Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Albė Gjonbalaj

Master of Arts in International Economics at American University

Ms. Gjonbalaj completed her bachelor's degree in International Business at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland where established the HAMK Model United Nations Club and participated in the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference.   During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Gjonbalaj also worked for GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation), a German Government Organization, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis with the project Rural Economic Development. After completion of her studies, Ms. Gjonbalaj worked for Deloitte Albania and Kosova as an Associate in the Financial Advisory Services unit.   Ms. Gjonbalaj believes that the pursuit of her Master's degree in International Economics with a focus in Finance will equip her with the knowledge imperative to help businesses thrive. Furthermore, she hopes to contribute in designing and implementing policies that ensure economic development in Kosovo. Upon completion of her graduate studies in the U.S., she plans to resume her work in financial advisory while pursuing her Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance.