Private universities have plenty to offer
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“The MBA is a very flexible programme and it is one of the few courses that anyone can pursue, regardless of their professional background,” says Stephen Sesaiah, SEGi University’s Head of the Graduate School of Business and Law Unit.
People have begun to realise that possessing this qualification presents one with many benefits. The MBA is designed primarily for students who are considering a career change or hoping to advance in their careers.
Gain business understanding
Through the MBA programme, students are afforded the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the business world. In this environment students will learn essential business skills, approaches, service quality and more.
The networking and selfactualisation that they will obtain will allow them to work more effectively with their colleagues, clients, and external counterparts.
“This groundwork prepares graduates to move up the corporate ladder easily. And with an MBA qualification, a graduate is able to increase his earning potential by up to 30%,” says Sesaiah.
Private universities offer global influence
offering postgraduate programmes continue to mushroom, the competition to attract students is now at its peak.
In order to stand out from the competitors, these institutions have realised that they have to be innovative and provide the students with the best.
Realising this, many private institutions of higher learning have gone a step further and engaged in collaborations and partnerships with overseas universities to offer students a more global MBA.
“At a private university, the student will be getting an MBA that is recognised internationally. At SEGi University, for example, our MBA has a dual-award arrangement with the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom,” says Sesaiah.
“The international nature of the programme also makes it suitable for people who want international mobility and global networking. Above all, it is a preparation for students for the global stage and understanding of market developments,” adds Prof Abdol Ali. Over the years, the quality of MBAs being offered by private institutions of higher learning has continued to increase.
Apart from being accredited by local bodies like the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, many institutions have also received international accreditation from various global accreditation bodies.
These accreditations are crucial in order to determine the quality and conformity to the global standards of an MBA programme.
Similarly, it is equally important to have collaborative efforts with international partner universities to further enhance the prestige factor of the MBA programme,” says Prof Abdol Ali.
“Most universities are taking steps to upgrade their facilities in order to provide students with a world-class learning environment. Many local private universities have also ensured that their programme lecturers are selected from only the finest,” says Sesaiah.
Make the right choice
Embarking on an MBA is not an easy task and those interested in owning an MBA qualification must be prudent when choosing the type of MBA that they intend to pursue.
“With so many MBAs offered by various institutions of higher learning, students need to know what each MBA focuses on.
They need to match these differences with the kind of MBA programme that they hope to pursue,” says Prof Abdol Ali.
Once you have figured out the right MBA course to pursue, you can be assured that your MBA journey will be an unforgettable one.