Kyiv School of Economics

Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) is a world-class academic institution ranking among top schools in Europe. Our goal is to improve economic, business, and policymaking environments in Ukraine by raising new generations of world-class economists, governers and managers, who will become future transformational leaders

In a world of colliding economic, political, technological and nature-led forces, Ukraine in its current shape and form is not a sustainable player. For the country to survive and thrive, to be a value for the world and to itself in tackling some of the most serious challenges ever faced by humankind, Ukraine must nurture a very strong intellectual capacity. We exist to build the intellectual foundation for a strong and innovative economy of Ukraine.

Who are we?


Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) is the premier graduate school of economics, public policy, and management in Ukraine and one of the best economic schools in Eastern Europe. It offers programs in economics, business, and public policy & governance, as well as multiple midterm programs.


KSE is also a leading institution in advocating market economy reforms in Ukraine through education, and policy research, and outreach.

Why do we exist?


We exist to build the intellectual foundation for a strong and innovative economy of Ukraine.


We believe in world-class excellence, merit-based competition, evidence-based decision making, and intellectual honesty.



KSE was founded in 1996 by the EERC and the Eurasia Foundation.


Since 2015, KSE has been governed by its Alumni.


In 2021 KSE launches two bachelor’s degree programs: Business Economics, Economics and Big Data and IT and Business Analysis.



KSE has 766 graduates of master programs and more than 151 graduates of MBA program. About 156 of them got PhD in the West, many returned to Ukraine. Sample of academic and professional placement includes:



We are thankful to our alumni, sponsors, strategic partners, and friends of KSE, who have supported KSE! To make a donation – please use this link.