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Top 3 popular courses in Malaysia

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Having an interest in a particular field of study is important, but, it’s just as important to consider its career prospects. Will you be able to secure a job after studying? Are there opportunities for career advancement? Will you be well paid? Let’s find out more…


Engineering (Petroleum)

British-based oil and gas company BP is based in Malaysia and it’s also a major player in the global petrochemical sector. Other oil giants include Shell and Esso. You’ll find that many universities offer petroleum engineering courses and scholarships offered in this field are abundant. Petroleum engineers are highly sought after and they command a high salary, apart from enjoying generous living allowances.


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Business, Finance & Accounting

Malaysia’s financial sector has proven to be resilient in the face of the global financial crisis. The fact that Malaysia is a thriving place for accounting firms and offers loads of opportunities for graduates to enter the famous ‘Big 4s’, makes accounting and finance a popular choice of subject. Many students who pursue the ACCA or CIMA have found relocating to other countries and finding a job easier as their qualifications are widely accepted. By 2020, the Malaysian financial services sector is predicted to create 275,400 new jobs with positions spanning across various areas like accounts, investments, international trade, sales, marketing and economics. MBA graduates are also highly favoured among employers, hence an MBA qualification will also put more weight on your CV.


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Advertising, public relations, mass communication, broadcasting, journalism – they’re all gaining popularity, particularly among creative, outgoing students. Gone were the days when communication courses were considered easy and stereotyped as the course for those who aren’t as academically inclined. With big brands spending high advertising expenditures on their marketing strategies and companies putting corporate social responsibility in place, there’s no better time to learn the ins and outs of the communication process and practice.


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