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The 10 Best High-Paying Jobs in The Future

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The future potential job demand and salary is one of the criteria that students look for when choosing the course to study. With the rapidly changing technology landscape, the job market is so different from how it was many years ago. When it comes to choosing a career, you should consider the occupations that will be the most essential and relevant in 10 or 20 years, and try to avoid the ones that are likely to be replaced by automation or artificial intelligence. While we can’t predict the future, here are ten occupations and their related course of study where highly specialised and experienced individuals will be in great demand.

1. Software Developers

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As mentioned earlier, technology is constantly developing and improving. As new technologies are developed, they will require programs, lines of code, and instructions to work effectively. Therefore, getting a software engineering degree and being a software developer will be a great choice in the future. 

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 316,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $110,140

Institution

Programme

Intake

INTI International University

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Jan, May & Aug

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Mar & Aug

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

Sep & Nov

UOW Malaysia KDU

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Jan, Jun & Sep


For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

2. Registered Nurse

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Nursing is a job that will not be replaced by AI anytime soon, being a nurse requires you to have empathy and be understanding enough towards the patients’ mental and emotional health. It is more than just medical knowledge needed to be a nurse, it’s not an easy career because of the huge obligations, but it’s one for the future.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 221,900

Median annual earnings in 2020: $75,330

Institution

Programme

Intake

Sunway University

Diploma in Nursing

April & July

UCSI University

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

Jan & Jul

Nilai University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing

Jan & Jul

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing

Jan, Apr, Jul & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

3. Financial Managers

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Financial managers are in charge of the financial health of an organisation. Financial managers monitor a company’s finances, perform data analysis and advise senior management on profit-maximizing strategies. It is a great choice for you if you like to work with numbers and are interested in the study and management of money.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 108,100

Median annual earnings in 2020: $134,180

Institution

Programme

Intake

SEGi University

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Taylor’s University

  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) Banking & Finance
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance & Economics

Jan, Mar & Aug

UCSI University

  • Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Finance and Investment

Jan, May & Sep

University of Nottingham

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Feb & Sep

INTI International University

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Finance

Jan, Jun & Aug

Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Honours)

Jan, May & Aug

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

4. Marketing Specialist

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Marketing is more than just dealing with sales and promotion, it is more about understanding customer behaviour and managing the image and reputation, it has also evolved to reach the digital world in recent years. The main role of a marketing specialist is being in charge of designing, creating, and overseeing a marketing campaign.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 130,300

Median annual earnings in 2020: $65,810

Institution

Programme

Intake

INTI International University

Bachelor of Business (Hons) Marketing

Jan, Jun & Aug

UCSI University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Marketing

Jan, May & Sep

SEGi University 

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management 

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Help University

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

5. Accountants & Auditors

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Almost every industry and business needs accountants and specialists in areas such as taxation, payroll, auditing, and investments. An accountant’s job is to combine and finalise financial data into a complete financial statement that will be utilised by other stakeholders for business purposes.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 61,700

Median annual earnings in 2020: $73,560

Institution

Programme

Intake

University of Nottingham

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Feb & Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Mar & Aug

INTI International University

Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)

Jan, May & Aug

SEGi University

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

UCSI University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting

Jan, May & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

6. Physiotherapist/ Physical Therapists

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Physical therapy is also known as physiotherapy, a physical therapist works with patients to help them regain and maintain their health, fitness, and general well-being. This profession stresses the ‘whole person’ approach by emphasising both physical health prevention and rehabilitation.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 47,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $91,010

Institution

Programme

Intake

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Apr & Oct

INTI International University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Jan & Jul

University of Cyberjaya

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Feb & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

 

7. Lawyers

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Lawyers typically represent clients in civil or criminal cases and present evidence on their behalf. From a broader perspective, they do legal research and prepare legal documents, also advise their clients on their legal rights and duties, as well as the best method to proceed based on their legal circumstances.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 32,300

Median annual earnings in 2020: $126,930

Institution

Programme

Intake

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Mar & Aug

Multimedia University

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Mar, Jun & Oct

Help University

Bachelor of Law

Jan, May & Aug

University of Readings Malaysia

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B

July & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

 

8. Ophthalmologists

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Ophthalmology is a medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of illness, diseases, injuries, and conditions that affect eyes. They can also conduct surgery, such as lasik surgery. Because ophthalmologists are medical doctors, they must first study medicine before specialising in ophthalmology.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 18,500

Median annual earnings in 2020: $208,000 and above

Institution

Programme

Intake

International Medical University (IMU)

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Feb & Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Jan, Mar & Aug

Monash University Malaysia

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor and Medicine (MD)

Feb

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Apr & Oct

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

9. Mental Health Counselors

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Counselors are often patient and attentive listeners. They aid their customers in better knowing themselves and finding a means to cope with the challenges they are currently encountering and try to help them overcome their problems. While to become a counselor, one had a degree in a related field followed by postgraduate studies in counseling

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 79,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $47,660

Institution

Programme

Intake

Help University

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

Master of Counselling

Jan

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology Science

Feb, Jul & Oct

Master of Professional Counselling

Feb & Jul

UCSI University 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

International Medical University (IMU)

Master of Counselling

Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

10. Human Resources Specialist

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The human resource specialist is in charge of managing everything that relates to employees, such as recruitment, training, performance management, organisation development, workplace safety, and employee benefits. They enable workers to contribute effectively and productively to the firm.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 46,900

Median annual earnings in 2020: $63,490

Institution

Programme

Intake

Help University

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

Master of Counselling

Jan

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology Science

Feb, Jul & Oct

Master of Professional Counselling

Feb & Jul

UCSI University 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

International Medical University (IMU)

Master of Counselling

Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

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马来西亚学习A-Levels的顶尖私立大学

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什么是A-Levels?

A-Levels是英国普通中等教育证书考试高级水平课程,也是英国学生的大学入学考试课程。A-Levels通常需要 15-24个月的时间才能完成,具体取决于不同大学要求和入学人数。有些大学还提供12个月的速成课程。A-Levels课程要求学生学习3门或4门主科科目并参加毕业考试。学生的考试成绩及其所选的A-Levels课程在很大程度上决定了是否能够深入的了解所选择的大学课程。A-Levels提供了广泛的可选科目,包括:

  • 科学
  • 物理
  • 化学
  • 生物
  • 法律
  • 应用信息通信技术
  • 数学
  • 高等数学
  • 会计
  • 英语
  • 经济

A-level考试机构分别有:

  1. Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
  2. Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)
  3. Edexcel (Edexcel Pearson – London Examinations)
  4. Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)
  5. Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA)

为什么要选着A-level?

对于已完成 SPM 的学生来说,A-Levels仍然是一个值得选择的“大学预科课程”。学习 A-Levels的好处是:

- 课程证书被全世界几乎所有的大学作为招收新生的入学标准

A-Levels课程证书被世界各地的大学接受,包括澳大利亚、英国、新加坡、加拿大和美国。 因此,学习A-Levels是希望出国留学的学生们的最佳选择。此外,A-Levels成绩优异的学生还有可能申请国际奖学金到海外大学学习。

- 可以更广泛的选择本科专业

其他大学预科课程,如Foundation甚至Diploma,都可能会限制你在本科课程上的选择。而A-Levels可以让你选择更广泛的专业。例如,有些学生还在考虑选择科学或商科作为未来的专业,这时学习A-Level 将是很好的方向,选择适合大部分大学和专业的课程,给自己今后发展留下比较大的选择空间。

*注意:选择错误的A-Levels课程组合将会限制学生进入未来想要念的大学专业,欢迎你咨询我们的大学升学辅导员以协助你选择课程组合。

- 学生可以更精心专研所选课程

与SPM需要学习9门科目不同,A-Levels只需要最少选择3门科目。因此,学生可以更加专注于学习所选课程,并对所学习的课程有更深入的理解。

A-Levels对你来说是好的选择吗?

