Articles by University of Reading: Malaysia

A warm welcome to the University of Reading Malaysia. As one of the world’s top 200 universities, the University of Reading has attracted international students to its campus in the UK for over 100 years. The planned opening of our campus in Malaysia in 2014 is an important and very exciting step for the University.

We look forward to welcoming students from Malaysia and across the world to our new campus where they will benefit from a world-class student experience. Reading is renowned for its exciting and innovative research-led teaching, a friendly and supportive environment and an excellent graduate employability record.

We are delighted to be bringing the Reading student experience to Malaysia and expect to start delivering short courses in our offices in Johor Bahru as early as June 2012.

More information about our plans and milestones can be found on the University of Reading Malaysia website. Be sure to keep checking back (or bookmark this site) for the latest news on the University of Reading Malaysia.

It has been just seven months since the University of Reading Malaysia began teaching its Foundation in Business course in Iskandar Malaysia and the excitement is overwhelming. As the University prepares for its third cohort, it recently announced an added benefit for the April entrants on the course. The April 2014 intake for this popular course is perfectly synced so that students can continue directly with the University’s BSc Finance & Business Management intake in January.

Clare Nukui, Director of UoRM Foundation Programmes

Clare Nukui, Director of University of Reading Malaysia’s Foundation programmes, says “it’s all about offering a world class education.”

“We wanted to make sure that April entrants to our Foundation in Business course have a clear trajectory onto our January intake – in this day and age, students don’t want to wait to continue their education… and they shouldn’t have to!” said Professor Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost of the University of Reading Malaysia.

As SPM results are released, students are looking for the best options for their next educational steps. A Foundation in Business at a World Top 200 university is an obvious choice for many. The ability to take their Foundation in Business course within Malaysia makes the choice that much more appealing.

“At University of Reading Malaysia, we’re trying to service the Malaysia market in the best way possible: a great Foundation programme with a long heritage of success, at a price that is competitive within the local market,” explained Clare Nukui, Director of Foundation programmes at the University of Reading Malaysia. “Our April intake is a special one for a variety of reasons: slightly higher standards, more contact hours and progression onto our January intakes for our undergraduate degrees. Of course, we always offer guaranteed progression onto our Henley Business School courses both in the UK and Malaysia upon successful completion of the Foundation in Business.”

World-class learning takes place at the University of Reading Malaysia

World-class learning takes place at the University of Reading Malaysia

Last September, the University of Reading Malaysia began delivering their respected Foundation in Business programme for the first time outside of the UK.  This intensive access course has been designed for students without British A-level qualifications or the equivalent who plan to do an undergraduate business, law or psychology degree. Successful completion of the Foundation in Business programme guarantees progression to the University of Reading, including Henley Business School courses.   From September 2014, the university’s Henley Business school begins delivery of its BSc Finance & Business Management – the first in a suite of undergraduate programmes being brought to Malaysia by this award-winning business school.

Ranked among the top schools in Europe and the top 50 in the world, the University of Reading’s Henley Business School is one of only 57 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from AMBA, Equis and the AACSB – the top accreditation bodies across the UK, Europe and the USA.

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) at EduCity in Iskandar Malaysia is the first overseas full campus for the University. It will accommodate 2,500 students and offer courses in law, built environment, finance and business.

Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

Our Henley Business School is a world Top 50, triple-accredited, business school

The University of Reading is a World Top 200 university, in the top 1% of all universities worldwide, respected for its academic excellence and commitment to delivering the highest quality all-round education. As a world-class university, the University of Reading attracts and selects the very best students and prides itself on producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers across the globe. Their students receive an outstanding education in an inspiring environment, taught by academics at the forefront of their subject disciplines as teachers and researchers.

Explaining the University of Reading Malaysia’s approach to higher education, its Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, explained, ‘We want to make a substantial contribution – to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a global job market; to create jobs and economic growth here in Malaysia; to encourage young people to stay in education and go into higher education, whether with us or our competitors; and volunteer in local communities.’

As one of the world’s top 200 universities, the University of Reading has attracted international students to its campus in the UK for over 100 years and has a long association with Malaysia. Having received their first Malaysian student in 1934, the University now has over 1,400 alumni from Malaysia with 114 Malaysian students graduating in the last two years in subjects including Law, Finance and Quantity Surveying.

