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Old 15-04-2006, 03:23 AM   #31
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my sibling's experience

1. Degree offer: Honors Business Administration

2. Offering University: The University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard...ol_of_business

3. Local institue: Canada

4. Duration of Course: Full Time (4yrs), take more course finish faster

5: Cost: Yr 3 and Yr 4 each around CA$18,000 back then
(cheaper before Businessweek release IVEY is 2nd to Havard Biz school in producing Case studies)
for current rate check here
http://www3.registrar.uwo.ca/FinancialServices/Fees.cfm
Living expenses: CA$500 amth.
(shared Housing but your own room = CA$200 a mth then maybe now CA$250?)
(Food not shared = CA$30 a week)
Internet DSL (100 GigaByte) 1 mth is around CA$30 after tax.
Books: not cheap suggest import from Singapore
Alot of case study, and they are expensive. around CA$100 each folder.


5. Course Contents:

HBA yr 1
Managerial Accounting & Control
Finance
Management Communications
Management Science
Marketing
Microeconomics for Managers
Operations
Management Behavior I
Strategic Analysis & Action I

HBA yr 2
take Electives from these areas Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Management Communications, Management Science & Information Systems, Managerial Accounting & Control, Marketing, Operations, Management Behavior, or others like Biz Law.

Experience:
semi-countryside feeling at times can see wild animals at house backyard
Near Toronto and Niagara Falls, great weekend getaway
alot of HongKong students doing MBA.
Alot of smart peole, did not study hard can pass with C but cannot get good grades like A and B.
Weather: 1 advise it is the windchill that makes things bad, no wind, it can go below -10C and it can still feel alright! When it is snowing it feel warmer when snow melts it feels much colder. Near the coast is not as cold as central Canada. 95% of the the time you are indoors, have heat! A chance to try skiing and dress in winter fashion!
Work: Then can only work on Campus. Librarian jobs (get paid to study).

Reputation: 2nd to Harvard BSchool in producing Case Studies in North America. Winner of 2005 Case Study Competition
http://www.nus.edu.sg/cerebration/
"According to Business Week Ivey’s global reach is a key element in the school's success: "Ivey is the largest producer of case studies after Harvard Business School and leads the world in output of Asian case studies."
http://www.londonedc.com/locatinginl...ducation/ivey/
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Old 16-04-2006, 05:52 AM   #32
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Experiences from a good friend.

1. Degree offer: BA in Business
Summa Cum Laude -- GPA is 3.900 or higher.
Magna Cum Laude -- GPA is 3.700-3.899.
Cum Laude -- GPA is 3.5000-3.699.

2. Offering University: University of Arizona ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52810414854 )
Part of the Public Ivies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Ivies
http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/type/nt/2.html
Tier 1 Uni in top 100 Entrepreneur College
ranked 76 in Shanghai Jiaotong University Ranking
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ranking.htm

3. Local institue: Arizona (Grand Canyon State), USA

4. Duration of Course: Full Time 120 credits to graduate for 1 major.

5: Cost (current) : 12 credits or more at fix rate of US$6,840.73 per semester
summer rate is at 33% off however it does not cap at 12 credits.

Living expenses: US$700+
Most apartment have a pool.
Books: not cheap suggest import from Singapore
DSL (speed 3Mbps, unlimited) + Phone(local unlimited) = US$60 after tax, DSL Modem is free. rate will go up, you need to call in every 6mths or 12mths to review rate. They want to keep customer they will give U the low rate. Just need to tell them, "I don't internet often!"
Mobile Phone = check out www.bensbargains.net or www.letstalk.com
often can get free phone plus $$$ back for 1 yr or 2 yr contract. However all Phones are Locked.

