Entry through working experience

Wawasan Open University’s (WOU) part-time study provides an ideal opportunity for adult learners to use their work experience to gain entry and obtain a tertiary qualification while retaining their job.

Through WOU, Loh Tzyy Yirng from Hong Seng Estate, Penang realised her aspiration to pursue a degree while being able to maintain her full-time employment. The 22-year-old administrative assistant has been working at a private college for over three years.

“I waited until I turned 21 so I could study for a degree at WOU through APEL using my working experience,” she said. “WOU is near my home and I knew about the university since I work in the education line. I chose WOU because of the part-time study and because the tutorials are only once a month, making it convenient for me.”

Tzyy Yirng enrolled for the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Human Resource Management (BBHR) programme and aims to elevate herself professionally through this degree. She said upon graduation, she wants to expand her horizons and secure a human resource job.

Another student is Sia Chai Ting from Kuching, Sarawak, who enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Banking and Finance (BBBF). The 23-year-old has been working with Maybank as a clerk for over three years and plans to become a banker. She opted for the programme to improve her knowledge of banking and finance through courses like Money and Banking, Banking and Financial Systems in Malaysia, Corporate Finance, and Business of Banking.

WOU offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for part-time study. These programmes include the Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in fields such as management, accounting, sales and marketing, psychology, logistics and supply chain management, construction management, and electronics.

Enrollment for the September intake is in progress. Those interested can take advantage of the special RM1,000 rebate for new students who register with WOU.
For details, log on to wou.edu.my or call WOU toll-free careline at 1-300-888-968 or WhatsApp 019-4749323. You can also visit their Info Day at the main campus and regional centres or support centres nationwide every Saturday and Sunday this month.