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CA Sakshi Agrawal deepens her knowledge and skills with MSc in Accountancy at NTU
For Sakshi Agrawal, successfully completing the chartered accountancy course in India was an important step in her professional development. As she considered her options, Sakshi realised that she was keen to get global experience before settling into a full time job. She wanted to build on her skill set and round out her personality through travel and networking with people from diverse backgrounds.
For Sakshi, pursuing an MSc in Accountancy seemed like the logical, next step.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) was her preferred choice. Sakshi felt that the NTU programme in Accountancy was well planned and would offer her tremendous opportunity for interaction in the business world. The university’s ranking, location in one of Asia Pacific’s important financial hubs and multicultural population were factors that contributed to her decision. Proximity to India meant that she could be close to her family.
Sakshi graduated in February 2019 and is now working with PwC in Singapore.
Reflecting on her academic journey, Sakshi feels the year-long master’s programme has gone by quickly with assignments, presentations, examinations and two internships! She loved studying at NTU’s lush green campus. There were several networking sessions organised by the university, which presented an occasion to meet and learn from executives of different companies, start-ups and financial institutions. Professors offered job and career related insights.
Another aspect about NTU that she thoroughly enjoyed was the ability to participate in events, talks and competitions organised by other courses; students were welcome no matter their field of study. One Sunday, Sakshi attended a speaker session organised by the MBA Banking and Finance club. The guest speaker happened to be a CFO of a company that had a manufacturing plant in her home town. She was elated at the chance to engage in a conversation with one of the top women CFOs in India.
Being away from her comfort zone, Sakshi embraced change with confidence – learning to cook, juggle course commitments with work, resolve problems and became financially independent.
Sakshi believes the MSc in Accountancy offers an amazing opportunity for applicants from non-accounting backgrounds who are looking to understand numbers. She feels that prospective students should develop an awareness of their interests, goals, strengths and skills and be able to express why they would be a fit for the programme. Her advice for students enrolled in the programme: pay attention and take advantage of the many opportunities that will come your way, as this will help you develop your potential to the fullest.
To find out more about the MSc Accountancy programme, please visit our website.