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Broaden Your Career Opportunities with WOU Qualifications

Penang Island, Malaysia, June 28, 2014 --( As a pioneer higher learning institution in Open Distance Learning (ODL), Wawasan Open University (WOU) continues its commitment to deliver quality tertiary education for working professionals who aspire to upgrade themselves. To date, more than 14,000 working professionals have enrolled for studies and experienced the learning benefits offered by WOU.

Yap Hui Zhi, 23, a tuition teacher, believes that the Bachelor of Management (Hons) with Psychology (BMPS) offered at WOU will enhance her professional skills and knowledge in her work.

“I chose BMPS programme as I need to learn the way to control my emotions when teaching and the way to communicate with others. With the psychology elements, I managed to teach well and understand the students better,” said Yap who enrolled with WOU through Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre.

The combination of business management with psychology has also helped her a lot in her goal to start her own business. “I plan to start a franchise academic centre. This programme provides me with broad managerial knowledge and skills that is supported by psychological concepts and principles,” she added.

WOU’s ODL model provides a flexible mode of learning to suit adult learners. Learners are able to learn at their own pace, wherever and whenever they wish. Fast trackers especially those who have previously attested qualifications can also gain recognition of their prior learning to complete their remaining studies in a shorter duration.

“The ODL system taught me a lot about time management. The flexible mode of learning allows me to work and study at the same time without compromising either my study or career. By participating in the forum provided by the University, I can discuss anything regarding my studies with other course mates nationwide. Through the forum, I can also clarify any doubt regarding my course with the tutors,” said Yap.

Designed specifically for working professionals, WOU offers a range of Bachelor’s degree programmes under the School of Business and Administration (SBA). The areas of specialisation include management; accounting; banking and finance; sales and marketing; human resource management; entrepreneurship and small business management; logistics and supply chain management; and corporate administration.

It is interesting to check out the new programme offered by the School – Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Human Resource Management (BBHR). This programme aims to produce graduates who are well-versed in understanding how to develop and implement strategies that contribute towards optimising organisational performance.

“Virtually every industry employs human resources personnel to manage the organisation’s most valued assets – the people working. BBHR programme allows learners to take advantage of this demand. Learners will study core business disciplines and will gain an insight into how people work in organisations including leadership qualities and management of human resources,” said Prof N.V. Narasimham, Dean of SBA.

Prof Narasimham added that the BBHR programme is designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of the University, ensuring both soft skills and hard skills are transferred to the learners for their job success.

Interested learners can register today for the Bachelor’s of Business (Hons) degree programmes at WOU either through the Regular Entry or via WOU’s unique Open Entry Admission that takes your work experience into consideration. For the Open Entry, you need to be at least 21 years old with a minimum PMR/SPM/MCE/UEC/Diploma or equivalent qualifications.

WOU also offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Amongst them are the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CeMBA), Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CeMPA), the specialised MBAs in Manufacturing and Production Management (MBA-MPM) and in Construction Management (MBA-CM), the Master of Education, as well as the research-based Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in the areas of arts and humanities.

To enrol into postgraduate studies, you should possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least a CGPA of 2.50 (or alternatively five years working experience). Meanwhile for Open Entry, your age must be at least 35 years and above possessing minimum Diploma/STPM/HSC/A-Levels with at least two Principals and two years working experience at supervisory level, and pass a diagnostic test.

Enrolment for July 2014 intake is in progress. Act now to enrol. With WOU, you are in control of your future.

To find out more about WOU’s programmes, log on to or call the toll-free Careline at 1-300-88-968 (WOU) today.
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