MSU’s flexible learning APEL returns opportunities lost due to education being put on hold

KNOWLEDGE is the currency of the 21st-century economy, and meeting the ever-increasing need for qualified, highly skilled workers is the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Introduced and approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, APEL widens access to higher education for adult learners who have a rich work experience, but lack academic qualifications.

The APEL C pathway provides credit transfer for entry into diploma programmes right up to PhD.

APEL C, or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning via Credit Transfer, allows assessment of credits against matching modules in a programme of study. Once an APEL C applicant’s competency level is determined, those credits can shorten his or her entire study duration considerably, saving time and money.

For example, an applicant presenting only SPM for a university entrance application would usually qualify for diploma studies only. With APEL C, it is possible to pursue a bachelor’s degree directly.

As one of Malaysia’s top universities, Management & Science University (MSU) is focused on developing and delivering quality human capital in national and global critical-need areas, such as medicine, health sciences, pharmacy, information sciences and engineering.

MSU offers breakthrough ways for working adults wishing to further their studies, with a wide range of programmes being offered with the student’s convenience, as well as their educational and professional backgrounds in mind.

Lifelong learners from all walks of life may access MSU’s range of undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes, and choose from a variety of study modes to fit their situation best – whether to attend classes on weekdays, weekends or in the evenings, or to opt for virtual learning that runs via video conference supported by online discussion.

MSU comprises the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, International Medical School, School of Pharmacy, School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Hospitality and Creative Arts, School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate School of Management.

MSU prioritises student development to enhance graduate employability. Its highly qualified academics and visiting professors support a holistic curricular framework that further delivers compelling learning experiences.

Blending technical vocational education and training with traditional academic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure. Among the best in the region, the university’s programmes of study are meticulously crafted to enhance graduate potential, producing graduates that are a popular pick among employers.

With 98.7% of its graduates successfully securing employment within six months of graduation, MSU is ranked by the Higher Education Ministry as Malaysia’s #1 for graduate employability.

MSU is also rated by the ministry as a SETARA Tier-5 Excellent Status University and ranked as The Most Entrepreneurial Private University in Malaysia

The success of MSU is due to the university’s award-winning academic programmes meeting stringent standards of local and international bodies.

MSU’s accreditors include the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, United Kingdom’s Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges & Universities, Japan’s Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow and the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities.

MSU is also ranked in the Top 100 among the world’s top young universities, Top 200 among Asia’s best universities, Top 301+ for Graduate Employability Ranking and Top 601+ for University Impact.

Ranked by both Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE), MSU’s world rankings place it in the top 47% of the world’s best universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

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