What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?
What I like about the Master's Financial Economics, is that it becomes more concrete how to use the things you learn in the 'real world'.
There is a good balance between purely theoretical lectures and practical lectures. The big difference between the Bachelor's and the Master's is the pace in the lectures. It is therefore really important to keep up with the material/readings. Another big difference is that it is also more common in this Master's that you are learning through recently published papers, this helps in understanding what the current relevant topics are.
What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?
The atmosphere in class is pretty relaxed. You can easily ask questions and everybody is willing to help each other. If something is not clear, you can also just ask the teacher after class and often they will help you until you understand it.
Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?
My thesis is about the relation between time preferences and ESG preferences of investors.
Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?
My plan after I receive my Master's degree is working in the finance department of a company, to ensure the financial health of that company.