Bake your way to a degree
TURN your passion for food into a recognised Diploma at MIB and work your way towards a Degree in Management. Graduates of MIB’s diploma programmes with a qualifying CGPA (equivalent to a 85% cumulative average) can transfer 40 credit units towards a Bachelor of Business Administration at Manipal International University or Bachelor in Management Studies at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, Britain.
From there, they can get a degree in just two years. They will also be equipped with a food diploma plus a bachelor’s degree all in four years after SPM.
This recent collaboration between MIB, MIU and ATC was launched by the Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan during the recent graduation ceremony at PJ Hilton in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
It was an eye-opener for graduates and parents that with an added management degree from either of these institutions, graduates can dabble in the F&B industry and be industry-ready when they enter the workforce.
A proper school should endeavour to equip its students with more than mere lessons on theory – it should seek to give its students a well-rounded experience that they can bring with them to the industry.
This breeds a savvy new generation of pastry chefs – all with the skills required of their work, combined with the force of business and management knowledge.
Honing creative skills alone in the food industry is not adequate as critical management skills to make sound business decisions are also equally important. While it is imperative that students are taught a skill through which they may earn their living, to progress, students must find ways to grow.
What MIB is doing is to widen their students’ scope and providing them with an array of possibilities for their future. Students must expand their horizon and look beyond the kitchen and be globally prepared for today’s increasingly borderless business world.
MIB will be giving away a free KitchenAid Mixer worth RM3,399 to those who register and pay for the January intake on Dec 24 for the Diploma in Baking Science and Technology. Bursary grants are also made available periodically for deserving students.
MIB has a dedicated team of advisers on hand to help qualified students identify and apply for sources of financial aid. Some of the finance partners include PTPTN, EPF, KOJADI, MIED to name a few.
SPM leavers can join MIB’s free trial classes on Dec 19 or 23.
For more information call 03-7956 9011 or visit www.mib.
MIB’s showroom showcases many visually appealing cakes.