5. Course Contents:
Freshman yr
General Education like Math, English, History, Psychology etc.
(with transfer credits no need to take Maths and some general education)

Sophomore yr
More Math and introduction to Major courses
(transfer credits skipped Maths and some intro classes)

Junior Year
Take Core courses and some electives

Senior Year
Mainly Electives and project

Experience:
Must fight for Transfer credits, keep visiting advisor and some get more than 30 credits transfered!
Very common for Biz major to do double major or even triple! common for overseas student to take 18 to 21credits.
very hot in summer that is why fees are reduced. Alot of students from CA. More Koreans than Japanese on Campus.
Can find malaysian resturant there, however it is expensive.
Don't stay in Dorm, alot of partying! Back then alot of ppl smoking grass, clothes stink! Alot of things going in Dorm if you mix with Americans. for guys, you get get lucky if you are invited over at night!
very very beautiful night alot of stars.
Working: only can work for 20hrs a week, summer can work for 40hrs a week. Can find easy job as Librarian, or working in Computer Lab. Tired both, can study and make money at the same time. Hint: Can work more than 20hrs, underground cash trade!

Buying things: Black Friday (day after Thanxgiving have alot of good deals, little stuff free after rebates like a pack of 50CDs or 50DVD+-R or photopaper or wireless card or 245MB flash drive). Those IT crazy ppl can get HDD very cheap or DVD players as low as US$10; Photoprinter can go as low as US$50 (usual $170). These days you off and on you can find deals on Bestbuy, CompUSA, Staples with such deals. Only catch is you need to wait for 6weeks to get rebates back.

Credit Cards: Once you get your SNN easy to apply for Credit Cards, you can pay school fees with credit card and earn pts or cash back.

Mall: Often go to Arizona Mill in PHX like 90mins drive, good deals on shoes if you like Kenneth Cole. Mens shoes can get as low as US$30 and ladies as low as US$20.

Movies: buy 1 student ticket and stay for 2 or 3 movies! Must sneak around!

Shopping tips:
Remember to keep receipt if price go down in two weeks, show your receipt and U get difference back.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona
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Old 29-04-2006, 12:49 AM   #33
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Experiences from a good friend.

1. Degree offer: BS in Electrical Engineering
Cum Laude ---- GPA 3.4
Magna Cum Laude --- GPA 3.6
Summa Cum Laude --- GPA 3.8

2. Offering University: Auburn University

3. Local institue: Alabama , USA

4. Duration of Course: SP entry that time in a quarter Semester system. Finished in 2 yrs
Obtain around 35 credits transfered.


5: Cost (current) : $15448

Living expenses: US$500+ (back in 2001)
Books: not cheap suggest import from Singapore

5. Course Contents:
Freshman yr
General Education like Math, English, History, Psychology etc.
(with transfer credits no need to take Maths and some general education)

Sophomore yr
More Math and introduction to Major courses
(transfer credits skipped Maths and some intro classes)

Junior Year
Some EE courses transferred
Take Core courses and some electives

Senior Year
Mainly Electives and project

Experience:
Can joint study group offer by International student Office. When you get a A for the class U get some $$$ (vary from US$500 to US$1000).
Then hard to find Asian Food.. need to drive 1hr to get rice.
near alot of nature.. relaxing..
No Singaporean studying there.. all friends are from Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #34
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1) Title of degree: Master of Public Health

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning) - Not applicable

3) Awarding university: University of Melbourne

4) Length of course: 1.5 years full time or complete within 5 years part time. I took 3 years not counting my year of leave.

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Part-time / Full-time

6) Costs
Funded under the Commonwealth Supported Places ( previously known as HECs) for the amount of 8k, and partially funded by employer.

Review:
Assessments :some examinable and some are assignment based. I made a big mistake of taking the crash course without any previous A level math but I finished the statistics module in 6 months instead of a year. They have now banned students from taking that route.

Frequency of classes: at least two-three days per week . That is if you can squeeze tuts and lectures into one day.

