+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 22
  1. #1
    samkoyejo is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    124

    Malaysian Distance Learning?

    Hi folks,

    Is anyone aware of Malaysian schools offering Masters degree via distance or online learning?
    I tried googling it up but no solid answers.

    Please send your thoughts.

    Thank you..

    Sam
    BSc. Business ('08)

  2. #2
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,143
    Hi - All I've got is this

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...es_in_Malaysia

    It shouldn't take long to sprint through the list.

  3. #3
    ebbwvale is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    576
    Try this link. It might be useful

    http://www.oum.edu.

  4. #4
    samkoyejo is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    124

    Malaysian Distance Learning?

    Many thanks to kizmet and ebbwvale for their contributions.

    It seems the Open University of Malaysia is the only school offering online /distance learning post graduate degree programs in Malaysia...

    If otherwise please make your suggestions..

    Thanks

    Sam
    BSc. Business ('08)

  5. #5
    ebbwvale is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    576
    I am considering a PHD with them. Very early days, but it is looking good to go.

  6. #6
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,143
    Quote Originally Posted by ebbwvale View Post
    Try this link. It might be useful

    http://www.oum.edu.
    Hi - Thanks for the link. This version worked better for me.

    http://www.oum.edu.my/portal/

    If I could ask, I'm curious to know what it is about this particular school that would make it a preferred choice. I haven't even started to look through the website so, I'm really just asking for your thoughts. Thanks.

  7. #7
    ebbwvale is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    576
    As an Australian, it is more in the neighbourhood. Travel, if required, would not be costly.The next is the quality. Malaysia has good standards generally, or at least similar standards to Australia. Both are Commonwealth Countries and have the UK traditions. There is a slight difference in currencies that makes it more attractive. I would also be able to claim a tax deduction for the costs

    Australia has some very good higher education loans and institutions, but at the end of the day you still have to repay, and the repayments cannot be claimed as a tax deduction.

    I would like to do a PHD with an American University, but the residential requirements (RA) would mean a substantial extra cost, a lot of travel, and there is a slightly adverse currency difference. My perspective is that there would be little difference for me between the OUM Doctorate and the US Doctorate, particularly in the online scenario. In the US, I am sure that this would be different.

    I would do a DETC Doctorate. I am not worried about the RA and NA debate, as long as the degree is recognised by the USDOE. I have three other degrees which fit the RA paradigm. I understand that American Public University System is developing Doctorate Studies, but I suspect that they will go for the regionally accredited route which means residential schools. I am also advised that the APUS doctorate would mean a wait for a few years.

    I still haven't finally decided, but it is looking good for OUM.

  8. Advertisement

  9. #8
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,143
    When you're talking about saving money then your talking my language. Best of luck in your search for a "good fit" program.

  10. #9
    japhy4529 is offline House Bassist
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,708
    Quote Originally Posted by ebbwvale View Post
    As an Australian, it is more in the neighbourhood. Travel, if required, would not be costly.The next is the quality. Malaysia has good standards generally, or at least similar standards to Australia. Both are Commonwealth Countries and have the UK traditions. There is a slight difference in currencies that makes it more attractive. I would also be able to claim a tax deduction for the costs

    Australia has some very good higher education loans and institutions, but at the end of the day you still have to repay, and the repayments cannot be claimed as a tax deduction.

    I would like to do a PHD with an American University, but the residential requirements (RA) would mean a substantial extra cost, a lot of travel, and there is a slightly adverse currency difference. My perspective is that there would be little difference for me between the OUM Doctorate and the US Doctorate, particularly in the online scenario. In the US, I am sure that this would be different.

    I would do a DETC Doctorate. I am not worried about the RA and NA debate, as long as the degree is recognised by the USDOE. I have three other degrees which fit the RA paradigm. I understand that American Public University System is developing Doctorate Studies, but I suspect that they will go for the regionally accredited route which means residential schools. I am also advised that the APUS doctorate would mean a wait for a few years.

    I still haven't finally decided, but it is looking good for OUM.
    Hi,

    Not all RA schools require residencies for their PhD programs. For example, NCU and TUI both offer 100% online PhD programs.

    Good luck!

    - Tom
    Tom
    B.S., Behavioral Science - Bellevue University 2010
    A.S., Liberal Studies - Excelsior College 2009

  11. #10
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,143
    Hi Tom - I love your sig line quotation.

  12. #11
    japhy4529 is offline House Bassist
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,708
    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Hi Tom - I love your sig line quotation.
    Thanks. No matter how often I read this quote, I still find it inspiring.
    Tom
    B.S., Behavioral Science - Bellevue University 2010
    A.S., Liberal Studies - Excelsior College 2009

  13. #12
    Ian Anderson is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    4,867
    Their Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering ) looks a great program at around $8,000 total, but the 48 meetings would cost a small fortune (US to Maylaysia) unless meetings can be done via video.
    Ian Anderson


    BS, Excelsior College
    MS Quality Assurance, California State University Dominguez Hills
    Master Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    "Technical advantage, once lost, is difficult to regain" Unknown.

  14. #13
    ebbwvale is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    576
    I have received advice that I could communicate via audio/visual. Persumably the webcam etc would be enough.

    I think I will be applying. It is the right price and reputable and also, for me, in the neighbourhood.

  15. #14
    ebbwvale is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    576
    I have found another Open University operating in Malaysia. It apparently offers only undergraduate degrees and may be of interest to those are seeking degrees at that level. The university looks like a quality institution and the degree may well be recognised under GAAP. It appears to be modelled on the Open University of the United Kingdom as well.

    The upside of the institution is that nobody could reasonably make the accusation that it is an unaccredited or a a diploma mill. The degree is also very affordable. The US dollar would do very well against the Malayasian Ringgit.

    The downside for US Citizens, perhaps, may be the recognizable factor for HR Managers, but if the question is an unaffordable debt or no degree, then this may be a good option. Certainly the degree box in the application form for the job could be checked.

    The URL is:
    http://www.wou.edu.my

  16. Advertisement

  17. #15
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,143
    I finally got around to peeking at the 09-21-08 NY Times last night. This week they included their yearly education magazine supplement. There was an article in it regarding higher education in Malaysia. It was quite extensive and included descriptions of quite a number of Malaysian universities. If you don't normally read the NY Times you could probably find it in your local library. Of course it's also online but they don't always put every article in the online version (I haven't checked yet to see if the above article is online).

  18. #16
    sris2672 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7

    I'm also considering Malaysia PhD

    Hi,

    I'm also considering doing a PhD in business in Malaysia. I've done some research - they look like a reputable place to do it online without any RA requirement for a cheap cost.

    I wasn't able to find anything in the USA that was cheap and no RA.

    Anyone found anything else around the world (ie. Europe, Africa, etc)?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15