[The Sun] Continuous learning

Alex Chai

Pace provides working adults an avenue to engage in lifelong learning through its full-time or part-time MBA programmes, without having to compromise work commitments and family responsibilities.

SOME 70% of the MBA graduates around the world are senior managers or board directors, according to Arun Sharma, a bestseller author of McGraw-Hill Education India. He pointed out how a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a gateway to remunerative employment besides providing opportunities for lifelong learners to seek professional growth and leadership skills.

An MBA education enables learners to develop new skills and acquire knowledge to become future leaders because it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and deal with the latest issues, and at the same time, apply the latest management techniques and challenge yourself, Arun explained.

SEGi understands the value of continuous learning and therefore, they have especially developed the Professional and Continuing Education (Pace) for busy adults who would like to pursue new knowledge while working, without having to compromise their work commitments and family responsibilities.

SEGi’s Pace offers a flexible learning environment because they understand it is a challenge to find the right time to study. They work closely with a consortium of global universities, namely University of Sunderland (UOS) and University of Greenwich (UOG) from UK; and University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, to offer quality MBA programmes.

Its MBA programmes are tailored to working professionals to ensure learners have a holistic perspective of the business world. Upon enrolment at SEGi, students from different professional backgrounds will become part of a great network and constant interaction that gives them a competitive edge in the business world.

The MBA offered by University of Greenwich is designed for individuals who would like to gain an advanced knowledge of international business and develop careers in professional management areas.

Meanwhile, the MBA by University of Sunderland is catered to global business professionals who prefer coursework-based assessments to meet the needs of this fast-paced business world.

Those who are looking forward to better handle the managerial demands of modern business practice can enrol in the MBA programme by University of Southern Queensland. This programme offers six specialisations; namely strategic human resource management, project management, strategic marketing, finance, digital transformation and general management.

SEGi University also offers two homegrown MBA programmes in General Management and Global Business. The MBA in General Management covers a wide range of disciplines including economics, marketing, information system, statistics, human resource management and law.

The MBA in Global Business is designed to expand your theoretical understanding and critical awareness in today’s global business.

The modules are monitored by SEGi’s university partners on a regular basis. Graduates will be equipped with more than just theoretical knowledge as all their programmes are designed for enterprising minds seeking to holistically combine their expertise and enhance other skills such as problem solving and decision making skills.

Graduates will be able to pursue a new career path especially for those looking forward to take over senior managerial roles. SEGi does not want you to compromise on work responsibilities thus its classes are tailored to fit into your working schedule. Adult learners can step up in their career through Pace as they are given a choice to study MBA on a full-time basis or a part-time basis on weekday evenings and weekends.

The MBA programmes can be funded via different methods. SEGi accepts credit card payment and you can enjoy a 0% interest instalment plan.

Students can also opt for payment via EPF withdrawal.

Mark Reijman, co-founder and managing director of Compare Hero, a financial comparison guide once said, “Your own knowledge and skills are the most important assets you will carry with you throughout your career.”

Business mogul Bill Gates once reminded people to never stop learning because it is an essential ingredient of any successful business and one can be certain to learning something new (sic) they didn’t know previously.