Aca­demic and prac­ti­cal learn­ing

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Quot­ing Alexan­der the great, Sun­way Col­lege Vic­to­ria univer­sity (Vu) vale­dic­to­rian nico Fer­nando said: “i’m in­debted to my fa­ther for liv­ing but to my teacher for liv­ing well,” as he ex­pressed his heart­felt grat­i­tude to his fam­ily and lec­tur­ers at the Vu Malaysia grad­u­a­tion Cer­e­mony 2014.

in his vale­dic­tory speech, the 22-year-old who is from Bat­u­raja, Su­ma­tra, re­minded his fel­low grad­u­ates to re­main hum­ble and urged them never to for­get the bridges they had crossed, the bonds they had shared and the mem­o­ries of their time to­gether in Vu, and to look for­ward, be­cause “the best is yet to be”.

on why he chose Sun­way’s Vic­to­ria univer­sity (Vu) Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness pro­gramme, nico said: “it does not fo­cus only on the­ory, but also prac­ti­cal, which i feel is cru­cial to pre­pare me for work­ing life. i also re­ceived a schol­ar­ship to pur­sue my three­year pro­gramme.”

nico, who grad­u­ated with a de­gree in Ac­count­ing/Bank­ing and Fi­nance added: “My time in Vu has played a very im­por­tant role in my pur­suit of suc­cess.

“the lec­tur­ers and men­tors are ded­i­cated. they were al­ways will­ing to help and guide me, even af­ter their work­ing hours. they mo­ti­vated me to stretch my­self be­yond my nor­mal ca­pac­ity and helped me re­alise my po­ten­tial.”

Af­ter emerg­ing first run­ner-up in last year’s May­bank go Ahead Chal­lenge 2013, nico is cur­rently en­rolled in the two-year global May­bank Ap­pren­tice Pro­gramme.

grad­u­ates like nico have ben­e­fited from the Vu Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness.

the three-year pro­gramme com­bines aca­demic and prac­ti­cal learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, in­cor­po­rat­ing a Busi­ness Learn­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence Project that com­prises three Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment units of study, which utilises an in­ter­ac­tive team-based ap­proach to learn­ing and teach­ing.

the de­gree pro­vides busi­ness stu­dents a value-added learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that is fo­cused on the de­vel­op­ment of per­sonal at­tributes and pro­fes­sional skills re­quired by the em­ploy­ers in the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

the team-based ap­proach fur­ther en­hances stu­dents’ prob­lem-solv­ing and de­ci­sion-mak­ing skills.

it serves as a solid plat­form for aca­demic ex­cel­lence as well as a launch­ing pad for fu­ture em­ploy­ment.

the pro­gramme cur­ricu­lum de­liv­ered at Vu Sun­way is iden­ti­cal to that at Vic­to­ria univer­sity, Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia.

the syl­labi, as­sign­ments, tests and fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tions are set by Vu Aus­tralia, en­sur­ing busi­ness stu­dents a true Aus­tralian univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion.

Ev­ery se­mes­ter, Vu Aus­tralia aca­demic staff visit, teach and pro­vide aca­demic coun­selling.

Stu­dents are en­cour­aged to un­der­take through in­tern­ships and their place­ments are fa­cil­i­tated by Sun­way.

Sec­ond-year and third-year stu­dents are nor­mally placed in the “Big Four” ac­count­ing firms and other cor­po­ra­tions to get in­tern­ship ex­pe­ri­ence.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Vic­to­ria univer­sity (Vu) Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness pro­gramme, call 03-7491 8622 or log on to sun­way.edu.my/col­lege/vubusi­ness

Al­ter­na­tively, drop by dur­ing the Sun­way Ed­u­ca­tion group open Day on June 28 and 29 from 10am to 4pm.

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