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Faculty of Economic Sciences

English-taught courses


Founded in 1992, the Faculty of Economic Sciences is HSE’s largest and oldest research entity. The Faculty brings together the organizational and financial capabilities of HSE’s foremost teaching and research centers, the intellectual capital and professionalism of the university’s leaders, and the university’s longstanding connections with important world universities, research institutes and multinational companies.

The Faculty’s diverse educational programs provide students with a firm background in the theoretical and instrumental fundamentals of economics and allows them to pursue an individualized educational trajectory that suits their preferences, goals, and interests.

In addition to taking courses, the Faculty’s students have access to cutting-edge research produced by the Faculty’s academics and within its laboratories, as well as the research institutes and international laboratories of the Higher School of Economics as a whole; students of all levels are directly incorporated into the research activities of the Faculty;   

Prominent employers, including both Russian and multinational companies, are integrated directly into the Faculty of Economic Science’s activities. Many of these companies have constant representation within the Faculty, including Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG. Specialists and practitioners representing leading employers play an important and direct role in the Faculty’s teaching activities.

The Faculty of Economics consists of the following departments:

·        Department of Theoretical Economics

·        Department of Applied Economics

·        Department of Finance

·        Department of Mathematics

·        Department of Statistics and Data Analysis


In addition, the Faculty  is a partner institution of the International College of Economics and Finance, which was established in 1997 in cooperation with the London School of Economics towards BSc and MSc degrees, which also offers a wide range of courses and programs  in English for international students. For more details please see ICEF website.