Words from our graduates

Words from our graduates

John Chan
(Class of 2018)

John Chan

Senior Sales Manager, DynaSys Solutions Limited

I have been working in IT field over a decade and I found my knowledge in the e-commerce world was inadequate.  For a better career path, I chose to study in this programme.  I am a careful person.  I did research on similar ones before I took this programme.  The biggest attraction of this programme was the wide spectrum of the syllabus that even covered legal aspect in e-commerce and the reputation of the team of professors from local and overseas.  Their teachings were very practical and updated.  With much luck and effort, I got a pass with distinction.  The tips for fellow students are to listen to the audio recordings again if you find difficulties during classes and build your own “mind map” before examination.  Do not just memorize everything which you surely cannot - try to put lines between dots and construct the relationships between things you are going to learn.  Then, you will find it easier to succeed in this programme. 

Kira Sun
(Class of 2018)

Kira Sun

Graduate

The Internet is flooding our daily lives and it is everywhere.  I worked in a retail company and I realized that the traditional retail is changing, and the e-commerce era is covering the world.  HKU MSc(ECom&IComp) programme is a surprising choice to me.  It is a converged programme that mixes computer science, especially Internet technology with business.  It is not a programme that only focuses on technology.  We can use technology and business sense to create future opportunities in different business situations.  Some of the professors in this programme are from the world's most powerful universities as our visiting professors.  So  we can get a broader view and more learning resources.

As a full-time student, I have more time to study, but I have to leave my job.  This seems to be out of touch with the business.  But in fact, I am able to look at the problem from the perspective of the customer.  I can work with other part-time students on projects and discuss business models and technical issues.

Patricia Cisneros
(Class of 2018)

Patricia Cisneros

Senior Sales Manager, DynaSys Solutions Limited

As a full-time student coming from the other side of the world, my experience studying in MSc(ECom&IComp) was not only academically but also culturally enriching.

I was first attracted to this programme by the diversity in the curriculum.  I have a background in business and IT so it fitted my profile and my career aspirations perfectly.  From an academic perspective what I found the most valuable about this programme was the exposure to different sources of knowledge and mindsets.  My classmates came from different backgrounds, countries and industries.  It was not only about learning from a business case but from dozens of different perspectives and opinions about it.

As a full-time student, I struggled to adequately manage my time.  Some courses were very demanding, and it was important to plan ahead.

I am currently the project manager of a Hong Kong-based startup, the opportunity came after I took one of the business courses of the HKU MSc(ECom&IComp) programme.

Faye Fan
(Class of 2017)

Faye Fan

Graduate

The MSc(ECom&IComp) programme from HKU encourages interactive learning and creative thinking, and each course does facilitate the process of learning.  Indeed, the programme guided me in approaching and solving many problems relating to E-commerce technologies, supply chain, and legal aspects.

Lectures are taught by eminent local and overseas professors, and programme office staff are always supportive.  Moreover, if you want to keep abreast of new business trends and up-to-date technologies, you should never miss the expert address series given by visiting professors from CMU and other distinguished guest speakers.

Participating the ECom&IComp programme would be a great opportunity for you to reach your full potential and to expand your social network.

Patrick Chan
(Class of 2017)

Patrick Chan

Manager, E-commerce, CRM & Database Marketing, Canon

As a business graduate, this programme had provided me lots of knowledge and insights of the latest Internet technologies, and equipped me to utilize these insights into real-world businesses.

Courses were well designed to introduce both academic theories and practical applications of up-do-date technologies.  Students could get great full picture of how an e-commerce business starts and runs by taking courses of different aspects, including law, security, and coding.

This all-rounded and balanced approach fitted students from different industries, and thus in-class discussions were inspiring.  With classmates with different academic and career backgrounds, the learning experience was very enjoyable.