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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.

Interview with Vassiliy Kosov published on the University of London website

We speak to Vassiliy Kosov about studying for two degrees concurrently, winning a scholarship to LSE, and the economic outlook for Russia

Graduation Ceremony of the UoL international programmes - ICEF graduates received their degrees

“ICEF Master’s programme trains you well for doing a PhD abroad”

Maria Kurakina studied on the ICEF Bachelor’s programme as well as on the Master’s programmes, and this year entered the PhD programme in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. In her interview she talks about her studies at ICEF, her academic interests and what one should do to become a PhD student of the top American university.

"Role of individuals in My Life Story"

Denis has studied BSc Mathematics in Economics at NRU-HSE Nizhny Novgorod, and after that entered the ICEF Master’s programme. In his interview he explains how he made that decision, talks about his work in Merrill Lynch and shares his opinion regarding the difference between Russian and European investment banks.

A Great Chance of Going Global

January 28 saw the launch of a Kickstarter project developed by graduates from the HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF). Alexandra Zhdanova graduated from ICEF in 2008. She is currently working at McKinsey, while also developing her Jungle Bowl project – an idea she came up with while studying at INSEAD. Jungle Bowl has already received support from business schools, and on January 28, a fundraising campaign for it launched on Kickstarter.

I owe ICEF an eternal debt and HSE my deepest gratitude

Andrei Kaplan, ICEF graduate, is currently studying for an MA at MIT. In this interview, he considers what he learned at HSE, how that helped prepare him for taking on a demanding postraduate course in a foreign country, and how US and Russian approaches to education — and jobseeking after graduation — vary.

Alumni Reunion at ICEF 2014

ICEF alumni reunion in London 2014

"We need to be serious about studying"

Lana Zakharova, ICEF 2013 graduate shared her impressions of studying for a Master’s at the Bendheim Centre for Finance, University of Princeton.