Words from our graduates

Words from our graduates

Shizhu Wang
(Class of 2020)

Shizhu Wang

Graduate

The most amazing part of HKU MSc(ECom&IComp) programme is its wide spectrum of topics covering the most updated technologies and applications around the globe.  All lectures are well designed, prepared and given by domestic or overseas experienced professors.

2020, started with society unrest and followed by COVID-19, is a tough year worth remembering.  Yet it is even more memorable for me due to this whole year of full-time learning experience in this programme, in HKU, which has turned me from a sales manager without any technical backgrounds to a fresh man with more possibilities.  Not only have I learnt basic knowledge about internet infrastructures and programming languages, or advanced concepts as AI, IoT, Blockchain, etc., but more importantly, I have acquired the ability to learn and the confidence to embrace what the world has in store for me.

Vincent Chung
(Class of 2020)

Vincent Chung

System Analyst, Speedy Group Corporation Limited

I chose to study in MSc(ECom&IComp) because the programme allows me to customize my own course profile based on my interest.  If you are already a tech-savvy, you might consider taking more ICOM courses or some CS electives to challenge your problem solving skills and broaden your technical knowledge.  The Case Study Project impressed me most with this programme.  I enjoy thinking about different creative and feasible ideas, then select the best one with my teammates and turn it into reality.  I would treat it as a summary of what you have learnt in the programme and show off your innovative and profitable solution. 

Fischer Kong
(Class of 2019)

Fischer Kong

Manager, Deloitte

Apparently, as the Internet develops rapidly, many industries had been completely changed.  It is necessary to have a thorough understanding of Internet related business and technology in order to make further progress in my career.  After comparison and discussion with graduates, I found that courses in this programme suited exactly my needs and interests, and I firmly believed that the study here would help me prepare for the future integration of e-business and IoT.

What made this programme special was that courses were divided into technical courses and business courses.  The content of technical courses could be adjusted according to the students' mastery of technology, while the business courses mainly helped improve the thinking framework and management strategy in business operation and entrepreneurship.  In addition, “case study project” was designed to provide an opportunity to simulate entrepreneurship in a real business environment.

As a full-time student, I needed to focus on the lectures and case studies as well as keeping up with the English teaching environment.  Such changing from work to study was a big challenge for me, while I believed this would lead to tremendous personal growth.

May Wan
(Class of 2019)

May Wan

Senior Associate, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

The HKU MSc(ECom&IComp) is one of the few programmes in Hong Kong that addresses a wide range of topics related to e-commerce, from data science and website engineering to legal aspects of information technology.  The case study project was a great opportunity for us to showcase what we learnt from the programme and it was satisfying to turn an idea into an actual product.

Be sure to enroll yourself in courses and experts address series by visiting professors from abroad.  They will give you an update on the latest business and technology trends around the world, which you may find useful at work.

Nipatkusolkit Posatorn
(Class of 2019)

Nipatkusolkit Posatorn

Senior Analyst, Financial Institution Strategy Department, Bank of Thailand (BOT)

Digitalization is a phenomenon which has been transforming the way various businesses conduct over the recent years.  As a central banker, it is essential to get equipped with IT skills and business insights in order to facilitate the establishment of a new tech-driven financial era.

Despite being the BOT’s scholarship holder, HKU’s MSc(ECom&IComp) has always been my first choice due to its strong reputation and distinguished professors.  The programme offers a full spectrum set of curriculum that consists of both IT and business-intensive courses by which students can select what to learn base on their interests.  Together with its hands-on learning philosophy, MSc(ECom&IComp) is, and will be, the programme I recommend to all dream-catchers.

While this programme provides students with great learning curve, it also requires great effort from students in return.  As a full-time (and foreign) student, I found that adaptability and teamwork are keys to go forward with classmates from different background.  I would say that this programme is challenging but surely worthwhile.