I enrolled in HKU’s full-time MBA course with the clear ambition to leverage my legal experience and build my career in compliance for financial industries. The Career Development and Training of HKU MBA helped set up an interview for an internship with FCC Solutions. FCC Solutions is a Hong Kong based boutique financial crime compliance (FCC) consultancy providing FCC strategy, implementation, advisory, monitoring and more for global corporate, banking and financial services.
I secured the internship and half-way through my MBA, found myself seconded part-time by FCC to a global bank in their FCC department. Part-time as I was still completing my MBA and student visa stipulations have a cap on the number of hours that can be worked. It was a great opportunity, particularly as it aligned with my next career step. After the internship FCC Solutions offered me a full-time job and I started working with them before I finished the MBA.
The HKU MBA continues to be an excellent experience and that positive experience is compounded by the fact that I secured my intended role in compliance months before completing my MBA.