FAME now offers three-year honour degrees from UoC

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
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(from left): Chew, Lo and Talbot

Chew and Talbot exchanging MOAs during Jan 7’s launch of two of its new 3+0 degree programmes.


FAME (Financial, Accountancy, Management and Entrepreneurship) International College is introducing its two new 3+0 honour degree programmes from University of Cumbria (UoC) of United Kingdom which are Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management.

On January 7, FAME and UoC entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) at a signing ceremony at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.


A MoA signing ceremony between FAME and UoC

An MoA signing ceremony between FAME and UoC


“As this is a UK degree programme from UoC, the syllabus and education methodology is UK-based and of course with some localisation of Malaysia aspects,” said FAME Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Chew in his speech.

UoC was formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of Arts, St Martin’s College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan and is one of Britain’s newest universities with a history of educating professionals that spans 150 years.

According to the Guardian League Table 2016 published May 26th 2015, UoC’s business management courses ranked 39 out of 96 business school in the UK.

“Besides working closely with UoC and putting high attention in the UK syllabus and academic requirements, we also work closely and achieving the requirements of Malaysian Qualification Agency and MoHE,” said Chew.

“At the end of last year, we heard the excellent news that FAME International College has now received the formal letter of approval from the Malaysian Ministry of Education which enables us to recruit nationally and internationally,” said Executive Dean Professor Robin Talbot, who was present on behalf of UoC.

“The internationalisation of our collaborative programmes, perhaps with students in the future from China, Vietnam and Indonesia, will be a very welcome development.”

As a member of the Chartered Association of Business School, Talbot said that at UoC, their degrees were relevant to the world and the connections with businesses across the region were important to them.

“In recognition of our close links with business, the university was extremely proud to be awarded in 2015 the Small Business Charter bronze award,” said Talbot.

With the introduction of the two UK-based programmes in FAME Kuching campus, Chew said that it would help reduce financial burden to families as students can complete the entire three-year degree programmes in Kuching as the fees remain in Ringgit currency in addition to various financial aid such as study loans, easy payment schemes and scholarships.

Focusing in providing accounting and business education for 18 years in Kuching, in addition to the new degree programmes, FAME also offers diplomas in entrepreneurship, business administration, accounting and finance, business information systems, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), and ACCA qualification.

In the future, Chew said that FAME will work with UoC to roll out more degree, masters and doctorate programmes.


Group photo session with representatives from University of Cumbria and members of FAME International College, Kuching

Group photo session with representatives from University of Cumbria and members of FAME International College, Kuching


Also present to witness the MoA was Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lo Khere Chiang, representing Prof Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian who encouraged other education institutes to follow in FAME’s footsteps to form more mergers in Sarawak as there is potential for Sarawak to expand.

To know more about FAME, check out their website at www.fame.edu.my or call 082-285777 or may visit the college during opening hours from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays and 8.30 to 5 pm on Saturdays.

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