June 23, 2008

Strathclyde Offers Top Quality MBA Programme

THE mission to provide a high standard of education is the priority of University of Strathclyde Business School.

Its associate dean and international director Professor Colin Eden said: "We do not produce programmes such as the MBA to make money.

"We produce them to provide top class education."

The overriding philosophy in the business school derives from the university's mission "to be a place of useful learning".

He said everything the school does is always in collaboration within the industry.

Eden said many people wanted to do an MBA but did not know how to choose a programme which fits them.

"The first reason for coming to Strathclyde Business School to pursue an MBA is because you want a good MBA, an MBA that enables you to get a good career progression."

He said it was not just a certificate at the end of the day as the school provides people with a good learning experience.

The MBA classes, he said, are kept small, adding that the MBA does not provide the same easy privilege it did 20 years ago and it is not a promise.

"Instead, it has become a tool for self-development and this could only be achieved if the MBA is designed for that development.

The true test of the MBA, Eden said, is whether the candidates can put into practice their knowledge in an organisation.

He said the MBA is aimed at making better managers who are have more outstanding of the workplace.

Therefore, he said, students should pursue the MBA to learn to do things better.

In addition, he said students should find out about the subjects offered and if they fit their future career path.

And accreditations and international rankings received by the business school are also vital.

The school has accreditations from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB and was ranked 30 in the Financial Times 2008 rankings.

The Strathclyde MBA is conducted as a part-time programme at CDC Management Institute, an International partner for the MBA programme in Malaysia.

For more information, call CDC Management Institute at 03- 76608950, email [email protected] or visit www.cdc.edu.my

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