Master's Programmes

Programme in World Economy is a course designed to give comprehensive knowledge of the way the global economy is developing, as an interconnected system of national economies, international organisations and trans-national bodies interacting on the world stage. It explains the basic tendencies, problems and perspectives of the world economy.

The programme aims to train foreign policy and foreign economy experts. The basis of the programme includes methods of complex analysis of political and economic problems and the international relations development trends, as well as a study of the political and economic problems of some of the most important regions of the world. A special focus is placed on issues of strengthening correlations between the economy and politics in modern international affairs. The programme is a logical follow-on to the undergraduate programme in international relations taught at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The programme today includes two specializations: Asian studies and European studies.

The master’s programme in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia, which launched in 2012, is Russia’s first English-taught master's programme in Asian Studies. From the very beginning, the programme has focused on the study of modern Asia’s politics, economics, and international relations, which has allowed it to develop successful partnerships with major research centres in Asian studies, including the City University of Hong Kong, Shanghai University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, AKITA University in Japan, Jordan University, as well as with leading research centres in Asian studies at Western universities.

This programme aims to train professionals who are capable of understanding, analyzing and applying the tools of contemporary trade policy in the global economic environment. The programme has been developed as an innovative educational product aimed at preparing general-purpose specialists, such as analysts, consultants, and experts who work for businesses on international markets and in the field of regulating foreign economic relations. The training results in students learning unique competencies in conducting foreign business operations in a rapidly changing environment. It also gives them the skills required for multilateral and regional regulation, as well as those necessary to use and analyze international trade regulation tools, carry out trade negotiations and interact with government agencies, and regional and international organizations.

Practice-oriented, English-language dual Master’s degree programme at leading universities in Russia and Asia. Students are enrolled at two universities simultaneously and select one of the following tracks: Business in Asia or International Relations in Asia. The first and final semester of the programme take place in Moscow, and the second and third at Kyung Hee University (Seoul).

Ecological issues are front and centre in today’s international agenda. The green transformation of the global economy is causing changes in energy, transport, industry, agriculture, and finance. Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is becoming a key set of operational standards for major companies, with businesses playing an active role in solving ecological issues and linking them to their competitiveness.
The master’s programme is aimed at training global and corporate specialists—professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the role of ecological issues in the development of the global economy, industry markets, and the creation of corporate and investment strategies. Graduates of the programme possess the necessary skills to conduct economic analysis of ecological problems and sustainable development.