PETALING JAYA: Manchester Business School Worldwide has launched its new Manchester Business School Malaysia Centre at Sunway University College to provide part-time master of business administration (MBA) programmes to executives.
Manchester Business School (MBS) dean Professor Michael Luger said the world-class MBA programmes were designed to fit the lifestyle and career demands of global executives.
“We aim to train experienced people in business, where students are typically about 34 or 35 years old and have six years' experience in a company.
“These are the people who need world-class training to give their best to the company,” he told reporters after the launch yesterday.
MBS expected about 300 students in each intake at its Malaysia centre in the future, he said, adding that it currently had 80 students.
“We now have a major presence in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil, Russia and Jamaica. Our goal is to continue to develop new business leaders,'' Luger said.
Sunway University College MBA programmes head Dr Marie-Aimee Tourres said that 60% of the MBA students – some from Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia – were engineers.
“We are looking at 100 students in our fourth intake in January 2008,” she said, adding that it had two intakes a year. The first intake was in July 2006.
Luger said MBS was focused on two groups: financial managers and engineering business managers. The programmes can be completed within three years.
MBS would offer MBA courses and provide technical assistance to local companies, Luger said, adding that it had just secured a five-year contract worth £25mil from the Tesco group to provide technical assistance programmes.
Luger said its business school was the largest in Britain and was world-renowned.
According to the Financial Times' Global MBA Rankings 2006, MBS is the third top business university in Britain and 22nd in the world.