I probably asking too many questions here :P . Obtaining excellent advices here really helps me to reduce the number of my sleepless nights. I appreciate that.
I am thinking of doing a MBA. But the choice is difficult:
(A) Local Universities
Here we only have 7 universities:
1. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2. Chinese University of Hong Kong
3. The University of Hong Kong
These 3 seem to be my natural choices. But I cannot afford the tution fee - US$29,000!!! I tend to choose the no. 4, The City University of Hong Kong, which costs only half.
Pros compared to (B) below: More students in class, more graduates in the industry = better network. I really like its 10-day residence programme which allows me to work in a mainland china company, advise them to improve their business performance!!!
Cons compared to (B): Local qualification. Maybe lack of international recognition? (I need your comment on this). Because I am working and will prefer to work in international firms. Could you tell me your view if you are now hiring in HK?
(B) A distance learning programme
Either by Leicester University or Brimingham University (both from UK). Fee is US$15,000, affordable to me. It is partly taught by UK professors. The qualification to be adwarded will be the same as the campus programme (i.e. no "distance learning" wording on the cert)
Pros: Good international reputation.
Cons: Small class size, limited network. Class not conducted in campus (maybe in British Council HK instead) - I enjoy campus atmosphere, lack of campus facilities support, no placement or residence programme.
MY PURPOSE OF STUDYING:
I have a engineering bachelor. I am now working as a market analyst in consumer goods industry and will join a business consulting firm soon. I want a business degree to improve my knowledge foundation. I also think it will increase my chance for promotion.
Any suggestion? What will be your choice? What qualification will draw your interest if you are now hiring in HK?
Many many tks