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MBA Education

Balancing work and outside interests: interview with Jason Y Ng

What sets Jason Y Ng apart is not the MBA qualification on his business card, but his determination to tackle diverse pursuits.

Thursday, 3 July, 2014, 5:50pm

Best timing for your application

There are two golden rules for applying to a top MBA programme. Firstly, apply as early as you possibly can. Check the deadline dates at your target schools, shelve everything in your life that isn’t absolutely essential, and make it happen. Secondly, don’t push that “send” button until you are absolutely certain your application is the very best it can be.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:42pm

OUHK professional diploma in business management

Executives looking to excel in a fast-changing world should consider taking the professional diploma in business management offered by the Open University of Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Taking meal times as a learning opportunity

Because my role requires shift work, I am sometimes on duty overnight, and during those long but busy hours, you often find yourself thinking about your next meal.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:38pm

Impress others with the 3 Ps

We have all been there: sitting in a meeting room, listening to the sixth or seventh presentation of the day, and feeling tired, uninterested and disengaged.

It has been said that 97 percent of work-related presentations are rated by attendees as “boring” or “sleep inducing”. How then can we ensure that our own efforts are part of the other 3 per cent?

3 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm

MBA fruitful for vegetable business

People commonly regard MBA students as white-collar professionals, keen to make their mark in fast-paced, cutting-edge businesses.

Few see the qualification as a requirement for selling vegetables, but according to recent reports in the local Chinese press, the owner of six vegetable stalls in Wong Tai Sin is proving the MBA is more inclusive than some might assume.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:34pm

MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice

Executive coaching is a key feature of staff development for many businesses, which see its importance in promoting both personal and professional growth.

As a result, demand for the services of trained coaches is increasingly rapidly in Hong Kong, as more organisations realise the benefits and more individuals see the opportunities for building a career in this field.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:33pm

How do you manage your time studying for an MBA?

Me: What is the MBA workload really like? I read the SCMP and various blogs, and people say it’s tough.

Lawrence: It is really tough, but I don’t want to scare you or put you off.

Me: Could you give it to me straight?

3 Jul 2014 - 5:31pm

MBA is not a magic wand

When choosing to take an MBA, an important factor to consider is where you want the qualification to lead in career terms. As recruitment consultants, we meet too many candidates who seem to believe - or have been told - that an MBA will allow them to switch career paths easily and almost instantly.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:29pm

A foot in the door

Shuhei Aoki’s dream of working in Hong Kong banking saw him quit his financial services job in Japan to take up an MBA at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). A law graduate from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Aoki worked as an assistant in a law firm for two years before his interest shifted to finance and he spent six years in financial services.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm