Boosting employability with in demand financial management skills


Lim Mee Kiaw

Administrative Manager at Intelliseal Construction Pte. Ltd.
Completed AB1201: Financial Management course

Please share with us your professional life’s journey and at which point in your career did you aspire to pursue this course?

I was working in an MNC company for more than 25 years before being affected by a restructure that resulted in a group of us being displaced by the company. During my search for new employment, I attended a job interview for Finance Executive position. The hiring manager turned me down because I did not have the relevant certification and there was a gap in my qualification. When I found out NTU is offering stackable certificates courses, I was aspired to learn again and enrolled in AB1201: Financial Management course offered by PaCE@NTU.

What attracted you to your chosen course at PaCE@NTU?

PaCE@NTU offers a wide range of programmes and courses for working professionals that are curated from various disciplines and conducted via different learning platforms. The course that I enrolled is a credit-bearing standalone course with flexible learning. I completed my online assignments at my own pace and schedule. The course content was up-to-date and there was 90% of course fee funding to support my continuing education. Furthermore, my two sons are currently studying at NTU. This encouraged me to choose PaCE@NTU to upskill myself as well.

How did you juggle family/working life with your studies?

I created a work and study timetable for myself. This allowed me to plan the amount of time I needed to get all my work done so that I could still prioritise my work while studying. I spent most of my weekends reading and working on online assignments. My husband and children helped me in the household chores. They were very supportive during my learning journey with NTU.

Could you share with us some interesting facets of the course you enrolled?

This course enabled me to gain in-depth knowledge on various facets of financial management. There were many interesting topics in this course such as the concept of time value of money, financial ratio analysis, cost of capital, understanding capital budgeting process, methods of capital budgeting, personal financial planning, risk and return, etc.

Will you recommend PaCE@NTU’s programmes to your friends and family?

I would recommend PaCE@NTU’s programmes and courses to my colleagues. In fact, one of my colleagues is enrolling in the project management course at NTU. NTU main campus is also listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world. The environment here is green, clean, and safe to be at. The lecturers are also dedicated, friendly and approachable. It is an amazing place to study.