Yael Elizabeth Negrete Saeteros



  • From Ecuador
  • Previous studies: Economist in Business Management obtained at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Ecuador)
  • Obtained the Master of Science in Economics in academic year 2018-2019
  • Obtained the subsequent Master of Science in Banking and Finance in academic year 2020-2021
  • Currently lives in Belgium and works in Wolters Kluwer Financial services as Business System Analyst


Yael about her experience at the FEB

‘I love to travel, learn languages and explore. In the future, I hope to become an ambassador. It is one of my life goals. I studied two masters at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. The first master was in Economics with a major in Financial Institutions and Markets and after that I decided to get more expertise in the Financial sector, so I followed the subsequent master in Banking and Finance.

I chose to study in Ghent University because it is well-positioned in the Shanghai ranking. The master programs were fully in English and they were according to my needs. Furthermore, I got the Top Grant scholarship to study here which helped me in the process to get the Visa, insurance, and finding housing in the International dorms.

I could say that here I had a better understanding of what I learned before. It all made sense. The theoretical part was very challenging. I did not expect at the beginning that it would be so hard. You have to study here every day! But I am so grateful for all that I learned and all the experiences that I had here. The professors were so polite and approachable: they really cared about our knowledge.’


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