Ali Asad Rashid | Pakistan | MA Pol 21

January 6, 2021

“I was a little hesitant when applying for my masters, as I was going back in education after a break. I was working at an economic research center and I knew I want to pursue a graduate program in policy.

The MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets has been the perfect fit. I had a faint idea of what to expect before coming, but I was in for a ride. The program is rigorous, builds solid foundations in economics, and challenges you to think about real-world applications that are data-driven. Here you will laugh, you will cry, you will eat your heart out (and tear your hair out), you will curse the world in general, and you will learn and absorb like a sponge. Seriously, this is the program to take if you are willing to work to improve your skill set in economic theory and data-driven real-world policy applications. It isn’t a piece of cake but nothing really is. The program has forced me to think about the way I approach country-level issues, and helped me drop bad habits and start cultivating good ones. I have met people from many different countries and backgrounds, and have made friends for life. CEU is a community and family that you will walk with for life. I have gained much more from the course than I anticipated - and I had high expectations. I can firmly state that all of those expectations have been fulfilled.”