The program of two diplomas of HSE and NES opened in 2011, full-time training, 4 years. The HSE-NES joint program in Economics (formerly the HSE-NES joint bachelor program) provides broad knowledge of Economics, Mathematics, and English, as well as the opportunity to take a large number of courses from related disciplines. It focuses on the development of analytical and communication skills and critical thinking. It is designed for students who want to continue their studies in Russian and foreign master and graduate schools, to work in analytical, financial, government agencies, in business. Every year, the majority of students enrolled in the budget places - are the winners of all-Russian competitions in Economics and mathematics, and the ones enrolled in paid spots receive discounts of up to 70 percent.