A-Levels通常被认为是最难的大学预科课程之一,尽管它只需要学习最少 3 门科目。 因此,了解A-Level是否适合自己非常重要。

你应该选择A-Levels:

你不应该选择A-Levels:

如果你是个应试能力强的学生

如果你应试考试能力不强,喜欢课程作业

希望未来学习课程更广泛

不喜欢死记硬背

希望学习更有竞争力的专业,例如法律、药学、兽医学

专注于更实用的专业,如烹饪、设计、建筑

A-Level的最低入学标准

SPM

5 credits(包括英语和相关课程)

IGCSE

5 credits(包括相关课程)

UEC

5 credits(包括相关课程)

入学要求可能因不同大学而异。如需获取进一步查询入学要求,欢迎咨询。

推荐在马来西亚学习A-Level的大学

泰来大学 (Taylor’s University)

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近 5 年来,泰来大学 (Taylor’s  University) 在学术方面已成为马来西亚最好的大学预科学院,同时也保持着帮助学生进入顶尖大学的最高记录。它的教育理念还能帮助学生掌握不同的学习技能,称为“IsCoRe”——独立学习能力、协作学习能力和研究能力,让学生在学术上取得成功 (Independent learning skills, Collaborative learning skills and Research skills)

为什么选择泰来大学 (Taylor’s University)

  • 拥有马来西亚最杰出的剑桥学习者奖(2012 年至 2016 年)。
  • 拥有马来西亚最杰出的 A-Level 成就奖(2012 年至 2016 年)。
  • 在马来西亚获得 3As 或以上成绩的学生人数最多,有 2,663 名学生。
  • 获得As的学生达到了 11,617 人。

3门主课学费

欢迎咨询

学制时长

18个月

入学时间

每年1月,3月,8月

可选择课程

会计

生物

商科

化学

计算机科学

经济

高等数学

英文文学

数学

物理

心理学

社会学

思特雅大学(UCSI University)

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思特雅大学(UCSI)现在是马来西亚的顶级私立大学之一。在2019年它已进入QS世界大学排名的前 500 名,在马来西亚众大学中表现优异。它使用最先进的设施为学生提供课程的需求,包括医学、护理、药学等。

为什么选择思特雅大学(UCSI)

  • 40% 的学生在考试中直接获得As成绩
  • 他们3门科目的毕业率是100%

3门主课学费

欢迎咨询

学制时长

18个月

入学时间

每年1月,5月,7月, 9月

可选择课程

数学

化学

商科

生物

心理学

物理

会计

经济

高等数学

精英大学 (HELP University)

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精英大学 (HELP University) 是第一所同时提供 Edexcel International Advanced Level 和剑桥 A-Levels 的大学。HELP 教出的 A-Levels 学生已多数进入世界顶尖大学。

为什么选择精英大学 (HELP University)

  • 获得最高奖项的记录保持者包括 77 项世界顶级奖项以及另外 37 项国家奖项。
  • 获得The Edge(GTE) 课程以培养学生的领导能力和组织能力。
  • 获得 77 项世界顶级个人科目最佳成绩奖。
  • 获得 2014 年 Pearson Edexcel 颁发的 7 项金奖,获得个人最佳成绩。

3门主课学费

欢迎咨询

学制时长

18个月

入学时间

每年1月,3月,7月

可选择课程

数学

化学

法律

物理

会计

生物

经济

高等数学

英语文学

应用信息通信技术

十五碑亚洲学院 (BAC)

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BAC 建立了自己的“最快也最聪明的学习方法”,被世界上200 多个世界一流的法律和商业学位承认。其课程为学生提供国际学习经验,从而确保学生在进入充满挑战的国际公司工作之前做好充分的准备。BAC 建立了自己的“最快也最聪明的学习方法”,被世界上200 多个世界一流的法律和商业学位承认。其课程为学生提供国际学习经验,从而确保学生在进入充满挑战的国际公司工作之前做好充分的准备。

为什么选择十五碑亚洲学院 (BAC)

  • BAC 的 A-Levels 学生曾获得了著名的剑桥杰出学习者奖。
  • 马来西亚第一所,以“3D 科学讲座系列”进行其课程和实验室课程的学院。
  • “速成课程”使学生能够在 11 个月内完成 2 门必修科目(法律和经济学),比同龄人提前 2 年毕业。

主课学费

欢迎咨询

学制时长

11个月(速成课程)

18个月(普通课程)

入学时间

每年1月,4月(速成课程)

每年1月,4月,6月,9月(普通课程)

可选择课程

生物

化学

物理

法律

数学

高等数学

经济

吉隆坡卫理学院 (MCKL)

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MCKL也为中学毕业生提供优质的大学预科教育。它的学生每年都会取得了优异的成绩,学生们获得了世界各地名牌大学的录取,其中多数都是获得了大学的奖学金。

为什么选择吉隆坡卫理学院 (MCKL)

  • 该学院不是一个以利润为主导的学校,因此学校的价格十分合理且大多数学生都可以负担,同时学校也会提供优质的教育。
  • 小规模教育模式,每班约 30 名学生,使老师能够专注于每个学生的发展。
  • MCKL的学生必须参加 2 门名为“Subject Learning and Character Formation”的必修科目,这让所有学生都能全面发展并改善他们的简历,以便将来就业。
  • 交通十分便利,KL Sentral 站距离Methodist College只需步行几分钟即可到达。

3门主课学费

欢迎咨询

学制时长

18个月

入学时间

每年1月,3月,8月

可选择课程

化学

物理

生物

数学

高等数学

经济

计算机科学

法律

英语文学

会计

商科

心理学

神学(宗教研究)

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How to Earn a Master in Clinical Psychology in Malaysia

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The world of clinical psychology has grown tremendously throughout these years and will continue to grow and evolve due to its focus on the ever-changing needs of human and brand new approaches within the context of mental health. 

Are you someone that has an interest in the human mind and behaviour? Do you enjoy working with others? Do you have the natural instinct to help others become better? 

A career as a Clinical Psychologist may just be perfect for you!

What is Clinical Psychology?

Known to be one of the largest and most common areas of psychology, Clinical Psychology is the study of a specialty that provides clinical or counselling services to detect, assess and treat various types of mental illnesses including emotional and behavioural disorders. Clinical Psychologists are trained with adequate skills and knowledge to work with a wide demographic of individuals. Becoming a Clinical Psychologist is extremely important in today’s society as you will play a crucial role in showing us how and why we behave the way we do. 

What do Clinical Psychologists do?

Clinical Psychologists identify mental, emotional and behavioural problems faced by clients in their daily lives. They conduct psychological tests, observations, interviews in order to diagnose pre-existing disorders or comorbids of a potential one. They will then work with the client in developing the most effective course of treatment, focusing on managing the client’s needs. Clinical Psychologists also conduct follow up sessions with their clients to ensure the improvement of their quality of life along with the effectiveness of the course of treatment, to make changes if needed. Despite many misconceptions, it is important to understand that clinical psychologists are NOT qualified to prescribe medications to treat mental illness.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Clinical Psychologist include: 

  • Identify and diagnose psychological, emotional and behavioural issues
  • Develop and implement treatment plans to help improve client’s condition
  • Work alongside client to establish goals of session and plan course of treatment to achieve the goals and needs of patients 
  • Monitor client’s progress throughout sessions
  • Conduct research on various treatment approaches
  • Publish research findings in the form of journals to aid future psychologists
  • Creating and administering programs to treat and prevent social problems

What’s the Difference between a Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist, and Counselor?

Clinical Psychologist 

Psychiatrist 

Counselor 

Spends time assessing, diagnosing, treating, researching, and preventing mental health issues

Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health issues are within the area of competence of a psychiatrist

Offer counseling services (e.g. talk therapy) on issues such as career issues, grief, transition period in life, addiction, trauma etc (Except mental illness)

Does not have a medical background

Has a medical background

Does not have a medical background

Treatment is done through psychotherapy (e.g. successive consultation sessions)

Able to prescribe medication in treating mental health issues

Does not provide psychological assessments and diagnosis.

What do you learn in a Master of Clinical Psychology?

Most Master’s programmes offered in private universities focus on research, theory and practicality. You will dive into a wide range of topics that include child & adult development, diagnostic testing, clinical research as well as internal and external practicum. This programme is generally divided into 3 parts for assessment: coursework, research project and practical training. Before completion of your Master’s degree- you will usually be tested for your competency in clinical diagnostic and clinical therapy in diagnosing and treating mental health issues in hands-on, real-world settings. 

Clinical Psychologists are able to work in a variety of settings upon completion of a Master’s program. Many graduates move on to work in hospitals, clinics, private centres, universities and even high schools. You will be able to use your expertise in many different contexts for different purposes. 

Some of the career pathways that you can perform, besides being a Clinical Psychologist include: 

  • Career Counselor
  • School Counselor 
  • Counselling Psychologist 
  • Family Therapist 
  • Marriage Therapist 

*Note: Keep in mind that different career pathways chosen may have varying requirements. 

Why do you need a Master in Clinical Psychology?

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology will only provide you with the foundation that you need, to progress towards becoming a specialized Psychologist. You will need a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, typically taking 2 years to become a Registered Clinical Psychologist. Many Clinical Psychologists also often progress to earn a doctoral degree which requires an investment of about 6 years. However, certification guidelines to become a Clinical Psychologist vary tremendously depending on the country you wish to practice in. 

In Malaysia, Clinical Psychologists are required to register with the Health Ministry under the Allied Health Professions Act to be able to practice. Besides that, you are also advised to register with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) as it means that your training is acknowledged, and that the MSCP would be able to endorse you! Further requirements would be that the member fulfills 1500 supervised hours during his/ her master degree studies, of which 700 are direct hours of work with their clients.

