Business degree popular among M’sians
year Southampton University, United Kingdom travels to Malaysia to promote its business-related programmes and meet students who have received offers to pursue their studies at Southampton Business School (SBS).
SBS BSc in Accounting and Finance programme director Dr Fatimah Zainudin said: “We offer a wide range of programmes on topics such as accounting and finance, digital marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship.
“Malaysia tends to be the top country for us to visit as we received a lot of applications for undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies.
“Our highly in demand BSc in Accounting and Finance that includes a placement year is the most popular course amongst our Malaysian students. This is because the course is designed in such a way that enables students to get maximum exemptions for professional qualifications after they have graduated from SBS.”
Fatimah, who is also a lecturer in Financial Accounting, said this will be in line with Malaysian government aspirations in producing 60,000 accountants by 2020.
“We also offer competitive scholarships for postgraduate studies, such as scholarships of £3000 (RM16,500) and £5000 (RM27,500) for the equivalent of a 2:1 and 1st class bachelor degree.
“This year we are aiming to collaborate with private universities such as INTI and Help University, and government-linked companies such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Petronas.