Nurgul Tilenbaeva (MA Econ Pol 2012): Accountant, F. Hoffmann–La Roche, Hungary

April 8, 2015

Studying in the Economic Policy in Global Markets program gave me the essential set of skills to understand, evaluate and even make recommendations with respect to economic challenges that countries throughout the World are facing nowadays. Looking back, I realize that this experience has been a true transformation for me, a transformation from an uninformed citizen subject to populist claims and manipulations of the politicians to an informed and unbiased economist capable of making objective conclusions.

This was mostly thanks to the outstanding Professors who guided us thorough this journey. It was an amazing feeling to have a chance to listen to the lectures and participate in the discussions with former finance ministers, IMF consultants, economists of the Central Banks who were now our Professors. This experience has been transformational also thanks to the fellow students from different parts of the World. Not only was this the most extraordinary class of brilliant students I have ever been part of, but also our class was like a miniature model of the World where students acted like ambassadors of their country's ideas, approaches and experiences with regards to various economic challenges. This was an invaluable opportunity to learn how some of the policies or ideas that once seemed unarguably true now became a ground for controversy and constructive dispute. This experience significantly changed my earlier perceptions and taught me that most of the challenges and issues that economies are struggling with are far more complicated than it may seem.”