points

Language of instruction


Instruction in English

Qualification upon graduation


Double-degree Programme


Use of online learning

With online tools

Competitive 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 programme provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitve advantage in the market. The programme is unique in that it is a financial programme where learning is closely intertwined with the work of a research centre – the Corporate Finance Laboratory, which was created in 2006. Over the course of two years, students are given a broad range of unique academic opportunities. 

Professional Activities and Competencies of Programme Graduates

Students gain qualitative theoretical knowledge that will open a broad range of future professional opportunities, as well as practical skills that will set them apart from other candidates in the early steps of their careers. 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. It is not uncommon for our alumni to hire our recent graduates, as they are familiar with the high level of preparation that takes place within the SCF program. Graduates of SCF programme are in high demand in many industries.

Programme Modules

Core courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance give students a strong foundation in finance theory, principles, and methods. A variety of practice-oriented courses in Business Valuation, M&A deals, Financial Modelling, and Venture Capital, for example, are carried out with the help of staff from KPMG, EY, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and other consulting firms and financial specialists with extensive experience in emerging markets. Curriculum also includes methodological and project research seminars, internship, project work and MAGOLEGO which is a name for the general set of elective subjects that must be chosen by first-year master’s students in all educational programmes. During the first year students prepare a term paper, during the second year - a master's thesis.


Options for Students with Disabilities

This degree programme of HSE University is adapted for students with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. 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.

Programme Documentation

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

Summary of Degree Programme 'Strategic Corporate Finance'

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