Miri – 22 July 2015 – If you want a business degree that will give you a competitive edge, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) offers Curtin business courses that are aligned with the latest industry trends, with considerable emphasis on decision-making, trends in technology and associated work patterns, and other aspects of management in the highly competitive business arena.
Curtin Sarawak’s School of Business under its Faculty of Business and Humanities takes full advantage of its strong industry connections in the delivery of its 3-year Curtin Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) courses, with both single and double majors, which are designed to develop professional expertise in several relevant areas of specialisation and in a range of other skills.
It offers single majors in Accounting and in Finance, and the following double-majors: Accounting and Banking, Accounting and Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Finance and Management, Finance and Marketing, Management and Marketing, Marketing and Public Relations, Public Relations and Management, and Tourism, Hospitality and Marketing.
Graduates of the courses with suitable work experience may be considered for admission to graduate courses at Curtin Sarawak and Curtin’s main campus in Perth, as well as other institutions internationally.
In their first year, students study units common to all the commerce majors, followed by more specialised units.
They are also offered flexibility in completing their degrees, in which they can opt to complete all three years at Curtin Sarawak or transfer to the main campus for years two and three.
All courses offered at Curtin Sarawak are identical in structure to those at the main campus, meaning that they not only use the same course materials, undergo the same examinations and experience the same standards of teaching and learning as their Australian counterparts, they also get identical degree certificates. Moreover, they pay Malaysian fees, which is approximately a third of the fee for exactly the same courses in Australia.
Furthermore, the degrees are awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework, which ensures Australian qualifications are recognised and accepted throughout the world.
The Faculty of Business and Humanities has highly qualified teaching staff who ensure students are equipped with exceptional forward thinking qualities and cutting edge knowledge to meet the needs of their future employers. Many have worked overseas and can provide an international perspective to the students’ business education that is increasingly important in today’s global marketplace.
The faculty’s graduates have gained employment in diverse professional roles and business areas. From negotiating industrial relations to analysing the stock market, devising marketing strategies or designing business information systems, their Curtin business degrees have led to varied and rewarding career paths across the globe.
Faculty dean Professor Jonathan Winterton says the Faculty of Business and Humanities is becoming an internationally-engaged, research-intensive faculty that will continue to develop new opportunities for learning and engagement with businesses and communities.
He urges new students to take advantage of these opportunities to discover and release their full potential through commitment to serious study and, whether they are joining for foundation courses, an undergraduate degree or at postgraduate level, studying at Curtin Sarawak will increase their options for the future.
“A Curtin business qualification will substantially raise your employability and significantly improve your chances of a rewarding career. Rapid and profound economic changes mean that by the time you leave us, the world will be a different place and you must be equipped for continuous learning and adaptation,” he said.
Curtin Sarawak, a joint venture between Curtin University and the Sarawak State Government, opened its doors in 1999. It is a popular choice for students from over 45 countries due of its international outlook, innovative courses, world-class teaching facilities, flexible study options, applied and practical subjects, used of advanced technology, and partnerships with industry and government.
The affordable tuition fees and living costs compared to undergoing the same courses in Australia is also a big draw. In a nutshell, students get a quality Australian education and global learning experience in a unique Malaysian setting, and at Malaysian fees.
Curtin Sarawak’s August (second semester) intake is currently in progress and students can apply for its degree and foundation programmes. Orientation Week for degree programmes will commence on 28 July, while those for the foundation and postgraduate programmes will commence on 11 August and 1 September respectively.