Lecturers : some are former/current WHO consultants with extensive experience in disease control. Most have experience in the public health system and are known in their fields.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:31 PM   #35
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Tltle of Degree
Bachelor Of Science in Physics

Awarding institution
San Jose State

On campus

Full time Course

4 years

40-50K a year

Fully taught/lectures format

http://singaporeboysg.blogspot.com/2...r-5-years.html
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #36
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hi all :)

1) Bachelor of Computer Sciences And Information Systems

2) Faculty of Computer Sciences

3) Cairo University

4) 4 Years

5) Method of delivery:
Full-time
On-campus
Fully-taught + Self Learning

6) almost $5,000 for the whole 4 years together ...

actually i've graduated in the faculty i mentioned ,, and the only thing i had to do , is going through my life with a my intent in self motivate/learn/courage ... coz world around someone is moving , u gotta take ur own life , with ur own arms buddy ...
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Old 22-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #37
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Master of Business Administration

1) Title: Master of Business Administration
(Recognize by MOE)

2) Offering institute: SIC

3) Awarding university: Victoria University, Australia

4) Length of course: 1 to 2 yrs depending on individual clearing of exam

5) Delivery method: Part-time, Fully-taught

6) Costs:course fees appox $25k. Textbooks and notes not incl. in course fees, you can steal, rob they don't care....

Ranking:

World Universities : Rank 832. Continent Ranking (Top Oceania) : 34

Admission Requirements:

Entry requirements: Recognized First Degree
With minimum 2 years Supervisory / Managerial experience

Delivery and Assessment:

Before the intensive block lectures, students are required to read the entire textbook (or two).

The lectures consists taught personally by VU's professors flown into S'pore from AUST and Tutor assist by Local Lecturers.

Part Time Lesson only, Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and SUN 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lessons are usually a mix of taught materials, class/group discussions, and case studies.

The lecturers have vast practical knowledge in their respective fields and all are PhD....but they're rather stingy when giving out exams tips ( or at least during my study it is so, or when given covers almost the entire textbook too .... // fainted) .

Depending on lecturers some module has mid-term test on the 3rd lectures. A post-course assignment (written project either personal or group at time its both) is given at the end of the lectures and is due 2 to 3 days before the day of the final exams.

Typically, students VU-MBA programme need to operate on a very hectic 12-weeks cycle. (with min. 2 heavy module or max. 4 modules)

But do take note that this schedule is very tight and not always possible due to the schedule of the professors. 18 months is more likely, though it may stretch up till 24 months.

Modules are split :
1st Sem - 4 modules
2nd Sem - 2 modules
3rd Sem - 2 modules
4th Sem - 4 modules


12 months (Full Time / Part Time)
The Victoria University’s MBA consists of 2 parts – a SIC-conducted Postgraduate Diploma and the VU MBA proper.

The Postgraduate Diploma modules consists of:
(Very difficult to get exemption, unless you're luckier than all of us)
  • Organisation Change Management
  • Work & Organisation Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
The MBA proper consists of:
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Strategic Management & Business Policy
  • Economics for Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Finance
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Management
GRADES FOR UNITS USING GRADED ASSESSMENT
HD High Distinction 80%-100%
D Distinction 70%-79%
C Credit 60%-69%
P Pass 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%


Note:
Taking part time MBA, be prepare to give up all night-out clubbing and meeting friends. Because our weekends are always burned.
1-week before the exam date, you will see some students burning their whole day in library trying very hard to read all notes including text books.

Good Luck...
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Old 30-06-2010, 07:50 AM   #38
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After o'levels, I believe the students these days have many different choices. It's one of those times you have to make a decision for yourself. For me, I chose a polytechnic diploma after deciding that i didn't really want to do the A'levels syllabus. Unfortunately, I didn't do well enough to qualify for local universities. My gpa was only 3.03 but these days, overseas universities are very open in taking in Singaporean students with diploma (having met certain criteria, of course)

I'm in no way representing the school, but only speaking purely based on my personal experience in the course I enrolled in.

