Personal Statement Finance And Business Economics Msc Tracking

The Master of Science in Financial Economics is a two-year STEM eligible master’s degree program offered by the Finance Division of Columbia Business School. The MSFE provides academically distinguished and industry-oriented students the opportunity to obtain a rigorous, graduate level finance and economics training in an intensive two-year program. Students take a carefully constructed curriculum of PhD and MBA courses offered at Columbia Business School. The program has a significant overlap with our PhD program, but is intended for students who prefer a shorter and more industry-oriented experience than the School’s Doctoral Program. 

The goal of the program is to provide students with the quantitative and theoretical tools for a successful career in finance with potential employers such as investment and commercial banks, economic and financial asset management companies, consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations.

Candidates should have academic preparation equivalent to that of entering PhD students, and should be fully prepared to participate in PhD classes and to complete a substantial research project. Applicants who may also be considering MBA or PhD programs are encouraged to carefully review the academic differentials between the offerings to better understand the preparation for post-MS opportunities.

The application deadline for the Master of Science in Financial Economics is: January 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

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Academically, I have always been a very determined and studious individual, hence why I knew that a degree at University would be the definite next step. I have a broad interest in many subject areas yet feel drawn towards a law or business orientated degree...

There is a rapid growth in global organisational concepts, crystallised in Japanese business philosophy, to be as effective as possible in the most efficient way. New technology involving networking information and automation influences the behaviour of business and enables significant transformation...

My decision to apply for a degree in Business is due to my desire to aim for a career in the promotion of electronic music. This initiated from a visit to London, where I had the opportunity to experience the deeply fascinating influences of the local club scene to the culture of our times...

Human Resources Personal Statement

I am currently working full time as an administrator in a Hospital in my gap year after sixth form. I chose to take a year out after my A-Levels to gain some true life experience away from the security net of full time education...

Accounting & Finance/Business Personal Statement

Business, finance and accounting has been a passion of mine for some years now. I first had the idea of becoming a chartered accountant when my uncle told me about what he does in his role as finance manager of a local hospital; he inspired me to look deeper into the field and that was where my interest in finance and economics was first rooted...

Business & Languages Personal Statement

Since I first started studying business at GCSE I have been interested by how businesses operate and function, considering how they are able to become successful not only on a local scale, but how they are able to expand and grow to eventually operate on a global scale...

Management & Accounting Personal Statement

I have decided to apply to Msc Accounting and Management because I want to do career in this field and I am pretty sure that this program will equip me with lot of tools and skills required to do so. In addition, through this program I will have the chance to sink into the world of economy and profit of the high demand that is there currently for management and accounting graduates in the jobs market...

In today’s world of survival of the fittest, one has to be equipped with knowledge, experience, as well as ambition. It has been my goal to further my knowledge and ambition through studies at a leading UK university...

Business Personal Statement

Business has become one of the most important aspects of our life and from my perspective it has more influence on our world than any other disciplines. Business is what I want to do study to degree level because I am naturally passionate about it...

Early in my childhood, the Internet became more than just a luxury--it became a necessity. My father moved from Singapore to Indonesia to start a textile company when I was four years old, leaving me alone with my mother...

I have chosen a business related course as I have been interested in this field from GCSE level & I believe that I have the qualities to forge a successful career in this area. I have been inspired to fulfil this path by my Uncle, a director at a successful company in England I feel I am a good motivator and I enjoy travelling which I believe are integral factors of business at the highest level I participated in work experience at Haldane Fisher Ltd, a local building supplies firm that not only operates in my home town but also has key branches throughout Northern Ireland, and they also deliver goods throughout Ireland...

Ever since I can remember, I recall always wanting to organise everyone and give them certain tasks to do. In fact, even when I was just playing with my friends. I remember how I used to organise all the plays and concerts that we did, and that was pretty often, and to want to have everything close to perfection...

Have you ever climbed a mountain 1474 meters high? By your own limbs without any help from any vehicle? Well, this was one of the most unforgettable and valuable experiences I have ever had, and I will cherish it all my life...

