Build your cre­den­tials

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UNI­TAR In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity’s Fac­ulty of Busi­ness Tech­nol­ogy and Ac­count­ing ( FBTA) has strong link­ages with in­dus­try part­ners that are known for ex­cel­lence in their re­spec­tive fields.

As part of the pro­gramme cur­ricu­lum, stu­dents are re­quired to com­plete an in­dus­trial at­tach­ment.

The fac­ulty’s em­pha­sis is in build­ing cre­den­tials and striv­ing to work closely with in­dus­tries through re­search and con­sul­tancy.

UNI­TAR pro­vides stu­dents with cur­rent knowl­edge and in­valu­able work ex­pe­ri­ence, which will pre­pare them to be work­ing pro­fes­sion­als in the cor­po­rate world.

FBTA of­fers both full- time and part- time pro­grammes and th­ese pro­grammes are de­liv­ered in con­ven­tional and dis­tance­learn­ing modes.

Some of the top FBTA pro­grammes in­clude the Diploma in Man­age­ment, Diploma in Ac­coun­tancy, Diploma in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Bach­e­lor of Man­age­ment, Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing and Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. All th­ese pro­grammes at­tract a sub­stan­tial num­ber of stu­dents.

As part of its con­tri­bu­tion to na­tion­build­ing, FBTA has di­rected con­certed ef­forts to as­sist in ca­pac­ity build­ing for the ac­count­ing pro­fes­sion.

As the coun­try is fac­ing a short­age of qual­i­fied pro­fes­sional ac­coun­tants, FBTA of­fers a spe­cially de­signed Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing pro­gramme that al­lows stu­dents to take pro­fes­sional ac­count­ing pa­pers in their third and fourth year of study so that they are en­trenched in the pro­fes­sional path­way by the time they grad­u­ate.

This will en­sure more ac­count­ing grad­u­ates be­come pro­fes­sional ac­coun­tants. The Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing pro­gramme is also fully ac­cred­ited by ACCA ( As­so­ci­a­tion of Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Ac­coun­tants), ICAEW ( In­sti­tute of Char­tered Ac­coun­tants in Eng­land and Wales) and CPA Aus­tralia ( Cer­ti­fied Prac­tis­ing Ac­coun­tants Aus­tralia).

The fac­ulty of­fers a spe­cial­i­sa­tion in in­ter­nal au­dit where stu­dents are able to com­plete the Cer­ti­fied In­ter­nal Au­di­tor cer­ti­fi­ca­tion while in their fi­nal year.

FBTA cur­rently of­fers four part- time pro­grammes at UNI­TAR that are de­signed to cater to the needs of work­ing pro­fes­sion­als through its unique stu­dent- cen­tred learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that com­bines con­ven­tional and e- learn­ing de­liv­ery.

FBTA strives to work closely with in­dus­tries through re­search and con­sul­tancy. Th­ese are key fac­tors of con­tin­u­ous de­vel­op­ment to en­sure cur­ricu­lum of­fer­ings meet the in­dus­try ex­pec­ta­tion for UNI­TAR’s stu­dent body.

UNI­TAR stresses the im­por­tance of bring­ing in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence to the class­room and tak­ing the class­room to the in­dus­try to fur­ther boost stu­dents’ ex­po­sure.

One of the com­mon mis­per­cep­tions in the busi­ness world is that in­di­vid­u­als who work in the in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy ( IT) sec­tor do not un­der­stand busi­ness needs.

IT pro­grammes at UNI­TAR are be­ing re­vamped to meet the cur­rent needs and ex­pec­ta­tions of the in­dus­try. FBTA is em­bed­ding new cer­ti­fi­ca­tions within its IT pro­grammes.

The first cer­tifi­cate equips stu­dents with knowl­edge in fi­nance, ac­count­ing and busi­ness. The other cer­ti­fi­ca­tion fo­cuses on busi­ness in­tel­li­gence.

With th­ese cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, stu­dents are equipped with a much higher chance of em­ploy­ment and pro­vided a path­way to ca­reer ad­vance­ment.

With UNI­TAR’s holis­tic in­no­va­tive teach­ing and learn­ing method­ol­ogy, UNIEC ( UNI­TAR Education Core) Learn­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tem sup­ports all pro­grammes in FBTA and UNI­TAR.

The UNIEC vir­tual plat­form, which can be ac­cessed via the UNIEC Tab or tablet de­vice, brings the class­room to stu­dents any­time and any­where. This way, they can con­nect and en­gage with any­one.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the April in­take of the un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes is open from March 17 to April 17 at the main cam­pus in Ke­lana Jaya or any of the eight in­de­pen­dent cam­puses in Alor Se­tar, Ipoh, Jo­hor Baru, Kota Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuch­ing, Malacca and Pe­nang.

On­line ap­pli­ca­tions can be done on the univer­sity’s web­site.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. uni­tar. my.

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