Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation


A partnership between the University of Cumbria and FAME International College in Malaysia is continuing to develop. Both the BA (Hons) International Business Management and BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance programmes have now successfully gained full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Gaining full accreditation is an important step for higher education programmes in Malaysia, enhancing career opportunities and making the programmes more attractive to students. Pictured: FAME’s CEO, David Chew, presents accreditation certificates to David McGregor, Collaborative Provision Manager. Source:  

FAME International College to introduce niche programmes


KUCHING: FAME International College will introduce niche programmes that are related to digital business and digital marketing soon, in line with the state government’s vision of transforming Sarawak into becoming a digital economy. FAME International College chief executive officer David Chew disclosed that his side had set up a collaboration with Alibaba Group in May this year to dive into e-commerce training. “There will be a lot more programmes related to the digital economy, which are currently in the pipeline,” he spoke at the college’s 15th graduation ceremony held in a hotel here yesterday. According to Chew, the college is constantly transforming itself to be relevant while striving to provide their graduates with bright prospects in the competitive digital world. “There is a big gap in Sarawak, especially when it comes to having talents in digital economy – which is where FAME International College can fill. “There will be a Read more…

FAME conducts pre-SPM workshop


KUCHING: Over 500 fifth formers from 10 secondary schools in and around Kuching have benefitted from the pre-SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) workshop held at Sarawak Islamic Centre here yesterday. It was organised by FAME International College. In its eighth year, this year’s workshop was conducted by Commerce teacher Hanim Haseni from SMK St Teresa who has received recognition as an Excellent Teacher. The main objective of this workshop is to help students prepare for the coming public examination by equipping them with knowledge and techniques to tackle the Commerce exam papers. The participating schools were SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Pending, SMK Jalan Arang, SMK Kuching High, SMK Padungan, SMK Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Gapor, SMK Batu Kawa, SMK St Joseph and SMK St Thomas. FAME marketing director Rachel Choo said the  programme was part of the college’s long term commitment to promote business studies and its prospects Read more…

Gain experience to improve employability, FAME chief exec tells students


KUCHING: Knowledge and skill is fundamental, but adding on relevant experiences in one’s resume would make one more competitive when seeking employment, said FAME International College (FAME) chief executive officer David Chew. Addressing Form 6 students at the opening ceremony of the college’s Pre-STPM Workshop for Malaysian University English Test (MUET) here yesterday, he encouraged them to take chances and explore opportunities with a positive mind. “Forget negativity. Have a positive mind to allow yourself to live life with passion and be who you are and do what you want,” said Chew. The workshop was held to polish the language skills and improve knowledge of STPM candidates. The students were guided by ‘Guru Cemerlang’ Jennifer Kong to prepare them for their MUET examination. About 400 students from SMK Muara Tuang, SMK Green Road, SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Pending, SMK St Thomas and SMK Batu Kawah attended the talk at Hilton Read more…

Chua and Tan crowned FAME prom king and queen


KUCHING: Chua Fei and Sabrina Tan were crowned FAME International College’s (FAME) prom king and queen respectively on Sunday during the college’s Prom Night held at a hotel here. Both students received their awards and prizes from FAME chief executive officer (CEO) David Chew as they expressed their gratitude for being selected. Chua said he had nothing else to say apart from being happy while Tan said she was just grateful for being selected. Before presenting the prizes to the winners, Chew commented that no matter who gets selected as prom king or queen, everyone present is the best and they should believe that they are at all times. “We should always have confidence in ourselves. Everyone is special in their own way and we should always believe that we are too,” he added. There was also a contest to select the best model dressed in their Sunday best on Read more…

Initiative to benefit local SMEs in line with state’s digital economy push


KUCHING:, iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd and FAME International College are building an ecosystem that will benefit small and medium industries (SMEs) in Sarawak. A statement from iCube Innovation said local SMEs will benefit through talent development and global market access. “This initiative is in line with the state government’s goal to transform Sarawak into a digitalised economy,” it said. iCube Innovation- a co-working space and innovation hub located at Icom Square- had on Friday collaborated with FAME to co-host a dialogue session between and local SMEs. It explained that the purpose of the dialogue session was to provide the SMEs with cross-understanding and learning about the digital economy through Alibaba’s platform. The session was led by Country Manager for Malaysia Eason Liu, with FAME chief executive officer David Chew acting as the facilitator. “This is a start of building the road of e-commerce for local businesses,” the Read more…

FAME, sign MoU on training


KUCHING: FAME International College (FAME) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with, the B2B arm of Alibaba Group, to jointly offer e-commerce training designed to equip SMEs and individuals with skill sets required by today’s digital economy. FAME was represented by its chief executive officer David Chew while was represented by Zhang Jun. A political secretary to the chief minister Tan Kai who represented Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Julau MP and Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president Datuk Joseph Salang and chairman of FAME International College, Dato Sri Khairil Awang witnessed the event. The signing of the MoU was in line with the state government’s vision to empower the local economy with online business, as well as’s commitment to supporting Malaysia’s development of digital economy through talent incubation in line with the vision of the Electric World Read more…

University of Cumbria strengthens links with Asian nations


A visit by University of Cumbria staff to Malaysia last week was aimed at strengthening links between the institution and Asian businesses, industries and entrepreneurs. Sandra Booth, Pro-Vice Chancellor Enterprise, Business Development and Engagement at the university, was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the ASEAN-China Entrepreneurs’ (ACE) Conference held in Kuching, Malaysia. ASEAN is the Association of South East Asian Nations, which currently has 10 member states including Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam. The ACE Conference provides a platform for networking and business opportunities among industries and SMEs from ASEAN and China. In January 2016 the University of Cumbria finalised the launch of two degree programmes at FAME International College in Kuching.  The BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance and the BA (Hons) International Business Management programmes are taught and delivered locally at FAME, with the degrees conferred by the University Read more…

FAME International College offers two UK degree programmes


KUCHING: FAME International College (formerly known as FTMS College) is offering two ‘3+0 bachelor degree’ programmes from the University of Cumbria (UoC) of the United Kingdom (UK). The programmes—Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management—are facilitated by local lecturers, who work closely with UoC to ensure students receive similar learning experiences as students studying on-campus in the UK. In a press statement yesterday, FAME International College (FAME) said the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance, aimed to get students ready for the business world through robust understanding of applied financial theories and concepts. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management equipped students with extensive knowledge of the international business environment. All FAME diploma holders gain direct entry into Year Two (Level Five) of the degree programmes, thus allowing them to attain the bachelor degree locally. Students Read more…

University of Cumbria seals Malaysian connection


Academic staff from the University of Cumbria travelled to Malaysia to seal a collaboration with Fame International College (FAME) in Kuching which has been in development for two years. Executive Dean Professor Robin Talbot, along with Dr Caroline Rouncefield and Dr Raye Ng from the university’s Business School, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to finalise the launch of two degree programmes at the college. The BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance and the BA (Hons) International Business Management programmes will be taught and delivered locally at FAME, with the degrees conferred by the University of Cumbria upon successful completion. Executive Dean Robin Talbot comments: “With the development of this new partnership, we are looking forward to closer ties and increased mobility of staff and students between Cumbria and Kuching. “Our academic staff will be visiting the programmes regularly and we have invited staff from FAME to our Lancaster campus Read more…