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Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Applied subjects in economics and finance are also offered. Some of the core subjects are taught in English. Economics students from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) also have the opportunity to complete internships at international partner universities.

Programme overview

Having a significant math and IT component, the Bachelor's programme ‘Economics’ offers a broad training in economic theory, econometrics, statistics, and empirical research. In the senior years of study, students choose tracks taught in English—either ‘Economics and Mathematics’ or ‘Business Economics’. In addition, the best students of the programme have an opportunity to earn two degrees―from HSE University and Pompeu Fabra University located in Barcelona.

Key features

The main goal of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Economics’ is to prepare graduates who have an advantage in continuing their studies at the best universities or beginning their career in leading international companies. Unlike specialised programmes, the Bachelor’s programme ‘Economics’ at HSE University – St Petersburg develops analytical and business skills as well а spacious mind that allow graduates to be successful in any field.

What the Bachelor’s programme ‘Economics’ is all about:

  • Substantial mathematical and IT training, financial, management and business disciplines, business cases.
  • Higher academic load for winners of the competitions who are offered in-depth study of the main subjects and an opportunity to choose additional disciplines and electives.
  • A comfortable switch to English: during the first years of study the training is delivered in Russian. By the 3rd year students are able to study in English and participate in the mobility programmes abroad.
  • The opportunity to earn the second degree from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), one of the leading European universities in Economic (Top-4 in the QS Subject Ranking in Economics).
  • A professional team of Russian and foreign teachers and researchers as well as visiting practitioners from banks, real sector enterprises, consulting companies.
  • Active research work carried out by three laboratories headed by world’s scientists. Students are invited to undertake internships and research projects in theCentre for Market Studies and Spatial Economics headed byKristian Behrens andJacques-Francois Thisse,International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making headed byHervé Moulin,International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy headed byEkaterina Alexandrova.
  • Implementation of business projects at the request of the university’s business partners, including EY, Deloitte, KPMG, Lenta, Rostelecom, VTB group, Gazprom, Yandex and JetBrains.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Russian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Linear Algebra, Optimisation
  • Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • Game Theory, Economic Statistics
  • Development Economics, Finance
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Information Search and Database: Excel, SQL

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • High school certificate or equivalent recognized by the Russian Federation and duly legalized, if applicable (if you do not yet have your high school certificate at the time of application, you can submit an official high school transcript pf records for last 3 years)
  • Interview with programme's selection committee (on-line or in person)
  • Successfull passing of 2 programme-specific entrance examinations (please refer to the programme's website to learn the list of required exams)
  • Completing required enrollment procedures

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4635 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4635 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 330 000 RUB

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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