Work-ready business grads to boost the economy
UNDER the 11th Malaysia Plan, the establishment of the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee (CSC) jointly led by Talent Corporation (TalentCorp) and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA) aimed at facilitating policy formation to mitigate skills mismatches within Malaysian labour market will develop an annual Critical Occupations List (COL).
In the latest COL 2016/2017, the committee identified 48 occupations across six sectors that are high in demand to propel the economy.
The sector includes among others, oil and gas, financial services, telecommunication and multimedia, information communication and technology (ICT) and global business services.
The 48 critical occupations include finance managers, business services managers, sales and marketing managers, among others.
Coupled with Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem urging graduates to consider venturing into the entrepreneurial scene, school-leavers should take this opportunity to study business.
The Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FOBA) in SEGi is the largest and oldest faculty in SEGi.
SEGi’s experienced academic advisors and lecturers ensures business students are exposed to different key economic issues in real-world settings. It partners with reputable international universities to offer a globalised learning experience for students.
The curricula are regulated by university partners regularly to guarantee students obtain an international quality education in SEGi’s own campuses.
SEGi University and Colleges has developed its own modules for numerous full-time programmes, including Foundation in Commerce, Certificate in Business and Business Studies, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Hons), and Bachelor of Business Management (Hons).
For working adults aged 21 and above with two years working experience, and who wish to earn an academic qualification, SEGi College offers part-time evening and weekend classes, as well as online learning for the Executive Diploma in Accounting, Executive Diploma in Business Administration or Executive Diploma in Marketing courses, for personal or professional development.
SEGi offers 3+0 collaborative undergraduate degrees with University of Greenwich in Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics with Banking, Human Resource Management and Marketing; Keele University in International Business & Finance or Marketing; and University of Sunderland in Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Business and Marketing Management, Business and Human Resource, and Management.
Students can opt for a 2+1 articulation pathway to experience studying abroad – two years in SEGi and completing the rest with its university partner Abertay University, UK.
Programmes available are Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management.
Students can also choose top-notch dualaward degree programmes that are offered in collaboration with Abertay University in Bachelor of Accounting (Hons); Bachelor of Accounting & Finance (Hons); and Bachelor of Business Management (Hons) specialising in General Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management or Human Resource Management.
SEGi offers High Achiever’s Scholarships (HAS) to students with excellent academic performance but do not have sufficient funds to pursue a private tertiary education.
It also assists students applying for education loans from National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).
■ For more information, call SEGi University Kota Damansara (03-6145 1777 / 011-1210 6389), SEGi College Kuala Lumpur (03-2070 2078 / 018-211 8653), SEGi College Subang Jaya (03-8600 1888 / 016-212 9154), SEGi College Penang (04-263 3888 / 017-320 3038), SEGi College Sarawak (082-252 566 / 017-859 2566), or visit www.segi.edu.my.
SEGi ensures its students are exposed to a myriad of key issues to prepare them for any workplace upon graduation.