SAA Global Education (SAA-GE)
boasts a 30-year record as a leading
accountancy education provider.
It is a prime choice for aspiring
businesspeople and has a track
record of developing talented
individuals to take up accountancy
at an international level.
SAA-GE is committed to produce talents for the international business
landscape, and offers full-time and part-time courses in Accounting,
Business, Banking, Finance, Economics and Law. Its students benefit
from internationally-acclaimed tertiary education courses such as the University
of London (UOL) International Programmes and the Plymouth University
Bachelor Degree programmes.
SAA-GE undergraduate Winson Yeung is currently studying the Bachelor
of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance under UOL’s International
Programmes. His interest in finance began back in primary school when he read
'Rich Dad, Poor Dad', a book by American businessman, author and investor
Winson explains, “It taught me that in order to achieve financial wealth, one
must first start by receiving a financial education. I recognised this importance
and chose a degree most relevant to the finance field, which is banking,”
Winson muses, adding that he chose SAA-GE largely due to its recognition as a
Registered Centre for UOL International Programmes.
An SAA-GE education
Winson’s Banking and Finance degree has been developed by world-leading
experts in economics and under the academic direction of the London School of Economics and Political Science. It gives students like Winson a
thorough understanding of financial areas such as accountancy,
consulting, commercial and investment banking, sales and risk
management, and banking.
According to Winson, the benefits associated with an SAA-GE
education include a low lecturer-to-student ratio, where students are
afforded more personal interaction with their lecturers and peers.
He shares, “This enables us to ask questions and derive information
much quicker and more easily. It also makes sleeping in class virtually
impossible!” Winson jokes.
Winson Yeung Ho Ming
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
in Banking and Finance,
University of London International Programmes
"I appreciate that my future company wishes to groom me and give me training opportunities to hone my skills. As a fresh graduate, this opportunity certainly trumps a high starting salary."
Winson also appreciates the real-life case studies his lecturers
generously share during lessons, which are of great help when
examinations loom and study periods become stressful. Winson also
tells us that many of the modules he took were taught by lecturers
who have worked in the banking industry and were able to bring a
wealth of industry experience to the table.
He adds, “My friends and I prepare for our examinations by
reviewing and tackling previous years' examination papers. We also
borrow study materials, which our lecturers take effort to scout out
and recommend, from our campus library. Personally, I like to focus
extensively on the lecture notes and UOL study guides, which are
provided to us in class and which I feel are very well-planned and
A business mindset
Winson understands that in today’s economic landscape, it is
important to be well-versed in financial knowledge in order to better
manage resources and make effective business decisions. With a
keen awareness of the business world, Winson hopes to contribute
his abundant knowledge in the marketing sector. In fact, he has
already clinched a job in a marketing firm – the result of his regular
engagement on social media with individuals in the industry.
He tells us, “I appreciate that my future company wishes to groom
me and give me training opportunities to hone my skills. As a fresh
graduate, this opportunity certainly trumps a high starting salary.”
Winson looks forward to joining the company after he graduates
in 2015. Possessing a goal-oriented and driven mindset, Winson is
certainly testament to SAA-GE’s commitment to help students reach
their full potential and become leaders of tomorrow – as evidenced
by its slogan 'Potential Unlocked, Leaders Tomorrow', on which SAAGE
A memorable educational journey
Outside of the classroom, Winson’s three years in SAA-GE have
been filled with events that will remain etched in his memory. He
has formed lasting relationships with his classmates, especially
those whom he met in his first year, and together they partake in
scrumptious steamboat meals and gatherings, or simply hang out
together to take a break from the stress of campus life.
This is made easier given the close proximity of the campus to
retail malls and food outlets – another SAA-GE perk that Winson
enthuses over. He tells us that the campus is also well-connected via
public transport routes and easily accessible to students like Winson,
who lives in the east.
“I’m glad that it only takes me half an hour to get to school. The
tremendous amount of time saved from travelling helps me dedicate
my time to fulfil other tasks and priorities. I feel that this factor is
extremely important for us busy students to excel in our studies at
SAA-GE,” Winson rounds up cheerfully.