Other than taking out time to attend lectures and tutorials, the most traumatising part is to prepare for tests and submit assignments on time. With little knowledge and limited time, I have to work like a bull almost every day just to put everything together.
Work definitely suffered as a result. I became more forgetful and careless at work, making several silly mistakes that caused sleepless nights for me. Luckily it is all over now.
I just got back my tests and assignments. I am really glad that all were above 80%! I always fear that I will fail the tests and have to put in extra hours to make sure that I pass. Compared to classmates who are already finance analysts, accountants and traders, it was a personal achievement just to do as well as some of them.
Going forward, I am really unsure if I can stand the stress of the many more modules ahead. The time, effort and price for a masters is taking a toil on my work and health. I might be considering other careers apart from finance when my bond ends.