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Blaze Your Way to Success: First City UC’s Master Programmes Lead The Way!
7 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA, 17th April, 2019 – “I am still learning.” These were the words of the famous Italian sculptor, painter and architect Michelangelo at the ripe old age of 87!

In the same spirit, First City University College (formerly known as KBU International College) is offering postgraduate studies in the hopes of producing Master Degree holders who are not only capable of taking on managerial roles at work but also value the practice of lifelong learning.

Prospective postgraduate students who wish to sign up for any Master Degree programme can do so either full-time or part time mode. This option is designed to allow working students the opportunity to pursuit their studies while attending to their work commitments without any hassle!

Furthermore, graduates of First City UC’s Bachelor Degree programmes who choose to move on to postgraduate studies stand to enjoy 15% off their first semester as part of the Alumni Discount incentive!

First City UC’s favourable academic reputation rests on its excellently crafted, industry-relevant curricula. Moreover, the academic programmes’ are meant to empower students with critical thinking skills that will assist them in overcoming challenging issues at the workplace.

Many alumni have also admitted to having chosen First City UC based on its stellar employment rate. This achievement is owed in large part to the fact that most graduates have successfully landed jobs during their Showcase event or Career Fair Day!

Banking on its strength in Business and Fashion Design academic programmes, First City UC proudly offers the Master of Business Management and Master of Design Management to prospective postgraduate students.

Master of Business Management (MBA)

Offered by the Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Communication Studies (FBHCS) since 2014, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is popular choice among postgraduates.

Graduates of this progarmme. will be equipped with the skills and mindset required to join a world-class business. Successful graduates can confidently take on grueling managerial roles such as Management Consultant, Operations Director, Investment Banker, Marketing Director etc.

First City UC’s MBA programme further strengthened through a well-established education partnership with the United Kingdom’s Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). As a result, graduates will receive a certificate from ARU as well upon completion of their studies.

Over the span of 1 year (full-time students) or 2 years (part-time students), students will be instructed on business management skills and strategies necessary for navigating today’s business world. Such knowledge is required to work in a setting characterized by strong global competition and constant change in technology.

Moreover, students will be exposed to case studies of real life business crises and solutions in order enhance their critical thinking skills.

Saeed Ahmed, a full-time student from the Maldives is extremely satisfied with the MBA programme. He explained that the programme allowed him to improve on his verbal and non-verbal communication skills as a result of his participation in open discussions as well as group work.

Saeed added that his presenting skills were refined thanks to the number of group and individual presentations he gave during his studies. Before signing up for the MBA, he had always felt uncomfortable while presenting.

Victor Ooi, another full-time MBA student shared that despite the challenging class topics, studying about them gave him a good understanding about the workings of the business world.

“Although I am currently looking for a job in a corporate setting, I have not lost sight of my passion to become a lecturer. Whether as a corporate person or a lecturer, the knowledge and skills I gleaned from the MBA will definitely be useful to me,” he added.

Master of Design Management

Offered by the Faculty of Design & Built Environment (FDBE), the Master of Design Management programme (1 year for full-time students, 2 years for part-time students), trains students to expand their disciplinary knowledge to fields like branding, design thinking, entrepreneurship and design innovation.

Design or fashion students looking to go into business will be pleased to know that this is the first and only programme in Malaysia that combines academic study with creative and professional practice. The curriculum itself emphasizes on student’s projects which cover a wide of interdisciplinary perspectives including business and entrepreneurship.

This form of learning has impressed Wayne Ng, one of the current students of this Master programme. He expressed that he enjoyed the classes, especially those taught by guest lecturers with extensive professional experience and industrial expertise under their belts.

Meanwhile, graduates of this programme can look forward to taking on positions such as a Strategic Design Analyst, User Experience Manager, Brand Consultant/Strategist, Digital Creative Director, Product Development Manager, Integrated Art Director, Innovative Product Entrepreneur, Visual Information Specialist and many more related jobs!

One of students looking for such an opportunity is Mike Teo, a full-time student who also works as a lecturer. During his studies, he realized his interest for creating businesses and solving problems from a design management point of view.

He added that there were a number of investors and collaborators who were keen to work with him to introduce new business concepts and products into the market.

“The valuable guidance I received from my lecturers and industry experts will form the cornerstone for my future plans. Our course projects not only have to be innovative but also relevant and commercially viable in the industry,” Teo explained.

First City UC is an eco-friendly urban campus equipped with state-of-the art facilities which include a wide array of recreational and teaching facilities. Postgraduate students will enjoy extra convenience and comfort as the Centre for Postgraduate Studies is exclusively designated for their use. The centre comprises modern lecture halls, class rooms, a lounge and spacious discussion areas.

During their leisure time, students may choose to visit One Utama Shopping Centre which contains 2 cinemas as well as a bowling alley. Otherwise, they may also opt to frequent other restaurants and amenities located within the Bandar Utama township in Petaling Jaya.