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.
“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.”
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.
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.