15 February 2015

Sunway University’s ADTP students celebrated Martin Luther King Day

Sunway University, 8083 miles away from the United States of America, celebrated Martin Luther King (MLK) Day with its American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) students setting up booths to raise awareness of this day.

MLK Day is an American federal holiday, which falls on the third Monday of January each year, to commemorate the birthday (January 15) of the African-American civil rights activist. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the US. This year MLK Day fell on 19 January.

From left: Ashley Chong Yee Teng, Marisa Ezrah Biusing and Ahmad Nurafiq

14 February 2015

Fantasy Food and Hotel Paradise at Sunway University

Sunway University Marketing Research Poster exhibition grew bigger and stronger! The 4th exhibition themed “Fantasy Food and Hotel Paradise” was the biggest showcase of students work thus far organised under Sunway University Business School (SUBS) with the combined effort from Department of Marketing and Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management.

This event exhibited 13 weeks of research work and findings completed by BSc (Hons) Business Studies, BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management and Diploma in Business Administration students. This project is assessed as part of their modules including Marketing Research, Marketing Communication, Revenue and Profit Management, and Hotel Accommodation Management.

Fioone Wong (last row, fourth from right) and the organising committee of the 4th Sunway University Marketing Research Poster Exhibition with Derek Ong (last row, third from left), Senior Lecturer from Department of Marketing (last row, third from left) and Rita Lo (last row, third from left), Teaching Fellow from the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management

12 February 2015

Learn Leadership Reflectively Using the Art Gallery Concept

Tired of essays and reports? Why not participate in an art gallery? 143 students from BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) Business Management and BSc (Hons) Business Studies did just that when they were assigned with the creative, reflective and experiential project “The Leadership Identity Journey”.

The project, part of their coursework for the Leadership module, was held during the August 2014 semester. The students worked together in small teams to design and create A1 size ‘poster collage quilts’ to demonstrate their understanding of leadership in a hands-on creative way. Their work was then exhibited through an art gallery approach at the Graduate Centre.

Tong Wei Leng, Tracy Tan Yoong Yoong, Kody Loh Yean Kei and Fioone Wong Siang Ning

7 February 2015

Financial Times ranks Lancaster MBA in world top 50 and first in the world in the teaching of Corporate Strategy.

Building on Sunway University’s successful collaboration with Lancaster University in delivering the MBA Dual Award programme, the recent Financial Times World MBA ranking has cemented this premier league MBA as Malaysia’s leading programme. In the 2015 Financial Times (FT) ranking, published on 26 January 2015, the Lancaster MBA has recorded strong progress, jumping 27 places to 50th in the world. This is a standout performance relative to other MBAs in Malaysia. Besides, the FT ranks the Lancaster MBA 9th in the United Kingdom (UK), and 18th in Europe.

As the Chinese saying goes, “Good Things Come in Double”, the FT World MBA Ranking has also ranked the Lancaster MBA 1st in the world in the teaching of corporate strategy. Other would class achievements of the Lancaster MBA as reported by the recent FT World MBA Ranking include 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for ‘aims achieved’, i.e. this is the only metric in the FT World MBA Ranking that measures what MBA alumni think of the quality of the course, and their experience being a student in the course. Moreover, Lancaster MBA also shows encouraging improvement in the areas of the weighted salary (up 10% on last year), career progress and placement success, and the international course experience measure which has made a substantial progress by 17 places.

Professor Sue Cox, Dean of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), praised her colleagues in the MBA team for their commitment to the programme; and congratulated the MBA alumni on their career success which propelled Lancaster’s rise in the rankings. She added: “Our improvement in the Financial Times ranking is down to an exceptional MBA programme which attracts excellent students and is delivered by world-leading faculty. It confirms our position as a leading global business school”.

At a recent MBA industry networking dinner at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Professor Brian Imrie, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies), of Sunway University announced this notable achievement. The dinner is part of Sunway University’s efforts to enhance the learning and employability prospects of students within the MBA dual award programme. For students present, the FT rankings confirmed they had made the right choice in selecting Malaysia's premier MBA. The dinner also featured a special talk by Professor Datuk Razali Mahfar on “Extraordinary Leadership and Strategic Management Competencies – Driving Sustainable Growth”.

For more information on the MBA Dual Award programme, please register a preview session. Alternatively, please call 03-7491 8701 or visit www.sunway.edu.my/mba. Easily accessible financial assistance for this top ranked programme makes this programme more attractive than ever.

Sunway Education Group and Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Donates RM50,000 to KPM

In view of the recent floods, described as one of the worst in our country’s history the Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation donated RM50,000 to the “Tabung Bantuan Banjir Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM)”. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University, presented the cheque to Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Education and Higher Learning Minister II at Putrajaya last week.

5 February 2015

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation & University Of Oxford Sign Academic Collaboration

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) signed a declaration with the University of Oxford, a leading British institution of higher education in the United Kingdom.

This statement of intent is to declare academic and cultural project collaborations between JCF and Oxford, which includes the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium in March 2015, held outside University of Oxford for the first time.

3 February 2015

American Degree Transfer Program Celebrates Thanksgiving

Sunway University’s Centre for American Education (CAE) in its annual Thanksgiving and Awards Ceremony hosted guests from the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the Industrial Advisory Board and American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) alumni. Present at the ceremony was YAM Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation who was recently appointed as Adjunct Teaching Fellow at CAE.

22 January 2015

Hats off to 759 Sunway University Graduates

Sunway University’s 759 graduating students celebrated its 2014 Graduation Ceremony in the presence of Chancellor Y.Bhg Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa recently. The annual event saw the conferment of diplomas and degrees to graduating students of the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Sunway Business School.

Professor Mark Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University was present to confer the University of Lancaster scrolls to the graduating students from the Communication, Computing, Psychology, Business, Hospitality and Tourism disciplines for the honours degree programmes by Sunway University, validated by Lancaster University.

20 January 2015

Sunway University Alumni Get Up Close and Personal

Sunway University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) welcomed its alumni members back recently for a sharing session with students. The informal gathering was meant to encourage networking and the exchanging of ideas. The working alumni were provided an opportunity to share insights of where they are in their careers and what they are doing. This opportunity indirectly serves as an avenue for them, the alumni to act as mentors to the students and to build relationships, creating a mutual benefit for all parties.

Professor Peter Heard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, in his welcome speech said, “Universities measured in a number of ways and the most common is the quality of research like Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford which are seen as top world class universities due to the quality and volume of research work conducted at these institutions. But I think what makes these universities stand out is the achievement of their graduates.”