Goh Ing Nee, a Chief Financial Officer with over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, decided to take up micro-credentials at NUS to supplement her financial skills with digital expertise.
Explaining her decision to work towards an Advanced Professional Certificate in Digital Transformation, Ing Nee says, “In this day and age, digital skills are essential for every professional, no matter what industry you’re in.” She elaborates, “As a CFO, I may not need to write code, but it’s crucial that I know what my technology vendors are saying and understand the solutions they are recommending. It’s also important that I can identify complementary solutions, spot possible hidden costs, and more. This enables me to make informed decisions, and justify technology investments to my board and clients.”
For leaders and C-suite executives like Ing Nee, it may not be possible to take time off work. So, certificate programmes that are spread over one- to two-day short courses, offer a unique opportunity for these professionals to gain new skills – while remaining fully committed to their careers.
So far, Ing Nee has completed four short courses (one and a half days each) which has earned her a Professional Certificate in Digital Transformation – Digital Tech & Operations. Looking ahead, the go-getter CFO aspires to deepen her digital expertise by enrolling in two more related professional certificates. She can then stack these three PCs into an Advanced Professional Certificate in Digital Transformation.