A proud achievement
HELP UNIVERSITY’S Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting has every reason to be proud this year, as 11 students won scholarships to study at the University of Queensland, and two at the University of New South Wales.
HELP University is also the only university in the world to have a 2+ 1 articulation programme with the University of Queensland, which was ranked 46 by QS World University Rankings.
Students are able to transfer into University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Commerce ( 2+ 1), Bachelor of Business Management ( 2+ 1), Bachelor of Economics ( 1.5+ 1.5) and Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management ( 1.5+ 1.5)
Besides the University of Queensland, students are able to transfer to many universities in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the United Kingdom to continue their studies.
This year, two students – Foong Wing Yan, and Chua Chia Hui – won scholarships to study at the University of New South Wales ( UNSW).
“I had always wanted to go to Australia to study after high school. However, when I saw that HELP University has very good articulation arrangements with most of the universities in Australia, I decided to spend a year studying the Bachelor of Business programme before transferring to Australia.
“The programme was very affordable, and by doing so I helped my family save a substantial amount,” says Foong, a HELP Distinction Scholarship Award student.
Foong, who had always wanted to study at UNSW, met up often with a UNSW international officer who came frequently to Malaysia to recruit students. She would ask for advice, and was told about the UNSW Business School High Achievers Scholarship. She saw the poster advertising this in the student placement centre in HELP and decided to apply.
She won a scholarship worth A$ 10,000 ( RM31,000) to pursue the Bachelor of Commerce degree, double major in Financial Economics and Finance.
“I’m very happy and very grateful to my family and lecturers who have helped me during my studies at HELP,” says Foong.
The 11 students who won scholarships to study in the University of Queensland are Chan Sze Ern, Han Pei Jean, Heu Wen Sze, Gan Tze Jin, Tea Zi Kang, Cheong Min, Ong Tung, Yam Sum Yee, Ch’ng Ying Jie, Chang Yuen Hui and Low Pei Zhen.
Pei Zhen was awarded a 100% Tuition Fee Waiver scholarship to pursue her Bachelor of Economics degree in February. Upon completion of the Foundation in Arts programme, in which she was also a School Achievers Scholarship Award ( SASA) Scholar at HELP University, she continued her Bachelor of Business Year 1 programme in the Department of Business Studies.
Her two sisters – Low Lee Yin and Low Pei Yu – also won the University of Queensland Full Tuition Fee Waiver scholarships to complete the final year of their accounting degrees in Australia.
When asked the secret to her success, Pei Zhen said, “Always walk the extra mile. I’ve always enjoyed participating and completing case studies, and taking part in the competitions, which really helped in my studies.
“Most of the students who took part in the case studies were my seniors and I was able to learn from them.
“You also need to look for opportunities and grab them, take part in extracurricular activities and manage your time well.”
For students interested in pursuing a degree and career in accounting, finance, business and hospitality, HELP University’s Faculty of Business, Economic and Accounting offers degrees highly recognised by industry partners and professional bodies, giving them advantages when they graduate, as they are able to gain exemptions and recognition when applying to professional bodies.
The programme is also recognised by most Australian universities for credit transfer.
HELP University’s Bachelor of Business ( Accounting) ( Honours) degree is recognised by four professional bodies – a testimony to the educational quality provided by this faculty. Not all universities in this world, despite their status, have their accounting degrees recognised for credit exemptions by ACCA, CPA Australia, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ( ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ( CIMA).
The Bachelor of Business ( Finance) ( Honours) programme is also accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst ( CFA) Institute University Recognition Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Business ( Honours) degree are also eligible to apply for Validation by Educational Experience ( VEE) credit with the Society of Actuaries ( SOA) of the United States of America if they receive the acceptable score in the VEE approved courses.
The Financial Planning Association of Malaysia also awards exemption for their Module 3, for students who have completed the Bachelor of Business ( Finance) ( Honours) degree. They will then only be required to complete three more modules to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner ( CFP) certification.
For STPM and UEC graduates interested to pursue a business or accounting or finance degree, HELP University provides a 30% waiver on tuition fees for STPM graduates and 25% waiver on tuition fees for UEC graduates. There is also a 50% waiver on tuition fees for those interested to pursue a Hospitality Management or Tourism Management degree.
HELP University also provides various scholarships such as the School Achiever Scholarship Awards ( SASA) to outstanding students who have displayed excellent leadership and academic results.
Other scholarships available are Distinction, Merit, and the Principal’s List Award Scholarships. Furthermore, HELP University’s programmes are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA), and all HELP University’s business diploma and degree programmes are listed in the loan list of PTPTN.
For more details on HELP University’s Business programmes, visit www. help. edu. my or call 03- 2716 2000.
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