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Global Executive MBA launches in Malaysia

05 December 2013

The Lancaster Global Executive MBA is now taking its first recruits in Malaysia after a new programme was launched recently in partnership with Sunway University.

The launch was attended by guests from HR divisions of companies around Malaysia, and the first programme will run begin in March 2014.

Like its partner variants in Jordan and Zambia, this new Global Executive MBA programme is designed for ambitious professionals with the potential and desire to take their career to senior levels of management and leadership.

As a part-time programme it enables participants to further their managerial education while working – and the programme design also gives them flexibility to take modules in other locations where the Lancaster MBA is delivered. On completion of the degree, graduates will receive two certificates: one from Sunway University and one from Lancaster.

This new programme extends the productive partnership that Lancaster University has had with Sunway University since 2006, and combines Lancaster’s expertise in delivering post-experience programmes with Sunway University’s capacity to guide the transfer of this learning within the local business context.

The Chancellor of Sunway University, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, welcomed the new programme, saying that Sunway University was pleased to be continuously developing and offering quality programmes at Sunway University in partnership with Lancaster University.

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

Building on reputation

Professor Steve Bradley, Lancaster University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), said the new Malaysian programme would draw on the strong global reputation of the Lancaster MBA:

“The programme itself is also provided in the UK by our internationally recognised Management School, which is triple-accredited by the AACSB from the US, EQUIS (Europe) and the Association of MBAs. The faculty who will teach on the programme bring a wealth of experience, having taught the programme in Jordan, Singapore and Zambia.”

Professor Mark Shackleton, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies at LUMS, said, “The best MBAs have been able to teach executives flexible yet practical thinking tools that allow them to achieve complex goals in increasingly complex and strategic business areas. The Global MBA is developed in a way which will attract candidates from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, providing a rich and fertile context on which excellent faculty facilitators can build on, by drawing out learning and discussion during class contact time.

“The Global Executive MBA will provide students with invaluable integrative skills which are increasingly essential in a fast-changing world where barriers to management innovation can prevent organisations from competing effectively.”

For more information about the programme, see our Global Executive MBA webpages.

Further details are also available from Sunway University.

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