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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.

Lecture by ICEF Associate Professor Udara Peiris for the participants of HSE Summer University

On Thursday, 27th June 2019, ICEF’s Associate Professor Udara Peiris delivered his lecture called “Global Financial Crisis and Subsequent Government and Central Bank Policies” to the participants of HSE Summer University in Moscow, Russia.

“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.

‘Live and learn, or you will simply disappear from view!’

‘Live and learn, or you will simply disappear from view!’
A 2002 ICEF Bachelor’s alumnus Vasily Storozhuk has also graduated from the London Business School, Northwestern University and Wharton Business School, as well as defended his thesis at MSU. He is now the CFO at UGMK Holding, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Koltso Urala” Bank. In the following interview, he recounts why it is important to regularly update one’s knowledge, how to put one’s experience to good use career-wise and why it is important to have a forward-looking perspective.

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”
Travels, friends abroad, business meetings in different parts of the globe — this is how Stanislav Moscovtsev imagined his ideal day in his teenage years. To make his dream a reality, he did a master’s degree at ICEF, enrolled in Harvard Business School MBA program, received experience of working for a few large companies, and passed a job interview at McKinsey. In this interview, Stanislav tells his career story.

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.