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Earlier this year, the University of Reading Malaysia’s teaching centre in Johor Bahru was delighted to be approved as an IELTS test venue by the British Council.

The first IELTS test date at the University of Reading Malaysia will be on 6th July 2013.  Further tests will be held on 28th September and 7th December 2013.

IELTS preparation courses are also available before each test date.

Both preparation courses and tests are held at our teaching centre at Level 7, Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, 80000, Johor.

For more information please visit our website www.reading.edu.my or contact us by email ielts@reading.edu.my or call +60 7 295-5000.

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The University of Reading Malaysia is delighted to announce a range of scholarships available to students enrolling on its first Foundation in Business programme which starts in September 2013.

The scholarships are being offered to honour those students who have decided to make the University of Reading Malaysia their first choice for higher education.

Foundation in Business – get a head start in Business, Law or Psychology

Foundation in Business – get a head start in Business, Law or Psychologyould like to progress to an undergraduate degree in subjects including Business and Management, Accounting, Finance, Law and Psychology.ur those students who have decided to make the University of Reading Malaysia their first choice for higher education.

The programme will cover the basics in business-related subjects including mathematics and economics, offer English Language tuition and equip students with the academic skills needed for an undergraduate degree.

On successful completion of the Foundation in Business, students are guaranteed entry to an undergraduate programme at either our Malaysia or UK campus.

Scholarships for University of Reading Malaysia students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships – Rewarding commitment and success with up to 35% off tuition fees

Two scholarship schemes have been announced today and they can be combined to give students a total of up to 35% off the programme tuition fees of RM 19,000.

All students registering for the first Foundation in Business programme in September 2013 will be eligible for a 20% scholarship on tuition fees, reducing the cost of the one-year programme to RM 15,200. These prestigious scholarships are in recognition of the commitment shown by our first in-take of students, who will be known as Foundation Scholars whilst studying at the University of Reading Malaysia.

In addition, the most highly qualified applicants will also be eligible for our High Achievers Scholarships. These scholarships recognise the achievement of academically excellent students.
All students who have obtained:

• 8A’s in SPM will receive an additional 5% scholarship on the first years’ fees;
• 9A’s will receive an additional 10%; and
• 10A’s or more will receive an additional 15%.

Professor Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost of University of Reading Malaysia says of the scholarships

‘We are very excited to be welcoming our first cohort of University of Reading Malaysia students in September 2013 and are delighted to be able to offer these scholarships to these pioneers who will help shape the future of the University of Reading Malaysia

We recognise that the University of Reading Malaysia may not be a familiar name in higher education for many in Malaysia but the wealth of expertise we bring from our UK campus means we are anything but beginners in educating talented people. Neither are we newcomers to Malaysia, having run a successful collaborative teaching with Taylors College over the past ten years.

The University of Reading UK has been equipping students with the skills, experiences and principles to achieve their career aims and make a difference in their chosen field since 1926 and our status as one of the world’s top 1% of universities demonstrates our commitment to all our students.

That said, in many ways, these Foundation students will be our most important as the success of the University of Reading Malaysia depends on exceeding their expectations in terms of quality of teaching and student experience. We want them to finish the programme brimming with confidence for their future studies and eager to tell others about their positive learning experience at the University of Reading Malaysia.

We are confident that we can honour this first cohort of students with an exceptional start to their higher education but expect to learn as much from them as they do from us in our inaugural year.’

For more information please contact Professor Martha-Marie Kleinhans, University of Reading Malaysia on +60 7 295-5001 or by email on m.kleinhans@reading.edu.my

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The University of Reading Malaysia will this week (16-18 April 2013) host a symposium bringing together experts from the University of Reading and South East Asia to discuss the vital issue of climate change. This is the first symposium in a series which aims to create a vibrant network across South East Asia and so enhance the University’s teaching and research activities as part of our development in the region.

The success of our growing network will be marked at the symposium when three new formal partnerships will be established with the University of Indonesia, the University of Danang (Vietnam) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños. We will be collaborating with these Universities to develop research and teaching in areas such as climate change, agriculture, food science, biodiversity, economics and systems engineering.