Management has always been my ultimate goal and a desire to master new concepts and techniques has influenced my choice to involve maths, computing and business as my A-Levels. A combined degree in both Maths and Management would provide me the skills and knowledge to fulfil my long-term ambition of managing a business in the computer related sector After growing up in a local convenience store, my interest and involvement with business has been high and by studying business at both GCSE and A-Level this hands on experience has been reinforced by learning new concepts and theories During my summer break between school and college I travelled to Birmingham and did some voluntary work in a small but growing computer course company that used ILA (Individual Learning Accounts) as its main source of income...

I have always been interested in businesses and how they operate, as well as being fascinated by other languages and cultural differences My passion for the subject increased when I chose business studies as part of my main education at school...

I come from a background where my family has been in the retail trade for the last hundred years. Whist I was growing up I have been actively taking part in the running of the business. My family has given me the opportunity to further myself in achieving my goals...

Business and Management Personal Statement

I currently attend Peter Symonds Sixth Form College. During my first year, I gained 5 grade A AS levels in geography, computing, business studies, maths and biology. I choose these as they are subjects that I both perform well in and which also interest me...

Business and Management Personal Statement

Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to run a business. The idea of managing an organisation, with the vast breadth of competence that such a job requires, the sheer variety of activity that it entails and the stimulating challenge it poses, holds great appeal for me...

I am a Human Resource Co-ordinator. My long-term goal is to practice as a Human Resource Manager. In order to pursue this goal, I would like to enrol in a university that emphasises putting theoretical concepts learned in the classroom into practice with a work-placement My career goals were shaped by my experience at British Airways during my break from university in the summer of 1990...

Business and Management Personal Statement

My interest in current affairs, politics and the way in which the global economy operates, has fuelled my intentions to read economics at university. Furthermore, I am longing to be able to answer questions such as, how do various stock markets function, for example such as the FTSE 100 and other stock markets, and what effects do they have upon our everyday lives, as well as on businesses and companies? How is it possible for multi-million pound companies, such as Enron, to go into liquidation? I eventually plan to pursue a career in international trade or within the civil service...

My motivation to study Accounting /Information Business at degree level develops from my enjoyment from the single Business Studies at AS, currently converted into a double award at A2. For me, Business Studies has proved to be a fascinating subject, one that offers unlimited professional opportunities...

Aquent was in a perilous condition. The 1,800 sales representatives at the company had contracted far too many high-risk, low-profit project orders related to network construction. The resultant deficit at Aquent, one of the world's biggest communications companies, had swollen to nearly USD150 million and threatened to bring the company down...

"We don't need to take this analysis any further, especially since the client isn't paying for additional work." I was dumbfounded. An idealistic graduate of Dartmouth College, I had imagined that the business world would provide an excellent learning environment in which to explore and apply my theoretical training...

After graduated from the college, I plan to go onto postgraduate studies and work on an MBA. A strong performance in Business and Marketing study will allow me to move onto an MBA and only then shall I be satisfied From 2001 to 2003 I was working at an International trade company...

Business and Management Personal Statement

For as long as I can remember it has been my fondest dream and my furthest goal to attend college. From the beginning, I knew it would be an uphill climb to gain admission into a prestigious university...

Hello! I'm a student of Production Engineering: Marketing and Management and Production Management. During tha last 3 years I gained a lot of experience in the field of production. I was taking part in many presentations made by older students at our University...

My interest in economics, business, finance and banking has been long standing as I am interested in how important decisions within these fields have everyday affects. I feel I have a sound and enthusiastic response to this aspect...

Academically, I have always been a very determined and studious individual, hence why I knew that a degree at University would be the definite next step. I have a broad interest in many subject areas yet feel drawn towards a law or business orientated degree...

I have always wanted to go to university young because feel that going to university will give me a good sense of direction and help me to define who I can be, and what career I will pursue in the future...

