Bake your way to a de­gree

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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.

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