“I have always wanted to go to Australia to study once I had completed my high school studies, however, when I saw that HELP University has very good articulation arrangements with most of the universities in Australia, I decided to spend a year studying the Bachelor of Business programme before transferring to Australia. The programme was very affordable, and by doing so I helped my family financially, by saving a substantial amount,” says Foong Wing Yan, a HELP Distinction Scholarship Award student.
Wing Yan who has always wanted to study at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), met up often with a UNSW international officer who came frequently to Malaysia to recruit students. She would ask her for advice, and was told about the UNSW Business School High Achievers Scholarship. She saw the poster advertising this scholarship in the student placement centre in HELP and decided to apply for it. Her dreams came true when she was told to login to the portal to check the scholarship results. She won a scholarship worth AUD $10,000 to pursue the Bachelor of Commerce degree, double major in Financial Economics and Finance.
“I’m very happy and very grateful to my family, and lecturers who have helped me during my studies at HELP,” says Wing Yan, who is extremely good with numbers, and has a photographic memory when it comes to car number plates, and mobile phone numbers. “I liked most of my lecturers at HELP. They were helpful, friendly, entertaining, and strict if they had to be. My favourite subject was Marketing. I won a Book Prize for Principles of Marketing (MKT 101) course.”
When asked what sort of advice she would give to her fellow students, the pretty lass who was a student at SMK Assunta, and Methodist College said: “Don’t procrastinate or it will all start going downhill. Prepare in advance, and set yourself a goal. If you want a CGPA of 4, you need to achieve it no matter what.” Wing Yan leaves for Sydney after Chinese New Year.
For students interested in pursuing a degree and career in accounting, finance, business and hospitality, HELP University’s Faculty of Business, Economic and Accounting offers degrees that are highly recognised by industry partners and professional bodies, giving them advantages when they graduate, as they are able to gain exemptions and recognition when applying to professional bodies. The programme is also recognized by most Australian universities for credit transfer.
HELP University’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Honours) degree is recognised by four professional bodies. This is a testimony to the educational quality provided by this faculty. Not all universities in this world despite their status, have their accounting degrees recognized for credit exemptions by ACCA, CPA Australia, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
The Bachelor of Business (Finance)(Honours) programme is also accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA examinations.
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree are also eligible to apply for Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit with the Society of Actuaries (SOA) of the United States of America if they receive the acceptable score in the VEE approved courses.
The Financial Planning Association of Malaysia also awards exemption for their Module 3, for students who have completed the Bachelor of Business (Finance)(Honours) degree. They will then only be required to complete 3 more modules to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification.
The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) grants maximum exemptions to graduates of the following HELP University business degrees: Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and Bachelor of Business (Finance)(Honours). Graduates of these two degrees are only required to complete the final stage of the MAICSA International Qualifying Scheme (IQS) programme by examination.
HELP University is also the only university in the world to have a 2+1 articulation programme with the University of Queensland, which was ranked 46 by QS World University Rankings. Students are able to transfer into University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Commerce (2+1), Bachelor of Business Management (2+1), Bachelor of Economics (1.5 + 1.5), and Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (1.5 + 1.5)
Besides the University of Queensland, students are able to transfer to many universities in Australia and New Zealand, as well as well as the United Kingdom to continue their studies.
Many students from the faculty who have transferred overseas to continue their studies have had proud moments and stories to share with us.
For those pursuing their degrees wholly at HELP University, many have not only been awarded scholarships and bursaries from HELP, but also from organisations and companies.
For STPM and UEC graduates who are interested to pursue a business or accounting or finance degree, HELP University provides a 30% waiver on tuition fees for STPM graduates, and a 25% waiver on tuition fees for UEC graduates. There is also a 50% waiver on tuition fees for those interested to pursue a Hospitality Management or Tourism Management degree.
HELP University also provides various scholarships such as the School Achiever Scholarship Awards (SASA) to outstanding students who have displayed excellent leadership and academic results. Other scholarships available are Distinction, Merit, and the Principal’s List Award Scholarships. Furthermore, HELP University’s programmes are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and all HELP University’s business diploma and degree programmes are listed in the loan list of PTPTN.
For more information on HELP University’s Business programmes, please visit our website www.help.edu.my for more information. Or call us at 03-27162000.