Professor Steven Mithen, University of Reading Pro-Vice-Chancellor for international and external engagement said: “We are delighted to be holding our first symposium in Malaysia and we see this as key to the University’s development in the region. Climate change is a fitting topic and an area where the University excels. Our success is already in evidence through the establishment of formal partnerships with the Universities of Indonesia, Danang and the Philippines Los Baños. We know this is just the start of many rewarding and productive links.”

Climate change, a particular strength of the University of Reading and a key challenge in South East Asia, is the issue under discussion at this first symposium which is being organised jointly with the University of Reading’s Walker Institute for Climate System Research. Areas being discussed include: cities and health; water and ecosystems; agriculture and development.

Dr Maria Noguer, Walker Institute research co-ordinator said: “This event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring together Walker Institute experts in climate change with experts from across South East Asia who bring vital local knowledge. Working together we can make a real difference to addressing climate change in the region.”

South East Asia is expected to be seriously affected by climate change. Extreme events such as floods, droughts and tropical cyclones are being experienced throughout the region with major impacts on people and the economy and such events are expected to get worse through the 21st century. To deal with the cross-boundary issues, regional cooperation and information sharing is required. The University of Reading wishes to bring its expertise to support research in these matters and gain from that existing within the region, through collaborative projects and teaching partnerships.

Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic), University of Reading Malaysia said: “This series of symposia is an important step in the development of the University of Reading Malaysia and the collaborations we develop will lay strong foundations for our research and teaching activities. We’re already teaching students here and we look forward to opening the doors of our new campus in Iskandar Malaysia to many more students in 2015.”

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Our popular stand at Borneo Post Recruitment Fair 9-10 March 2013

March 2013 is an exciting time for University of Reading Malaysia as we enter a full-on season of recruitment to our first cohort of Foundation in Business students.

Malaysian students receive the result of their SPM (O-level equivalent) and STPM (A-level equivalent) examinations in March and will be making decisions about where to study as soon as they know.

Happy students visit UORM stand in Bintulu

Happy students visit UORM stand in Bintulu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team is hard at work attending over 30 recruitment fairs throughout the month and visiting recruitment agents to keep the Foundation in Business fresh in their minds as they counsel students about their study options.

Find out where where you can meet us in Malaysia here or Like us on Facebook to see what we’re up to.

The University of Reading, one of the top universities worldwide, is celebrating the start of construction at its first overseas campus at EduCity Iskandar Malaysia.

Groundbreaking at the site of the University of Reading's Malaysia campus

Groundbreaking at the site of the University of Reading’s Malaysia campus

 

 

EduCity is a 600-acre education hub comprising of universities and higher education institutes, research and development centres to encourage partnerships between education and industry, student accommodation and sports facilities. The flagship initiative is the first of its kind in Asia. Visit our flickr to see imagesThe University of Reading’s Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, says the University is delighted to be part of the EduCity initiative and to meet the growing demand for its brand of quality education.

Images from the University of Reading Malaysia groundbreaking

“We have around 3,000 graduates from the University of Reading in Malaysia and Singapore, the majority of whom travelled to the UK to experience our unique offering, first-class resources and world-class teaching. We are therefore proud and excited to have the opportunity to deliver the same experience to students in the Asia-Pacific region at EduCity in Iskandar. We are consciously and proactively developing this campus to offer the best experience to students, from both the infrastructure of our facilities to the education delivered. To create this level of excellence we have appointed an in-country UK team to work alongside Iskandar Investment Berhad to ensure that quality and experience underpins the development, every step of the way,” said Sir David.

The initiative confirms the University of Reading’s support for the development of Malaysia as a regional education hub and follows an invitation from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to the University of Reading to establish a campus in Malaysia to help it achieve its ambitious target of 70% of the population reaching tertiary education by 2020.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place at EduCity on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, led by the University of Reading’s Chancellor Sir John Madejski. Also in attendance were the University’s Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell, Provost and Chief Executive of the University of Reading Malaysia, Professor Tony Downes, Dr Mohamed Ali Abdul Rahman, Director, Governance Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, and Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim, President and CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad.

