Chiu Wing Cheung (Chris)
Programme: MSc Economics and Strategy For Business 2015
Nationality: Hong Kong
Undergraduate degree: BSc Economics and Management, University of Bristol
Employment prior to studying at the Business School: Summer Intern, Citibank
Employment after studying at the Business School and what is your current position: MSc Computing Science, Imperial College
Why did you choose to study your programme and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?
Imperial College Business School has a strong reputation at teaching practical knowledge. Studying ESB could enhance my business acumen, by applying the management theories I learnt previously, as well as developing many important skills, such as communication and teamwork.
What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same programme as you?
Enjoy working with your syndicate group despite there being disagreements in the process. These experiences will help you build up friendships and learn to work as a team.
How did you find living in London?
London is an exciting city with amazing restaurants, bars and other cool places. I love it!
What was the Business School community like?
The School is a melting pot of different cultures. Everyday you learn new things from your classmates.
What was a typical day the Business School like?
For me, I tended to have lectures in the afternoon. A normal day would be having group meeting in the morning and going on lunch together. After that I attended lectures.
What do you enjoy most about your current study and what are the main challenges that you face?
Studying computer science is very different from studying business or social sciences. The vast amount of familiar knowledge I had to acquire made the learning curve very steep. And at Imperial College, there are many opportunities to see technology being implemented into businesses. With my business background, I am able to use the School resources and realise many ideas.
In what way is remaining connected to your alumni network important to you? What value do you get out of your connections with the Business School and your fellow alumni?
The great thing about Imperial College Business School is that it has alumni all over the world. So if I want to learn about something in a certain countries, for example business opportunities or job market information, they are always one email or one phone-call away.