Lousier Business School Or A Better Engineering School (Singapore)
My question is more towards a Singapore context and I'll try my best to fill you in on my context.
My passion is in investment. Thus, I would like to go into an AM, hedgefund or ER career.
In Singapore, there are 3 big universities, NUS, NTU and SMU that are recognised by the civil service.
But my A levels grade are not good enough for any of the business schools. My only option is an Engineering degree (Mechanical. Electrical, Civil, etc) in NTU. My plan if I go this route is to get a CFA concurrently and either go straight into finance or work a few years in the Engineering industry to get any sort of industrial knowledge and hopefully use that as a leverage to get into AM or ER that are geared towards manufacturing.
But the problem is in NTU, it is flooded with Chinese and Indian students and I'm sure everyone knows how good they are in maths and science. The chances for me to get any sort of respectable honours and GPA is quite slim.
The next route available is to go to SIM Univ. Of London Accounting and Finance/ Banking and Finance. The problem is SIM is a private university that offers UOL satellite degrees. Word is that it is recognised in the private sector. But how well regarded it is, I'm not too sure. It is also not recognised at all in the civil service.
There is a belief that SIM is for students that are not able to make it into local universities, which is my case.
I have reasonable faith that I should be able to get a good GPA and honours in there. Thereafter, I will try to obtain my CFA and an accounting certification (either CPA or ACCA) if I take Accounting and Finance.
I'm just wondering which path is a better choice for me. I do not want to study engineering as I do not have any interest in it and if I do, i am stuck with it for 4 years. But for practical reason, it is the most practical path as I have an enigneering degree to fall back on when the economy turns sour.
I hope you understand where I am coming from and if there are any Singaporeans in here, please give some advice. I guess the only parallels I can draw with an US context is a target school and a non target.