Speaking on behalf of Datin. Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Higher Education, Dr Ali said the Ministry was delighted to be working with the University of Reading to support the development of its first overseas campus:

“As a University recognised as being amongst the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Reading is an excellent example of the type of high-calibre education provider with whom the Ministry wishes to work.

“We hope to continue to build upon our already excellent and mutually beneficial relationship with the University of Reading,” he added.

The new campus, to be known as the University of Reading Malaysia, will open in September 2015 offering programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in three thematic subject areas, requested by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia: business and law, science (including pharmacy), and the built environment. It will cater for 2,000 students.

The University has already begun delivering Executive Education programmes to international companies in Malaysia including the Bank of China, Thomson Reuters, HSBC, Standard Chartered, UBS and RBI International through its world-renowned Henley Business School.

Ranked among the top schools in Europe, and operating globally, Henley is one of only 57 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from AMBA, Equis and the AACSB – the top accreditation bodies across the UK, Europe and the USA.

The University of Reading’s School of Law is already well established in Malaysia through an undergraduate twinning program run jointly since 2004 with Taylors University, Malaysia, which welcomes some 100 students each year. Law programmes, including Reading’s popular commercial law postgraduate degrees, will be offered at the EduCity campus.

English language courses are also being delivered at purpose-built teaching facilities at the Menara Kotaraya campus in Johor Bahru with further programmes being introduced in 2013, including the Foundation in Business. Successful completion of this programme guarantees progression to the University of Reading, including Henley Business School courses.

A Foundation in Science programme offering a pathway to undergraduate science degrees will begin in 2014.

The University of Reading is a world leader in teaching and research regarding management, design and economics of engineered technologies. The university hosts the largest school in the UK for teaching and researching real estate and planning and will be offering programs such as BSc Quantity Surveying, BSc Real Estate, MSc Project Management, and MSc in Real Estate and Planning in Malaysia.

In addition to its innovative research-led teaching and a friendly and supportive environment, the University of Reading is renowned for an excellent graduate employability record.

The new University of Reading Malaysia campus will allow the university, which is consistently ranked among the top 1% of the world’s universities, to bring its rich heritage in quality education to Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region through its first overseas campus

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The University of Reading is delighted to announce that Professor Tony Downes has been appointed Provost and Chief Executive Officer of University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM).

Professor Downes will oversee the establishment of the University’s Malaysian campus, in partnership with EISB, a subsidiary of the commercial arm of the Malaysian Government which is spearheading the development and transformation of Iskandar Malaysia. UoRM will open in September 2015 as part of EduCity Iskandar Malaysia in Johor Bahru and will welcome its first cohort of students in 2015.

Professor Tony Downes

Professor Tony Downes appointed as Provost and Chief Executive Officer of University of Reading Malaysia

Professor Downes is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading and Chair of the University’s Malaysia Project Board. He has been integrally involved in the development of the University’s plans to develop a new campus in Southern Malaysia since the inception of the project.

Commenting on the appointment of Professor Downes, Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “The University of Reading is a global university with established historic links with Malaysia. Professor Downes’ leadership of University of Reading Malaysia will build on these relationships to create a world-class institution, which will provide teaching programmes across multiple areas and play an important role in the higher education aspirations of peoples in South East Asia.”

Professor Downes said: “On my visits to Malaysia to date, I have been struck by the huge enthusiasm and appetite for higher education in the region and I am excited to be given responsibility for ensuring the success of a project that will create a new world-class university for the region.”

Professor Downes’ first visit to the region in his new role as Provost will take place in November 2012, where he will oversee the appointment of new University of Reading Malaysia staff. Building work on the new campus is due to start in 2013.

Alongside his new role as Provost and Chief Executive Officer of University of Reading Malaysia, Professor Downes will remain as the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor until the end of his current term of office in July 2014.

More information about University of Reading Malaysia at www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia

 

This week, I made my first trip to Malaysia as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading. Arriving on Sunday night, I have been engaged since in a busy round of visits and meetings and hearing and seeing first-hand the progress that University of Reading Malaysia is making.

I began by seeing our impressive facilities in downtown Johor Bahru where we are already offering executive education courses as well as English language programmes. The new facilities feel very much a part of University of Reading, with prominent images of the University all around the building.

