Wawasan Open University (WOU) is one of Malaysia’s foremost, private
institutions of higher learning dedicated to adult learners who seek to
pursue tertiary qualifications for professional development and
self-enrichment. The University is now reaching out to school-leavers with
its introduction of full-time degree programmes, WOU On Campus, in September
Established in 2006, WOU uses flexible approaches to make higher education
accessible to all – anytime, anywhere – and to create a lifelong learning
community for aspiring individuals regardless of their previous educational,
ethnic or socio-economic background. Through its unique open distance
learning (ODL) model, self-paced learning and flexible study pathway, WOU
enables working adults to pursue their educational dreams without much
disruption to their professional and personal commitments. As a result, more
than 12,000 working professionals in Malaysia have to date experienced the
learning opportunities at WOU while they continue in their jobs.
Under the ODL mode of learning, WOU offers over 40 programmes ranging from
the sub-degree to postgraduate levels in the fields of business, technology,
education and liberal studies, including three MBA programmes. WOU produced
its first batch of MBA graduates in 2010, and its pioneer batch of
Bachelor’s degree students in 2011.
WOU is now spreading its wings to offer affordable full-time degree
programmes at its main campus in Penang. The WOU On Campus learning has been
specifically designed and packaged for fresh post-secondary school leavers
and diploma holders. The courses will be taught by well-qualified and
experienced academic staff of WOU.
WOU, through both its ODL and on-campus full-time learning opportunities, is
adding to the pool of skilled manpower in the country. The working
professionals as well as the school-leavers/diploma holders will be equipped
with industry-relevant knowledge and skills that will serve them incredibly
well in today’s competitive work environment.
All WOU programmes are fully approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). On top of
that, 13 programmes - i.e. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business
Administration (CeMBA), Commonwealth Executive Master of Public
Administration (CeMPA), as well as 6 business and 5 technology degrees -
have received recognition from the Public Service Department (JPA) following
the graduation of its inaugural batch of students.
To find out more about how a WOU education can put you in control of your
future, take your time to explore this website.