Counselling programme at MSU
THE need for the services of professionally qualified counsellors has become more urgent due to a rise in social problems as a result of external influences in our globalised world.
Currently, there is a critical shortage of qualified and competent counsellors in Malaysia, whether in schools or in government and private agencies, which include colleges, universities, factories and other workplaces.
Therefore, job opportunities for graduates in the counselling field are unlimited.
To complement the needs of qualified counsellors, Management and Science University (MSU) offers the bachelor and diploma programmes in Counselling and Guidance through its School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS).
These unique programmes are designed to provide students with the knowledge, professional skills and competencies required in the field of counselling.
It also includes an interesting and wide-ranging combination of subjects, such as Industrial Counselling, Multicultural Counselling and Drug Abuse Counselling.
Such intense exposure to a broad spectrum of subjects increases the number of opportunities that are available for students.
Its graduates will be able to function as effective counsellors upon graduation in multiple settings.
As one of Malaysia’s top universities, MSU ensures that students are ready to face real-world challenges.
Technical knowledge and practical skills are instilled among students, making them invaluable additions to various talent pools across the industry.
Students are also encouraged to be involved in the social entrepreneurship programme, including community engagement projects and other charitable work, both locally and abroad.
As such, in addition to being competent professionals, MSU ensures their graduates are socially engaged by promoting a more liveable place for everyone.
What is more commendable is how the students learn all these skills.
MSU knows that effective learning method should be student-centred and technologydriven, thus its learning environment is highly collaborative.
With smaller groups and more projects, it promotes idea generation, which encourages students to learn and think better.
Tapping into technology, the school also employs an online system that makes class notes and presentations easily accessible anytime, anywhere.
As the university continues to maintain its relevance, focus on entrepreneurship and employability is given top priority.
To ensure that students secure jobs once they complete their degrees, MSU promotes exposure to entrepreneurial principles as part of the learning experiences.
The institution’s 10-year strategic plan runs parallel with the 10 shifts of the National Education Blueprint, which aims to “produce holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced graduates”, vis-a-vis the aspirations to generate job creators besides job seekers.
Reinforcing on their employability, students are also required to undertake internships and industry attachments.
Not only are MSU students knowledgeable and capable, they also possess leadership competence, language proficiency and excellent presentation skills, among the soft skills a potential employee must possess.
With the students’ showing promising signs, it is no wonder that companies prefer MSU graduates.
Apart from the Counselling and Guidance programme, SESS also offers bachelor and diploma programmes in the areas of Education (TESL), Early Childhood Education, Education (Visual Arts), Education (Science), Education (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Education (Physical Education and Health), Public Relations Management and Psychology.
■ For further information and a full range of courses offered at MSU’s SESS or other faculties and centres, call 03-5521 6868 or log on to www.msu.edu.my.
MSU’s bachelor and diploma programmes in counselling and guidance are designed to provide students with the knowledge, professional skills and competencies required in the field of counselling.