Students of Applied Economics Showcased Results of Project Seminar

10 July, 2020

The Master in Applied Economics (MAE) students have successfully completed the Project Seminar and presented the results of their work. Both teams have proven the ability to apply the skills they gained during their studies to come up with effective solutions to real business problems.

This year, the MAE students collaborated with healthcare startup Cogvio and an analytical unit of rating agency Moody's. Representatives of both companies were present at the final presentations.

The first presenting team dealt with the effects of the so-called preferred drugs list on the drug market. The second team developed a method to test the credibility of bank clients.

The evaluation committee, consisting of Eva Hromádková, Filip Matějka, Sylva Vu, and Paul Whitaker, appreciated that the students managed to adapt to the difficult conditions caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

Both teams did a great job but the committee chose the "Moody's Team" as the winners of the 2020 Final Project Presentations with their creative approach to what they called the "Game of Loans".

Offering a solution to a real business problem and presenting it to the client - that is a vital part of how the Master in Applied Economics students wrap up their studies.

The real business approach combined with a solid academic background and focus on data analysis are the key characteristics of the MAE study program that is still accepting applications for the next academic year.