General Entry Requirements for Studying a Master in Clinical Psychology

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Min. CGPA 2.75

Bachelor’s Degree in any field AND a minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology

Min. CGPA 2.75

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.0

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 70

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

Keep in mind that many universities also require applicants to go through multiple stages of assessments including interviews with clinical psychologists and personality tests as a form of entry requirement to determine the suitability of applicant for the course offered.  Internships and/or practicums are strongly advised for psychology students while completing their degree.

Top Universities to Study Master in Clinical Psychology

#1 HELP University

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Program Offered 

Masters of Clinical Psychology 

Program Duration 

2 years (Full time)

Intake 

January 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 52,900 

#2 Taylor's University

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Program Offered 

Masters of Clinical Psychology 

Program Duration 

2 year (Full time) 

Intake 

January, March & August 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 53,048 (Local Students)

RM 67,144 (International Students)

#3 UCSI University

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Program Offered 

Masters of Clinical Psychology 

Program Duration 

1 year 8 months (Full time)

3 years (Part-time) 

Intake 

January, May & September

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 54,500 (Local Students)

RM 63,500 (International Students)

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Public Relations Degrees in Malaysia

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What is Public Relations?

Public Relations (PR) is a strategic communication process initiated by companies, organizations or individuals to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with stakeholders. The main objective of PR is to build and maintain a positive image of a brand or organization in the eyes of the public.

Public Relations specialists develop communication plans and utilize media to create and sustain a positive brand reputation and a strong relationship with their target audience and key stakeholders including customers, partners, investors, employees, etc. 

Unlike advertising, Public Relations does not work with attractive paid promotions. They often promote a business, product, idea or accomplishment by using editorial content appearing on television, radio shows, newspapers, websites, magazines or blogs.

Types of Public Relations

Media Relations

Media relations focus on the relationship between the company and the media. They often use various media outlets such as press and interviews to deliver the company’s message to their desired stakeholders. The goal is to generate positive coverage of your company or your product.

Investor Relations

Investors are essential for the success and growth of a company. Thus, this type of Public Relations is responsible for managing investor events, releases financial reports, regulatory filings and press releases as well as manages queries from analysts and media.

Public affairs

Public affairs are about building and developing relations between an organisation and politicians, governments and other key decision-makers. They work on how a company engages with the government authorities and the government’s institutional and policy systems.

Community Relations

Society plays a major role in deciding a business’ future. An organization needs to create a positive image of the brand by supporting social practices such as recycling, avoiding child labour, offering child education, equality and environmental protection.

Internal Communication

Employee relations is all about giving employees a positive view of the company they work for. Organizing employee events, conducting programmes to keep employees informed about the company’s changes and consulting on their responsibilities are some of the initiatives carried out by Public Relations to ensure employees are satisfied and motivated in the company. 

Customer Relations

Customer relations refer to the ways a company interacts with its customers to develop the customer experience. Interaction with existing and potential consumers is essential to gain information on interest and prioritise through their feedback, suggestions. 

Marketing Communication

Public Relations utilize social media platforms to reach and promote a company’s reputation and gain immediate positive results. The use of social media is very useful, especially for brands to connect with customers and demonstrate outstanding customer service.

Importance of Public Relations in companies

Trust plays a major role in determining the success or downfall of businesses regardless of what industries it is. Public Relations are responsible for improving the credibility of a company’s audience through a range of significant Public Relations strategies such as networking strategies, influencer connections and marketing campaigns. 

An organization with a good reputation generates potential customers to find their way right to the company’s doorsteps. Public Relations experts help to craft the right messages to resonate with a company’s target customers in a way that impacts them. This will produce more leads for businesses, increasing sales, and bringing bigger profits. 

Public Relations are also important in enhancing staff morale. Public Relations campaigns held within an organization are able to improve communications and motivate employees to perform their task efficiently. Public Relations also keep all employees updated and informed about the company activities and strategic plans and encourages feedback from employees. This will make employees feel that they are an important part of the organization and makes them more dedicated to the company and more productive in performing their duties.

Examples of Public Relations Campaigns

Coca Cola: Share a Coke

The “Share a Coke” campaign was launched in Australia in 2011, whereby the traditional wrapping around the Coca-Cola bottle was changed with the phrase share a Coke with…’ and a random popular name. The campaign encouraged people to find bottles with names that they have a personal connection with and share them with friends and family, then tweet about their story using the hashtag #ShareaCoke. This resulted in the growth of Coca cola’s Facebook community by 3.5% and about 29,000 hashtags were used on Twitter. 

Google’s Fight Against Ebola

Google launched a campaign promising to donate $2 for every dollar people give to organizations fighting Ebola after the outbreak in the western countries became world news. Google ensured that the donation will be raised to fight Ebola and to help provide the necessary medical attention to some of the poorest regions of the world. As a result, Google was able to maximize its positive branding as the company raised $7.5 million throughout the campaign. 

Stabilo Boss – Highlight the remarkable

Stabilo received an amazing response on social media as they launched a campaign highlighting women who played important roles in history and were not noticed. Stabilo took photos from historical moments and drew a yellow highlight line to expose the woman in the photo that played an important role. 

The campaign featured Katharine Johnson, a NASA mathematician who was responsible for the calculations that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. The campaign also highlighted Nobel Prize winner Lise Meitner and First Lady Edith Wilson. As a result, the campaign was a huge hit on social media and went on to win multiple awards.

ALS Association – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS #Icebucketchallenge is one of the most well-received and memorable campaigns as it had such a massive impact on social media. Not many were aware of the ALS disease until people started pouring ice buckets over their heads on social media. Many of the high-profile people including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey stepped into the challenge, making the campaign a success with over 2.4 million videos online and more than $115 million dollars donated to the foundation.

Skills Needed to Become a Successful Public Relations

Communication skills

It is vital for Public Relations professionals to possess excellent oral communication and presentation skills as the job requires dealing with your clients, media buyers, and journalists who expect a professional and clear delivery of information.

Creative thinking

Public Relations professionals will have to come up with creative ways of promoting business and approaching new clients during their job. Public Relations always generates new ideas to be successful in their career. 

Social Media skills

Social media platforms entail different strategies of marketing as each platform vary in terms of functions and who use them more often. Thus, Public Relations professionals will need to be familiar with various social media platforms and able to use them to their fullest potential.

Research skills

Public relations professionals always interact with many clients from different industries. Thus, they need to conduct comprehensive research about their market and brand to accelerate the process of relationship building.

Career Opportunities with a Public Relations degree

Public affairs consultant

Public affairs consultant is responsible for analyzing government policies and providing valuable insights to clients into the political environment and advice relating to public affairs and governmental policy.

Public Relations officer

PR officers use various media and communication to build and manage the reputation of client companies. They are also responsible for building strong relationships with colleagues, clients and the media as well as handle media enquiries.

Event Manager

Event managers are responsible for planning and conducting promotional and social events. They work on a range of events to engage with their target audience and ensure the message of the event is marketed properly. 

Press agent

Press agents generate media coverage for their client to promote them to the public. Press agents use various methods of communications such as press releases, advertisements, performances, and conferences.

Academic Entry Requirement to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

STPM

A minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any two subjects

A-Levels

A minimum grade of CCC 

UEC

Minimum 5Bs (including English)

Foundation/Matriculation

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

Diploma

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of  24 points

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Top Universities to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

#1 Taylor's University

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Students will receive recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and the option to transfer to UWE in the final year. This programme provides a strong Public Relations and event focus with in-depth knowledge of marketing communication which allows students to strategically plan and execute marketing plans.

 

Program

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Event Management

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Marketing)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 95,578

International: RM 113,808

#2 University of Wollongong (UOW), KDU Malaysia

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The programme emphasizes hands-on exposure to equip students with a real-world working environment. Students will be actively involved in industry experiences through event planning, talks, academic conferences and guest lecture sessions conducted by industry professionals. The program will be validated by the reputable University of Lincoln in the UK with a dual award arrangement.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#3 Curtin University, Malaysia

You’ll gain hands-on experience by developing strategies for real organisations, as well as undertaking a professional internship in your final year. Curtin’s Public Relations major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Management)

Intake (2021)

February or July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 22,400

International: RM 33,128

#4 HELP University

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The programme emphasises the practical applications in modern communication settings. The course is designed to provide professional skills and knowledge, including skills in professional writing techniques, crisis and issues management, media and stakeholder relations, campaign planning, etc. 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Hons)

Intake (2021)

January, May, August & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 67,100

#5 Segi University

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This programme equips students with the skills, techniques as well as theoretical knowledge to strategically craft solutions for business challenges. Students will graduate with a dual degree award from SEGi University & University of Central Lancashire, UK

 

Program

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons), major in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#6 IACT College

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In collaboration with the University of Sunderland, this programme offers a broad range of study in the Media, Culture and Communications. The programme is fully accredited and assessed by the University of Sunderland, with graduates receiving their certification from the University of Sunderland.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Public Relation)

Intake (2021)

January, June, August & November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 68,000

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4 Common Misconceptions about Becoming a Psychologist

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Being a psychology student myself, let me just assure you that there are A LOT of things that I have believed to be true about psychology that I had to find out was in fact a lie. 

