Lee-ving the American dream
THE American Degree Program (ADP) at SEGi University Group prepares students to face life with a broader perspective, thanks to its holistic and well-balanced curriculum.
SEGi is also one of the few private institutions in Malaysia offering the 4+0 ADP.
Although available for completion locally in SEGi, students can opt to transfer to the Upper Iowa University (UIU) campus in the United States or undertake similar exchange programmes.
Founded in 1857, UIU is the largest private university in Iowa and has its main campus in Fayette, Northeast Iowa. For over 150 years, UIU has a tradition of providing quality education.
The UIU Bachelor of Science (4+0) programme at SEGi allows students to choose from one of seven majors, including Management, Marketing, Finance, Communications, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Psychology.
Students can also combine any two areas of interest as a double major.
Having majors in two different fields would provide the flexibility of being able to perform in or choose between two fields with just one degree.
Hansen Lee, a well-known television personality, who hosts Goal for It and 8 Style both on 8TV, is a graduate of the programme.
“I was looking for a programme to do locally, as I had already carved my niche as a personal trainer, model and emcee,” he said.
“I had also just returned from the United States, where I discovered the value of an American education. You can undertake a wide variety of subjects at the same time.”
His journey for a local American degree programme led him to SEGi College Subang Jaya, where he majored in Business Administration and Marketing.
“I enjoyed the fact that the programme was flexible, so I could work around my studies.
“I initially had my reservations about returning to school, but all that disappeared upon discovering how it is like to study here. You are treated like an adult because SEGi encourages independent learning and there is no spoon-feeding.”
As a result, Lee discovered new interests, such as finance and investments.
Other subjects such as sociology and psychology provided him with insight and general knowledge.
Lee was pleased with the majors he had chosen, because they help him in his work in the entertainment industry.
Lee shares words of advice with those who are about to embark on further studies: “Be consistent with your work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to make mistakes, as you will learn more. Find the right balance in your life, enjoy your time in college and be involved as much as possible.”
For details, call SEGi University (03-6145 1777 or 1800 887 344), SEGi College Kuala Lumpur (03-2070 2078 or 1800 888 028), SEGi College Subang Jaya (03-8600 1888 or 1800 888 622), SEGi College Penang (04-263 3888), SEGi College Sarawak (082-252 566), e-mail email@example.com or visit www.segi.edu.my
Lee: ‘SEGi encourages independent learning and there is no spoon-feeding.’