Learn­ing from busi­ness lead­ers

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INTI stu­dents’ in­no­va­tive learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes par­tic­i­pa­tion in the World Busi­ness Fo­rum The op­por­tu­nity to be part of a global event such as the World Busi­ness Fo­rum is a priv­i­lege en­joyed by INTI stu­dents.

Whether phys­i­cally present at such events or wit­ness­ing from the com­fort of their cam­puses across Malaysia, INTI stu­dents are reg­u­larly ex­posed to some of the great­est minds and thought lead­ers in the world to­day.

More than a thou­sand INTI stu­dents tuned in to a de­layed broad­cast of the World Busi­ness Fo­rum held in Ra­dio City Mu­sic Hall, New York City re­cently.

In New York City it­self was Jas­mine Chin from INTI In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity, who was se­lected to be one of the an­chors at the fo­rum. Along with a hand­ful of other stu­dents from var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions in the Lau­re­ate In­ter­na­tional Uni­ver­si­ties net­work, which INTI is part of, Jas­mine found the ex­pe­ri­ence ex­hil­a­rat­ing and greatly rel­e­vant to her course of study in mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

“Be­ing a stu­dent an­chor in a cel­e­brated event such as World Busi­ness Fo­rum has shown me that life is full of op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges that can lead to in­di­vid­ual de­vel­op­ment.

“Aside from learn­ing from oth­ers through net­work­ing with my peers from other in­sti­tu­tions and in­ter­view­ing some of the es­teemed pre­sen­ters at the fo­rum, I was able to dis­cover more about my­self and make the best of my strengths and ad­van­tages,” said Jas­mine.

This year’s World Busi­ness Fo­rum cel­e­brated a 10-year mile­stone in bring­ing to­gether top lead­ers and busi­ness moguls un­der one roof to dis­cuss and en­gage in is­sues that will re­de­fine and shape global busi­ness move­ments.

It fea­tured thought-lead­ers such as Steven Le­vitt, Jack Welch, Sam Palmisano and Stephen Dub­ner.

Tap­ping into the re­sources read­ily avail­able to stu­dents linked through the Lau­re­ate net­work, INTI stu­dents were able to gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of global busi­ness prac­tices and lead­er­ship.

Stu­dents and fac­ulty alike were in­spired by the fo­rum’s ses­sions and many stu­dents were able to ap­ply the wealth of knowl­edge they gained in their as­sign­ments and projects.

Cap­i­tal­is­ing on the broad scope of in­for­ma­tion avail­able, fac­ulty mem­bers were able to con­vert rel­e­vant sub­ject mat­ter into class as­sign­ments for their stu­dents.

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. 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.

”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,” said INTI In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity in­terim vice-chan­cel­lor Prof Dr Al­lan Fisher.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 06-798 2000 / 03-5623 2800 / 03-2052 2888 / 04-631 0138 or go to www.newinti.edu.my

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