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“ICEF’s principled commitment to training appeals to me”

Vahe Ovasapyan earned his master’s degree from ICEF in 2012. After years of service at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, Vahe is currently head of experimental projects at Yandex. In this interview, he shares why it is important to pay heed to small details and what qualities separate good leaders from bad ones.

“Employers perceive ICEF as a seal of excellence”

“Employers perceive ICEF as a seal of excellence”
Daria Teterkina, who earned her master’s degree in 2018, is presently a chief specialist at MOEX Derivatives Market Department. In her interview, Daria reveals why ICEF enjoys a special atmosphere, how case study method can be helpful at the start of one’s career, and why aerial gymnastics is good for professional progress.

Work Is Also a Form of Education. Even with a Cool MBA, You Still End up Learning

Work Is Also a Form of Education. Even with a Cool MBA, You Still End up Learning
Ekaterina Kolchina Graduated from HSE ICEF with a bachelor’s in economics and finance. She then received her master’s in management from London Business School. Kolchina interned at KPMG before joining McKinsey in Moscow. While at McKinsey, she also worked on projects in Great Britain and Spain. After heading the project management office at Letovo School, Kolchina became deputy CEO of Papa John’s in Russia and the CIS.

How ICEF can help one study for the international CFA Exam

How ICEF can help one study for the international CFA Exam
Konstantin Fedorov enrolled in ICEF Master’s Programme to gain a deeper insight into Corporate Finance and try himself in a new realm of activity. During his studies, Konstantin passed CFA Level 1 exam as a step towards the internationally recognized CFA credential. In this interview, he gives tips on how to prepare for the CFA exam, one of the toughest financial exams designed to help professionals acquire advanced financial analysis and investment management skills, and how ICEF can be helpful.

ICEF alumni continue their education on best PhD programmes

In 2019 6 ICEF graduates have already entered PhD programmes of world’s leading universities.

ICEF HSE students among the best learners on University of London International Programme

ICEF Graduates Win Awards for Best Thesis Projects

The results are in for the Competition of the Best Thesis Projects, held by the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy for the graduates of economics faculties.

‘At ICEF, I got the knowledge necessary for working in finance, while also making some enthusiastic friends’

‘At ICEF, I got the knowledge necessary for working in finance, while also making some enthusiastic friends’
This past summer, Srdan Todorovic successfully defended his Master’s thesis and graduated from ICEF’s Financial Economics programme. He now works in VTB Bank’s retail operations and is considering further graduate studies at HSE. In this interview, he talks about his favourite courses and teachers, what he got out of the Master’s programme, and how learning in Russia differs from Serbian education.

It’s Only the Beginning for the ICEF Graduates of 2018

Interview with ICEF BSc graduate on the University of London website