A Columbian study in Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a great place to live, work, do sports, spend vacations and it is also the home for the University of Liechtenstein. I had an idea of all these things not too long before we moved to the Principality with my family: my husband and my 9-month-old baby at the time, due to my husband’s work. However, it wasn’t until I was living already here that I learned more in detail about the University and the Graduate Programs it offers.


I say with pride and gratification that I made the right decision when I enrolled in the MSc in Finance programme the winter of 2019. For a Mechanical Engineer by training and a professional with 6-7 years of experience in Supply Chain roles; studying the MSc in Finance programme at the University of Liechtenstein is the best way to excel my performance at all levels, personal and professional. Even though I could say I don’t have the typical master’s student profile, I enjoy learning new things every day and the tools it has given me for my development and growth in Corporate Finance are extraordinary. The lectures and University activities are carried in a way where students can interact with the real Financial sector by contributing to real life projects, this does not only allows you to acquire the necessary technical knowledge and hard skills but also soft skills that are important for a work environment. I truly appreciate the master focus on developing students’ research skills and using the most trending topics on it like Blockchain and Sustainable Finance. Last but not least, as someone that has lived in 3 different continents in the past 5 years, I enjoy and value the fact of being in a classroom sharing thoughts with over 20 different nationalities and building a personal and professional network for the future.


To all future applicants and University students:

Work hard, there is always a reward for those who worked hard. Take care of others and make of this an habit. No one is at a place by merely individual merits, collaboration is the key to success. Be conscious about the environment and make your individual contribution to build a better world for the children and future generations.


Blog entry written by Estefania Ospina Valderrama