For my course, I managed to get a year worth of exemptions because my gpa hit at least 3.0. This meant that I would be awarded an honours degree within 2 years. I understand that there are many students holding a diploma with results like mine are usually caught in a very sticky situation. If it's within your means, I really highly recommend University of Southampton (TOP 15-20 in UK). I also applied for other UK universities but most of them only gave me half a year exemption. With the pound rate down, it's a worthy consideration especially in comparison to australian university.




1) Title of Course: Bsc(Hons) Accounting and Finance

3) University of Southampton

4) Length of course

5) Method of delivery: Fully-taught on campus

6) Costs: approx. 50K SGD/year (incl. accommodation, school fees and daily expenses)


if you do want any more info, do no hesitate to pm me. Don't worry I'm not a sales person for this program. I'm a soon to be graduate (july 2010) and I know how it feels after graduating from poly, not knowing where to go. I took months to figure out and thus, would like to offer my experiences to those who need help
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EduTrust Certification Status of Private Education Institutions

EduTrust (Validity Period: 4 Years)
The EduTrust award is given to a private education institution for having achieved satisfactory to commendable performance in key areas of management and the provision of educational services.

S/N. PEI's Name
1 AT-SUNRICE ACADEMY
2 EAST ASIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
3 ERC INSTITUTE
4 JAMES COOK AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING
5 PARKWAY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH
6 PSB ACADEMY
7 SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
8 SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
9 TMC ACADEMY

http://www.cpe.gov.sg/cos/o.x?c=/cpe...trust&type=et2

Six criteria for EduTrust certification:

- Management commitment and responsibilities
- Corporate governance and administration
- External recruitment agents
- Student protection and support services
- Academic processes and assessment of students
- Quality assurance, monitoring and results[/b]

http://www.cpe.gov.sg/cos/o.x?c=/cpe...c=view&rid=256
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Old 23-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #40
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1) Title of degree:
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning):
NIL

3) Awarding university:
University of California, Berkeley

4) Length of course
4 years. Had to take minimum units every semester to drag it that long though. Don't rush through college, it's the best times of your life. Enjoy!!

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Full-time
-- b) On-campus
-- c) Fully-taught
As another user mentioned, its so easy to skip lectures and self-study when you feel like it. Most classes are webcasted, and the material is usually posted online as well. So you can study own-time-own-target.

6) Costs
~$40k USD / year, inclusive of housing, food, etc. About $20k is for tuition/school related stuff.


For those interested in engineering, Berkeley is definitely a school to look at. Others include MIT and Stanford (together they all make up the top 3), however between these schools it'll just come down to personal preference. Berkeley and Stanford are in California, meaning the weather is great, while MIT is regularly regarded as more depressing (and also has much higher suicide rates). However, MIT is usually ranked as #1 in most engineering fields, so that is also a factor. When comparing Berkeley and Stanford, Stanford is a private school and will hold your hand more in terms of academics and is known for its grade inflation (e.g. its much easier to get a higher GPA). Berkeley, on the other hand, is known for it's grade deflation and harsh curves, especially in engineering (average GPA is fixed at 2.7-2.9 for many classes, so even if you do well on an exam but your peers do better, you'll get a bad grade). But the deciding factor should be the atmosphere -- Stanford is more clean, traditional, and preppy, while Berkeley is pretty crazy and unique (it has a very rich history of protests, etc. But watch out for homeless bums around campus!). All in all, you'll have a great college experience regardless of which you choose, but definitely visit if you have the choice to see what lifestyle you want to have.

In terms of quality of professors, I don't think anyone can dispute that they're top notch. However, you can't rely on great professors to make you a great student. You really need to make an effort to go to office hours and talk to the professors / GSI (graduate student instructors) if you want to get to know them. However, at the same time you can not even go to class and just study on your own and get stellar results as well. Either way, you can't expect to be spoon fed and need to take an active role in maximizing your education (if you need to be pushed and checked up on regularly, try Stanford).

