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En­rich­ing MBA de­gree

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THE Master of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (MBA) de­gree is an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion and one of the most in­no­va­tive post­grad­u­ate busi­ness pro­grammes avail­able.

Its in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity is due to higher de­mand by a di­verse range of pro­fes­sion­als who de­sire to step out of their com­fort zones to up­grade their knowl­edge in the com­pre­hen­sive as­pects of man­age­ment and busi­ness to reach the next level of their ca­reers.

Asia e Univer­sity’s (AeU) en­rich­ing MBA pro­gramme com­bines the best of global busi­ness train­ing with a unique fo­cus on Asia.

It is de­signed to en­sure a com­pre­hen­sive busi­ness ed­u­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ment of vi­tal skills to em­power stu­dents to take their ca­reers and or­gan­i­sa­tions to the next level.

AeU’s MBA pro­gramme con­sists of six core sub­jects, five elec­tive sub­jects and one spe­cial­i­sa­tion.

Stu­dents can choose a gen­eral MBA or one out of six spe­cial­i­sa­tions of­fered – in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, en­trepreneur­ship, sup­ply chain man­age­ment, ac­count­ing, hu­man re­source man­age­ment and tourism man­age­ment.

The pro­gramme is of­fered in dif­fer­ent de­liv­ery modes to cater to those who wish to fast­track their MBA in one year as full­time stu­dents on cam­pus; or blended and fully on­line learn­ing mode to com­plete in one and a half to two years.

For blended learn­ing, classes are held once a month dur­ing week­ends.

A diplo­mat (third sec­re­tary) from the Em­bassy of Zim­babwe in Malaysia, Doreen Mun­dowafa, en­rolled in AeU’s gen­eral MBA pro­gramme to im­prove her knowl­edge of busi­ness, man­age­ment and fi­nance.

She was en­cour­aged by her for­mer boss and men­tor Mafio Mlambo, who also grad­u­ated with an AeU MBA in 2016 and is cur­rently Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Fi­nance di­rec­tor in the of­fice of the President in Zim­babwe.

Mun­dowafa grad­u­ated in 2017.

She says, “The year 2017 saw two no­table mile­stones in my life jour­ney. Firstly, I cel­e­brated my 30th year of ser­vice to the gov­ern­ment of the Repub­lic of Zim­babwe.

“Se­condly, I took pride in hav­ing ob­tained an MBA de­gree from AeU. My MBA jour­ney was incredible and worth em­bark­ing on after hav­ing been posted to the Em­bassy of Zim­babwe in Kuala Lumpur.

“Work­ing and study­ing in Malaysia was not only chal­leng­ing; it was also an amaz­ing part of my ca­reer and life.

Flex­i­ble learn­ing mode

“Learn­ing at AeU of­fers an im­mer­sive per­son­alised learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that is vis­ually rich and in­ter­ac­tive through its flex­i­ble learn­ing mode, ac­ces­si­ble any­where and any­time. I had the per­fect work­life bal­ance with AeU’s flex­i­ble study ar­range­ments.

“An­other key as­pect is the tremen­dous sup­port I re­ceived reg­u­larly from AeU’s aca­demic and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff, who were most ac­com­mo­dat­ing in terms of help­ing me cope with the rigours and de­mands of the pro­gramme.

“Hav­ing an MBA de­gree has also cer­tainly en­hanced my skills and job per­for­mance.

“An­other high­light of the AeU MBA is the net­work­ing forged among stu­dents to share speedy valu­able in­for­ma­tion through What­sApp groups. I got to meet other sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als from a wide spec­trum of ca­reers and in­dus­tries. This made our classes and dis­cus­sions in­ter­est­ing, in­for­ma­tive and ed­u­ca­tional.

“Spe­cial thanks goes to my sup­port­ive fam­ily, who con­stantly mo­ti­vated me. My course­mates also made my MBA jour­ney very in­ter­est­ing. I am also grate­ful to my aca­demic su­per­vi­sor for my the­sis, Dr Oo Yu Hock, who was very sup­port­ive through­out the process.

“AeU has def­i­nitely won a spe­cial place in my heart. At­tain­ing an MBA de­gree is the cul­mi­na­tion of my 30­year ca­reer and for­eign mis­sion ser­vice in Kuala Lumpur.”

AeU is a col­lab­o­ra­tive mul­ti­mode univer­sity es­tab­lished in 2008 un­der the aus­pices of the 34 Asia Co­op­er­a­tion Di­a­logue coun­tries.

Good rep­u­ta­tion

AeU is ranked as a Very Good univer­sity by the 2017 Se­tara Rank­ing and has emerged as one of the top open and dis­tance learn­ing univer­si­ties in Malaysia.

In just 10 years, AeU’s cu­mu­la­tive stu­dent pop­u­la­tion has ex­ceeded 29,000 spread over 84 coun­tries. Stu­dents of AeU en­joy an im­mer­sive per­son­alised ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence with goals of flex­i­bil­ity, qual­ity and rel­e­vance re­gard­less of geo­graph­i­cal lo­ca­tions.

To­day, AeU has 15,000 grad­u­ates world­wide. More than 3,000 are taking its pro­grammes at its col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing cen­tres in the Mid­dle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Ad­mis­sions for AeU’s Master’s pro­grammes is through reg­u­lar en­try and also through Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Prior Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing en­try, which ac­cepts can­di­dates even if they lack the pa­per qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments stip­u­lated in the reg­u­lar en­try. Can­di­dates are as­sessed through prior learn­ing and work ex­pe­ri­ences.

■ For queries, call 03­5022 3456 / 013­350 7270, e­mail en­quiries@ aeu.edu.my or ap­ply now at www.aeu.edu.my for the Septem­ber in­take.

Learn­ing at AeU of­fers an im­mer­sive per­son­alised learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that is vis­ually rich and in­ter­ac­tive through its flex­i­ble learn­ing mode. Doreen Mun­dowafa

 ??  ?? Mun­dowafa grad­u­ated from AeU with an MBA de­gree in 2017.
Mun­dowafa grad­u­ated from AeU with an MBA de­gree in 2017.

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