Monday, February 16, 2009

EDS is now officially affiliated with Professional Manager's Association, UK

We are pleased to annouced that EDS is authorized to provide tuition in the Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Eastern Europe for all the professional and academic programs offer by Professional Manager's Association, UK

The Association's main objective is to support the community of professional managers in UK by providing an environment for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, skill and experience, with the aim of furthering the level of professional expertise of professional managers.

For more information about P.M.A., please visit to

Sunday, February 15, 2009

EDS Mini MBA, 2009

* Tuition Free for Retrench Executives & Self-Employed

Mini MBA
Acquire 21st Century Business Skills to transform your Career & Develop Global Network

Venue: B-Suite Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 7 – 13 March 2009

5 reasons why you should enroll today!

  • Practical, Actionable Learning You Can Use Immediately in the Real World
  • You will learn how to Spot prime business opportunities, Assess risks, and Make decisions with the confidence.
  • Tuition Fee worth RM5,800-00 is waive for first 25 qualified applicants, you just need to paid RM780 to cover the program related costs.
  • Opportunity to develop business networking with foreign participants.
  • Pathway to full blown MBA degree program.

Spend a week expanding your global business savvy through EDS Mini-MBA Program which incorporates a series of industry relevant seminars, company visit and study tour, and enriching business networking activities in Penang, Malaysia. You'll benefit from the expertise of the distinguished faculty and network with international executives and fellow course-mates who offer a unique view of the business community in which they live and work.

EDS Mini–MBA Program includes:

· 2-Day Seminar on Mastering Project Management Skills
· 2-Day Seminar on Developing EQ Leadership & Team Development
· 2-Day Seminar on How Successful Organization Attract and Retain the Best People
· 1 Day Factory visit to Multi-National Industry and Penang City Tour
· EDS Welcoming Dinner cum Fellowship Night


EDS ADVANCE ACADEMY has consolidated the essentials of business knowledge and latest management practices; and put them together in this tremendously vital, interactive and unique Professional Management seminar series for local and international participants through residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

The EDS Mini-MBA Program not only covers the key areas of business through a series of contemporary business and advanced management seminars, but it also includes a study tour to a global organization or successful public listed company, located in Penang, Malaysia and also a Welcoming cum Networking Dinner for all our residential participants.

Our training workshops include: Seminar on Mastering Project Management Skills, Developing EQ Leadership and Team Development, and How Successful Organization Attract and Retain the Best People.

Can you be an effective manager or continue to do business without the critical skills necessary for success? This exclusive program will provide you with the fundamentals of business—practical skills you can use immediately in the "real world". The essentials of managing a business and be an effective leaders have been condensed into this 6 days intensive Mini-MBA Program.

On successful completion of this program, course members will be able to:

  • To build a strong foundation in management, strategy positioning and leadership to build a world class company,
  • Learn how to manage business performance
  • To learn how to manage business projects more efficiently and effectively,
  • To learn how to forecasting costs and expenses accurately and assigning staff to maximize resources
  • To learn how to motivate and lead with passion
  • To learn how to nurture the culture of quality and enterprise.

This specialized leadership program is specifically targeted at those:

  • Retrench executives who need to master the latest management and leadership skills.
  • Working executives interested in building or refreshing critical business and management skills.
  • Entrepreneurs owners who need to understand and apply essential strategic business concepts.
  • Technical professionals making a transition into management positions.
  • A professional who’s training did not include business preparation (e.g., physicians, attorneys, non-profit executives and business persons who completed studies in another academic field).
  • Professionals and managers who are considering pursuit of a full-blown MBA.


  • Applicants must converse well in English and have a minimum of five years working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have Bachelor degree and are holding senior executive position with age above 30 years old and converse well in English are encourage to apply.
  • All application is subject to final approval by EDS Board.


Seminar Fees is FREE
*Participants need to pay RM780 to cover the following expenses:

  • Breakfast and Lunch during the seminar at B-Suite Hotel, Penang,
  • Rental of seminar room at B-Suite Hotel, Penang
  • Welcoming dinner and fellowship night,
  • Lectures guide, training materials, and stationery,
  • Certificate of Participants / Achievement,
  • Professional fees for trainers / lecturers,
  • EDS administrative fees.

The standard fees for the Mini-MBA Program is RM5,800-00.

For further details on :

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For further information & registration, kindly contact

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The renown PSU Palawan Dance Troupe entertained the participants of the Joint PSU EDS and AHU Doctoral Research Competency Workshop

The participants of the joint PSU, EDS and AHU Doctoral Research Competency Workshop was honored with the grand performance by the Palawan Dance Troupe during the welcoming dinner.

