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LUISS Guido Carli


Double Degree in Financial Economics with HSE

The Double Degree in Financial Economics with the Higher School of Economics (HSE) is a challenging two-year program taught entirely in English, aimed at students currently enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s program or graduates, who intend to enroll in the LUISS master’s program in Economics and Finance, major in Finance.

Students who complete the program will earn a master’s degree in Economics and Finance issued by LUISS University and a master’s degree in Economics issued by the Higher School of Economics (HSE).


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The Double Degree in Financial Economics with the Higher School of Economics (HSE) allows 5 Finance students to enhance their studies of Economics and Finance within a Russian context at the prestigious Moscow-based university.

The program offers a high-caliber theoretical and practical education in Financial Economics. Its curriculum is a unique blend of core courses in Micro- and Macroeconomics, Financial Econometrics, Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance, along with with applied courses in various fields of Economics and Finance.

image-7 Mar 2017 - 4:15pmThe program is structured as follows: 

  • the first year (2017-18) is carried out at LUISS;
  • the second year (2018-19) is carried out at HSE. 

After completing the program, students receive two diplomas: 

  • Master’s degree in Economics and Finance issued by LUISS University;
  • Master’s degree in Economics issued by Higher School of Economics (HSE). 

LUISS students will be registered at LUISS during their time at HSE and will continue to pay tuition fees at LUISS. Students will be exempted from paying tuition fees at HSE. 

If compliant with both universities’ rules and conditions, as for credits envisaged, attendance, deadlines, academic integrity, etc., participating students will receive two degrees, which will be issued according to each university’s procedures.

Available slots

Every year 5 students will take part in the program.

For students enrolled in the I year of the applicable master’s program during the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 slot will be available in the call for applications published on December 18, 2017.

Academic coordinators: Professor Nicola Borri - Professor Pietro Reichlin


The selection for this program is open to students enrolled in the final year of their bachelor’s program (or recent graduates) who intend to register for the master’s program in Economics and Finance, major in Finance, in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Call for applications 2018

Deadline to applyApril 26, 2017 at 13:00
Selection interview May 11, 2017 at 09:00 in Room 409
Selection resultsBy May 24, 2017 (TBC)
Confirmation of participationWithin one working day

While every effort will be made to provide students with complete, accurate and timely information, LUISS reserves the right to change, amend, modify or revoke the aforementioned program.

LUISS is not responsible for any cancellation or modification due to events beyond its control. If the program is cancelled or modified for these reasons, LUISS will inform all interested students in a timely manner.