Career leap

WAWASAN Open University (WOU) stands out as an ideal choice for adult learners who are looking for a specialised Master of Business Administration (MBA) to elevate their professional status.

They can equip themselves with management and business skills specific to their career by taking up either an MBA in Construction Management (MBA-CM) or an MBA in Manufacturing and Production Management (MBA-MPM) at WOU.

The University makes it possible for learners to study via open distance learning (ODL) while they work, keeping them on the right track in their professional lives.

"Distance learning is helping my dream come true in obtaining a Master's degree, and WOU is the main pillar for my career enhancement by continuously keeping myself as the best prospect for my company," said Selvakumar Mariappa, who enrolled in MBA-CM to broaden his horizons.

An architectural coordinator from Puchong, Selvakumar believes the MBA-CM will help him to better understand the management aspects in the construction industry and other aspects as well especially the business side.

The MBA-MPM offers students a wide range of competencies beyond the general business management principles taught in ordinary MBAs.
This makes the programme ideal for professionals in the manufacturing sector, such as production and process engineers, quality control engineers, and facility engineers.

Currently pursuing his MBA-MPM studies at WOU, Gaura Hari Das Nallayan is a 30-year-old maintenance engineer at a manufacturing company that specialises in Scheduled Waste Management, and he firmly believes that the MBA will increase his professional competence and competitiveness in today's job market.

Enrolment for the August and September 2017 intake is now in progress.

To register for the Master's programmes at WOU, a Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of at least 2.5 or equivalent is required.

To find out more about WOU's programmes, log on to or call its toll-free Careline at 1-300-888-968 or WhatsApp 019-474 9323. Visit WOU Info Day at the Main Campus, Regional Centres, and Support Centres nationwide every Saturday and Sunday in August and September.