For syllabus and frequency of classes, it's totally up to you. You'll have a counselor to help plan your schedule for each semester, and you can go as fast/slow as you want, granted you're capable of it. There is a lot of flexibility in both the type of classes as well as timings. I had a lot of friends schedule all their classes from morning to night on Tuesday/Thursday, so they'd have a 4-day weekend every week as well as Wednesdays off. It just comes down to how creative you are and what requirements you need to fulfill before graduating.

Berkeley (as well as Stanford) is very highly regarded in engineering, and it really helps that it is located right next to Silicon Valley. If you study Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) and do well, you'll get many job offers from companies in the area without even applying or looking; they'll find you! There is also a 5-year master's program for EECS, where you transition straight from your 4th year into your master's, without needing to take the GREs/move/disrupt etc.

Hope this was helpful!
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At the end of term two years ago I boarded a plane at Heathrow bound for Taiwan. I was just settling into my seat when the passenger who would be sitting next to me arrived. He was flustered, and very angry. He had just been charged almost £300 for excess baggage and couldn't understand why the airport staff were being so mean. "I am only a young student, I don't have that money," he pleaded. But here's the rub. The check-in staff had in fact offered him the chance to delay his return flight so that he could go home and repack, and they were willing to fly him home a day later at no extra cost, which I thought was really quite generous.

I asked him why he didn't take up the offer. "Where would I stay, I have checked out of my residence," he replied. "What about your friends?" I asked, but he just shrugged, and said: "No, that's not possible, I can't stay anywhere." I was dumbstruck. The friends I made at university have been my friends for life. I couldn't understand that this young graduate had just spent three years living in London and he didn't have a single friend that he could call on to save adding £300 to his student debt.

The issue here is clearly one of integration – the university that my fellow passenger had attended had completely failed him in this respect. Dominic Scott, chief executive of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), says the attention universities pay to integration is patchy but that the rise in student satisfaction surveys over the past two to three years is creating awareness of the issues and in many institutions additional efforts are now being made. "Many recognise that it is very important that integration takes place within the first few weeks. If students haven't found other international and UK friends by then, it may well not happen for them at all during the rest of the year. The good universities put a lot of time into orientation, mentoring and volunteering programmes in the first few weeks – all of which can really help bring students (and the local community) together."

Scott would most likely approve of the welcome programme run by Adrienne Clarke, director of the international office at the University of East London (UEL). When I spoke to Clarke she painted a vivid picture of two contrasting first days at university. On the one hand you have the UK student who is often brought to the university during the day by their family. The boot of the car is stuffed with home comforts, the duvet is in there, some saucepans, maybe a telly, food, drink, you name it. And then there is the international student whose flight lands late at night. They are alone, 5,000 miles from home, with just one case of clothes in a country that is much colder than where they've come from.

UEL has introduced a range of measures to ease this difference. The programme starts with pre-departure briefings, so that students can meet face to face with representatives from the university to get answers to basic questions about what they need to bring with them. "They ask basic stuff like 'Do I need to bring a rice cooker' and we say 'No, you can buy them here'," Clarke says.

The next step is their airport pickup service and five-day welcome programme, which Clarke says helps to settle the young international students. "We give them duvet sets and a backpack of goodies. They love it. There is a phonecard in there because their mobiles often aren't set up to work here and some snacks." Interspersed between talks on using the library, avoiding plagiarism and using correct citation and referencing, they run trips to the local supermarket, explain the complexities of Transport for London's Oyster card, and help the students register with a doctor. "We don't want them to have to miss lectures because they are off setting up bank accounts," says Clarke.

And because all of these things take so long, to prevent endless queuing they divide the students into small groups and run simultaneous social activities: while one group is enrolling another is learning circus skills, or salsa. It helps break the ice. The five-day welcome programme run for the international students elides seamlessly with a three-day programme for the home students so by the end of the five days the two groups are well mixed.

