Forge ahead with the INTI edge
aT INTI, students enjoy a unique advantage that helps them stand above their peers, thanks to the university’s Three I’s: International Exposure, Innovative Learning and Individual Development.
Collectively, they present a significant boost to the learning process and ensure that students succeed and are empowered to make their mark on a dynamic and challenging world.
International exposure is an important component in INTI’s innovation-driven, global-oriented and career-focused approach to education.
International case studies are part of the curriculum with a minimum of one case study per course per semester.
Students also experience new cultures and meet global peers through faculty study tours to countries such as Thailand, China and Australia.
Their world perspective is further broadened via cross-cultural case discussion with students from other parts of the world via live video conference in the classroom.
Interim vice-chancellor of INTI International University, Prof Dr Allan Fisher, said, “Our students have had the opportunity to interact directly with their counterparts in other countries, such as in case studies on the application of e-commerce by Yunnan Lucky Air with students of Stamford International University in Thailand, and on Apple Inc’s success with students of Universidad del Valle de Mexico.
“The sessions were not only informative but also thought-provoking and inspiring for the participants who gained new insight into the world of international business.”
Aside from lectures, many initiatives are in place to help INTI’s students build up competencies through innovative learning.
INTI’s students have undertaken 180 innovative projects with 98 employers from various industries since 2011.
Real employer projects ranging from “Ways of doing business and how to set up a company in Myanmar” to “Development of a research book that identifies the changes shaping Malaysia’s marketing landscape and consumer behaviour trends” were introduced in the classroom to help students develop problem solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.
Such projects serve as an inspiring component of higher education and are expected to play an increasingly important role in teaching and learning for years to come.
“INTI offers a blended learning approach incorporating lectures and innovative technologies that include online tools, multimedia content and Blackboard’s learning system.
“Innovation brings multiple industry projects that enable students to work with employers on real business issues and solutions to gain experience and readiness for global employability.
“It includes structured internships with established companies where students work on specific projects for a period of three months and learn to be resourceful, efficient and engaging,” said Prof Fisher.
To bring out a student’s full potential, individual development is emphasised at INTI and this involves the student’s journey of transformation to become a competent graduate via a self-discovery and development plan using personality assessment tools, industry talks and career camps.
Students build self-confidence and communication skills via specially developed General Education modules. Individual development also involves coaching and mentorship programmes, grooming workshops and oncampus recruitment which has seen over 180 students offered jobs by top employers over the past year.
For more information on the INTI Edge, call 06-798 2000 or 03-5623 2800.