A misconception can be defined as a wrong or inaccurate ideology about something. Due to the stigma around the idea of human behaviour and mental health, the psychology industry and becoming a psychologist has been majorly affected by misconceptions. In this article, we will debunk some of these misconceptions for the betterment of fellow psychologists and the society. 

Misconception 1 : Psychologist DO NOT study real science

The debate that has been on-going for decades argues the question of whether Psychology is a form of Science or not. Yes, Psychology is a form of real science. Psychology is a science as it is based on the use of many scientific methods. The study of human behaviour being done is obtained through verified theories and evidence of human behaviour and mental processes. 

Misconception 2 : Psychologist study “common sense” + psychology is easy

Many people consider psychology to be an “easy way out” as it is perceived to be one of the easiest courses offered. Well, every programme and field has its own set of challenges. Psychology may be somewhat easier for you if you have a strong interest in it but keep in mind it includes designing research studies, analyzing data using statistics, reading A LOT of academic journals and writing research papers.

Misconception 3 : Psychology graduates do not have a lot of job opportunities waiting for them

When you tell your peers that you’d like to study psychology, there is a 90% chance that the first thing they would tell you is “Psychology can’t get you a job”. INCORRECT. 

In fact, psychology is one of those fields that allows you a wealthy amount of job opportunities in various industries. Psychology is the study of human behaviour and the understanding of human behaviour is crucial is almost every aspect of the working life. With a psychology degree, you can find yourself from the clinical to the human resource to the communications line. What’s important is for you to constantly develop additional skills whilst earning your degree to further enhance your employability. 

Misconception 4 : Psychologist can read minds

If you think becoming a psychologist can give you the ability to read people’s minds just by looking at them, then unfortunately I have bad news for you. Pursuing a psychology degree will NOT allow you to read minds. Yes, psychology is the study of human behaviour. This basically means that with the knowledge and skills that you learn, you will be able to make a knowledgeable guess of what a person may be feeling or thinking based on their non-verbal communication such as their body language. 

What is Psychology?

Psychology, in Layman’s terms, is the study of the mind and behaviour. It studies how humans think, act and feel is dependent on biological influences, social pressures as well as environmental factors. The field of psychology is mainly based on the concepts of describing, explaining, predicting and changing behaviour. 

Key Skills Needed to Become a Psychologist

As you dive into the world of studying human behaviour, here are a few common skills/traits needed in individuals to become successful psychologists :

1. Communication Skills

As one of the main roles of being a psychologist requires you to work closely with others, having good communication skills is extremely important. Communication skills include verbal, non-verbal communication as well as the ability to receive and interpret messages accurately. Strong communication skills ensure a clear and effective way of doing your job and enabling others to do their job as well. 

2. Problem-solving skills

Psychology is the study of humans. Therefore, things are not always set in stone. Problem solving skills enables us to identify problems, analyse the cause factor for these problems and lastly determine a method of solving those problems. The ability to solve problems in a quick and effective manner will help in the varying contexts of human behaviour that you will face at work. Problem solving skills include the ability to use logic, creativity, imagination and determination. 

3. Research Skills

No matter the field of psychology that you will be diving into, research skills are a must have. This skills helps in a range of potential roles such as conduction of your own experiments, aiding patients with past experiences of other psychologists or even researching previously done experiments. You should be able to effectively find the information that you need through thousands of scientific journals with decades of data and be able to evaluate it accurately for your own benefit. 

Career Opportunities for Psychology Graduates

* To work as a licensed psychologist it is important to note that you would require a Masters Degree/phD 

Psychology Job Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselor  
  • Social Worker
  • Special Needs Children Therapist 

Other Industries Job Opportunities

  • Human Resource Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Career Counsellor
  • Business Developer Executive 



Entry Requirement for Psychology Degree in Malaysia

English Requirements 

IELTS

Min. 5.0

TOEFL

Min. 34 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Min. Band 3

Academic Requirements 

STPM

CGPA 2.00 for 2 subjects with min. C for each subject

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Pass with min CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Min. 2E’s

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including English

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points

*Requirements may vary based on universities being applied to. 

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Top 5 Universities for Pscyhology Degree in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 39,500

Non-Malaysians – RM46,000

2. Monash University Malaysia

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

February, July and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 36,977

Non-Malaysians – RM42,315

3. Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

March, August and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 28,900

Non-Malaysians – RM35,800

4. HELP University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians & Non-Malaysians- RM 73,700 

5. UCSI University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 21,200

Non-Malaysians – RM23,000 

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Human Resource Management Degree in Malaysia

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What is Human Resource Management?

Human Resource Management is the department of an organization responsible for managing everything that relates to employees. This includes recruitment, training, performance management, organization development, workplace safety and employee benefits. Human Resource management allows employees to contribute effectively and productively to the overall company direction and the accomplishment of the organization’s goals and objectives. 

A typical degree in Human Resource Management takes about 3 years to complete. Throughout the programme, students will develop a comprehensive set of skills and practical knowledge of both management and human resources. Upon graduation, students will be able to pursue their career in numerous industries including consultancy firms, banking, manufacturing, local authorities, etc.

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Main Roles and Responsibilities of Human Resources

Human Resource departments are required to support the growth of the organisation they work in. The nature of the work varies according to the organisation. The common roles and responsibilities include:

    • Recruiting employees by crafting job descriptions and skill specifications, preparing job advertisements, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and hiring the best candidates.
    • Implement policies on issues such as working conditions, performance management, disciplinary procedures and absence management. 
    • Process payroll and maintain employee records.
    • Analyse training needs for employees with departmental managers and develop training programs to improve staff performance
    • Handling employee concerns, including handling difficult situations such as sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace. 
    • Collaborate with other departments involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety.

Functional Areas of Human Resource Management

Recruitment and staffing

Scouting and hiring of candidates are the major functions of the HR department. HR managers touch every part of the recruitment process, which includes reviewing resumes, conducting preliminary interviews, and processing offer letters.

Training and development

Human Resource organizes training programs to help employees excel in their daily tasks. They will also oversee employees’ performance, manager’s feedback and the results to determine if more training is required. 

Compensation and benefits

Staff compensation and benefits could save a company from losing talented employees to competitors. Human Resource is responsible for creating competitive benefits such as health insurance, retirement accounts, sick leave, family leave and much more. They will have to negotiate to ensure their employees are satisfied and motivated to work in their company. 

Human resources compliance

Compliance with laws of labour and employment is the most crucial Human Resource function. Human Resource professionals are responsible for creating policies and procedure as well as keep updated on all the relevant labour and employment laws constituted by the federal or state government. 

Employee relations

The Human Resource department will work on improving the relationship between employer and employee by measuring employee job satisfaction, employee contribution to the growth of the company, and also generate solutions to resolve workplace conflict. 

Risk management

The Human Resource department is required to ensure that the workplace is safe and employees are aware of the health and safety protocol. In cases of injuries of staff during operation, the Human Resource manages the worker’s compensation claims, investigates the incident and recommends necessary amendments in the safety procedures.

Skills Required for Human Resources

Communication skills

The role of Human Resource is dealing with people. Therefore, they will need to be clear and informative while communicating with people through phone calls, e-mails, and conducting interviews with candidates. They are also required to have excellent writing skills in drafting company policy to avoid miscommunication.

Adaptability skills

Adapting skills are necessary for Human Resource professionals to forecast the need for changes to improve the work environment. The business industry is changing from time to time. Thus, they will need to reconstruct their current company policies and also generate new policies that are relevant and effective.

Critical thinking

Critical thinking helps Human Resource to deal with a difficult situation from a rational point of view. Whether it involves resolving conflicts or issues between the employees, critical thinking helps them to put forward viewpoints and effective ideas to improve the work environment

Organizational skills

Human Resource employees are required to monitor various records and files related to each employee. They handle tons of paperwork of hiring, firing, and employee performance records. So, Human Resource employees must keep this information organized, safe, and accessible. They also need to keep sensitive information separated and only share it with people when it is necessary. 

Career Opportunities with a Human Resource Management Degree

Human Resources officer

A Human Resource officer ensures that the company hires the right candidates with the necessary skills and experience. They also make sure that employees get sufficient training and development opportunities to enhance their performance and achieve the company’s business objectives.

Recruiter

A recruiter scouts candidates who seem promising for a particular role and interview them further to determine if they are suitable for the position. They also use social media platforms to source candidates and screening applicants to decide if they’re the best fit for contributing to the organization’s goals.

Office manager

Office managers are responsible for administrative tasks in the organization. They monitor the schedules of meetings and planning upcoming office events., managing payroll and the office budget and organizing important employee documents.

Training and development officer

The role of the training and development officer is to train employees on their job responsibilities and educate them on the organization’s rules, structure and goals. They also come up with training materials to help trainees learn more about the organization and manage the schedule to train employees.

Academic Entry Requirements to study Human Resource Management in Malaysia

STPM Minimum Grade C or CGPA 2.00
A-Level Minimum grade CCC
UEC Grade B in 5 subjects 
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.00
Diploma Minimum CGPA 2.00
International Baccalaureate (IB) A minimum score of 24 points 

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Top Universities to Study Human Resource Management in Malaysia

#1 Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Students will have the option to partake in the APU-DMU Dual Degree scheme. Students will receive dual degree certificates and transcripts upon graduation from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

Program BA (HONS) Human Resource Management
Intake (2021) March, May & September
Duration 3 years (Full time)
Indicative Fees (2021) Local: RM 87,000

International: RM 88,200


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#2 Curtin University, Malaysia

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This programme allows students to cover topics such as staff selection, promotion, learning and development, and remuneration. This helps students to engage a highly committed and capable workforce to operate in the global business world.

Program Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management and Management)
Intake (2021) February & July
Duration 3 years (Full time)
Indicative Fees (2021) Local: RM 67,200

International: RM 99,384


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HELP University

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This programme provides students with a comprehensive study of the three management functions that have become most critical in modern organisations: personnel management, industrial relations and organisational behaviour. Students will develop practical and conceptual skills which will allow them to work in all areas of human resource management.

Program Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) (Hons)
Intake (2021) January, March, May, August, October
Duration 3 years (Full time)
Indicative Fees (2021) Local & International RM 62,300


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#4 SEGI University

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This programme equips students with skills and knowledge in shaping an organisation by providing guidance for the employee who works in the organisation. This double degree programme is a collaboration between SEGi and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), UK. 

Program Bachelor of Business Management (Hons) (Human Resource Management)
Intake (2021) February, May, June, September, October
Duration 3 years (Full time)
Indicative Fees (2021) Local: RM 60, 975

International: RM 73, 425


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#5 INTI University

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This programme offers Human Resource curriculum guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), providing a core understanding of all the aspects of people management in a Malaysian context.  Students will be equipped with the skills to strive as a line manager across various industries. 

Program Bachelor of Business (Hons) Human Resource Management
Intake (2021) January, June & August
Duration 3 years (Full time)
Indicative Fees (2021) Local: RM 68,800

International:  RM 82,500


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Top 10 Films to Inspire Your Career Choice & Recommended Universities

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Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and tired of reading and researching on career choices?

Well, movies are known to be a great form of not only entertainment but also education. It’s time for you to take a break, grab some popcorn and watch these inspirational and raw movies that will not only uplift your mood, change your perspective but also ignite the spark in you that might help you get inspired in choosing a suitable career path. 

DISCLAIMER : There may be spoilers. Proceed with caution. 

For the engineer in you :

1. 3 Idiots

3 Idiots is a well-known coming-of-age comedy movie starring Amir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor. This 2009 hit film tells a story about the ups and downs of friendship, life and mental health of three students at an Indian engineering college. This movie discusses many issues that many youths face in their day to day lives all with a valuable lesson at the end. Watch it for impactful life lessons shared by the characters throughout the movie with the most important one – “Study to be accomplished and not affluent”. 

2. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a biographical romantic drama film that details the life influential physicist Stephen Hawking. Set in the 1960’s, this story follows Stephen Hawking as he falls in love with his colleague while being a Cambridge student. At 21, he then learns that he has a motor neuron disease that crushes his spirit. However, he then begins a study of time where we follow as both Stephen and his love interest defy odds against the world and make tremendous discovery in the fields of both medicine and science.

Basic Requirement for Engineering Course In Malaysia

STPM 

CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range of BBB including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics & Physics

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 30 points ( including Mathematics and Physics)

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Engineering Degree

University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Engineering Programs Offered:

a) Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

Focuses on areas such as commodity and specialty chemicals, fertilisers, food processing, fuels and energy production, minerals processing, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals or water treatment.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer 
  2. Biochemical Engineering 
  3. Separation & Particle Technology 
  4. Process Design & Control 
  5. Chemical & Phase Equilibrium 

Intake 

February and September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,900 (Malaysian)

RM 57,000 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Environmental and Healthcare Engineer 
  2. Biotechnologist 
  3. Food Scientist 
  4. Manufacturing Production Technician 
  5. Chemical Plant and System Operator 

b) Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Focuses on areas require numerate, problem-solving graduates, perfectly prepared to find employment across specialties including structural design, construction, geotechnical, water resources, transportation,and urban planning.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Geotechnies 
  2. Structural Analysis 
  3. Steel Design Projects 
  4. Fundamentals of Materials 
  5. Applied Construction Project Management 

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,950 (Malaysian)

RM 59,300  (Non-Malaysian) 

 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Engineering Project Manager 
  2. Civil Engineer 
  3. Architect 
  4. Infrastructure engineer
  5. Geotechnical engineer 

c) Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Focuses on areas such as communications, computer modelling, electrical machines, electronic design, instrumentation, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, signal processing, software engineering and renewable energy systems.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Information and Systems 
  2. Digital Communications 
  3. Power Networks 
  4. Robotics, Dynamics & Control
  5. Systems Engineering 

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,950 (Malaysian)

RM 59,300  (Non-Malaysian) 


Examples of career prospect : 

  1. Design engineer 
  2. Broadcast engineer 
  3. Sound engineer 
  4. Special effects technician 
  5. CAD technician 

d) Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Focuses on areas of study real-world engineering, the importance of communication, team working skills, entrepreneurship initiatives, an emphasis for environmental sustainability, a mind-set for lifelong learning, appropriate management principles and business acumen. 

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Materials in Design 
  2. Materials and Manufacturing 
  3. Programming, Professional and Laboratory Skills 
  4. Introduction to Aerospace Technology 
  5. Introduction to Automotive Technology

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,900 (Malaysian)

RM 57,000 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Biomedical engineer
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Manufacturing engineer
  4. Aerospace engineer
  5. Automotive engineer 



For the journalist in you :

1. Spotlight

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Spotlight is an American biographical drama film that follows the story of a operating newspaper in the United States and it’s investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse happening by numerous Roman Catholic priests. The assigned team of journalists investigates allegations of a priest molesting more than 80 boys. Watch as they in interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents as they make it their mission to proof the act of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic church. If you’re passionate about writing especially on topics that can make a difference, this movie does a tremendous job at making investigative journalism thrilling. 

2. The Post

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Starring the iconic duo Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post is an 2017 American historical political thriller film that is set in the 1970’s. Based on a true story, the film plays the attempts of a group of journalists at the Washington Post to publish the infamous Pentagon Paper, classified documents of the 20-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. The lead character, who also happens to be the country’s first female newspaper publisher,  and her editor race to expose the massive cover up that has over 3 decades and 4 U.S presidents secrets. Watch as they face tremendous challenges and risk their careers all at the faith of an unprecedented battle between the press and government. 

Basic Requirement for Journalism Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 5 credits (CGPA 2.00)

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S OR 3D’S

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Candian Pre-U 

Minimum average of 60%

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 60 

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen. 

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Recommended University for Journalism Degree in Malaysia

University of Wollongong Malaysia

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Bachelor of Communications (Hons), Major in Journalism & Broadcasting

Focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop and enhance presentation, critical thinking, planning and management skills, through a variety of projects, events and campaigns, both in and out of the classroom

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Writing and Referencing 
  2. Principles of Journalism 
  3. Communication Law 
  4. Print and Broadcast Journalism 
  5. Broadcast Media Production

Intake 

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 71, 025 (Malaysian)

RM 83,400 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Content marketer
  2. Copywriter
  3. Reporter
  4. Magazine journalist 
  5. Editorial assistant 

For the psychologist in you :

1. Girl Interrupted

Starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, Girl Interrupted is a 1999 American psychological drama film based on a memoir where the film follows a young woman who struggles with the uncertainty of her own mental illness. Set in the 1960’s where mental illness is a highly taboo topic – The protagonist of the film admits herself into a psychiatric institution after getting persuaded by her parents, tand is later diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. This film takes an interesting plot as it argues that perfectly sane people become institutionalized simply because once they’re inside the system, it is assumed that something HAS to be wrong. 

2. Split

One of my personal favourites – SPLIT follows a storyline of how a man with 24 different personalities otherwise known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility. The protagonist of the film had identified 23 distinct personalities by his therapist that were formed due to childhood abuse and abandonment, each possessing their own set of peculiarities. This film is definitely one of those films that leave you at the edge of your seat with your mouth wide open as James McAvoy does a brilliant job in playing the different personalities that makes you believe you’re watching 24 different individuals. 

Basic Requirements for Psychology Courses in Malaysia

 

STPM 

Minimum of 5 credits (CGPA 2.00)

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S 

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 80

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

For further enquiries, contact EXCEL EDUCATION

 

Recommended University for Psychology Degree in Malaysia

HELP University

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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Abnormal Psychology 
  2. Social Psychology 
  3. Understanding & Managing Emotion 
  4. Gender Studies
  5. Forensic Psychology 

Intake 

January, May & August 

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 73,700 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Career Counsellor 
  2. Counselling Psychologist 
  3. Educational Psychologist
  4. Educational Psychology 
  5. Social Work Assistant 

For the lawyer in you :

1. 13th

Photo Credit : Netflix

This powerful American documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay thoroughly explores the prison system and how it is used as a weapon against minorities. This film was titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which abolished slavery and ended involuntary servitude. This documentary shines light on the harsh reality as it explores the raw demonization of minorities for decades to serve political ends, fear of minorities by white and the act of police brutality against minorities. Just a disclaimer though, this film previcts provocative and heartbreakingly real stories so be sure you are mature enough to handle it. 

2. The Trial of the Chicago 7

If you’ve been keeping up with pop culture, you MUST have heard of this film and it’s impact as a conversation starter. The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting riots. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government. Watch as this suspenseful and intense film as it shows alot of the political system of U.S 50 years ago and now. 

Basic Requirements for Law Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 2C’s

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S 

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 50

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Law Degree in Malaysia

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

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Bachelor of Law

This degree focuses on in-depth understanding and appreciation of legal doctrines and concepts in the various areas of law. It uses a combination of theoretical studies and practical exposure in the industry, students will be taught how to apply these into a variety of factual situations.

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Contract Law 
  2. Constitutional & Administrative Law 
  3. Company Law 
  4. Equity and Trust 
  5. Law of Tort 

Intake 

January, March & August 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 104,522 (Malaysian)

RM 125,136 (Non-Malaysian)

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Lawyer
  2. Litigation Lawyer
  3. Conveyancing Lawyer
  4. In-House Legal Counsel 
  5. Public Prosecutor 

For the business savvy in you :

1. Pursuit of Happyness

YES. A CLASSIC. This uplighting drama is definitely one of those movies that leaves you inspired with many life lessons to adapt into your daily life. Starred by Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith, Pursuit of Happyness is definitely a must watch movie of the early 2000’s based on a biography where it follows a story of a homeless salesman and his son as they endure life struggles and challenges in the journey to becoming a successful businessman. This film teaches us to never give up and to work hard when we want or need something as hard work always pays off. 

2. Moneyball

Moving on with our streak of classic films AND classic actors, Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama film starred by none-other than Brad Pitt where the lead character and assistant general manager of a baseball team is faced with the franchise’s limited budget for players, build a team of undervalued players by taking a sophisticated sabermatic approach in scouting and analyzing players for the team. This film accurately describes the ‘status quo’ of professional baseball with a splash of a business aspect where an ambitious statistical analysis strategy is being used. 

Basic Requirements for Business Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 3B’s

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 3.3

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2B’S 

UEC

2A 3B

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 3.3 

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Business Degree in Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

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Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Majors to choose from 

Majors to choose from : 

  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Banking and financial management
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Strategic marketing

Intake 

February, July and October

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian -RM38,213 per year

Non-Malaysian – RM43,680 per year

Examples of career prospects, varying based on your major  : 

  1. Business advisor 
  2. Human resource manager
  3. Market research analyst 
  4. Accountant
  5. Operations associate 

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Hospitality Management vs Tourism Management – Is There a Difference?

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We often see hospitality management and tourism management degrees being treated as if they’re interchangeable.  Both fields are intertwined, without a doubt. 

Look at it this way- hospitality carries all businesses that foster relations between customers. Tourism focuses on travel related activities specifically, and relies on the hospitality industry to build proper relations with customers. The development of one sector expands the opportunities for the other, and vice versa.

Both fields are vigorous, fast-changing and competitive, and require professionals to have excellent communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity, diplomacy, conflict and problem resolving abilities with a good understanding of business.

While they do go hand-in-hand, they are not necessarily the same. Careers in both fields require distinct skills and academic qualifications.  If you are considering a career in either field, it is important to understand the differences and see where your skills and interests fit in, to be able to choose the right career path for yourself.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality exists as both a concept and an industry. To put it simply, hospitality as a concept is the relationship between a guest and a host.  Hospitality is a service industry, which encompasses the implementation of well-rounded management practices focused on providing pleasant experiences and comfortable services to guests at establishments such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, clubs and more. 

The key focus of professionals working in hospitality management is to secure strong and substantial relationships with the guests by maximising their well-being in order to earn their trust and loyalty and increase the positive brand reputation for the establishments. 

The management of hotels, customer service and tourism companies all fall under the job scope of hospitality management graduates. While studying hotel management, students may choose to specialise in hotel operations, F&B departments in hotels and restaurants, human resources and talent management, among others.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Hospitality Management Careers

  • Strategic management of hotels/ hospitality industry establishments 
  • Provision of a well-rounded experience to ensure the guests are happy
  • Determine room rates and budgets
  • Respond to guest inquiries about services and policies
  • Investigate and resolve any complaints or problems raised by the guests
  • Set the standards for guest services, housekeeping, food quality, etc
  • Managing talent and lead a diverse range of employees
  • Principles of sustainability and innovation

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Hospitality Management

  • Restaurant/Hotel Manager
  • Conventions/Events Planner
  • Director of Operations
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hospital/ Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs

General Entry Requirements for Hospitality Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Recommended Universities to Study Hospitality Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Image Credits: university.taylors.edu.my

Programme

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons)

 

*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                    

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)          

RM 103, 248

2. UCSI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 53, 546

 

3. Sunway University

Image Credit: sunway.com.my

Programme

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                       

January, April & August

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 88, 900

4. INTI International University & Colleges

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Programme

Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 76, 494

5. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

Tourism Management

Like hospitality, tourism is also both a concept and an industry. According to UNWTO, “tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”. The tourism industry caters and facilitates goods and services for the pleasure and enjoyment of these travellers, known as tourists. 

Tourism management focuses on administering activities related to the multi-faceted tourism industry. It deals with three major components:

  • Accommodation: hotels, motels, resorts, and more living arrangements 
  • Accessibility: aeroplanes, cars, cruises and other transportation and travel arrangements
  • Attractions: Historic sites, natural resources, theme parks and other tourist attractions

Tourism management graduates are equipped with training, expertise and skills in aspects such as business administration processes, management principles and concepts, and other tourism related topics such as environmental implications, tourism organisations, motivation to travel, etc.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Tourism Management Careers

  • Understand customer needs and preferences to help plan their trips
  • Create itineraries/ tour packages for customers travel needs
  • Help determine the best travel options for clients
  • Tourism marketing
  • Book reservations (hotels, flights, etc)
  • Provide well-rounded customer experience and satisfaction

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Tourism Management

  • Travel Consultant
  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Journalist
  • Recreation & Entertainment Manager
  • Destination Brand Manager

General Entry Requirements for Tourism Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Recommended Universities to Study Tourism Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Image Credits: university.taylors.edu.my

Programme

Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 103, 248

 

2. UCSI University

Image Credit: ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Event & Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 41, 242

3. Asia Pacific University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

March, May, September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 81, 800

 

4. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

 

5. HELP University

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Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, May, August, October

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 73, 400

 

 

Hospitality Management VS Tourism Management at a Glance

 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

FOCUS

Fields such as accommodation, food and beverages, catering

Entails all activities in the tourism industry (tour packages, bookings and reservations)

ACTIVITIES

Deals with accommodation, F&B requirements, provision of customer services in resorts, hotels and motels

Deals with activities such as guided tours, ticketing, designing tour packages

SUBJECTS STUDIED

  • Food & Leisure Management

  • Principles of Restaurant Operation

  • Hotel Revenue Management

  • Accommodation Management

  • Tourism Business Management

  • Tourism Economics

  • Tourism Entrepreneurship

  • Planning & Management of Events

CATEGORY

Subcategory of the tourism industry

Separate industry which encapsulates hospitality

If you’re someone who is passionate about traveling, interested in learning about different cultures, has a flair for communication,  a degree in hospitality management or tourism management would allow you to pursue these interests further, personally and professionally.

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Study Economics Degree and Courses in Malaysia

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With the current pandemic ongoing, the “word” economy or economic would have been repeated multiple times either on the national news airing on the tv or the local newspaper. If you’re someone who has been following news about financial reports and the current economic trends; and has been curious about what affects a country’s economy and how could a country improve its economy, a degree in economics might be the right one for you. 

In this article, we’ll be diving deeper into the basics of economics, why is it important and the pathway to becoming an economist. 

What is Economics?

Economics is one of the social science groups that explore issues that impact financial situations and decisions. Economics looks at how the world’s limited resources are used and distributed among individuals and organizations. It also studies how people make choices under scarcity (limited) and the impact of these decisions on society. 

The two significant branches of economics are macroeconomics and microeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of individual choices under scarcity, and its implication on prices and quantities in a particular market. For example, when there’s a limited amount of face masks available in the market, prices of face masks go up, but people would still buy as long as the necessity of face mask continues to be present in the market. While Macroeconomics looks at the bigger picture of a country’s economy as a whole; and studies national economics and the policies the government implements to improve its economic performance. Macroeconomics tries to find answers and solutions for questions such as “What would the inflation rate be in the next 5-10 years?” or “Why is the rate of unemployment increasing and what could be done on a national level to decrease the rate of unemployment?”.

Why is Economics Important?

Economy and business work hand in hand, one isn’t able to survive without the other. Businesses are the engines of an economy as they provide job opportunities which generate incomes, make goods and provide services for consumers to purchase. A balanced healthy supply and demand chains in a thriving market is what economics is about. Economies can exist without businesses, but they will not be substantial. Imagine an economy where everyone just works for themselves and produces their own products, there would be a limitation in the purchasing power resulting in not everyone’s needs or demands could be met. A thriving economy in any country helps to improve the quality lives of its citizens by improving one’s earning and spending power, better health care development and also the quality of education.

What are the Roles of an Economist?

An economist is an expert who studies the relationship between a society’s resources and its production or output. Economists study societies ranging from small communities to the entire nation and even the global economy.

An economist’s expert opinions and research findings are used to help shape a wide variety of policies, including interest rates, tax laws, international trade agreement, and employment programs.

There are various duties of an economist, including researching economic issues, conducting surveys and collecting data, interpreting and forecasting market trends, and advising businesses and the government.

What are the Skills Needed to Pursue an Economics Course

  • Knowledge of social sciences:  Although mathematics is an important skill it is not all you need to become a successful economist. Economics also has much common ground with other social science subjects that plays an important role too. For example, psychology helps economists observe  consumer behaviour while history is the study of events, allows economists to look at the similarities of different events and question if it supports a particular economy theory or model. 
  • Independent thinking: While it’s evident that it is essential to know other people’s work and theories but to be a successful economist, you also will need to have insights and ideas of your own. The ability to think for yourself and question what you know will allow you to take new directions and develop original research that will make you a better economist.
  • Good in numbers: Numeracy is a crucial skill for an economist. From dealing with large datasets to interpreting visual data like graphs, you’ll need to be comfortable handling numbers and working with mathematical principles. 
  • Good at understanding complex systems: The fact is that economics is a complex subject which looks at complex systems. You’ll need to be able to pull together information from different sources from various fields.

Career Path for Economics Graduates

  • Economist: Study how society distributes resources, such as land, labour, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues, including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, and employment levels, among others.

 

  • Financial Risk Analyst: Identifies and analyses potential risk threatening the financial position of commercial and industrial corporations. 

 

  • Data Analyst: A data analyst collects, processes and performs statistical analyses on a large dataset. They discover how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems related to financial and economic trends. 

 

  • Financial Planner: A financial planner is a qualified investment professional who helps individuals and corporations meet their long-term financial objectives or to build and obtain wealth. Financial planners do their work by consulting with clients to analyze their financial goals, risk tolerance, and life or corporate stages and then identify a suitable class of investments. 

What are the Core Subjects Taught in Economics?

  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

How Do I Become an Economist

There are two pathways to become an economist, the first pathway takes around 3 years after completing the pre university program (A-Level, Foundation, etc). The second pathway is by signing up for a Diploma program which roughly takes around 2-2.5 years to complete and students can progress directly into Year 2 of the degree program. 

General Entry Requirement

 

A-Level

Minimum 2Es

Diploma 

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Foundation 

Minimum CGPA of 2.0 

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC 

Minimum 5Bs

Entry requirements vary according to universities. For inquiries on any other entry requirements please contact us at Excel Education 

Top Universities to Study Economics

Nottingham University, Malaysia

Nottingham University provides the flexibility for students to tailor the course according to their choice of interest as Nottingham provides two options of in-depth courses for Economics. By providing a wide range of subjects, Nottingham lays the foundation for their students in terms of techniques and knowledge that they are sought after by employers. Ranked to be in the top 200 universities around the world, Nottingham provides their students to transfer campuses in China, Dubai or the campus in the UK itself.

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics and International Economics

Duration

3 Years 

3 Years

Intake

September

September

Indicative Fees (2021)  

Local: RM 37,300

International: RM 46, 800

Local: RM 37,300

International: RM 46, 800

Monash University, Malaysia

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Monash University offers 9 different majors and one of them is Applied Economics. Students are given the choice of either choosing to pick one or two majors in their degree program. Students will be covering modules about business, commerce and also applied economics much more in-depth which makes them much more wanted industry.

Programme 

Bachelor of Business & Commerce, major in Applied Economics

Duration

3 Years

Intakes 

February, July & October

Indicative Fees (2021)  

Local: RM38, 213

International: RM 43, 680

Taylor’s University

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Taylors University program equips students with an in-depth understanding of economics behaviour and an extensive knowledge on the financial sector. Unlike other institutions, Taylor’s University provides students with the flexibility to study modules who have multiple interests either related or unrelated to the degree program. Students are also given the option to complete their final year by transferring to the partner universities in Australia. Graduates from the program will also be given the opportunity to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. 

Programme 

Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance & Economics 

Duration

3 Years

Intakes 

January, March & August

Indicative Fees (2021)  

Local: RM 99, 878 

International: USD 29, 212

Help University

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Help University provides their students with two options to enroll into which are the degree program provided by Help University or by University of London, the duration for both universities however remains the same and can be completed locally.  Help University emphasizes both theory and relevant application. Upon graduation, students will be able to embark on various career paths. 

Programme 

Bachelor of Economics (Hons)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics, University of London

Duration

3 Years

3 Years

Intakes 

January, May & August

March, May, July & September

Indicative Fees (2021)  

Local & International: 

RM 62, 300

Local & International: 

RM 50, 000

Multimedia University CyberJaya (MMU)

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Students in this program will be able to construct various econometrics models for analysis and decision making. MMU also provides the opportunity for students to pick their own elective subjects for the program by providing 5 different elective options. However, since this is a degree that has significant hours for quantitative and programming subjects, hence making the graduates from MMU ready for the working world. 

Programme 

Bachelor of Analytical Economics (Hons)

Duration

3 Years

Intakes 

April, July, September & November

Indicative Fees (2021)  

Local: RM52, 000

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A-Levels Program and Scholarships in Malaysia

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It’s no joke when it comes to pre-university programs, there are plenty of choices out there and most of the time students end up confused on which one to choose. It doesn’t happen often but sometimes students tend to take the wrong path and end up not meeting the entry requirement for their preferred degree program. This leaves the students devastated and the money and time invested in the program are redundant. But fret not, in this article, we will be explaining in detail about one of the most chosen pre-university programs by Malaysian students, that has given them the opportunity to enroll in top universities both abroad and locally. 

What is A-Levels?

Advanced Based Qualifications or widely known as A-Levels, the most chosen pre-university program by young Malaysian students that opens up the gate of opportunities for students to progress into higher education. The program is based on the British education system and the A-Levels program in Malaysia is governed by two main examination bodies: the Cambridge Assessment International Education and Edexcel

Although in Malaysia the two main boards for the A-Level program, there are several other assessment boards for A-Levels too such as:

Types of A-Level Assessment Bodies

  • Council for the Curriculum, Examination and Assessment (CCEA)
  • Assessment and Qualification Alliance (AQA)
  • Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examination (OCR)
  • Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJE)

The program is 100% exam based, similar to SPM. It might be a relief that you would only need to focus on 3 main subjects instead of 9. But don’t get your hopes too high up because it is also known that it’s tough to score straight As for the A-Levels program. However, the good news is that you’ll have full control over the subjects you chose to pursue during your A-Levels. 

Signing up for A-Levels gives you a taste of what university would be as throughout the course you would be gaining in-depth knowledge of the subjects you choose to take. It will definitely be a different experience from school as you’ll not be spoon-fed but being taught how to be independent and think logically which will help you present your ideas better and prepare you for your degree program in the future. 

A-Levels Program Structure

The A-Level program is structured into two parts; the first part being Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level) and the second part known as A2.

  • Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level): Forms the first of the program and is the foundation of A-Levels. In this part, you’ll learn the basics of the subjects you’ve chosen, more like an introduction level to get to know the subjects better.
  • A2: Forms the second half of the program, in which you will be covering the more complex side of the chosen subjects. 

A-Levels Grading System

At the end of each level, students will need to sit for exams to test their knowledge and understanding of the subjects that they have taken. Each level will contribute 50% towards the final grade. 

However, the main difference between the Cambridge A-Levels and Edexcel A-Levels is in the event that a student would want to repeat a subject in order to improve his/her marks.  In the Edexcel A-Levels, you would not need to repeat the entire level but the subject only. Only the highest mark will be taken into account whereas for the Cambridge A-Levels you would need to repeat the entire level both AS and A2

A-Levels Grading Scale

Grade

Percentage 

A*(not applicable in AS Level grading system)

90+ average in A2 unit with 80+ average overall

A

80+

B

70-79

C

60-60

D

50-59

E

40-49

Duration of A-Levels

The entire A-Level course averagely takes 18 months to complete from start to the end. The intake dates and examination dates vary according to the institution. However, the exam period is only once a year both for AS Level and A2. 

For example:

Programs 

Edexcel

Cambridge 

Intakes 

January, March & July 

January, March & July

Exam Dates 

January & June

The exam takes place in two phases: AS and A2: May/June and Oct November 

Intake and exam dates vary according to the institution for more details please contact Excel Education

What Subjects Should You take for A-Levels?

There are over 50 subjects offered by the Cambridge International Advanced Level and around 40 subjects by the Edexcel. You’ll be spoilt for choices and might be even confused about which subject to choose, however, not all the subjects will be offered at colleges/ universities in Malaysia. You must pick the subjects wisely to create an easier path for you to progress into your degree program.

Some of the Subjects Offered in A-Levels are:

  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • English 
  • Accounting 
  • Economic 
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science 
Subject availability depends on colleges/ universities, for more information please contact Excel Education

Example of Recommended A-Levels Subject Combinations

Degree 

Recommended Subject

Engineering or Actuarial Science

Core Subjects: Mathematics & Physics

Recommended subjects:  Economics & Further Mathematics 

Biomedical, Architecture, Business, Computing, Pharmacy, Psychology & Material Science

Core Subjects:  Biology & Chemistry 

Recommended subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Economics & Psychology. 

Law, Education, Finance, Journalism, Management Studies & Mass Communication

Core subjects: Mathematics & Economics

Recommended subjects: Accounting, English Literature, Sociology, Business. Computer Science, Law, Psychology and Further Mathematics. 

Please note that these are just examples of the combination of subjects that can be taken; subject availability depends on the college/ university; for further information please contact Excel Education

There are plenty of art and science subjects that you can choose from, but again it all depends on which type of degree you would like to pursue in the future. If you’re not quite sure yet on which degree program you would like to pursue;

Tips for Choosing the A-Levels Subjects Combination

  • Choose subjects you’ll excel in: It’s no joke when it comes to a 100% exam based course. You’ll be spending most of your time with your nose in books, pulling an all-nighter so why not choose a subject that you might enjoy.
  • Choose subjects that are relevant to your degree: Since A-Levels provides you with the freedom to pick a combination of subjects for your degree program, you must choose the right ones as some subjects might allow you to change courses if you change your mind; therefore, all your hard work would not go to waste.
  • Pick subjects which provide more comprehensive degree options: Being cited as one of the most flexible pre-university programs and widely accepted by universities worldwide, you would not be pressured into choosing a degree program, if you have not made up your mind yet. The rule here is to keep your options broad by taking some of the flexible subjects which are frequently required for admission in top universities

For further information, please contact Excel Education

Why take A-Levels?

Opens a gate of opportunity: Since the program is well known, it is widely accepted by many top universities around the world. It is also known to be the golden ticket for those who would like to pursue their degree in the UK and many other countries such as Australia, Singapore, and Canada

Specialized subjects : Unlike foundation programs where you would be learning new sets of subjects every semester, A-Level only focuses on the subjects that you’ve chosen. 

Resources/Study Materials: There are plenty of resources for A-Levels students ranging from past year papers and lecture notes, which could help you prepare better for the exams.

Who should take up A-Levels?

You should take up A-Levels if:

  • You’re comfortable with 100% exam based courses
  • Aiming to apply for competitive degree programs such as Medicine or Law
  • You have plans to study your degree in the UK 
  • If you like being in a structured program 

You shouldn't take up A-Levels if:

  • You prefer coursework over the examination
  • You don’t want to learn a wide range of subjects 
  • You do not have plans to study abroad.
  • You’re planning to take up more hands-on degrees such as Hospitality, Culinary Arts and so on. 

General Entry Requirement for A-Levels

SPM/ IGCSE

Minimum 5 Credits (including English and relevant subjects to the course)

UEC

Minimum 3Bs including English and relevant subjects to the course)

The requirements may vary among colleges/universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Being similar to other pre-university courses such as Canadian Pre- University (CPU) and STPM, the entry requirement for A-Levels in Malaysia requires at least 5 credits from SPM or IGCSE students. In the event, if you like to pursue subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics, you would need to have a subject prerequisite which means that you would need to achieve the minimum entry grade for the subjects during your SPM/ IGCSE.

Best Universities to Study A-Levels in Malaysia

Taylor’s College & University

Video Credits: Taylor Univeristy 

Taylor’s College & University has continuously produced more than 3000 students scoring 3As, earning the institution 144 awards for Top in the World Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award and 45 awards for the top in Malaysia, outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.

Cambridge A-Levels

Intake

January, April & August

Duration

1.5 Years (18 months)

Subjects offered

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • English Literature
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Accounting 
  • Chemistry 
  • Mathematics

Indicative Tuition Fees (2021)

Local

3 Subjects: RM 35, 690

4 Subjects: RM 44, 540

 

International:

3 Subjects: USD 12, 302

4 Subjects: USD 14, 515

Scholarships or Bursaries for A-Levels by Taylor’s University

Category 

Academic Requirement 

Awards

Assessment 

Taylor’s Merit Scholarship 

SPM: Minimum 45 points 

IGCSE: Minimum 40 points 

UEC: Minimum 10 points 

50% Tuition Fee Waiver

75% Tuition Fee Waiver

Full Scholarship

Online Assessment 

Taylor’s Excellence Award

5As – 9A

Scholarship starting from RM4,000 

Help University

Video Credit: Help University 

Help University is one of the first to offer both Cambridge and Edexcel A-Levels modules. Help University is currently the holder of the highest record of 101 World Top Awards for best scores worldwide in individual subjects together with another 37 National Awards.

Cambridge A-Levels & Edexcel A-Levels

Intake

January, March & July

Duration

1.5 Years (18 Months) 

Subjects offered

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry 
  • Law
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Biology 
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • English Literature

Indicative Tuition Fees (2021)

Local & International:

3 Subjects: RM28,000 

4 Subjects: RM35,000

Scholarships or Bursaries for A-Levels by Help University

Category 

Requirement 

Scholarship Amount 

Help A-Levels Scholarship 

1A to 8As  and above

Starting from RM13,000 to Full Scholarship 

Distinction Award

6A/A+to 10A/A+

Partial Scholarship starting from RM5, 000 to RM13,000. 

UCSI College

Video Credit: UCSI University

UCSI College continues to repeat its streak of 100% passing rate for its Cambridge A-Levels program throughout the years. Many of its students have been admitted to universities around the world such as Cambridge University, King’s College London. Australia National University and also University of New South Wales.

Cambridge A-Levels

Intake

January, May, July & September

Duration

1.5 Years (18 Months) 

Subjects offered

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Further Mathematics

Indicative Tuition Fees (2021)

Local 

3 Subjects: RM25, 020

4 Subjects: RM30, 000

 

International:

3 Subjects: RM27, 000

4 Subjects: RM33, 000

Scholarships or Bursaries for A-Levels by UCSI University

Category 

Requirement 

Scholarship Amount 

UCSI University Trust Principal’s Award 2021

Merit-based scholarship recognises students who demonstrate excellent academic achievements, exemplary leadership, as well as notable accomplishment in sports and extracurricular activities

Tuition Fee Waiver up to 100%

UCSI University Trust A-Level Scholarship 

5A+/A/A- to 9A (minimum 8A+)

Scholarship amount starting from RM 5,000

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

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MCKL A-Level graduates have gained admission to some of the world’s top universities such as the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Yale University and Imperial College upon completing their A-Levels. They have also gotten the award for 14 top in the world outstanding Cambridge Learner Award in the November 2019 series.

Cambridge A-Levels

Cambridge A-Levels

Intake

March & August

Duration

1.5 Years (18 Months) 

Subjects offered

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • English Literature
  • Accounting
  • Business 
  • Psychology

Indicative Tuition Fees (2021)

Local:

3 Subjects: RM 35, 690

4 Subjects: RM 44, 540

 

International:

3 Subjects: RM 30, 300

4 Subjects: RM 33, 000

MCKL provides a German A-Levels pathway for students who are interested in furthering their studies in Germany. There are many advantages of studying in Germany, the first being the low tuition fees and also their affordable living cost compared to the other European countries. MCKL also works with German Educare to ensure that students are proficient in the language.

 

Cambridge A-Levels (German Pathway)

Intake

January & August

Duration

1.5 Years (18 Months) 

Subjects offered

  • German Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Law 
  • Economics/Business
  • Psychology 

Indicative Tuition Fees (2021)

Local: RM38, 000

 

International: RM48, 000

Scholarships or Bursaries for A-Levels by MCKL

Category 

Requirement 

Scholarship Amount 

Assessment

Merit Scholarship 

9A+ or 10A (minimum 9A+)

100% Scholarship 

Interview 

Other Merit Scholarship 

5As and above 

Starting from RM1,000

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