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The Financial Economics Master’s programme trains students in the core principles of economics and finance and enables them to explore specific areas of interest through a wide range of electives.

The programme is taught in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Graduates enjoy successful careers in the financial sector, working in corporate finance, business assessment, quantitative finance, strategic consulting, or academia, in Russia and internationally.

The programme is taught in the center of Moscow, giving students easy access to major Russian and global businesses and research centers. 

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


Alumni Reunion at ICEF 2016

On December 23, 2016 the alumni reunion evening was held at ICEF.

ICEF alumni reunion in London 2016

December 1, 2016 the London School of Economics (LSE) and ICEF organized the reception for alumni who continue their education or work in London. Around 30 graduates visited the reunion.

ICEF Master’s Programme: Financial Experts Today

On November 13, 2016, the Master’s Programme in Financial Economics will hold an Open House. Maksim Nikitin, Academic Supervisor of the programme, spoke to the HSE News Service about who contemporary financial experts are and where ICEF Master’s graduates find jobs today.

ICEF ARP Student Research Workshop

On September 24th ICEF Advanced Research Programme (ARP) organized a student research workshop in form of a research conference/defense of year papers. 

ICEF Graduation Ceremony 2016

On September 16, 2016, the British Ambassador in Moscow hosted the sixteenth ceremony of awarding diplomas to graduates of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the International College of Economics and Finance in his Residence.

Honorary lecture by a Nobel prize-winner Professor Christopher Pissarides

On Friday, September 16 ICEF hosted an honorary lecture by a Nobel prize-winner, Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance Christopher Pissarides.

Honorary lecture by Professor Bart Taub

ICEF visiting professor Bart Taub gave a lecture on "The economics of babysitting" for MSc students on September 13th.

MSc students defended their theses

Diploma theses defenses of MSc students took place at ICEF.

“My chief characteristic? Curiosity”

Vladimir Pavlov completed a Master’s at ICEF in 2013, and plans to study for a PhD at the Wharton Business School in the USA in the near future. On Saturdays, Vladimir leads a seminar in Development Economics for third-year BSc students at ICEF, and he sat down with us to discuss his plans and outlook on life…

“At ICEF there’s enough room to be creative”

Andrei Kostylev graduated from the ICEF Master’s Programme in 2012, and is now a Senior Manager in the Strategic Direction department at the state corporation Rosatom. On Saturdays, Andrei leads a course in Business Negotiation and workshops on ‘The Foundations of Banking and Finance” for ICEF students. Andrei told us a little about his studies and career.