Learning and doing are intertwined. Our MBA students had the chance to interview Mr Fairuz Iqma Zubir and Ms Liyana, franchisees of McDonalds and Dave’s Deli respectively. This learning was two pronged: it enabled MBA students the opportunity to carry out qualitative interviews while learning about the franchising journey – the arduous foundational effort put in by franchisees and the challenges of sustaining the business
An ideal way of learning about strategy and strategic management at the MBA level is to take up a real-world case study. QIU’s MBA students who were taking a course on strategy did exactly that to fulfil part of their course requirements. The students visited the Hi-5 Academy tuition centre to generate bold new strategies for the business. At the end of the course, the students presented two competing proposals on ways to take the business forward.
MR YEOW JOO YUN
Mr Yeow Joo Yun, Regional Head of Legal, Compliance and Secretariat of Tokio Marine Asia Ltd brought his legal and senior executive experience to bear on and led a discussion on the topic “Building People or Building Businesses” with our MBA students.
MR FELIX NATHAN
Mr Felix Nathan, former Managing Director of Sibelco (Malaysia) and Sibelco (Thailand), took the MBA students through his personal journey from Assistant Manager to Managing Director – and showed us how he used theory to substantiate people managing practices.
MR ROSDEN HJ RAHMAT
Mr Rosden Hj Rahmat, General Manager of Human Capital Function, UMW Toyota spoke about the future of the human capital function and shared ways in which human capital and organisational goals were combined.
MR. CHANDRA BOSE
Regional Manager of Biosensor Interventional Mr Chandra Bose enlightened our students on how Performance Management can be the lynchpin of effective people-management processes.
THE STAR OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARD (SOBA)
The Learning Series provides an ideal platform to meet with and engage with industry leaders. These included Mr WH Leong, CEO of Excelvite, who spoke passionately about the forward-thinking leadership ideas and principles he practices.
MR SAM KON
Mr Sam Kon, Lazada Club Perak Trainer and Seller Ambassador, took the MBA students through a ‘psychology of e-commerce’ group activity.
THE PITCHA PROJECT
Lim Yuet Kim (aka “Kim” Musician, composer, conductor, the guitarist behind “Ola Bola” and the Co-founder of The Picha Project, The Picha Project) took us through the exciting journey of starting a social business called The Picha Project (now PichaEats) and the social issues addressed by their successful food catering business
DR SHANTI MUNIANDY
Dr Shanti Muniandy, Senior Human Resource Manager from Camfil (M) Sdn Bhd discussed issues and challenges for human resource management in the new millennium, paving the way MBA students to reimagine human resource functions in the future.
Conducted in collaboration with UTP, post graduate students participated in a series of qualitative research workshops attended by 35 – 80 postgraduate students from several other universities located in northern Malaysia