Thursday, 24 October 2013

Graduating from MIS Marketing dip course

I have been missing in action for a while here cos I have been busy investing in... learning!

I have gone back to studying, doing project and sitting in lectures just like in uni days, all while working part-time for 6 months from Jan followed by a new full-time job in August. Life has become more fulfilling, I would say, than if I had stayed on in my previous dreary job. Through this change, I have gotten to know more people both inside and outside of my profession. Good to meet new people!

After the final exam on 29th Oct I will be officially "liberated" from my course. On one hand I am glad that the course has come to an end so I would have more free time to read up on those clinical stuff for my 'continuous education' that I have been neglecting and possibly engage in a regular sports to increase my fitness level. On the other hand, I will miss the times of going-back-to-school, brainstorming of case studies and non-work chitchats with my classmates.

I do not have much prior learning on business except for 1 module of basic marketing elective previously in uni. This course has really opened my eye through theories and case studies on the aspects of business which I have not come across or thought about - like what are the considerations for penetrating overseas market, how branding and marketing play a role in business management, how to employ marketing strategies to optimize opportunities and overcome threats and applying theories in marketing communications (it's really not about doing creative craps haha).

I wished it wasn't such a crash course. Most of the theories I have yet to digest and 'bam' it's exam time - after all it's only an 8-month course. Nevertheless, the foundation knowledge and information-gathering techniques that I have learnt will surely come into good use in future if I could progress in the field of business management.

The end of one learning journey often marks the start of another isn't it?

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