A world-renowned programme
EDINBURGH Business School has welcomed its latest cohort of 21 students to the HeriotWatt University Malaysia campus at Putrajaya to begin their Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.
The students, mostly busy working professionals, have chosen one of the most popular and flexible MBA programmes in the world. The MBA programme boasts more than 11,200 active students and 20,500 graduates in 166 countries.
Nina Marini Idris, who is an oil trader for the national oil company, has chosen the Edinburgh MBA programme because of the flexibility and quality of lecturers.
“Balancing a full-time job and part-time MBA is no easy feat. However, the Edinburgh MBA course structure makes it more feasible for me to manage my time and commitments despite my busy schedule of long hours, never-ending deadlines and business travels,” says Nina who is already reaping the benefits of her studies
“I have been assigned to take on more projects, hence contributing more to the team and organisation by pitching as well as challenging ideas. My studies have also aided me in terms of critical thinking and sharpened my observation skills,” she says.
Janice Lim is another example of an Edinburgh Business School student. As a manager, wife and mother of three, she is combining her MBA studies with work and family responsibilities. She is also a qualified chartered accountant.
“My main objective in taking an MBA is to continue learning, equipping myself and strengthening my skills. By studying, I am a good role model for my children, showing them that age should not stop anyone from learning. They are very proud of me.
“At work, as a leader, I am a good example to my staff. Knowledge does not stop at your job title. A leader needs to continue learning, exploring and being adventurous,” says Janice Lim, head of department at Asia Pacific Finance Shared Services – Experian Asia Pacific.
When Fakhrur Bukhary, a senior project manager for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), was researching MBA programmes prior to starting his studies, one programme stood out for him, which is the Edinburgh Business School MBA.
“In comparison with other shortlisted institutions, the MBA course offered at Edinburgh Business School covers a wider spectrum. The weekend classes suit me and I like the reputation of both the Edinburgh Business School and the university’s ranking.
In comparison with other shortlisted institutions, the MBA course offered at Edinburgh Business School covers a wider spectrum.
“I am confident that the knowledge and skills that I am developing will contribute positively to my career progression or in a new venture should I decide to run my own business,” says Fakhrur.
The world-renowned MBA programme has been delivered by top United Kingdom and Asian staff at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus since January 2013. As for now, 47 students have completed the programme and 98 students are currently studying part time.
The Edinburgh Business School MBA programme is approved by the Higher Education Ministry and fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in Malaysia.
Preview evenings for prospective students will be held at 6.30pm on July 20, at the Hilton Sentral, Kuala Lumpur and Aug 5 at the university's Putrajaya campus.
For more information e-mail, MalaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk