ASPIRING business students can look forward this year to completing the final year of a James Cook University (JCU) Bachelor of Business degree in Malaysia.
Upon completion of a two-year diploma programme at SEG International (SEGi), students have the option to take an additional eight JCU subjects for one year to obtain the business degree.
“The advantages to Malaysian students are three-fold – namely, lower tuition fees, lower cost of living and access to a quality Australian degree,” said SEGi’s senior vice-president Dr B.C. Tan, after signing the memorandum of understanding with JCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Bernard Moulden recently.
With at least three SPM credits or the equivalent, students can apply to take the college’s Diploma in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Marketing.
“Following the diploma course, entry into the final year programme would be based on the result of assessments and qualifications met by the student,” said Moulden.
For the final year programme, students take eight subjects catering to a Bachelor of Business degree either in Business Management, International Business, Human Resource Management or Marketing.
“All syllabi and examinations would be identical to the final year business degree at JCU,” Moulden said, adding that JCU staff would assist in coordinating the subjects, spending two weeks on each subject.
“The partnership will further look into developing other courses in Malaysia such as tourism, chemical engineering and even art and design,” he added.
SEGi recently opened a branch in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, and will start operations in Sibu, Sarawak, shortly. The college has over 17,000 students in 14 colleges and six training centres throughout the country.