Pathway to unique alliances
TUNKU Abdul Rahman University College ( TAR UC) is known for its excellent education since 1969 and has successfully produced many prominent national leaders, industry captains, successful entrepreneurs and professionals.
With more than four decades of excellent and proven academic track record, it has become a higher education institution of choice for many generations of Malaysians.
TAR UC has established collaboration with three British universities and one American university to offer Dual Award programmes towards obtaining two bachelor’s degrees.
This unique collaboration was initiated following the evolving trend in the employment market where global mobility and workplace diversity are increasingly becoming commonplace as more and more organisations are expanding over many countries and continents.
This is particularly prevalent in the multinational corporations as well as many Malaysian companies that are expanding overseas.
Such change is accelerated with the advancement of technology as well and embracing a different way of working is the way forward.
Apart from possessing a globally recognised qualification, employers are emphasising more on having global mindset as well as being culturally savvy from their employees.
Therefore, TAR UC’s Dual Award is carefully designed to meet the new demands from the marketplace to give students the competi- tive edge over others when they join the workforce.
The Dual Award will confer students two bachelor’s degrees upon successful completion of the programmes with such arrangement entirely in Malaysia.
This means students will receive one bachelor’s degree from TAR UC and another from the collaborating overseas partner university.
The three British universities collaborating with TAR UC are Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Salford, with Campbell University as the American counterpart.
Coventry University focuses mainly on finance and management disciplines such as International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Finance and Investment.
The University of Salford, with a world- class creative community, focuses on areas of mass communication and creative art such as Multimedia Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Journalism and Broadcasting.
Sheffield Hallam University takes a diverse range of concentrations such as Accounting, Corporate Administration, Marketing, Commerce, Retail Management, Construction Management and Economics, Tourism Management, Media Studies, Hospitality Management, Public Relations and Psychology.
With Campbell University, students can choose to study in disciplines such as Applied Sciences, ICT and Microelectronics.
One salient feature of TAR UC’s Dual Award arrangement is that students have the options to either undertake the Dual Award programmes entirely in Malaysia or they can opt for study abroad.
The second choice allows students to spend a semester in the collaborating partner university’s campus to experience learning in an inter- culturally diverse environment and be exposed to global trends.
They will also be able to develop global perspectives that will be an asset in their career.
This is applicable to Coventry University and the University of Salford except Sheffield Hallam University where studying abroad is mandatory.
Campbell University only allows students to study for Dual Award wholly in Malaysia.
To find out more, visit TAR UC’s Open Day from March 1 to 20, 9am to 5pm at the Kuala Lumpur main campus or branch campuses in Penang, Perak and Johor or faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah. Visit TAR University College’s booth at all major education fairs or go to www. tarc. edu. my.
chan yee chia ( squatting second from right) building new friendships with students from different countries at coventry university.
The recent win at the Nippon Paint young designer Award 2015 is a testimony to MIA’s commitment to producing competent students.