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    Got offers from both universities for MSc programmes in Economics/Finance. Now I'm really stuck with a decision which one to choose :confused:

    CBS is a 2 year full time programme with an option to do a double degree with University of St Gallen. No tuition fees but due to the living costs it will be surely quite expensive. Amsterdam offers a one year long programme. It would seem that Amsterdam has the best ranking of all three (topuniversities) but not sure how reliable it really is.

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    Amsterdam's course is structured similar to UK's MSc and the econ department is well regarded in most rankings. The MSc is quite international and attracts its fair amount of EU/overseas students. Some student told me that due to its popularity the student to lecturer ratio is somewhat higher than smaller econ faculties. Another point is the challenging situation of affordable student housing. Some known econ profs with international experience teach there, though some stars left (van Berg in econometrics).

    Actually St Gallen has a top notch econ department that covers most areas and receives good grades for teaching, research, selectivity, employment and satisfaction. Faculty is balanced with tenured profs, female profs and some freshly minted PhDs. The known St Gallen model of management education provides a broad foundation. Good teaching labs for some classes and quant econ finance is highly reagarded by recruiters, but overcrowded library and no student housing. HSG students have reputation of cut throat mentality. Possibly best BSchool in German speaking region with high percentage of international students. I think HSG still charges tuition fee for the double degree, doesn't it? Living costs is surprisingly high in small town with price tag shock.
 
 
 
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