The campus at the University of Falmouth is much smaller, and their intake of international students far lower, so they are able to deal with the students' logistical problems much more quickly and rely on the internet a lot more. UKCISA cite the university's online handbook as an example of best practice. Their International manager, Stuart Westhead says his team use a combination of their own online material and Facebook to give prospective students a full and rounded picture of student life in Cornwall.

Falmouth's official website carries all the important formal information, but after that they then allow the students to do the rest of the talking. Westhead explained that they used to run their own inhouse chatroom but it was superseded by the rise in social media. "We look at their Facebook page and it's so lively, they post wonderful images of their experience in Cornwall, so we let them get on with it." The Facebook page is used by alumni, prospective and current students and Westhead says allowing the students to do things their own way is best, although he advises current students to refer prospective students to the international office when important questions come up.

Alongside a range of podcasts teaching research and essay writing skills, Sheffield Hallam university has produced a podcast to guide its international students from Manchester airport to Sheffield. As well as giving them directions it tells them what to expect and how to behave. "It says things like 'You will need to convince the immigration officer that you are a student, so get your offer letter out now'," says international student support officer Andrew Bromley.

Bromley organises scores of social events each year to help international students settle in, including a scheme called Local Friends, which he says is hugely popular: "We've got a database of about 50 local families who are keen to meet people from around the world. It's up to the host how they spend their time. They might meet for a coffee, or show them their favourite place in Sheffield, or invite them into their home. Sometimes the host families get involved because they have children that are learning languages, sometimes they just want the experience of meeting people from different cultures."

Bromley encourages home students to organise social events for the visitors. He says students in events management and public relations have been particularly keen to get involved in the past, as well as English language students who are considering teaching English as foreign language. "At Christmas international students are often alone, but last year we organised more than 20 events for them. This year we held a big Christmas Day dinner which more than 70 students attended."

UKCISA's Scott makes a compelling argument as to why the work done by international student support workers like Clarke, Westhead and Bromley is so important: "Increasingly those universities and colleges that invest in ensuring international students integrate well, make best use of the facilities and gather both British and other nationality friends tend to be most successful in recruiting others. These integration activities are not just nice to have, they are an essential part of differentiating between institutions. Figures and all research show that proper integration, which enables students to leave university with UK friends as well as a UK degree makes the difference between them being averagely satisfied customers to firm advocates of your institution."
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Old 21-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #42
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I studied business at the university of auckland last year.

That very year, the business school decided to come up with a new way of teaching business. Sounded very chim.

After experiencing it for one year, i can say that it is very ineffective. They basically give you high level articles to read, which they admit not even managers will read normally. First year students, dont even know what the terms are, are expected to read and understand these articles.

Coursework consists of 10 MCQs per week and "application exercises". Thats it...completely not relevant to the real business world at all. In the real world you dont get asked to draw concept maps leh...

End result? Mass failures everywhere. The number i heard was 40% failed the first semester. Most students had absolutely no idea what they were supposed to be learning.

Also student accomodation services...CMI....they appear very professional in emails, in person its another story. At the start they told us to report if there is anything wrong with the housing. So i report some things lor. Then the first time i met the staff, they act dulan around me....and later i found out its because i reported those things.

Also no attempt at integration at all .They just hold one BBQ at start of sem + one dinner at end of sem...thats it...lol...
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After experiencing it for one year, i can say that it is very ineffective. They basically give you high level articles to read, which they admit not even managers will read normally. First year students, dont even know what the terms are, are expected to read and understand these articles.

Coursework consists of 10 MCQs per week and "application exercises". Thats it...completely not relevant to the real business world at all. In the real world you dont get asked to draw concept maps leh...
Case method?
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Thanks for sharing. It is really very nice to know about your experiences. I really found so many interesting things here.
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UNISA Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Media Management

hello friends,

just want to highlight this program from UNISA - Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Management in Kaplan Singaopre, is a 15 month degree program, 100% taught by the staffs from UNISA, they will fly in to Singapore for lesson. 100% assignment no exam. do check it out at kaplan website.
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