I would like to study Business Management at university, as I am interested in current affairs and am curious about the real world Business management will teach and help me how to manage people; how to make and carry out decisions; and how to assess markets...

Business and Management Personal Statement

My decision to study project management in construction and other business related subjects stems from developing an interest in business as a career aim. This interest is almost certainly the result of growing up in an entrepreneurial family where I was constantly exposed to discussions about all aspects of enterprises, from new business ideas to running a firm efficiently and managing projects...

Business and Management Personal Statement

For the past year I have been studying subjects relating to business on the Internet. I have chosen to apply for a course in business relating to the Internet because it is a very interesting and exciting area to work in...

Marketing Personal Statement

A degree in marketing is something which interests me; it's exciting and stimulating and will provide me with the key requirements to begin a successful career in the field. The marketing profession requires individuals with good interpersonal skills, who are dedicated, quick thinking, robust, diplomatic, articulate and have a competitive flare, all of which are skills and attributes that I recognise in myself Marketing appeals to me because it is arguably the most invigorating and vital department of any business with a responsibility to initiate new challenges and opportunities My experience in the workplace and in non academic activities has helped me develop a strong interest in working in the corporate world In 1999 I was the youngest successful applicant to become a member of the Youth Council for the Millennium Dome...

I am a clear headed, ambitious individual who has taken the time to think about my future and my goals. I have undertook and completed my first degree in two years as opposed to the normal three or four year programmes...

Business and Management Personal Statement

Since moving on to further education I have always shown a keen interest in Business studies, studying a wide variety on the subject during my A Levels. This has helped feed my enthusiasm and dedication towards the subject grow stronger and gradually has made me want to study it in more depth...

Business and Management Personal Statement

Throughout this last term I feel I have continually furthered my abilities and competency surrounding the learning process. More specifically I have gained a deeper knowledge surrounding management as well as substantially building on many skills One of my biggest achievements this year has been my drastic improvement in my presentation giving ability...

Business and Management Personal Statement

I am very interested in studying a business management course with the addition of legal and financial studies. From a young age I have always had a keen interest in monetary matters and have also been intrigued by legal systems and how they work...

Business and Management Personal Statement

I believe I am very capable of organising people and managing the logistics of running a company. I am keen on all aspects of business, but am particularly interested in Business Management. I feel I am a good communicator and wish to develop my teamwork and leadership skills I was lucky enough to be a guest at the Institute of Directors 2001 Annual Convention in the Royal Albert Hall...

My aim is to study management in two possible fields, events and sport. This is because my career goal is to work as part of a company organising events Taking part in a vocational course in the 6th form has enabled me to develop my organisational skills...

Business and IT Personal Statement

Ever since I was young I have always been interested in businesses and how they operate, as well as being fascinated by other languages and cultural differences. My passion for the subject expanded when I chose business studies and french, as part of my A-level education...

Business and Languages Personal Statement

While studying Performing Arts at Lambeth College, I developed an interest in business related subjects which were: Starting work in the Performing Arts and Financial Management, during the course I had lots of paperwork and practical work...

Business & Politics Personal Statement

Since arriving in this country, I have become much more aware of current affairs and the world around me, locally and globally. I have chosen to study politics because I seen as a way of acquiring the skills and knowledge that will give me an edge in the job market...

What would life be without technology? In this world that we live in it is impossible to be fully efficient in a business society without having grasp knowledge of information and communications technology...

Business Studies Personal Statement

Business is not just about figures and charts, it would be nothing without the people driving it forward. Therefore the part of the Business Studies’ A-level that has inspired me the most has been Human Resource Management...

Business with Law Personal Statement

Exposure to my parents' restaurant businesses from an early age has given me an insight to the everyday running of the business. This has inspired me to follow in their footsteps and set up my own business one day...

Business/Music Personal Statement

I am studying for A levels in Music, Music Technology and Business Studies at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education From a young age I developed an interest in music and music technoloy which led to me playing in school and local bands...

