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29-06-2006, 04:37 PM
Do anyone want to discuss about Masters programme.

I am sort of a bit expert in it and if you need to know anything on this please mail me.

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29-06-2006, 09:14 PM
Sort of? A bit? Somebody is being modest?


OK, here's a question for you. Who will hire MBA grads? And how should the grad be prepping him/her-self to sell themselves? Oh wait, that's two questions. Sorry. Failed Accounting.


30-06-2006, 02:43 PM
Sort of? A bit? Somebody is being modest?


OK, here's a question for you. Who will hire MBA grads? And how should the grad be prepping him/her-self to sell themselves? Oh wait, that's two questions. Sorry. Failed Accounting.

Hi There,

Thank you for your mail and question.

Masters programme are in demand now days especially when you have degree holder in a Majority in Malaysia.A stone thrown to a crowd and 90% are degree holders.

If you are planning to grow in an Industry and climb the corporate ladder a Masters programme is a necessary and no more a luxury.

Below are knowledge gained when you complete a Masters programme :

6 Reason why a person do an MBA

1. Personal fulfillment and interest
Contrary to popular belief, most people do postgraduate studies because they want to acquire more knowledge in their area of interest and not because they want more pay or to move up the corporate ladder. As undergraduates, we are exposed to a myriad of topics and subjects that are related to our course or major. More often than not, we will stumble upon a subject or area that we would like to research or do a study on.

2. Career requirement
People who are interested to teach at a higher level (college and university), postgraduate qualifications are a must. The reason for this is that they have to be more knowledgeable than their students. For example, if you want to teach bachelor degree students, you definitely need a master’s qualification. As more people have master’s degrees, having a PhD under your belt is fast becoming a requirement for most universities.

3. To get into managerial positions
While it’s true that most people pursue higher degrees out of a love for knowledge, it cannot be denied that postgraduate qualifications do open doors to more responsibilities. This is especially true for people with technical backgrounds such as engineers, doctors and IT professionals who want to take up managerial roles. The Master of IT student profiled on page 68 chose her course because it gave her a deeper insight into IT from the management perspective. Those from technical backgrounds also often choose to do MBAs (Master in Business Administration) because the course covers a broad range of skills that managers need to function more effectively at work.

4. To stay ahead of competition
With the job market getting more competitive than ever, it’s not unusual to find graduates unprepared in terms of self-confidence and maturity to compete with other graduates with similar qualifications. This is especially true with graduates who enter the job market at a younger age (say at 21 or 22). In this respect, doing a postgraduate course gives these graduates the opportunity to build self-confidence and to gather more knowledge and skills. This will give them a better chance at distinguishing themselves from the rest when they complete their postgraduate studies.

5. To get into more areas of work or to move into different fields
Some people do postgraduate degrees because the qualifications can help broaden their scope of work. When they pursue a postgraduate course in an area that is different from their first degree, they can land jobs in both areas. For example, if someone has a degree in law and a postgraduate qualification in finance, he or she can choose to work either in law or finance. Postgraduate qualifications are also helpful if the person decides to change fields. For example, an engineer might decide to work in a bank so a postgraduate qualification in business can help him or her make the switch.

6. To remain in the field of their undergraduate studies
What should you do if on one hand you can’t find work related to your studies and on the other, you have the opportunity to further your studies? According to Prof Datin Dr Norhanom Abdul Wahab, dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies at Universiti Malaya, ‘It is better to do your postgraduate studies to stay in your field rather than work in sales or something totally unrelated to what you’ve studied in your bachelor degree.’ This is particularly true for science graduates who are caught in this situation. She believes that graduates shouldn’t change fields just because they couldn’t find work related to their studies because ‘sometimes a graduate’s career prospects become brighter if he or she has higher degrees. For science graduates, they can find work as researchers or academicians when they possess higher degree qualifications.

Hope i did not bore you.


03-07-2006, 03:32 PM

Generally, I'd agree with (1). I personally am doing my MBA to cover areas that wasn't covered in my UG days.

(2) is only applicable to those who are in education.

W.R.T. (3), do you think banks and and corporations will hire engineers with an MBA?

I disagree with (4). I don't think an MBA is the right choice for somebody fresh out of school. Have seen some in my batch. Might be a little overwhelming.

Isn't (4) and (5) contradicting each other?

13-07-2006, 11:41 PM

would you be able to enlighten us on which are the good master programmes in the market?

doing master via online learning any good?

14-07-2006, 01:28 PM
Well I have seen certain people with all these MBA qualifications cant even solve a simple problem with common sense.

Paper qualification is only an additional info about you.

All the dot edu ( .edu) has become dot com ( .com) now.

14-07-2006, 01:36 PM
( Admin note - whole quote from above removed - redundant)

"Most of the famous, successful and richest person on earth happens to be college dropouts or don't even have a proper tertiary education."


31-07-2006, 02:28 PM
Hi there following up to our Masters discussion please be informed that a Preview is organised by WIM at the address below :

Any one interested could mail their attendence responce eother here or to ( Admin note - contact details removed )

12-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Any MBA programs in USJ? and part-time? and affordable?

