International College of Economics and Finance


“Oxford has a very solid reputation”

ICEF graduate Vazgen Badalyan (2014), now working in investment banking, describes what it was like to study on one of the best finance master’s programmes in Britain…

"Engage in research as early as possible"

Dmitry Storcheus graduated from ICEF in 2011 and continued his research at The Courant Institute in the USA. Now, he is a leading expert in machine learning, working in Google Research Group in New York. Dmitry explains why studying at ICEF was essential for his rapid academic success.

A good university teaches you how to be flexible, learn, and grow

Working abroad after the university is both a step forward in your career, as well as a valuable personal experience. ICEF HSE graduate Mikhail Savkin, who is currently the Director of Global Strategy at France’s Schneider Electric, tells Success Builder how easy it is for a consultant to lead a nomadic lifestyle, why HSE should become a subculture, and how to survive in the French corporate world without losing your own cultural identity.

Interview with Svetlana Bryzgalova, ICEF MSc Programme Graduate for HSE portal

Congratulations to Svetlana Bryzgalova on receiving PhD!

The Institute that Helps Russia and Britain to Understand Each Other

On 15th September the International College of Economics and Finance held its Graduation ceremony at the British Ambassador’s residence in Moscow for the 15th year in a row. At the ceremony, students were awarded their diplomas for the Double Degree programmes run jointly by ICEF and the London School of Economics.

ICEF Gave Me an Excellent Theoretical Grounding

ICEF 2006 alumnus Yuri Kiselev is now head of debt capital markets in Russia and the CIS at Société Générale. In an interview for the ICEF website Yuri talked about his career and education in Russia and abroad.

I Believe That Everything Will Work out for the Best

International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) MSc graduate Maria Titova will this year continue her studies at the University of California, San Diego (US), where she will study for a PhD in Economics. Maria has received an offer of studying, fully funded, on 8 different PhD programmes in the United States and Great Britain, including University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Rochester, Boston University, Boston College, Pennsylvania State University, Washington University in Saint-Louis, University College London, and the Vienna Graduate School of Economics.

Recent ICEF MSc Programme Graduate Reflects on Experience

Vasily Bogdan, a native of Ukraine who came to Moscow to study at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, recently graduated from the 2-year Master’s programme at the International College of Economics and Finance. He recently spoke with the HSE news service about his rich experience in the programme and his plans for the future.

From Riga to Moscow: ICEF Attracts Globally Minded Students

By its nature, the Master’s programme at the International College of Economics and Finance is an international programme, having been founded by the Higher School of Economics and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since it was established in 2007, one of its greatest strengths has been its ability to attract talented Russian and international students alike.