Master's or postgraduate diploma
Dear Career Doctor,
I am a 2011 graduate from HKU majoring in Engineering. I am working at Big Four as a System Engineer to support a business application system. Last year, I completed HSBC summer internship which aroused my passion to embark on a career in financial and banking industry. In order to build a solid foundation and to support my career change to business sector, I consider enrolling in a Postgraduate Program in Finance.
There are two types of Postgraduate Studies – Master and Postgraduate Diploma. While Master is an advanced level of study on a specific topic which requires fundamental knowledge or a few years of working experience, Postgraduate Diploma could provide me with more general or basic knowledge.
Instead of competing for Master, I think that CUHK Postgraduate Diploma in Global Finance is more suitable for me and I want to pave my way to MBA with this qualification and working experience. My questions are as follows:
1. What are your recommendations for my preference for Postgraduate Diploma rather than Master?
2. Could I apply for some graduate posts when I am studying a Postgraduate Diploma?
Thank you for your time and consideration.