Why did you choose this program?
I originally have a Business background from my undergraduate studies. During that time, I was often surprised that we learned a lot about how to succeed in Business, but very little about the broader economic framework and the implications of our actions on society as a whole. In my continued studies I wanted to better understand this interplay.
At the same time, however, I also intended to deepen my major academic interest in Finance. Studying International Economic Policy at Sciences Po and Finance at SSE in this Dual Degree allowed me to address both these interests, at two universities that truly excel in their fields.
What is your favorite part of the program?
I particularly enjoy spending two years in two impressively stimulating environments. First, Paris and Stockholm are highly historical, dynamic and diverse cities which are pleasures getting to know.
But even more, I feel privileged to be surrounded by people that inspire me. At Sciences Po, I didn’t only learn from professors that decisively shaped the institutional framework of our world, but also enjoyed exciting discussions with my local friends about topics like Financial Regulation or the Sustainable Development Goals.
Now at SSE we sometimes talk how actual Business is affected by, for instance, Regulation and how to cope with this from an organizational side. Moments like that show me the importance to understand both the international framework and the perspective of the individual organization.
Why would you encourage others to apply for the program?
This program is excellent for you if you want to intensively deepen your knowledge in two different fields and thereby develop a unique profile of expertise. Using the combination of two full master degrees can help you to become a reflected decision maker that can contribute in fields as diverse as international institutions, governments or business.
If you are eager to see many new perspectives and experience two highly enriching, yet fast and and sometimes challenging years, this program is right for you.