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December 15, 2019
NormanSheng

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Fantastic campus experience at Nanyang MBA program

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Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2020

Experience during the program

Brief Introduction about myself
I worked in a Chinese joint-stock commercial bank and acted fixed income supporting staff before I came to Nanyang MBA program. I have decided to select FICC as my future career motivated by my first internship in HSBC. I chose my SPDB fixed income group as my starting point of career path to accumulate practical experience.

Motivation about Nanyang MBA program
After accumulating three working experience in bond supporting works. I find that only achieving professional knowledge is not qualified with an excellent FICC banker. I am still not good at communication and coordination skills. In order to change my career position from trading support to sales & trading and improve my soft skills I decided to join in NTU MBA program.

Experience in Nanyang MBA program
Except for Nanyang MBA offer, I also received finance master offer from HKUST. Many friends are very surprised about my determination as Nanyang MBA offer. Many of them think that considering my previous working background and limited working experience I should choose master program instead of MBA program. Even for myself, I am also not confident about my choice. However, after several months study life, I am satisfied and enjoy a lot from MBA program. As an NTU MBA cohort, you can not only learn some class knowledge but also learn some insights from your classmates. Since many cohorts have rich working experience you can get some inspiration about problem solution and coordination skills. Nanyang MBA program give me a good platform to improve my soft skills which is more important for my future career.

Class and curriculum
Compared with other master program, MBA program courses seem to be more diversified and broad but don’t underestimate faculty capability and teaching level. All of our professors have rich teaching experience and most of them have related career in world famous companies before. All of course material more focus on practical application instead of book knowledge. We not only have compulsory courses such as e-business, strategic management, accounting, negotiation but also some professional courses like fixed income, international fiancé. What should be noted is that although I have certain financial background I can still gain some insights from financial elective courses because professors will use introduce more real cases and teach us methodology instead of boring concept.

Career Assistance and Opportunities
Except for daily class and curriculum, there are plenty of avenues to network and get attend career talks and job fairs in the university. Every cohort will be allocated one career coach. My career coach is Eric Sim, who has rich management and business experience in leading financial institutions such as UBS and Citi. He gives me a lot of useful suggestions about my future track and how to build network efficiently. Besides, MBA program will also offer us many career workshop and job fair to help us get some interview skills or even position opportunity. My current internship as a quantitative credit analyst is also comes from MBA job fair.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school
Facilities
Admissions Team

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Tech

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Brand/Ranking


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