I have a firm belief that the secrets of the modern society are based on basic practical, logical and lateral principles. This not only intrigues me, but also is driving me forward in my life. From barter systems to modern day stock markets all are based on the basic principles and such business has had huge impact in the growing of the society...

IT & Management Personal Statement

I have always wanted to do something great with my life, proving to myself and my family that I could be different from my other brothers and sisters. I am the only one in my family who is currently studying at College...

My Grandfather ran a successful shipping company and my parents; uncles and aunts all have their own businesses or work in the field of commerce. You could say it is in my blood and I have certainly absorbed the interest and fascination of how business and commerce works...

IT Management Personal Statement

There is a gowning trend toward how to mapping and process in application and database in software engineer that running the multiple platform (operation) system for the largest software system. A programming in dependent on interrupt and complier has become too productive and a high flexibility power in-house if it may reduce the code and domain capture in system...

Personal Statement My interest in Business Studies developed when I first studied it at GCSE which I enjoyed immensely. This was proved when I was awarded Student of the Year in Business Studies. Studying Business Studies, Accounting and Communication Studies at A level is enjoyable and I have developed skills from all three of these subjects that will help me succeed at university, I also have completed an AS Level in Information and Communication Technology...

To me, management is a game of control. In front of the game, management becomes interesting. I always tell myself there are only two choices in this game: to believe that I will win and put in the effort which is needed to achieve the victory or not to join this game in the very beginning...

Business Studies Personal Statement

It was during my high school studies when I got into "pyramid" sales chain Amway. Although their power sale techniques were not what I liked I had the first peak into the world of business. This world amazed me by its complexity and almost endless opportunities...

To start with I shall point out that I have always been interested in Business and Legal studies. Even during my teenage years, I have seen myself as a person who is willing to prosper in the knowledge of modern Business and Legal studies...

Business Computing Personal Statement

I anticipate furthering my studies in the field of business. Business involves analysing every detail before making a competent decision. Also, logic and objectivity is needed as everything has a set order and method...

Business Administration Personal Statement

My name is Sirisopa Chaiyanit. I received Bachelor's Degree in the field of Business Administration with the concentration of Marketing from Asian University of Science and Technology. At the present, I am working in Sangwailai Land Ltd, Co...

Business Management and Finance Personal Statement

Ever since the first implementation of money it has evolved to one of the main forces that abet our society in making progress in this highly commercialized age. As a result a whole new type of relationship between people has emerged, defined shortly nowadays as business and finance...

Business Studies Personal Statement

My aim in life is to be successful in business. To achieve this you need to have confidence in yourself and the people around you amongst other things, and I feel I have the right credentials and experience to do just that...

Management Personal Statement

To be a top notch management cum logistical personnel, with wide range of knowledge in business management in all ramifications is my main goal. Managing resources, both human and materials today in this fast rising and expanding business world has taking a different dimension, with the introduction of e-business and other new innovative mechanism of transaction in the field of purchasing, procurement, production and industries has brought about a competitive playing ground, which require one to consistently update his knowledge and skills to be relevant in his chosen career path...

Business Personal Statement

Passion is definitely the word which describes my feelings for business. As my father started up his own pharmaceuticals company, he is obviously very attached to it, and tends to transfer that enthusiasm to me...

Enterprise Development Personal Statement

I have been engaged in the world of business since a young age. My father has run a successful company in Leeds for over 20 years, and my Grandfather made an extremely good living in business too. As such I recognize numerous aspects of how businesses work, and how they grow and expand...

Public Administration Personal Statement

Having various experiences of national and international institutions with mass experiences in the field of management besides other administrative experience, I would like to express my keen eagerness for getting admittance in the chevening scholarship for the academic year 2009-2010 in the field of Public Administration...

Business Finance Personal Statement

I want to study finance because it is a fascinating discipline dealing with money, markets and valuation that is relevant to all aspects of business. The financial system is there to make sure that those with good ideas get the money necessary to implement the ideas but finance is also concerned with the relationship between investor expectations about the future and current market values...

Ever since an early stage in my life, I have always worked hard to overcome challenges. This in turn influenced my passion for business. Business can be a risky and competitive industry, but having considered my most desired skills and interests, I know that I am ready to step into the world of business...

Business and Management Personal Statement

My wish to study business has developed increasingly ever since I understood that we lived in a world where everything was due or connected to money and trade. What really interest me in business is its complexity and its unpredictability...

Business Management Personal Statement

Thinking back to the early stages of my GCSE years and all the way up to the end of my final year of college, studying business has always been full of enjoyment for me. During this time I have developed a better understanding in the subject and given the chance, I want to further enhance my knowledge and understanding of the subject in a degree program...

Some people consider business studies uninteresting; they think everything is just about numbers and money. However, after closer view business is about perfect balance. Balance between demand and supply, resources and merchandises...

I would like to study business/logistics and/or supply chain management as I am excited by the prospects involving imaginative thinking and the solving of complex business problems. My aim is to work with business managers, showing them the newest and most effective organisational and co-ordinating techniques as well as using up-to-date technologies to make a company successful...

Throughout my life there has been this reoccurring scene in which my father convenes a family meeting, usually on a Sunday evening. By the next morning, we always find ourselves busily packing for yet another international move...

Business Personal Statement

Ever since an early age, I have constantly worked hard to strive and overcome challenges. This in turn influenced my passion for business. Business can be a risky and competitive industry, whilst on the other hand it can be profitable and rewarding...

To me being an ordinary employee is not satisfying. I believe I can get my hands fully into the projects and have a major influence on how they are implemented. Although I have a short but rewarding period of work experience, from the beginning I had my mind set to reach higher positions within industry and to be able to pursue this dream I am applying for the MSc Management course...

Ever since I remember I was very keen on geography and different countries always fascinated me. I always wanted to work in international spheres where I can see how different cultures combined together can work as one team...

Business Personal Statement

My inspiration to pursue a BA (Hons) Management degree course came from my unexpected interest in the business field, for my personal development of being efficient at my job and most importantly to be accomplished as an individual...

Law & Business Personal Statement (International Student)

From an early age, Law has always been number one priority in my vision of the future. Probably because of my father's profession (he is Head of the Regional Criminal Police), I have always been intrigued by Criminology and the idea of analyzing and solving tangled cases...

Business & Management Personal Statement

There is no limit to what you can learn and how much you can earn from it. Instilled with this belief by my father, I have since the beginning learnt to approach the world differently. I view that knowledge can be applied practically not only to earn a living, but also to earn wisdom...

Business Management Personal Statement

‘A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.’ – Richard Branson Since successful completion of my work experience at the end of Year 10, I have developed an ever-increasing interest in Business, the people involved in it and how I might use my skills to one day compete in that environment...

Business Management & Marketing Personal Statement

As I peered over the edge of the plane and looked down 14,000 feet to the ground ready to jump. As I took my first SCUBA dive and experienced the surreal and exciting feeling of breathing under water. As I trekked for 2 days and stayed with a Thai village tribe feeding elephants and helping local families I thought and smiled ' Dreams really can be achievable'...

Management Studies Personal Statement

As a witness to the global financial crises, I was struck by the importance and relevance of organisational management. I first applied bookkeeping and devised marketing plans for my mother’s business at the age of twelve...

Business Management Personal Statement

It is true that degrees such as medicine, law and architecture, are highly recognised in society and are top fields for studying. However, business has grown to be a major part of day to day life; therefore my interest has lied in the core of a field which I believe has more importance than any other courses in today’s world, business management...

International Business Personal Statement

The motivation behind my decision to gain a Business Degree lies in my determination to better understand how the real world works. I particularly enjoy the way that business blends in with everyday issues...

Business/Human Resources Personal Statement

In a turbulent economic and social climate, business remains of core importance. It is a crucial element of our lives, working as a catalyst for innovation, which is why I wish to study it at undergraduate level...

