Moving with the ever changing landscape of the education sector, KPMG, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Taylor’s Business School jointly welcomed the first batch consisting of seven students to the EXEC Track programme on December 5, 2012 at KPMG, Damansara. With a purpose to identify and nurture talent, all three organisations; KPMG, CIMA and Taylor’s Business School aim to equip students with the best in academic and professional education armed with skill sets through the EXEC Track programme.
“Talent is what we look for and this is a big challenge for many corporations. Our vision is to provide students with an opportunity to graduate with a degree qualification, a professional qualification and an offer letter to begin their career. We hope for the success of the EXEC Track programme and appreciate the students’ parents for taking that step to enrol their children for this programme,” exclaimed Venkkat Ramanan, Head of CIMA Malaysia.
He further added that although it may be a rigour to go through the three years of the EXEC Track programme, students should have fun throughout the programme and be ambassadors to other students.
Liang Kok Loy and Mak Chooi Pyng, parents of Liang Kai Qi who was selected for the EXEC Track programme shared that they were glad to have their daughter be accepted for this exclusive programme. They believe that the programme will equip Liang Kai Qi with practical knowledge, build her character to be prepared for the working world and gets her ahead than other graduates.
“I am very happy to be selected for this exclusive programme and am excited to begin this journey. I believe the EXEC Track programme will make me stand out as I will graduate with a professional certificate and a job in hand, giving me recognition and a planned future,” shared Liang Kai Qi, first year degree student currently pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
Liang Kai Qi who is also a Tertiary Merit Scholarship holder believed that the EXEC Track programme is a stepping stone for her to climb the corporate ladder. She is proud to have parents that have constantly supported her especially for this programme.
Sharing his excitement at the welcome gathering was also first year degree student, Lam Wen Yang who is currently pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business and Marketing. He said, “I am proud to be a part of a special and elite group of the EXEC Track programme which will provide a platform for networking and equip me with business knowledge that will help me achieve my dream of being a successful business entrepreneur and give me the edge that I need to shine.”
“We at Taylor’s Business School are exceptionally proud and honoured to have the students’ parents to support this programme. Through this programme, students will be expected to take on more modules and work hard to maintain excellence in studies. With good planning and time management, we are sure students will be able to graduate from this programme. Students can knock at our doors at any time as Taylor’s Business School team will be there to support the students towards their succession,” enthused Vinitha Guptan, Dean of Taylor’s Business School.
The EXEC Track programme was developed with the collaboration of Taylor’s Business School, CIMA and KPMG. Supporting the Malaysian Government’s objective in raising the education standards, the EXEC Track programme will set a platform for qualified students from Taylor’s Business School pursuing a three-year degree in Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance or any Business programmes.