Sunway University Launches Global MBA with Lancaster University

Top Quote Sunway University recently launched its Global MBA programme in partnership with Lancaster University which is tailored for aspiring managers and professionals who intend to pursue their careers to senior management levels. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 22, 2013 - Sunway University recently launched its Global MBA programme in partnership with one of the world's elite universities, Lancaster University. The Global MBA programme is tailored for aspiring managers and professionals who intend to pursue their careers to senior management levels.

    The launch of the Global MBA programme was attended by guests from HR divisions of corporate companies around Malaysia.

    The unique programme, which is open for enrolment earlier this October, is a part-time programme, enabling students to further their education while working. Participants also have the flexibility of taking modules in other locations such as Singapore, Jordan, Zambia and the UK where Lancaster delivers an equivalent Global MBA programme.

    The Global MBA combines the experience of UK's Lancaster University in delivering post experience programmes with Sunway University's capacity to guide the transfer of this learning within the local business context. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded two certificates, one from Sunway University and the other from Lancaster University.

    Graduates of the programme are expected to be strategic leaders, who possess the confidence, skills and practical expertise to work effectively with others. They will be able to lead at all levels, across all industrial sectors, and in every corner of the world. The programme provides a comprehensive grounding in general management theory with a focus on strategy, change and leadership. With the programme, students will be able to gain an understanding of the complexity of the organisational and business environment, and how to manage effectively within this complexity.

    The Lancaster faculty involved in designing and delivering this programme are rated highly in the UK and are among the best management consultants, educators, and research scholars in the world. Other outstanding global faculty will complement a large contingent of UK based educators delivering the Global MBA in Malaysia. Associate Professor Dr Brian C. Imrie, Head of the Department of Business and Marketing Programme Chair, Global MBA, Sunway University Business School, will be championing the programme.

    Lancaster University is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally among 17,500 universities worldwide, and has been delivering MBA programmes for many years. It is also one of the top ten universities worldwide aged less than 50 years. The 2013 Economist and Financial Times MBA rankings indicate that the programme is one of the top ranked programmes delivered in Malaysia.

    Chancellor of Sunway University, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said that Sunway University is pleased to continuously develop and offer quality programmes at Sunway University in partnership with the prestigious Lancaster University.

    He said, "At Sunway University we are fully committed to quality and to partnering with the best to ensure that Malaysians have access to world-class tertiary education, without having to travel abroad. At the same time we can contribute towards attracting international students from around the region to Malaysia."

    The Global MBA programme follows the recent announcement of the Jeffrey Cheah Professorships for South-East Asian studies at Harvard University and the setting-up of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute of Research for South-East Asia Studies at Sunway University to encourage and facilitate two-way flow of scholars and knowledge.

    Professor Steve Bradley, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of Lancaster University said that the programme complements the strong partnership between Lancaster University and Sunway University, a partnership which began in 2006.

    "The programme itself is also provided in the UK by our internationally recognised management school (LUMS), which is triple accredited by the AACSB from the US, EQUIS (Europe) and the association of MBAs. The faculty who will teach on the programme bring a wealth of experience having taught the programme in Jordan, Singapore and Zambia," he said.

    Professor Mark Shackleton, Associate Dean of Lancaster University Management School, said, "The best MBAs have been able to teach executives flexible yet practical thinking tools that allow them to achieve complex goals in increasingly complex and strategic business areas. The Global MBA is developed in a way which will attract candidates from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, providing a rich and fertile context on which excellent faculty facilitators can build on, by drawing out learning and discussion during class contact time. The Global MBA will provide students with invaluable integrative skills which are increasingly essential in a fast changing world where barriers to management innovation can prevent organisations from competing effectively."

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