Human Resources Management Personal Statement

Most of us can expect to spend many years of our lives working in organisations of various kinds, being managed or managing others. I am one of those who like to manage people and interact with them. Human Resources Program will enhance my marketability and give me the relevant professional skills and knowledge that employers in today’s marketplace are looking for...

Economics and Business Personal Statement

Born in the post-communist state of Slovakia with Vietnamese roots, from my early age I was wondering why we were generally living in better conditions than our relatives in Vietnam. As I grew older, my dad explained me the benefits of policies supporting private property rights and foreign investment to the Slovak economy...

Business Personal Statement

My interest for business became noticeable around 3 years ago, when I started trading on eBay. Throughout the period of studying sports at college, it was a hobby in which I found extreme excitement and potential...

Business Studies Personal Statement

Living in one of the most tourist attracted and rising country, United Arab Emirates, I learnt quickly as a child that business is required nearly everywhere and anywhere. I knew I had to become an entrepreneur or pursue some career in business when I made my first sale at the age of 14 by selling three Cell phones...

Business With Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

Numbers. An infinite set of possibilities, just like life. The entire world is just a series of statistics. Nothing More. Nothing Less University was always a must for me, and after completing my GCSE’s and obtaining good grades I felt like university was the only way forward for me...

There is no doubt that Mathematics is the most important element supporting science and business. Without the equation 'E=mc2', Einstein's 'Mass-energy equivalence' can only be a concept, but not a theory...

International Business (Management) Personal Statement

"Look at the labels on the clothes you are wearing." My sociology teacher started by allowing us to appreciate the work that went into producing our clothes, emphasising the journey each item underwent before arriving in that classroom...

Business and Economics Personal Statement

Business and Economic issues make headlines almost every day, everything from oil prices to the deals that are in the supermarkets every week. Even though the stories are constantly changing, a key idea remains: Economics and Business are major and influential areas of study in today's society...

Business Personal Statement

My highest career aspiration is to ring the opening bell at Wall Street as my firm celebrates the successful completion of its initial public offering. From a very young age, I was always amazed by the world of business and the movement of financial capital around the globe...

Banking and Finance Personal Statement

“Life is never easy for those who dream”. At the age of 19 years, I had to bear the loss of my father, the ever best ideal personality for a teenage son. The first thing; I inherited from my father, was bar of responsibilities...

Business Personal Statement

"...an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and unwavering as the ocean."- Lana Del Rey If I were to choose a quote that would best describe who I was one and a half years ago, that would be it. At the age of 16, having to choose which major, university, city and country to go to is a major deal-breaker...

Business & Accounting Personal Statement

I first discovered that I had an interest in business when my father decided to leave his job and open his own coffee shop. I had never considered the endless opportunities that business brings with it but from then onwards I was captivated...

International Business Personal Statement

International Business Management, Finance, Accounting and Marketing are the subjects I wish to pursue. It is my goal to become a business analyst manager working internationally with Finance. My family business inspired me to do the course as I have had the opportunity to work within many business areas such as, accounting and finance...

International Business Personal Statement

Being born in Thailand, the recent death of the longest reigning monarch has had a big impact on me. What will this mean for the Thai economy? Will his death mean more political and economic instability? These questions spark a deep curiosity about the way in which the world works and how people in power create policies to tackle such problems...

International Business Personal Statement

From a young age, I developed an eager interest to how both small and large businesses work. My enthusiasm for a business-related subject came from growing up watching my stepfather run a small and successful tailor store and my mother working at Citibank...

Business and Games Development Personal Statement

Adolescent years has opened up the bigger picture, you acquire new skills, make important choices and improve dexterity. As a person things change, mostly for the better. But it’s the desires and the goals that really drive me as a person, studying business is just one of them...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

As a student of Henley business school at the University of Reading, I started to be the treasurer of Chinese Students and Scholars Association since 2016. During this period, I found my sensitivity to numbers and financial statements...

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