17-08-2006, 12:10 PM
Dear Mimosa,

There are some Master provider in SJ but you do need to consider other factor in hand rather only of convenience in Traveling.For example Government accreditation,established Institution and quality programme.

A foreign awarded University,Masters progarmm do carry more weight on Employbality.

Mail me for detail information at ( Admin note - contact removed)

16-09-2006, 09:35 AM
Do anyone want to discuss about Masters programme.

I am sort of a bit expert in it and if you need to know anything on this please mail me.

Hi Dhillon,

It's very kind of u to offer yourself as counsellor for this topic. Hmmm.. here are few questions that always bother me about MBA, hope you can give some clarifications :-

1. Should a person pursue a general MBA or specific MBA (ie. specialized in certain field) I know the answer could be depending on ones career development plan but will holding a specific MBA help? Let assume you hold Accounting degree coupled with few years of working experience, which type of MBA would you recommend? General or Specific? ;)

2. I find that MMU (Multimedia University) is offering a easy payment scheme package which will not burden people pursuing its MBA course. Any idea about the quality of this university? :confused:

3. There are few types of MBA, there is one with 100% thesis, 100% exam and mixture of 2, which one would you recommend if one would like to consider pursuing MBA course? Why? :rolleyes:

4. After MBA, what's next? Should one consider to pursue further to PHD and get Permanently Head Damage? :p

5. Finally, is there any attractive financing package (or better still, if free interest financing package) that you are aware of that one able to consider if wanted to pursue with MBA? :p


16-09-2006, 10:12 AM
birdy, only u can answer most of ur questions. you can check MBA rankings and their university background, teaching staff and alumni to find out their quality. for #3 i'd say a pure exam MBA is not encouraged. as for loans, it's usually at a higher rate than home loans, as it is considered a personal loan.

05-10-2006, 11:31 AM
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23-10-2006, 11:36 PM
Hi dhillon, i'm sean. I got some question to ask u about MBA course. For ur information, i'm currently an Mech Engineering undergraduate from USM. However i plan to master other field instead of my future degree in engineering. Based on ur opinion, do u think that study abroad for MBA course is worth than study it locally? (can u make some comparison on fees, standard n market demand) And can u explain to me those majors in MBA like 'major in financial...' Thanks for ur advice in advance

05-11-2006, 04:08 PM
Hi, birdy. I'm MBA graduate from UM for the past three years. My advice for you as below:

1. Specialization applies more on young executives which allows them to switch department in coming years, and of course some of us would not prefer to stuck ourselves in one department for the rest of our live. :)
General MBA of course is good but this more on senior managers/directors who wish to have over view on how the organization is operating.

2. As I was from local university (UM), despite their cheap fee -- below 20K. I don't think they are flexible enough compare with private colleges. No payment mean you stop.....kekekek...but in private college we still can sneak into the class.....of course we need to clear it before we start the exam lar. I heard SEGi college MBAs managed to offer minimum low rate installment plan up to RM500 per month ONLy ler....shock shock.

3. Up to yout own strenght, like me very depend on assignment cox it allows me to change the answer. 3 hours exam is too risky to justified me fail or pass. My view, 50% assignment and 50% exam will be ideal. Some MBAs run as 100% assignment, I dun prefer that because ppl might view us to "employed" someone to do the assignment ler. Not worthy. Go for 50:50 version!

4. After MBAs, got for DBA or PHD lor....if you wish to lecture. :P

5. I dunnno lar.....my friend attended SEGi preview.....sounds ok. As I said, they can do EPF withdrawal and able to offer minimum charge of RM500 per month only. I think is great. They have up to 5 MBAs there.....call them and check it out lar

Tribal Tats

05-11-2006, 04:37 PM
Hi Dhillon MBA expert,

Weiwei, your sounds hard sell WIM MBA ar.....share more on the MBA features lar.

My friend is look for MBA course, middle for shop around. But he prefer SEGi wor....cox of distance, afforable and wide MBAs (5 universities) available.

Tell me more pls.....

Tribal Tats

08-11-2006, 08:23 PM
guys the first thing I noticed about this Dhilon guy is this sentence,

"Do anyone want to discuss about Masters programme."

I noticed a grammatical mistake but I remained silent. I thought, well, probably he made a typing error (who doesn't?).

Then in his next posting, where he has 6 points on why do an MBA, I noticed prefect english......

then, in posting number 8, he made some grammatical mistakes and I decided to google, some of the words he used in posting number 3.... (partly because of his grammar mistakes and more because he is indirectly advertising)

guess what?
the 6 points or benefits of doing MBA is also found in http://www.postgradasia.com/resources/articles.asp?ID=sixreasons
but here , the title is 6 reasons to do postgraduate......

Now, Dhilon, I think our admin does not like people cutting and pasting without quoting their source.......

If he reads this, he may give you a banana.....
I have suggested that some be tied to a banana tree ( http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?p=187041#post187041 ) but I doubt he is going to chain you up to a banana trree

08-11-2006, 11:17 PM
dhillon has been advertising and soliciting clients. This is in violation of our rules about advertising on the Forum. Good bye.