Enhance Your Employability with Keele University (UK) 3+0 Programme at KDU College

PETALING JAYA, 17 JUNE 2015 – One can never deny the popularity of and demand for business programmes when it comes to selecting a field of study for tertiary education. With the right education by reputable institutions, business degrees prepare students to become top-notch professionals in the Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Statistic and Taxation sub-sectors, which contribute up to 11% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Notably, according to recruitment specialist Kelly Services’ Malaysia Salary Guide 2014/15, the financial sector stands as one of the largest sector in Malaysia with more than 300,000 people employed.

Nevertheless, in this highly competitive job market, how does one enhance their employability upon graduation?

One of the best ways to enhance employability and stay competitive in the workforce is by having a good foundation of knowledge in two subject areas, and this can be realised with Keele University’s 3+0 dual honours degree programme at KDU College. 

Keele University is the first institution of higher learning in the UK to offer dual honours degrees, and has been in collaboration with KDU College since 2008, offering the Bachelor of Arts in Business Management & Finance, as well as Business Management & Marketing. 

Students pursuing this unique dual honours degree programme are rest assured that the syllabus taught in KDU mirrors Keele’s, as all teaching materials, including online virtual learning environment and assessment are provided by Keele. 

“KDU students have access to the same materials as students studying in Keele University, UK. Apart from that, our students also benefit from lectures conducted by visiting academics and lecturers from Keele,” said Mr. Michael Liew Cheng Siang, Head of the Business School at KDU College. 

Continuing, Michael explained, “As the syllabus mirrors what is taught in Keele itself, our students are guaranteed quality education and globally recognised bachelor degree qualifications that are the same to those awarded by Keele University, UK.” 

The Keele University 3+0 dual honours degree programme provides students with an understanding of management and organisation that is more academically and critically informed than the more common managerial and functionally-based programmes. Having said that, it encourages graduates to engage critically with management practice in a way that is grounded in a thorough appreciation of the mechanics of contemporary organisations.

“I would say that the Keele 3+0 programme strongly encourages students to think critically. Students are expected to participate in class discussions, tutorials, presentations and group work, all of which also helps to prepare students with vital job skills in any organisation nowadays,” said Soo Fook Wai, a 2 nd Upper Honours Keele graduate. 

His point was echoed by Chang Szu Woei, another Keele graduate, who said, “One of the things I enjoyed most about this dual honours degree programme is that I am able to find myself in a lively environment surrounded by people who dare to think differently and critically, which makes group assignment even more exciting.”

To Szu Woei, pursuing a dual honours degree programme is challenging, but very much time-efficient and ultimately, rewarding. “Instead of committing 3 years to a single field, I am able to study two different specialisations, which helps to keep my options wide open when it comes to my career.”

Keeping track with graduates’ employment, Keele graduates boasts of an impeccable employability record, with employers ranging from Deloitte, IBM, Schlumberger and many notable investment banks and financial institutions, just to name a few. In other words, employers generally find Keele graduates extremely appealing.

Lim Kim Li, also a Keele graduate from KDU College, quipped, “I spent 3 years in KDU's Keele dual honours degree programme, and this experience has helped me learn and grow as an individual. With the help and guidance of dedicated lecturers, learning became interesting! Finding good education is easy, but a good environment and good company is hard to find. After my graduation, it took me no time to land a job in IBM as a Financial Analyst.” 

The Keele University 3+0 dual honours degree programme is one of the most affordable UK degree programmes, for the highest ranked UK partner university in Malaysia. 

To find out more about the Keele University 3+0 dual honours degree programme, or to find out how you can hit the ground running with KDU College’s Business School, go to www.kdu.edu.my or call 03-5565 0538 (KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie) / 03-7953 6688 (KDU College, Damansara Jaya).
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