Osama AlawamlehIn this statement I will be focusing on the rewards of pursuing my masters ineconomics at your prestigious institution.
I have chosen to further my studying in theeconomics field since I consider it to be a perfect fit for my career goals, whereI will be provided with the tools to succeed. Having earned a bachelors degreein finance and aiming to build on my knowledge with a master’s degree ineconomics will provide my with a plethora of opportunities to make my mark inthe real world. Queen’s rigorous economics program providesits current and future student with high expectations of knowledge as itprovides the necessary skills to only be an economist but to become a good one.By the completion of this program I aim to form a solid understanding of theeconomic theories and methodologies that shape today’s society. In addition, myintention is to gain the necessary skills that allow me to combine both myknowledge in finance and economics to analyze the markets through out thebusiness cycles and the long-term effects that shape an economy’s growth. Moreover,I hope to learn how to better use the economic models and to have the mostaccurate analysis of the field I choose to go into; which will be financialmarkets. Through out my future journey at Queen’s Iwish to pursue a certain research interest, which is Machine Learning in QuantitativeFinancial Analysis.
This topic that has appealed to me in my final year as aFinance undergraduate and as person who’s living throughout a turning point inhistory, in which technology is merging into every aspect of our lives. Comingfrom a third world country like Jordan provided me with an extra push to startmy journey in mastering this sector, since such technologies have not been partof any industry within the country’s economy yet. Therefore, being a part of mycountry’s and the world’s growth provided be with the incentive to dive in thisenriched field. Going through such journey will also give me the chance to workwith several experienced professors, such as Professor Frank Milne, whomastered fields that align with my research interests in which economics andfinance are combined. Several of my previous classes andinternships gave me a solid base of knowledge and experience to confidentlydive into this rigorous program. Although, one certain experience pushed metowards pursing a master’s degree in economics. I have had the opportunity tobe an Economic Research and Analysis at the Central Bank of Jordan, whichhappens to be my home country, was one the most knowledge enriched experiencesI have had, where I had the opportunity to experience how a country’s economyis monitored and ran.
After building the basis to succeed within this field in yourrespected institution, and gaining experience and skills such as formulatingeconomic models and learning economic theory; I aim to join the the realworking world and pursue a career in economic analysis. Ultimately my goal isto pursue my PhD in Financial Engineering, where I can become part of thesolution by designing and introducing newer technologies in this field to theworld.