Penang Island, Malaysia, February 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The competitive work environment today compels many working adults to further improve themselves in order to progress in their careers. Wawasan Open University (WOU) through its open distance learning (ODL) system has enabled more than 13,000 working professionals the chance to continue their tertiary education while working and advancing in their careers.
If you are looking for a specialised MBA, WOU is offering MBAs in Construction Management (MBA-CM) and in Manufacturing and Production Management (MBA-MPM) designed for professionals in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
In today’s highly competitive business world, Lau Eng Tiong, Assistant General Manager of Muhibbah Steel Industries, is looking for ways to have the upper edge in developing his career further, and at the same time, assisting the company to grow.
“I realised that this can be achieved through combining my explicit business functional knowledge which I learned from the Master’s programme and my tacit knowledge which I gained through my working experience in managing the construction projects,” said Lau, who enrolled in MBA-CM to broaden his horizons.
In addition to his technical knowledge, the MBA-CM also provides him with business knowledge, personal skills and competencies that are vital and crucial to prepare him for greater responsibilities in the workplace and the abilities to handle real-life business situations.
“After learning a wide range of business subjects, I have the opportunity to think from various angles and develop the best approach using appropriate conceptual tools in tackling complex scenarios when working on the assignments and project papers,” he said.
The MBA-CM will facilitate in achieving his professional goals as a leader who is able to advance with confidence. “I will be more qualified for the senior managerial position in the ever evolving construction industry. This programme will enable me to fulfil the high demand of my job and to better manage the increasingly challenging construction businesses which strongly emphasis on safety, health and environment; quality; on-time project delivery and completion within budgetary cost,” added Lau who believe in ‘higher education leads to better career opportunities’.
Meanwhile, the MBA in Manufacturing and Production Management (MBA-MPM) offers learners a wide range of competencies beyond the general business management principles taught in ordinary MBAs.
Baskar Marappa Goundar, 45, is currently pursuing his MBA-MPM studies at WOU. “I chose this specialised MBA as it is relevant to my field of work and it will take me to the next level in manufacturing management. This programme gives an insight into the future of manufacturing world, and helps me in producing my strategies and action plan,” said Baskar, Production Manager from Negeri Sembilan who enrolled last year at the WOU Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre.
WOU allows Baskar to be in control of his career. “This programme gives me a total understanding of how a manufacturing company should operate by considering various internal and external factors. Furthermore, the class is only once a month and the modules covered are comprehensive yet compact,” added Baskar.
Through WOU ODL’s unique advantages, industry professionals can now pursue their academic and career goals. Moreover, the Open Entry practised by the university allows learners aged 35 years and above to enter WOU’s MBA programmes with a minimum STPM qualification or equivalent, provided they have two years working experience at supervisory level and obtain a satisfactory score on the admission test.
Learners can complete their MBA within the duration of two-and-a-half-years, or they can take as long as they want according to their own convenience and schedule since there is no maximum duration for completion.
Enrolment for July 2014 intake commences on 24 March 2014. To find out more about WOU’s programmes, log on to wou.edu.my or call WOU toll-free Careline at 1-300-888-968 (WOU) today.