Managers who want to get ahead in business will be able to benefit from some of the best executive education in the world, delivered in the heart of Malaysia, from April this year.
That’s the promise to prospective students of business courses at the University of Reading Malaysia and Henley Business School, which has launched its world-rated programmes in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur.
The programmes in capital markets, real estate and planning and leadership and coaching will be delivered by the University of Reading’s renowned Henley Business School, in association with ICMA. One of the world’s leading business education providers, the Henley Business School programmes will be among the first to be delivered by the newly-formed University of Reading Malaysia.
Henley Business School was established by business, for business, and as the UK’s oldest business school, has over 60 years’ experience in developing managers. One of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status, Henley Business School is also ranked in the European top 20 business school for Executive Education, in Open and Custom programmes (FT European Business Schools ranking, 2011).
The new programmes were launched at high profile events in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the latter hosted by the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Simon Featherstone and attended by business leaders, including Mr See Lian Ong, Global President of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and graduate of the University of Reading.
Speaking at the launches, Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School, said: “Henley Business School and the University of Reading are globally renowned institutions and we have particularly strong historic relationships with Malaysia. We are delighted to have the opportunity to deliver our executive education programmes to help ambitious managers and forward-thinking organisations to get ahead.”
Mr See Lian Ong said: “The University of Reading is a world-class university and has always been close to my heart – I am proud to be one of its graduates and even more so that two of my three sons have followed my footsteps at this prestigious institution. The partnership between the University of Reading and Malaysia is one that brings the best of both worlds of my life together and it is a partnership that is certain to a successful one.”
The majority of the new business courses will be taught at the University of Reading Malaysia’s facility in Johor Bahru from late May 2012, with some programmes also offered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
The University of Reading Malaysia’s brand new campus in Iskandar is expected to be completed in September 2014, with an initial intake of 500 students. Enrolment will rise to 1,800 students by 2017, with long-term numbers thought to be around 2,000. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are being developed¹ to include programmes within real estate, construction, finance, law, chemistry and pharmacy. The new campus was formally launched in December in partnership with Education@Iskandar Sendirian Berhad (EISB in the presence of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.
More information at www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia or firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 118-378-7370.
¹All award-bearing programmes are subject to accreditation by appropriate professional and regulatory bodies