Groomed for in­dus­try

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - POST GRADUATE -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion about per­sonal coun­selling ses­sions, call Thi­na­ha­ran at 012288 8500 or Ku­maran­dran at 017- 254 7125.

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