Groomed for industry
HAVING opened its doors in 1994, the Binary Graduate School ( BGS) is a pioneer in offering postgraduate courses. It started off offering three courses.
“The BGS has grown by leaps and bounds and offers more than 20 postgraduate courses, including its flagship PhD and Doctorate in Business Administration ( DBA), both of which are fully accredited,” says vice- chancellor Prof Dr Sulochana Nair.
According to Binary University’s founder chairman Datuk Prof Joseph Adaikalam, the success of the BGS is a result of its unique delivery structures that meet the different needs of working adults and full- time students.
“For working adults, we deliver using the Block Release Mode, which enables them to pursue the PhD, DBA or master’s degrees without needing to leave their jobs. In addition, all our postgraduate courses are offered on a modular basis,” says Prof Adaikalam.
“As for full- time students pursuing master’s by research or taught master’s programmes, they carry out research that matters to employers, thus becoming highly employable graduates.”
Students can pursue the master’s of science ( MSc) by research in areas such as human resource management, international marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and environmental management.
“The Binary MBA offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to combine a general MBA with industry- specialist skills, thus grooming one to take on senior positions in the future,” says Prof Adaikalam.
According to Prof Nair, the fully accredited Binary PhD has a large following because it is supported by five dedicated research centres.
“PhD candidates may publish using our homegrown journal Future Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship, which is internationally subscribed to,” says Prof Nair.
As for individuals from the corporate sector who wish to combine their work experience with contemporary management thinking, Prof Adaikalam says the DBA is the ideal programme.
“Despite current economic challenges, our Government is highly supportive of creating more postgraduate talents. Under the revised Budget 2016, the MyBrain15 grant is extended to benefit all Malaysians through MyMaster and MyPhD,” he says.
The next intake for the PhD, MBA and MSc by research programmes are on April 27 while the intake for DBA is on May 23.
All postgraduate applicants may apply for the MyMaster and MyPhD grants of RM10,000 and RM20,000 respectively through the BGS. These grants are provided by the Education Ministry to qualified candidates.
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