Growing up in the north of Thailand where the Mekong River, running through 6 countries, met at the Golden Triangle, I have seen the wind of financial change rushes prominently even before I grow to understand what the definition of finance is. Now, I am 23, and as the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is forming its shape to be ready for integration in 2015, that wind is now even stronger than before. Free flow of goods, services, investment, and skilled labor, and free flows of capital will rapidly change the face of national and regional economies in South East Asia. There is no doubt that one of the most important key words in this ‘economic community’ would be ‘financial economics’ as it is the main economic drive in each nation and as the integration calls for financial integration as well. Thus I, aware that the main opponent in the inevitable ‘economic community’ is finance, chose to study Finance as my minor while I was doing my bachelor degree in Economics (1st class Honour) at Thammasart University, Thailand.
During my years as an undergraduate, I have taken Economics and Finance classes, for instance, Economics of money and banking and Financial Management, and gained knowledge regarding finance and economics both theoretically and in practice through group projects and individual assignment. Knowing that finance ranges from personal to a bigger level and that it exists like the atom of any economic society, I become fascinated with Finance and Economics and exuberantly enjoyed taking the classes. With knowledge from studying Finance and Economics, you could use them to apply into any level, from personal management to financial management for companies or even government in order to improve performance, I was captivated and desired to walk the career path in financial sector. This led me to the pursuit of in-depth knowledge in Finance and my application for Financial Economics, Cardiff University as I do believe that being equipped with the knowledge...
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