32 years of dis­tinc­tion

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WHEN we started in 1984 as a pi­o­neer spe­cial­ist col­lege of­fer­ing Bri­tish qual­i­fi­ca­tion in busi­ness and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, we never imag­ined that one day we would be rated as a five- star univer­sity and that stu­dents from all over the world would be pur­su­ing our home- grown PhDs, mas­ter’s and bach­e­lor’s de­grees.

As an in­sti­tu­tion that never sits on its lau­rels, we em­barked on a re­search and pub­li­ca­tion jour­ney im­me­di­ately af­ter our upgrade to univer­sity sta­tus.

We set up four ded­i­cated re­search cen­tres – Cen­tre for So­cial En­trepreneur­ship, Asia Cen­tre for En­trepreneur­ship, Cen­tre for Ad­vance­ment of Man­age­ment and Cen­tre of Women Lead­er­ship – to en­hance our re­search pro­file.

Bi­nary’s ISP ( In­dus­try- Spe­cial­ist Pro­fes­sional) and EYE ( Em­pow­er­ing Youth En­trepreneurs) pro­grammes gained global recog­ni­tion with nu­mer­ous coun­tries forg­ing part­ner­ships with us to en­hance their grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity and cre­ate home­grown en­trepreneurs.

Bi­nary Univer­sity of­fers pro­grammes from foun­da­tion to PhD lev­els in ac­count­ing, busi­ness, com­put­ing, en­trepreneur­ship, fi­nance, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy ( IT) and mar­ket­ing.

Bi­nary Univer­sity’s green city cam­pus is sur­rounded by nu­mer­ous fa­cil­i­ties that in­clude the IOI Shop­ping Mall, Tesco, Gi­ant, banks, hospi­tals and clin­ics as well as a wide range of Malay, Chi­nese, In­dian and western eater­ies and an LRT sta­tion at its doorstep, which is ac­ces­si­ble to res­i­dents from Pu­tra Heights, Kin­rara, Sri Pe­tal­ing and Am­pang.

Bi­nary Univer­sity is set to cater to school­leavers who wish to em­bark on their higher education jour­ney. The Bi­nary Foun­da­tion De­gree ( BFD) is a pre- univer­sity pro­gramme that pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for school leavers to ac­quire a wide range of knowl­edge and skills.

Upon com­ple­tion of the BFD, stu­dents can pur­sue any of the de­grees of­fered at Bi­nary Univer­sity, which are hon­ours de­grees and are fully ac­cred­ited. Stu­dents who wish to do part of their de­grees in the UK or Aus­tralia may use the 2+ 1 de­gree path­way that is avail­able at no ad­di­tional cost.

Our grad­u­ates are highly em­ploy­able be­cause we equip them with in­dus­tryspe­cific skills and trans­form them to be­come ISP grad­u­ates. This em­pow­ers our grad­u­ates to walk and talk the lan­guage of the in­dus­try.

In ad­di­tion, we equip our grad­u­ates with an ex­ten­sive range of en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills. The ISP and en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills help dif­fer­en­ti­ate our grad­u­ates, mak­ing them not only highly em­ploy­able but also em­pow­er­ing them to ne­go­ti­ate for higher start­ing salaries.

When one is skilled in en­trepreneur­ship, one be­comes in­no­va­tive, cre­ative and com­pet­i­tive.

Of­ten, among the alumni who grad­u­ated from the same year com­pare their achieve­ments af­ter a few years of em­ploy­ment, it is not the smartest ones who earn the high­est salaries nor oc­cupy the most pres­ti­gious po­si­tions. Rather, those who have bet­ter salaries and po­si­tions are the en­tre­pre­neur­ial grad­u­ates of that par­tic­u­lar batch.

This is why the univer­sity is fo­cused on pro­duc­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial man­agers, en­tre­pre­neur­ial IT pro­fes­sion­als and en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­coun­tants. To achieve this, Bi­nary Univer­sity de­vel­oped a com­pre­hen­sive ecosys­tem called the Bi­nary En­tre­pre­neur­ial Ecosys­tem ( BEE) over the last decade.

The youth of to­day show tremen­dous tal­ent which, if har­nessed prop­erly, can help the na­tion to grow ex­po­nen­tially.

The BEE and the ISP Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence pro­vide youths the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore new ap­proaches to learn­ing and ac­quire skills that can max­imise their po­ten­tial.

Whether you pur­sue a busi­ness, ac­count­ing, mar­ket­ing, IT or en­tre­pre­neur­ial de­gree at Bi­nary Univer­sity, you will grad­u­ate with two cer­tifi­cates – a fully ac­cred­ited hon­ors de­gree and the ISPcer­ti­fied qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

With more than 280 Fac­ulty of In­dus­try Pro­fes­sion­als ( FIPs) cov­er­ing 22 in­dus­tries, Bi­nary Univer­sity of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive in­dus­try- spe­cific skills en­rich­ing pro­gramme that no other univer­sity in this re­gion does.

Pop­u­lar cour­ses at Bi­nary Univer­sity in­clude the BA ( Hons) Ac­count­ing, BA ( Hons) Busi­ness Man­age­ment, BA ( Hons) En­trepreneur­ship , BA ( Hons) Mar­ket­ing and the BSc ( Hons) Com­puter Sci­ence.

Come and dis­cover how you can kick- start your higher education at Bi­nary Univer­sity. Its next in­take is on April 27.

– By Datuk Prof Joseph Adaikalam, founder and chair­man of Bi­nary Univer­sity

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 8070 6590/ 96 or visit www. bi­nary. edu. my.

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