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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 3 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 applied courses in various fields of Economics and Finance.

The program is structured as follows: 

  • the first year is carried out at LUISS;
  • the second year 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.


Who can apply

Students enrolled in the first year of the LUISS Master’s Program in Economics and Finance, major in Finance, can apply to this program.

Students who are selected for a Double Degree program have to respect the relevant study plan . They need to accept all the changes listed in the study plan, especially with reference to the languages and other activities.

Available slots

Every year 3 students will take part in the program.

Academic coordinators: Professor Nicola Borri - Professor Pietro Reichlin

Call for applications: Timing

Publication of the CallDecember 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Deadline to applyFebruary 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Selection interview TBD
Selection resultsTBD
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.