Not surprisingly, one of the highlights of the week so far has been visiting EduCity where our campus will open in 2015. It’s in a prime location at the entrance to EduCity and, will, I am sure become a landmark building in the area.

UoRM plot at EduCity

University of Reading Malaysia plot at Iskandar Malaysia EduCity where building is to commence in early 2013

The rest of the facility is already taking shape with University of Newcastle offering medicine and University of Southampton just receiving their first engineering students. The student accommodation block is now open and the sports stadium should be completed by the end of the year.

I am delighted that there is considerable interest in the plans for University of Reading Malaysia in the region, and as part of my visit, I have been delighted to be interviewed by the New Straits Times, Star and Sin Chew Daily newspapers. I have also attended dinners in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur where I have met many influential figures from business and commerce, including University of Reading and Henley Business School graduates.

Sir David Bell with invited guests at formal dinner in Singapore

Sir David Bell with invited guests at formal dinner in Singapore

It has also been very useful to meet key contacts in the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Malaya as we develop partnerships in Malaysian higher education.

Throughout my time in Malaysia, I have been very well supported by our enthusiastic project team. It was clear to me that they are held in high regard locally and are great ambassadors for the University of Reading.

My main impressions from the short visit to Malaysia and Singapore are that:-

There is a palpable sense of ambition surrounding higher education in the country. We are part of the expansion effort, as well as contributing to the enhanced status of HE in the country. I am delighted that we are already considered as having an important contribution to make in this regard.

Secondly, I have seen for myself the potential for Malaysia to become a great education hub. It is located in a region with a hunger for education and a huge potential market.

Thirdly, the University already has many friends here. I mentioned the alumni I met and it will be marvellous to be working with them in the future. Our team in Malaysia has also developed strong relationships with the High Commissions of both Malaysia and Singapore as well as in the British Council. It was good to hear the UK Universities Minister, David Willetts, talk so positively about our work in Malaysia at the Universities UK annual conference last week.

I look forward to my next visit and to hearing of further success as we approach an important milestone for the University, the full opening of University of Reading Malaysia.

SIR DAVID BELL
VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF READING

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Sir David Bell KCB, will make his inaugural visit to the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) during the week of 17 September 2012.

Sir David Bell KCB, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

About the visit

During his time in the region, Sir David will meet with key stakeholders in Malaysia and Singapore including government officials, industry leaders, alumni and the British High Commissioners to both countries.

In Kuala Lumpur, the Vice-Chancellor will co-host a formal dinner with Mr. See Lian Ong, Reading alumnus (BSc Quantity Surveying, 1974) and recent Global President of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (2011-12) .  In Singapore, he will co-host a formal dinner with the CEO of Savills Southeast Asia, Mr. Christopher Marriott.  During the visit, Sir David will also visit UoRM’s new teaching facilities in Johor Bahru and tour the Iskandar Malaysia region, including the site at Educity where the main campus will be built.

During his trip to Malaysia and Singapore, the Vice-Chancellor will be hosted by Dr. Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic) for UoRM, who says “I am delighted to be welcoming the Vice-Chancellor to the region on this, his inaugural visit.  I look forward to showing Sir David the substantial progress that we have made to date and introducing him to the many people who are integral to our success in Malaysia”.

About the Vice-Chancellor

Sir David was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading in January 2012.  Born in Glasgow in March 1959,  he studied history and philosophy at Glasgow University and obtained his PGCE from Jordanhill College of Education. He also has a Master of Education degree in Management and Administration from Glasgow University.

He held teaching posts at primary schools in Glasgow, moving on to become a Deputy Head, and then a Headteacher in Essex.

Between 1990 and 1995, he was Assistant Director of Education at Newcastle City Council. During this time, he spent a year as a Harkness Fellow at Georgia State University, Atlanta, studying education and local government reform across the United States of America.

Sir David trained as an Ofsted team inspector in 1993. He became a Registered Inspector in 1994 and carried out inspections in primary schools. He was promoted to Director of Education and Libraries at Newcastle City Council in 1995 and became Chief Executive of Bedfordshire County Council in 2000.

