Graduate Admissions Webinars at the Faculty of Economic Sciences
Graduate admission webinar was opened by Mrs. Oxana P. Budjko, Head of the International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, who started by welcoming and greeting all online participants from West Africa, Pakistan, and other parts of the world. Participants were invited to post questions in the chat.
Two programs academic supervisors, Dr. Olga Kuznetsova, the academic supervisor of the Economics and Economic Program, and Dr. Julia Ovanesova, the academic supervisor of the Strategic Corporate Finance program continued with the introduction of their programs, accordingly. Both Dr. Kuznetsova and Dr. Ovanesova are also alumni of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Both programs do not require any knowledge of the Russian language because they can be taught entirely in English.
Economics and Economic Policy Master Program
The main structure of the program: the program has two paths. The first is more general and applied, while the second is a research trajectory. We also have four tracks. So each trajectory has two tracks, and I'll briefly describe them, so you can understand what kinds of future research or applied studies you can perform with us.
The first is applied economics, and the second is quantitative methods in finance and economics. The second track, Quantitative Method, requires some understanding of the Russian language because one of the primary seminars is given in Russian. However, you may only pick your own study plan in English for this track, Quantitative Methods in Applied Economics. You can also study Russian if you would like to acquire it for personal reasons, but it is not required to study.
In applied economics, there are many specific courses and events devoted to various applied studies, such as what the effects of any action for a corporation or a governmental agency would be, but the quantitative methods are basically about the correct usage of econometric methods and mathematical methods to analyze some economic cases and events.
The research trajectory is taught in English, thus no Russian is required. Because no classes are in Russian here, you can study in English before continuing your academic career, for example. This path is taken by individuals who want to pursue an academic career, although it is not required.
So, if you take this path and then finish your studies and decide not to pursue an academic career, you'll have a lot of options ahead of you, such as moving to international financial organizations or huge enterprises, this program is also a competitive advantage to work there.
If you are interested in behavioral economics, like how people react to different incentives and how their choices impact the results of various interactions between economic actors, the Behavioral Economics track is for you, since it focuses on behavioral economic issues.Every track has a scientific supervisor a.k.a. mentors, like, I am also the mentor for the research track.
Strategic Corporate Finance Master Program
I've been with HSE University since 2012. And, in fact, I'm eager to share my expertise and experience with you. This program is geared for young and mature individuals interested in corporate finance as well as those seeking a wide education in finance through a learning community of international students.
This program has four tracks: two research tracks for students who want to enhance their abilities and academics here and two general tracks for individuals who wish to pursue a career in business. You may select one of them based on what piques your interest the most.
The first track is devoted to behavioral finance and corporate governance.
The asset price track is the second. The asset price track focuses on finance research and is intended for students interested in academic and scientific careers in areas such as financial markets and instruments, asset pricing models, investment strategies, alternative investment, and so on. You will learn about not only the pricing of exchange assets but also about items like bitcoin. The track is a general track. The track will be the primary theoretical pathway. This track is designed for students who are interested in all elements of corporate finance, including financing, investment type, payout policy, cost of capital, and other financial concerns. This track will be useful for students who are building a career in corporations, private equity, venture capital, and investment banks.
And last but not least is the emergency acquisition track. This track will be useful for students who have built a career in corporate consulting firms and investment banks. As a result, it's a more practical track.
Application process for international students starts on 1 November. No application fee is charged. Graduate programs assess applicants based on their academic credentials, provided by the applicant. Admission portfolio slightly vary for different programs, as well as the assessment scores for different parts of portfolio may vary.
Portfolio requiremtns for the Economics and Economic Policy Program
Portfolio: You provide both your diploma and a transcript of your grades, submit a motivation letter. Your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from either your academic or technical adviser is required. They can tell us how you can improve your studies with us from your prior institution or, more likely, a lecturer or anywhere from your past studies, and you can also add something that has demonstrated your academic achievement. Just a few remarks regarding this portfolio I believe the most significant portion is the second one here. So the motivation letter is crucial, and I understand that many of you don't know where to go and want to write instead. You must demonstrate that you have some ideas about your preferred path and how it relates to your career prospects. You can tell us about your skills and what you wish to accomplish when you get the opportunity to study with us.
According to my experience, letters that demonstrate knowledge of the program's structure obtain higher ratings, and there is also a tape of the webinar with the, uh, first, um, academic guidance of this program outlining how to write a motivation letter. This can be found on the program’s website. I strongly advise you to have a look. You can also submit proof of your previous studies' achievements in the form of certificates. Include any published papers or publications.
Portfolio requiremnts for the Strategic Corporate Finance
You will need a motivation letter, a CV, and a degree certificate. English proficiency is a required component of our portfolio. You will be required to provide an English certificate. The final stage is the interview. They will ask you on your knowledge of financial and probability theory, as well as your research interests.
Mrs. Budjko added that international applicants' portfolios are reviewed on a rolling basis during two weeks. After twoo weeks there will be a decision, or an invitation to an interview. Anyone interested to be considered for funding should apply as early as possible.
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Open Doors Olympiad Scholarship Project
How to apply for open doors fellowship project: You simply need to create an account and enter your personal information, such as your email address, name, and so on. Following that, you will enter a portfolio competition in which you must upload your transcripts, certificates of achievement, motivational letter, and advanced professional courses. I also recommend that you include all of your certifications in any online courses to increase your chances of building a strong portfolio.
The following step will be to write an online exam. Exam information will be available in your personal account.
The number of exams you must write is determined by the number of subject options you have. The exam is available online, but you must first install some proctoring software. Before taking the exam, all information will be clearly written down. If you pass the portfolio stage, you will have access to all exam information. The deadline varies depending on the courses selected. After a few weeks, the announcement of whether you are the winner or the prize winner will be made.
Prize winners in econometrics and economics may select from the following programs: Economics, Economics and Economic Policy, Statistical Analysis in Economics, Agrarian Economics, Strategic Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Institutions. Mathematics and AI students will be able to choose from a variety of programs. Strategic Corporate Finance and Statistical Modeling in Economics and Finance.
Students Benefits and Scholarships
Both full and partial scholarship students get access to free library books, free wifi on campus, comfortable work areas and reading rooms, as well as computer labs, more than 200 students organizations, sports and fitness options, as well as centrally located modern campus with excellent infrastructure, as well as a subsidized public transit pass.
HSE provides visa support, as well as international students support hub. Here one can find all relevant information, including academic handbook, students clubs and organizations, cultural life and cost of life in Moscow for students.
Full scholarship students extra benefits are: no tution fee, HSE University dormitory accommodation, monthly stipend.
I'm a second-year master's student studying economics and economic policy. I will share my experience with the program. I'm a second-year master's student studying economics and economic policy.
To begin, I am from Ghana, and I am aware that some Ghanaians are considering applying. I strongly advise you to apply to the program. I'd like to explain a little bit about the course structure. One good thing about HSE is that aside from the traditional micro, macro, econometrics, and the rest, you also get the opportunity to study Python and R for data analysis, which is something I am very thankful for. Especially for individuals who wish to work in this area. I also appreciate the fact that you can choose your own path, so even if you choose the research route, you can specialize in the courses that interest you. We have specialists known as mentors that will guide you through each phase.
Furthermore, the faculty here are very welcoming to students and are always ready to help. Also, at HSE, we are not only trained to be researchers, but also to be presenters because we are always offered the opportunity to do presentations. The university is also structured in such a way that you truly learn and comprehend what you are studying rather than simply going through the courses, which is extremely important to notice. Here, the grading is on a 10-point scale, unlike in my formal school which used a 100-point scale.