Path­way to unique al­liances

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

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.

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