Sir David was appointed HM Chief Inspector of Schools in England (HMCI) by the Privy Council in 2002. In 2006 he became Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education and Skills which, later, became the Department for Children, Schools and Families and then the Department for Education. As the most senior education civil servant in the country, Sir David served four Secretaries of State and three Prime Ministers.

Sir David became a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

We will bring you a full report of the visit on our website, blog and in our next issue of Malaysia Insight.

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The University of Reading is home to the world renowned Henley Business School.  With an extensive network of alumni in Malaysia and Singapore, many will already be familiar with Henley, which is one of the few business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies. This places it among the top 1% of global business schools.

Henley Business School is a global leader in executive education and prides itself on providing impactful and innovative executive programmes to individuals and organisations.  Henley is the UK’s oldest business school with over 60 years’ experience in developing managers of, and for, the future. It is recognised worldwide for delivering executive leadership and management development programmes that build capability and enhance performance.

As Malaysia is enjoying substantial business success both in the region and globally, it seemed natural that Henley Business School Executive Education be part of the first wave of programmes to be offered by the University of Reading Malaysia.

Leadership for Stakeholder Value

Our Executive Education delivery in Malaysia launched in Kuala Lumpur from 24-25 April 2012.

Our Leadership for Stakeholder Value programme was held at the Sheraton Imperial and attracted participants from a diverse range of businesses in Malaysia.  The programme leaders, Dr Millicent Danker (BA, MA, DBA, FCIPR) and Dr Roger Hayes (BSc, MA, DBA, FCIPR, Member Emeritus IPRA), have been associated with Henley for a number of years and have extensive knowledge of the Malaysian market and culture.

Programme leaders Dr Millicent Danker and Dr Roger Hayes prepare for our first programme in Malaysia

Leadership for Stakeholder Value has been designed specifically for senior executives and high-potential leaders of Malaysian organisations that have both regional and global growth aspirations.  The programme explores critical business issues ranging from corporate governance, reputation, values and ethics to stakeholder management and communications.

Feedback from participants was very positive, and the programme will take place again on 30–31 October 2012.  More details on the Executive Education programme in Malaysia and how to book can be found here.

ICMA Executive Education

After months of planning and complete refurbishment, we were excited to open our Johor Bahru teaching facility in June 2012 with two training courses delivered by ICMA Executive Education.

Training financial market professionals

ICMA Executive Education (ICMA EE) is a joint venture between the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Covering technical securities/derivatives and operations, the professional qualifications and training programmes ICMA EE offers are aimed at market practitioners in the financial markets and delivered in the major financial centres.  Keith Dickinson, Programme Director for ICMA EE’s Diploma in Financial Market Operations and Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading, delivered two training courses over a five-day period to 24 senior banking leaders from the region:

Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) –  a three-day examined course that covers the post-trading environment of the main cash market products – bonds and equities.

Derivatives Operations (DO) – a two-day course aimed at developing a knowledge and understanding of the key operational aspects of derivatives processing; the course includes an examination of the market infrastructure and product types, together with a look at the operational life-cycle of both exchange-traded and OTC derivative products.

Keith Dickinson (far left) and John Evans (far right) welcome students to the first ICMA Executive Education programme to be delivered from the Johor Bahru offices

“It was a great first experience for us here at Kotaraya; the facilities were first rate and it has great connections to all of South East Asia via Singapore Changi airport.  I expect it to become an important hub in our delivery of EE courses in Asia going forward” said John Evans, Head of ICMA Executive Education.

Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic) of UoRM said “A week of intensive working mixed with sightseeing and socialising was the perfect recipe for a successful first teaching event at University of Reading Malaysia’s Menara Kotaraya. We hope to welcome ICMA EE back for many more courses in our facilities.”

Upcoming programmes

Having made a successful start delivering Executive Education in Malaysia, we look forward to increasing our portfolio of offerings.  Upcoming programmes include:

Leadership for Stakeholder Value (2 days )
30-31 October 2012

Challenges of Globalisation for the Real Estate Industry (2 days)
November-December 2012 (date tbc)

Finance for the Global Real Estate Industry (2 days)
January-March 2013 (date tbc)

Coaching for High Performance (3 days)
February 2013 (date tbc)

Details of these programmes can be found on our website (www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia) and announcements about further programmes will be made via the website, blog and future issues of Malaysia Insight.

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