NUS MIM to work in UK


Thant Htet...

Hello. I am doing MSc in Management at NUS Singapore now.

I am thinking of working in the UK afterwards, with a HPI (High Potential Individual visa) if possible. I am from Myanmar (Burma). Job market in Singapore is super competitive even for internships. I don't think I will be going back to my home country, where the conflicts have become more intense and there will be restrictions on going out of the country once entered.

Is it possible for me to get a job in the UK with a degree from Singapore? I have a few years of work experience (1 yr at Maersk, 1.5 yr in family trading business).

Thank you everyone.

Hello. I am doing MSc in Management at NUS Singapore now.

I am thinking of working in the UK afterwards, with a HPI (High Potential Individual visa) if possible. I am from Myanmar (Burma). Job market in Singapore is super competitive even for internships. I don't think I will be going back to my home country, where the conflicts have become more intense and there will be restrictions on going out of the country once entered.

Is it possible for me to get a job in the UK with a degree from Singapore? I have a few years of work experience (1 yr at Maersk, 1.5 yr in family trading business).

Thank you everyone.
quote
Duncan

The UK has substantially lower GDP growth than Singapore and an unemployment rate that is almost twice as high (even higher in London and the West Midlands, where many Asian students look for work). The HPI visa also comes with high fees, which many employers expect you to cover. If you were committed to this, you'd either focus on Maersk or on particular job roles where you could build a portfolio (by which I mean a literal portfolio, like an artist has, with work samples to show what you can do) and hit the ground running, and then and base yourself in one or two secondary cities with low unemployment.

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 15, 2024]

The UK has substantially lower GDP growth than Singapore and an unemployment rate that is almost twice as high (even higher in London and the West Midlands, where many Asian students look for work). The HPI visa also comes with high fees, which many employers expect you to cover. If you were committed to this, you'd either focus on Maersk or on particular job roles where you could build a portfolio (by which I mean a literal portfolio, like an artist has, with work samples to show what you can do) and hit the ground running, and then and base yourself in one or two secondary cities with low unemployment.
quote
Thant Htet...

Thank you sir. I will try to do that.

The job market in SG is pretty tough and competitive even for internships and even for students within NUS. Properties and vehicles price are so high and has limitations on duration for possession. It's like you can't own anything at all and like a subscription service. So, I want to move out to a place where I could live comfortably as a home. (I feel that SG, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. are like hotels, where you spend your life renting instead of owning)

I was just worried whether my degree from SG would be acceptable in western nations because there will also be thousands of graduates from universities in their countries too.

Thank you sir. I will try to do that.

The job market in SG is pretty tough and competitive even for internships and even for students within NUS. Properties and vehicles price are so high and has limitations on duration for possession. It's like you can't own anything at all and like a subscription service. So, I want to move out to a place where I could live comfortably as a home. (I feel that SG, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. are like hotels, where you spend your life renting instead of owning)

I was just worried whether my degree from SG would be acceptable in western nations because there will also be thousands of graduates from universities in their countries too.

quote
Duncan

Certainly in the UK, there are very few UK students taking full time postgraduate courses. I do feel that a specialised masters can have more value than a general management MiM.

Certainly in the UK, there are very few UK students taking full time postgraduate courses. I do feel that a specialised masters can have more value than a general management MiM.
quote
Thant Htet...

Thank you sir. I will try to pursue either MSc Engineering Management or MSc specialised in some business functions afterwards, in case my MIM doesn't seem to fit in the job market very well. AIT from Thailand also offered me an admission to their DBA program too.

Thank you sir. I will try to pursue either MSc Engineering Management or MSc specialised in some business functions afterwards, in case my MIM doesn't seem to fit in the job market very well. AIT from Thailand also offered me an admission to their DBA program too.
quote
Duncan

Check out the top MiF programmes. Also look at the shortage occupations list https://primussolicitors.com/uks-shortage-occupation-list-2024/

Check out the top MiF programmes. Also look at the shortage occupations list https://primussolicitors.com/uks-shortage-occupation-list-2024/
quote
Thant Htet...

Really appreciate your advise sir. I will check out. It is surprising to see that engineering occupations as well have been in the shortage list since the past few years till now

Really appreciate your advise sir. I will check out. It is surprising to see that engineering occupations as well have been in the shortage list since the past few years till now
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Singapore 82 Followers 168 Discussions

Other Related Content

Landing a Job in the UK as an International MBA Candidate

Article Jul 19, 2018

Securing a visa takes extra planning, but the job opportunities are still extensive

Top 10 MBA Programs in the UK And Ireland for Low Work Experience

Top List

Looking for an MBA in the UK or Ireland but don't have a lot of work experience? Check out these top 10 MBAs.

Hot Discussions