Kyiv School of Economics

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The Kyiv School of Economics
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MottoInvest in your future!
TypePrivate university
ChairmanKSE is governed by the Board of Directors and Management Team.
ColoursBlue, white, light-blue, red, green, yellow

Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) is the graduate school of economics and management in Ukraine, was founded in 1996 by the EERC and the Eurasia Foundation, offering master's programs in Business and Financial Economics, Economic Analysis, Public Policy and Govrnance, and Management as well as educational programs in Procurement and Economic journalism. The university, founded by the Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC), offers master's programs in Business and Financial Economics, Economic Analysis. It has an agreement with the University of Houston in the United States which permits it to grant graduates an MA in economics in their name as well. Three Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) Master Programs - The Master in Economics Analysis, the Master in Business and Financial Economics, and the Master in Public Policy and Governance - are accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

These KSE programs are taught by twelve professors of economics who earned PhDs in US and European Union universities and are listed with UH faculty.

KSE is governed by its board of directors, which bears legal and fiduciary responsibility for the whole organization and oversees its activities. The board is chaired by Yegor Grygorenko, chair of the KSE Board; Manager, Bain & Company; KSE (EERC)’2001.

The board includes several senior representatives of Western donor organizations and Ukrainian corporations. The members of the board meet every year and have separate discussions on successes and challenges in the KSE development.

The academic quality of the KSE MA Program is continuously overseen by the International Academic Board chaired by Matvey Troitsky, University of California, Berkeley, US. The head of IAB is also the member of the board of directors. One of the members of IAB is Roger Myerson. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his contributions to mechanism design theory, which analyzes rules for coordinating economic agents efficiently when they have different information and difficulty trusting each other.

Tymofiy Mylovanov is KSE honorary president.

About the school[edit]

The mission of the school is building the intellectual foundation for a strong economy of Ukraine. Now the school has graduated more than 700 persons, 137 KSE graduates to earn PhDs from top Western universities.

The school involves the teaching leading specialists from Western and Ukrainian universities with significant research experience. The curriculum of the program is modeled based on economic and financial programs in North America and Western Europe. All students are provided with the best English-language textbooks and access to modern world economic and scientific resources. Students have access to and EBSCOhost (search page) subscription scholarly archives. By arrangement, students of economic programs that have a grade "B" or higher at the end of the second year of study, may also hold a degree from the University of Houston (USA), in addition to the KSE Diploma.

The best students on the rating have significant benefits in terms of tuition fees and the ability to become "teacher assistant" in the second year of study.

Student Life[edit]

School students are actively involved in the formation of the agenda. Representatives of all long-term programs participate in the monthly meeting with the management team.

Students have organized Finance Club, Case Club, and Business Literature Club, which invite successful people to share their experience and give practical guidance on development.

There are several student competitions at the Kyiv School of Economics: Case Champ, Chess Champ and KSE BrainСhamp (the Olympiad). In autumn 2017, a student tournament "What? Where? When?" was launched.


The Kyiv School of Economics conducts a lot of open lectures, which can be visited by all those who wish. In the past few years, the speakers on such events were Oleg Ivantsov (editor in chief of, Dag Detter, author of the book "The Public Wealth of Nations ", Aivaras Abromavichus, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (2014-2016), Dita Charanzova, member of the European Parliament, and other.

In 2018, KSE held two series of events named Ukraine Economy Week. In May - jointly with the National Bank of Ukraine. In September - together with the company ICU. Also KSE has started to publish yearly reforms overview - White Book on Reforms.