HELP University (HELP) is the only university in the world to have a 2+1 articulation programme with The University of Queensland (UQ). In 2016, 74 business students have transferred to UQ, out of which 15 students were awarded scholarships. HELP often receives complimentary feedback from UQ on its students’ performance and achievements.
One of HELP’s most distinguished alumnus, Dr Kelvin Tan Jui Keng, recently wrote back to share some exciting news about his progress as an academic at the world-ranked University of Queensland. Kelvin was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Finance at the UQ Business School and was awarded the 2016 Early Career Researcher Excellence in Research Award by the UQ Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
Kelvin completed his Diploma in Business with Distinction at HELP in 2004, and he then went to UQ to complete his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) where he graduated with a First Class Honours. He joined the Faculty of the UQ Business School after completing his PhD. Kelvin rapidly earned a reputation as a researcher specializing in capital structure, corporate finance, debt financing and econometrics. Based on his flourishing research profile, Kelvin has been invited to undertake applied research for the Australian finance industry.
His work has been published in A-ranked academic and practitioner journals, such as the Journal of Corporate Finance. Two of his papers have also been recognized as the Best Papers at both the European Real Estate Society Conference and the 6th Behavioural Finance Conference.
HELP University is privileged to have a close relationship with The University of Queensland, which is a member of the Group of 8 Universities (Go8) in Australia, a coalition of leading universities in Australia.
During HELP University’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations in April this year, The University of Queensland presented a “30th Anniversary HELP-UQ Bursary” worth AUD $10,000 in honour of Datuk Dr Paul Chan and Datin Chan-Low Kam Yoke to commemorate the 30 years of excellence and the long-standing relationship between UQ and HELP.
Tiffany Tan Wen Hui was the recipient of this bursary which will help contribute towards her living expenses. She said she was honoured and privileged to win this bursary, and it was the greatest achievement in her life. Apart from this bursary, Tiffany was also awarded a partial scholarship to complete her Bachelor of Commerce programme at UQ.
Recently, two scholarship winners from HELP who are now studying at UQ, Cheong Min and Carmen Chan Sze Ern, together with their course mate Jay Chai Li won the third prize in the UQ Malaysian Students’ Association Think Tank Competition. They formed a team called C^3 and chose their business case study topic on Food Management, and how mismanagement of food can cause long term damage to the environment.
The business case competition called Think Tank 2016 was organized by The University of Queensland’s Malaysian Students Association (UQMSA) in collaboration with Australia Malaysia Business Council Queensland (AMBCQ), and UQ Idea Hub (a startup pre-incubator which is an initiative by The University of Queensland). Think Tank is an annual competition which provides a platform for students to be innovative and to find solutions to global issues.
The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Accounting at HELP University strongly encourages students to take part in numerous accounting, finance, and case competitions. Students are given close guidance by lecturers, and are encouraged to work in groups and to learn from each other and from their seniors. The business students are winners of awards at various competitions annually.
The skills acquired during the preparation for these competitions are valuable for the students as they will have a competitive edge when they begin their careers.
HELP University is renowned for its business, accounting, and finance programmes, and its graduates are well received by many multinational companies. The graduates are able to secure employment within six months of graduation. The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Accounting at HELP is one of the largest business schools in the region, and its Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Honours) degree is recognised by three international professional accounting bodies. This is a testimony to the educational quality provided by this faculty. Not all universities in this world despite their status, will have their accounting degrees receive maximum exemptions or accredited by ACCA, CPA Australia, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
For STPM and UEC graduates who are interested to pursue a business or accounting or finance degree, HELP University provides a 30% waiver on tuition fees for STPM graduates, and a 25% waiver on tuition fees for UEC graduates. There is also a 30% waiver on tuition fees for those interested to pursue a Hospitality Management, or Tourism Management degree.
HELP University also provides various scholarships such as the School Achiever Scholarship Awards (SASA) to outstanding students who have displayed excellent leadership and academic results. Other scholarships available are Distinction, Merit, and the Principal’s List Award Scholarships. Furthermore, HELP University’s programmes are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and all HELP University’s business diploma and degree programmes are listed in the loan list of PTPTN.
HELP University’s business programmes are offered in the Subang 2 campus, as well as in the Damansara Heights campus.
For more information on HELP University’s Business programmes, please visit our website www.help.edu.my for more information. Or call us at 03-27162000.