With the world becoming progressively advanced and more knowledge-savvy, more and more students are pursuing a master’s degree. The increase in demand has been spurred by global shifts toward a technology-driven, information-centered economy in which the need for highly trained professionals in management, finance, information technology and health-care has skyrocketed. Therefore, having a degree is deemed as just a starting point in the quest for life-long education.
Be it for those who have just completed their undergraduate studies or those who have had working experience, a master’s degree will be the perfect feather to add to one’s cap for more rewarding career prospects.
KDU University College offers two different postgraduate degrees at its PJ Campus. One of it is the Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSc BIT), conferred by Northumbria University, U.K., available both part time and full time. The other is the IMI MBA in International Hospitality Management.
The MScBIT programme is good for individuals who would like a change of direction or to add experience in the fields of Information Technology and Information Systems. It will help graduates of this programme to excel in today’s business world as it goes beyond hardware and software knowledge by examining and assessing the ways in which IT is integrated within the business environment.
Students in this programme will also have the opportunity to work with the industry and gain real world experience. The BIT Consultancy Project, one of the modules in the programme, is essentially a practical hands-on application of business principles which aims to put students into the real-world situation of solving problems for businesses using Information Technology. Some of the organisations that the students have worked with includes Universal Medi-Dent Sdn Bhd (U.M.D.), HPC Computer Training & Consultancy, apes on Tree Multimedia, LENO Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd and Westport Malaysia Sdn Bhd, just to name a few.
Graduates who complete the programme have found career prospects more rewarding and climbing up the career ladder quicker. One of the graduates, Mr. Chua Poh Lim, a working professional who received his MScBIT Degree with commendation from Northumbria University’s Vice-Chancellor Proffessor Kel Fidler, stated that he was entrusted with more responsibilities and subsequently promoted when his employer took note of his achievements.
The MBA in International Hospitality Management from IMI University Centre, Switzerland, is a 12-month intensive course designed for students with qualifications and/or experience in hospitality management who wish to develop their skills for intermediate and middle management positions.
Why the MBA in International Hospitality Management? The travel and tourism sector, which encompass the hospitality industry, is the largest economic sector and job generator in the world, contributing to 10.4% of the world’s gross domestic product and creating 1 in every 12 jobs worldwide (WTTC,2007).
This sector comprises a multiplicity of industries including, but not limited to hotels, resorts, restaurants, transportation (airlines, cruise liners & public transports), travel agencies, and other service oriented industries. The MBA in Hospitality Management teaches students invaluable conceptual and managerial skills to enable them to tackle specific issues and problems related to the tourism and hospitality industry.
The programme sets out to equip students with the skills necessary for eventual higher level of management in the hospitality industry and focuses on strategic planning and development, and managing service organisations in a regional and international setting.
For further information and to sign up now for this September intake, please contact: Mr Jerome Heah or Ms Serena Ng at Tel: +603 7953 6688.