Masters for working adults
> Registration opens for Heriot-Watt part-time MBA programme
REGISTRATION is now open for students interested in attaining their Master of Business Administration (MBA) via the Edinburgh Business School MBA (EBS MBA) programme, which starts in January 2017 at Heriot-Watt University’s Putrajaya campus. The Edinburgh Business School MBA course in Malaysia is a part-time programme that is carried out via weekend lectures, which works out to be ideal for working students. To date, 34 students have completed the programme with a further 93 in the process, partaking in a global learning network of more than 11,400 active students and 19,800 worldwide graduates.
NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENT Among the EBS MBA graduates in Malaysia, seven attended the prestigious ceremony held in June 2016 at the Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh, Scotland. One of the seven, Jane Lai Choy Chan, vice-president of group compliance at a leading life insurance company in Singapore, said of the programme: “It has greatly enhanced my business skills and broadened my network with professionals from diverse fields. I truly believe that as we get ready to move on to the next phase in life, we are well equipped and prepared to take on any leadership role using the knowledge and experience that we have gained from this reputable EBS MBA course.”
Prince Court Medical Centre senior manager in charge of medical services Dr Shyamala Lakshmi Rao also commented. She said she wanted to graduate in Edinburgh “to see the ‘mother ship’. The ceremony was very special to me as it was the culmination of so much hard work and sacrifices made. To share it with others who went through the same was awesome.”
MBA programme director for the Malaysia campus, Angeline Chivapathy was immensely proud of her students. “It was exhilarating to watch the graduands receive their scrolls at the Edinburgh campus. Their sheer hard work and individual sacrifices over the last two years came to fruition in this prestigious MBA degree.”
RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION Registration is now open for the January 2017 intake. Three MBA preview sessions have also been organised, giving prospective students more information and insights into the course. The first kicks off on Oct 19 at 6.30pm at Le Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
The EBS MBA programme is approved by the Higher Education Ministry and is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The programme is delivered by Heriot-Watt University and accredited by the Royal Charter in the UK. For more information, please email MalaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk
(Second from left) MBA programme director for the Malaysia campus Chivapathy with Edinburgh Business School graduates (third from left) Rao and (fifth from left) Lai, along with senior teaching fellow Dr Craig Robinson (far right).