Does a College Degree Still Matter?
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AGAINST his parents’ advice, John Ng joined the workforce with just a certificate from his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) (O-Level) exams 13 years ago.
It was a decision that lacked foresight, as he has come to realise.
“A college degree is a ‘must’ for job promotions in an established organisation, especially an international company, ” he said.
Having acquired over a decade of work experience, the 30-year-old is currently holding a job as a salesperson at an international technology company.
“Had I listened to my parents, I would have been able to reach the managerial level and earned better pay, ” he said.
But all is not lost for John Ng, who aspires to achieve career advancement and climb the corporate ladder.
Under his wife’s encouragement, he began researching tertiary courses and finally signed up for the Bachelor of Business Administration, a programme in collaboration with the Paris Graduate School of Management, France - Flexible Learning programme at Mantissa College
A part-time programme covers a duration of a minimum of two years.
Having completed the course, John Ng will graduate this year with a feather in his cap – he was recently announced the top student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.98.
Looking back on his journey with Mantissa College, John Ng expressed appreciation for the lectures that were conducted virtually via the college’s MORE Portal learning management system.
“I saved a lot of time, especially since I did not need to rush to campus after office hours. Even if I missed a class, I could access the recorded lectures anytime, anywhere, ” he said.
With 30% of the assessment based on assignments, of which 20% are allocated for quizzes, John Ng emphasised the importance of being disciplined.
Thanks to Mantissa’s learning schedule, he said learners could study at a pace that offered a balance to their lives.
“It was very well-planned and allowed us to juggle our work and studies without having to sacrifice much of our weekends.
“I usually make use of Saturdays to do course discussions and assignments, so I have Sundays to rest and spend quality time with my family, ” he shared.
The college’s Principal Dr William Chua lauded John Ng for his efforts to upskill himself and his positive attitude, which he hopes more working adults would emulate.
“They need to be proactive and independent as all study materials are ready in the learning management system. Students can log in to study before classes, ” she said.
Dr William Chua added that education breeds confidence and pays the best interest as “it stays with us for an infinite time”.
“When you further your studies, it may turn out to be a journey of reflection where you get to know your weaknesses and ‘sharpen the saw’, ” he said, taking inspiration from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
At Mantissa College, we deliver the Bachelor of Business Administration programme, a programme in collaboration with Paris Graduate School of Management, France. Meaning that students will have the opportunity to study with us here at Mantissa College, in Malaysia and get an accredited French Qualification.
This BBA programme enables post-secondary school applicants, (applicants who graduated from O-Level) with five (5) credits to apply directly into the Degree (BBA) programme, without the need of going through a foundation or Diploma programme.
Mantissa College’s BBA program boasts a dynamic global network of more than 80,000 alumni. One recent alumnus, Ms Cathy, says, “I took the 3-years Bachelor of Business Administration course right after my SPM (O-Level) without needed to go through Foundation or Diploma programme. The syllabus teaches me the basics elements needed in the business field. The programme also enables me to learn from real people with real problems. Thanks to the diverse and up-to-date programme syllabus, I am now capable of taking up more projects because I had been exposed to a wider perspective on handling matters from my learning experience.”
Certainly, evidence attests to the tremendous value of the BBA Programme. Between its focus on this learning style and many other desirable attributes, Mantissa College’s Bachelor of Business Administration offers an invaluable inside edge for aspiring business leaders
i) Scan a copy of your SPM / O-Level / STPM / A-Level Results
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