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Old 26-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #31
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Bingo!! I am the person whom everyone called Tau Now Bo Ho Say!!! Crazy enoguh to study at SIM after NUS according to some NUS folks.
no offence ah..

but NUS real estate considered very a rigorous course?
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #32
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no offence ah..

but NUS real estate considered very a rigorous course?
Sure, NUS real estate is not a rigorous course. I manage to secure the master programme becoz I have a grad dip in econs.
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:33 AM   #33
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Sure, NUS real estate is not a rigorous course. I manage to secure the master programme becoz I have a grad dip in econs.
wah grad diploma also can do econs?

thought only degree with honours..
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #34
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wah grad diploma also can do econs?

thought only degree with honours..
I got a merit for my grad dip ya.

Macro: 60
EOE: More than u by 1 mark
Micro: 62
QF: 49
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #35
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I got a merit for my grad dip ya.

Macro: 60
EOE: More than u by 1 mark
Micro: 62
QF: 49
ic..not bad.

anyway, taking the masters not necessarily can get a job but i would think its like a chicken and egg problem.

now you might think they is no demand for such grads, but you might easily get an analyst job if you take CFA papers as well together with completing this programme.
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #36
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ic..not bad.

anyway, taking the masters not necessarily can get a job but i would think its like a chicken and egg problem.

now you might think they is no demand for such grads, but you might easily get an analyst job if you take CFA papers as well together with completing this programme.
Well, analyst jobs are not easy to procure. For every vacancy, there are 300-500 applicants who have completed the CFA programme.
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #37
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Well, analyst jobs are not easy to procure. For every vacancy, there are 300-500 applicants who have completed the CFA programme.
Anyway, there are thousands of CFA graduates (completed all 3 levels) but cant find a decent job in the research line.
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #38
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ic..not bad.

anyway, taking the masters not necessarily can get a job but i would think its like a chicken and egg problem.

now you might think they is no demand for such grads, but you might easily get an analyst job if you take CFA papers as well together with completing this programme.
you are definitely not in the banking market....it's definitely not true....

there are CFA holders doing ops job, mind you..
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #39
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you are definitely not in the banking market....it's definitely not true....

there are CFA holders doing ops job, mind you..
ok, i have not gone out to work yet so it was just what i guessed.

but CFA together with applied economics?
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #40
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ok, i have not gone out to work yet so it was just what i guessed.

but CFA together with applied economics?
I think employers want relevant work experience. If u do not have it, u will have to join the industry through social networks.

Otherwise, your resume will not be considered (even if you score 100 for EOE).
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I think employers want relevant work experience. If u do not have it, u will have to join the industry through social networks.

Otherwise, your resume will not be considered (even if you score 100 for EOE).
Why is it so?? Becoz there are too many graduates.
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #42
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ok, i have not gone out to work yet so it was just what i guessed.

but CFA together with applied economics?

CFA with Msc (applied economics) with 0 relevant experience vis a vis, someone with a Bachelor Degree with 2 years experience...

the bachelor deg holder stands a better chance.

for example, the chief economist for sg for citibank, kit wei zheng...

he only got bachelor deg in econ from nus......

it's not about cert...

good luck!
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Old 26-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #43
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CFA with Msc (applied economics) with 0 relevant experience vis a vis, someone with a Bachelor Degree with 2 years experience...

the bachelor deg holder stands a better chance.

for example, the chief economist for sg for citibank, kit wei zheng...

he only got bachelor deg in econ from nus......

it's not about cert...

good luck!
True. I have to agree. Prior to 2008, the employment market was bouyant and there aren't as many graduates as what we have right now. Opportunites were plentiful. Since the advent of the man-made financial crisis, the market hasnt recovered despite govt's wayang statistics.
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Old 26-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #44
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CFA with Msc (applied economics) with 0 relevant experience vis a vis, someone with a Bachelor Degree with 2 years experience...

the bachelor deg holder stands a better chance.

for example, the chief economist for sg for citibank, kit wei zheng...

he only got bachelor deg in econ from nus......

it's not about cert...

good luck!
wow, im surprised!

i thought economist in a bank should have at least a masters..
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Old 26-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #45
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wow, im surprised!

i thought economist in a bank should have at least a masters..
it depends. at the end of the day, if you can prove that you are just as capable of producing good research or making spot on calls, i think a cert is secondary....

Chua hak bin, the ex-citi bank analyst has a PhD and Masters from Harvard...so it really depends...

like the chinese always say, timing, place and people......

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