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Master of Finance

Master of Finance

2 years
eLearning program
375 000 –
720 000 RUB per year
Instruction in English


The Master of Finance at HSE University is a fully online degree program.

It includes courses that have been developed based on an annual trend survey of leading global employers, as well as training in ethical and professional standards.

The program boasts numerous advantages, including:

distinguished teaching staff consisting of holders of CFA, FRM, and ACCA certifications
top financial industry management professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds
courses that have been developed based on an annual trend survey of leading global employers

This program is for

  • Recent alumni and industry professionals in financial analysis, asset management, and corporate finance
  • Early-career consulting and investment professionals looking to become leaders in their companies and in the industry

About future profession

While large-scale digitalization has automated many financial processes and accelerated complex calculations, specialists are still required for high quality analysis. The important Financial analyst functions are:

  • To help to improve financial management
  • To manage risks
  • To offer investment options
  • To secure resources for development
  • To provide qualitative and quantitative assessment at the micro and macro levels.

Indeed, a recent study by experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) shows that financial analysts are among the 37 professions with the most future potential. This position is well paid and in demand at Central and private banks, government bodies, investment and insurance companies, hedge and private equity funds, Fintech companies.

Benefits of the program

  • ability to study online on your own schedule from anywhere in the world
  • project work in the five areas: company valuation, market valuation, trading strategies, risk management strategies, and fundraising strategies
  • international student group

Career opportunities

The knowledge and skills gained during the master's program will give you the opportunity to pursue a career with Russian and international:

  • banks
  • investment funds
  • hedge funds
  • rating agencies
  • consulting firms
  • audit and accounting companies and other financial institutions

You will also be ready to work as a financial analyst or corporate finance specialist in a variety of government agencies, non-profit organizations and educationional institutions concentated on academic research and training in financial analysis.

How to apply

Applicants to the program are required to take part in a portfolio competition and must meet the following requirements for admission:

a bachelor's degree
or the equivalent

strong knowledge of English + computer literacy

Additional advantages in the selection process:

  • previous experience in finance
  • internships
  • confirmation that you have studied Quantitative Finance


During your studies

On the HSE Platform

  • Foundation courses cover economic theory and methods, econometrics, and finance. This helps align students' knowledge level by providing the tools required to advance to the chosen field of specialization.
  • As electives, students can choose applied courses in data analysis and machine learning in finance.

Interactive projects

  • webinars with the HSE academic and industry leaders
  • online master’s classes taught by leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of finance, capital structure, investment vehicles, alternative investments, and working capital management
  • forums and chats with assistants

Instructors come from the CFA community in the USA, Europe, and Asia


August 18th HSE Banking hosted a webinar for our online Master of Finance (CFA Institute University Affilation Program) applicants.
August 19
The admission campaign for the fully online Master of Finance programme is underway. The programme is affiliated with CFA Institute (USA), an international organisation that confers one of the most authoritative titles in the field of finance and investment: Chartered Financial Analyst. Kyung Se Park from Seoul, student of the online Master of Finance programme and co-founder of the LUOES Cosmetics Company, shared his learning experience with the HSE News Service.
July 27
Kyungse Park, a student of the online Program "Master of Finance", shared his learning experience and told about participation in the international program "Vienna Asset Management".
July 21
On July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Moscow time (+3 UTC) HSE Banking Institute would like to invite you to the webinar for prospective students of the Master’s Programs “Financial Analyst and “Master of Finance'' (CFA Institute University Affiliation Programs).
July 19
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