Alumni Testimonial

Jiaqian PAN (Cheryl) (2017 - 18 Intake)

Company: BNP Paribas (Hong Kong)
Position: Analyst with ITO - Business & Information Security


The program offered me well-structured master degree courses on business management, and IT knowledge and skills in the latest trends. Professors are experienced and knowledgeable. In term of lectures, they inspired me to think critically and form my own opinions. Besides, this program offered me all kinds of opportunities to get exposed to the industry and industry elite, for example, company visits and career talks. I should say that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made to study at this program. I will bring what I have learnt to my next journey as an IT professional.

Bastian HENGSTLER (2016 - 17 Intake)

Company & location: Ernst & Young (Frankfurt)
Position: Consultant

I joined HKUST with the expectation of a reputable and well-structured Master’s degree. However, after a few weeks into the program, I started to realize the MScISM program offers much more than that. I witnessed the excellent staff and professors of international caliber were constantly eager to go the extra mile students and that the extra value they provided went well beyond their responsibilities.

Mengyuan RAO (Teresa) (2017 - 18 Intake)

Company & location: Didi Chuxing (Beijing)
Position: Product Management (Intern)

The program equip me with both technical knowledge and business management skills. In addition to the excellent professors who always encouraged creativity and deepened discussion in class, the hands-on projects and group discussion always made the lectures very enjoyable. I highly appreciated the weekend courses, in which our full-time students could mingle with part-time students who have working experience. Thanks to the MScISM, I built up my skillsets and found my passion in technology.

Barry LO (2016 - 17 Intake)

Company & location: China Construction Bank (Asia) (Hong Kong)
Position: Management Trainee

Through this program, I get to learn more different aspects of Information Systems. MScISM program not only gave me a good foundation in this field, but also exposed me to newer and up-to-date topics. Professors are very knowledgeable in the latest trends and development in areas such as Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Block-chain and other Fintech concepts. With the diverse background of the students, learning not just comes from lectures, but also from each other during class discussions. I am confident that both my knowledge and interest for the subject has increased after taking this program.

Yimin ZHANG (Tina) (2017 - 18 Intake)

Company & location: Ernst & Young (Shenzhen)
Position: Risk Advisory Associate

Through in-class discussion with professors and after-class projects with classmates from various regions, I have learnt cutting-edge technical skills and strategical IT knowledge. The Academic Director and professors provided valuable advice and guidance when I was preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam and related internships. Participating in various career talks and one-to-one coaching sessions organized by the MSc Career & Development Team has definitely helped to define my career goals clearly.

Rui JING (Jennifer) (2016 - 17 Intake)

Company & location: Procter & Gamble (Greater China) (Guangzhou)
Position: Operation Manager

The HKUST MScISM program helped me to build a business mindset by cultivating serious attitude and rigorous logical thinking ability to analyze and solve the real business issues. The program also enriched my IT knowledge from the business perspective so that I can come up with solutions and make decisions in the best interest of the business. I really had an excellent learning experience with the well-structured courses in this world class business school.