The Palawan Dance Troupe, the official dance troupe of Palawan State University, has a remarkable record of excellent performances in various regions in the Philippines and in the United States. Its mission is to promote the beautiful province of Palawan as a tourism destination, as well as develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Philippine culture, history and tradition through native folkdances and music that reflect the multicultural influences of other countries.

Ready by EDS Team @ 1st Feb 2009.

You are welcome to contact EDS at +604-3984306 or email at and for more information about our 7-day EDS International Residential Advanced Management Programs, MBA and DBA programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS.

News from Hanoi, Vietnam

January is one of the best times to visit Hanoi, Vietnam , if you'd like to experience some cold weather. It is winter time and the average temperature is 17 degrees centigrade.

Professor Dr. Pete and I took the opportunity to visit Hanoi during this winter time to meet our MBA, M.Sc in HRM and DBA students and graduates.

Hanoi is an ancient city with a rich heritage. It has been the capital of Vietnam for about a thousand years and a focal point of civilization and culture. It has cradled many dynasties, imbibing unique features from each regime, evolving and growing in both size and depth. Hanoi still retains an old world charm and aura about it. Lining the walls of its many relics are legends and stories that give character to the city.

By Dr. Ben Lee
EDS President & Founder

Wednesday, 7th Jan 2009, Nguyen The Vinh, our DBA student in Hanoi met us at Little Hanoi restaurant and we had a fruitful meeting. We are pleased to note that Mr. Vinh will complete his DBA dissertation soon and he plans to join the Southern Luzon State University graduation ceremony on 28 April 2009 at Lucban, Quezon, Philippine. Mr. Vinh is the Deputy General Director of Viet A Group Holding Co.

After meeting our DBA student, Nguyen The Vinh, Professor Dr Pete and I attended a welcoming luncheon organized by a group of our MBA students and graduates.

Seated left to right : Pham Quang Trung, Dr Dam Hoang Lan, Nguyen Xuan Huy, Vivian Huynh, Le Hai Yen, Tran Thi Minh Nguyet.

Standing left to right : Dr Ben Lee, Professor Dr. Pete, Nguyen Xuan Phuong, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Pham Thu Ha, Dang Tran Phuong Anh, Nguyen Phuong Tam, Nguyen Thi Thu Lien, Pham Thu Hang

After the luncheon, we adjourned to the famous Cafe Trung Nguyen to enjoy some nice warm and strong coffee number 3,5 & 8.

On the evening of Thursday, 8th January 2009, our M.Sc HRM students invited Professor Dr Pete and I for a dinner at a 5 Star Restaurant in Hanoi.

Seated from left to right: Nguyen Thi Phuong Van (Human Resources & Administration Manager of TVS Vietnam); Dr. Alvin Tan (trainer and consultant); Nguyen Thi Van Anh (Regional Director of Navigos Group); and Dr. Ben Lee
Standing from left to right: Ang Thi Hong Pham (Director of Ernst & Young, Vietnam), Lam Phuong Nga (HR Director of Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC); Nguyen Thi Van Anh (Executive Search & Selection Manager of Navigos Group); Pham Thi Mai Oanh (Director of AITC Training & Consultancy); Nguyen Thi Bich Lien (HR & Support Services Manager, Childfund in Vietnam) and Professor Dr Pete Ooi.
Another delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch with our recruitment partner, MBA students and graduates.Left to right: Dr. Ben Lee; Pham Thi Mai Oanh (Director of AITC); Le Hai Yen (Admin & Finance Director, BTC, Belgian Embassy, Vietnam), Dang Thu Van (Trade Secretary of Belgium Embassy in Hanoi); Cao Quynh Chau (HR Executive of Sedona Suites); and Professor Dr. Pete Ooi

This beautiful picture was taken by Proferssor Dr. Pete at the scenic Hoang Kiem Lake. Hoan Kiem Lake is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi and is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life.

Ready by EDS Team @ 1st Feb 2009.

You are welcome to contact EDS at +604-3984306 or email at and for more information about our 7-day EDS International Residential Advanced Management Programs, MBA and DBA programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS.

The Joint LSPU-EDS International Leadership Seminar and LSPU conferred Ph.D(hc) in Humanities to Dr. Ben Lee was highlighted in LSPU Newsletter

The Joint EDS and Laguna State Polytechnic University's International Leadership Seminar held on 19 to 22 January, 2009 and the conferment of Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities to Dr. Ben Lee on 19 January 2009 was highlight in the latest LSPU University Newsletter.

Ready by EDS Team @ 1st February 2009.

You are welcome to contact EDS at +604-3984306 or email at and for more information about our 7-day EDS International Residential Advanced Management Programs, MBA and DBA programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS.