Busi­ness school takes a dy­namic path

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

THE com­mit­ment to teach­ing and learn­ing at Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School is one that will al­low all Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School stu­dents to grad­u­ate with a deeper ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the com­mu­nity and have a frame of mind that goes be­yond profit- mak­ing.

This ap­proach is some­thing that is in place through­out all stages of education at Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School, even from the level of foun­da­tion.

Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School dean Vinitha Gup­tan said that at Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School, stu­dents are pro­vided with an al­len­com­pass­ing, holis­tic ap­proach to education to in­cul­cate a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity among all stu­dents for their com­mu­nity and the world at large to en­able them to be­come re­spon­si­ble mem­bers and lead­ers of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

“We be­lieve that ev­ery in­di­vid­ual has the ca­pac­ity to im­pact change and have put into the cur­ricu­lum, ways and means for our stu­dents to chal­lenge and grow to be bet­ter hu­man be­ings and in­di­vid­u­als. We want them to take part in ac­tiv­i­ties that al­low them to step out of their com­fort zone and try new things to gain an un­der­stand­ing about re­al­life is­sues while also pick­ing up skills to grow them­selves in the busi­ness field.

“We look to grow our stu­dents’ aware­ness about hap­pen­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties by get­ting them to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties that are fun and help them in­crease their aware­ness about se­ri­ous is­sues and de­velop their busi­ness acu­men.

“We also want them to grad­u­ate with a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity for their im­me­di­ate com­mu­nity and or­gan­ise trips based on giv­ing back to so­ci­ety,” she said.

Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents are also en­cour­aged to be cre­ative and think out­side the box when com­ing up with so­lu­tions for busi­ness chal­lenges or is­sues.

Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School works with the in­dus­try, non- gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions ( NGOs) and the com­mu­nity to pro­vide Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents unique ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences aimed to give them a holis­tic learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Over the last year, Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents have shown re­mark­able ap­ti­tude in the course of their stud­ies, which has seen them work col­lab­o­ra­tively to cre­ate aware­ness through cre­ative videos for WWF Malaysia, Ki­wa­nis Foun­da­tion Pro­ject and Grace Com­mu­nity Ser­vices.

Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents cre­ated web­sites and videos about the ef­forts un­der­taken by Ki­wa­nis Foun­da­tion Pro­ject af­ter vis­it­ing the es­tab­lish­ment’s of­fice dur­ing the year.

The stu­dents are also in­volved with cre­at­ing aware­ness for the Food An­gel Pro­ject, or­gan­ised by Grace Com­mu­nity Ser­vices. They worked in groups to cre­ate 15 videos, which are open for the pub­lic to vote on the ef­fort as part of their course­work.

The win­ning video will be used by Grace Com­mu­nity Ser­vices to pro­mote the Food An­gel Pro­ject, which is a very grat­i­fy­ing out­come as it al­lows Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents to see the im­pact of their work in the com­mu­nity.

Th­ese are just some of the many dy­namic ac­tiv­i­ties that Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School adopts to in­cul­cate skills and val­ues rel­e­vant to the busi­ness sec­tor in Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents.

Th­ese stu­dents also gain from Life Skills and Soft Skills Work­shops or­gan­ised by Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School. Through th­ese work­shops, the stu­dents are able to en­hance their time man­age­ment, brain­storm­ing, note tak­ing, pub­lic speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills while learn­ing how to bet­ter un­der­stand peo­ple and per­son­al­i­ties as well as im­prove their abil­ity to work as a team.

“Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents gain from the dy­namic en­vi­ron­ment they are part of, which en­cour­ages two- way in­ter­ac­tion be­tween stu­dents and lec­tur­ers. Learn­ing also takes place be­yond the class­room via com­mu­nity ser­vice, par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­pe­ti­tions and many more. The pro­gramme stim­u­lates their cu­rios­ity and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of knowl­edge, and in­spires life­long learn­ing,” said Vinitha.

Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, Tay­lor’s Busi­ness Foun­da­tion stu­dents are el­i­gi­ble to en­rol into the de­gree pro­grammes of­fered by Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School, cre­at­ing a seam­less tran­si­tion to­wards pur­su­ing a fu­ture in busi­ness.

For de­tails about Tay­lor’s Busi­ness School and to learn about the schol­ar­ships of­fered, log on to http:// univer­sity. tay­lors. edu. my/ busi­ness, e- mail ad­mis­sions@ tay­lors. edu. my or call 03- 5629 5000.

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