KIGS CEO Dr Azaharaini Hj Mohd Jamil (L) and UTB’s Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Dr Hjh Noor Maya Hj Md Salleh (R) seen signing the agreement, with KIGS’s Acting Chairman Board of Directors Pg Hj Mohd Yamin Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Abdul Momin (C) as the witness. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Those who fell short of points to qualify for a business degree programme at University Teknologi Brunei (UTB) can supplement their scores through a foundation course offered by Kolej International Graduate Studies (IGS).

Both UTB and KIGS recently signed an agreement to officiate their collaboration in providing an undergraduate degree entry pathway for students with insufficient marks to pursue first degree at universities.

Under such partnership, both institutions will be providing a business degree bridging programme, where KIGS will give a 14-weeks course to equip students with basic knowledge, skills and exposure to study business courses at UTB.

Upon completion, students will proceed with their undergraduate degree courses at UTB.

KIGS’s CEO Dr Azaharaini Hj Mohd Jamil in his speech said that the bridging programme will benefit both UTB and KIGS as it helps increase the pool of students eligible to pursue studies with both institutions.

“In this programme, students are required to gain a deeper understanding of concepts such as economics, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, customer service, human resource, management, administration, communication, organisational leadership, entrepreneurship and much more,” he said.

KIGS CEO Dr Azaharaini Hj Mohd Jamil delivering his remarks. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

It can be concluded that studying business is very important, useful and gives opportunity for many options of careers to students since their place of work is not confined solely to business organisations,” the CEO said.

Additionally, the CEO also noted that the supply of business studies graduates will continue becoming necessary to the country, especially when Brunei is now focusing on building its own entrepreneurship eco-system to allow younger people to thrive in business.

The CEO signed the agreement on behalf of KIGS, while UTB was represented by its Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Dr Hjh Noor Maya Hj Md Salleh.

Witnessing the agreement was KIGS’s Acting Chairman Board of Directors Pg Hj Mohd Yamin Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Abdul Momin.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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