Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dr. Ben Lee and Dr. Serafin Ngohayon meet in Ho Chi Minh City

Dr. Ben Lee and Dr. Serafin Ngohayon meet in Ho Chi Minh City

Dr. Ben Lee, President and Founder of EDS Business School, Malaysia and Professor Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University, Philippines, flew into Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Saturday, 18 December, to carry out detailed discussions regarding ongoing collaborative programs. The focus of the dialogue was primarily the implementation of dual degree programs between Akamai University, USA, and Ifugao State University in the MBA, MBA in HRM, and the joint program in DBA and PhD in Management. Dr. Ngohayon expressed a good deal of confidence in the high potential for the quality and integrity of the collaborative programs and the high potential of such programs serving the needs of working professional in Vietnam, Malaysia, China and Philippines.



On Sunday, 19 December Dr. Ngohayon and Dr. Lee were pleased with the opportunity to meet with the initial DBA students, and Dr. Ngohayon personally welcomed them to the Ifugao DBA program.

The students included:
• Nguyen Kim Mai Thu, Vice President, HR Business Partner, HSBC Bank (Vietnam)
• Nguyen Xuan Nhan, CEO and Vice General Director of Domenal JSC
• Nguyen Quoc Ve, Vice Principal of Saigon International College
• Le Thanh Loc, Director of Ngoc Thao Ltd. Co.
• Truong Van Chinh, Vice Director of Training and Fostering Center, HCMC University of Industry
• Nguyen Khanh Du, Head Teacher, Department of English, HCMC University of Industry





That evening, EDS MBA and DBA students, and EDS alumni in HCMC invited Dr. Lee and Dr. Ngohayon together with Dr Pete Ooi, Ms. LK Tan and Ms. GL Ang for dinner.




On Monday morning, 20 December, during a breakfast gathering, Dr Ngohayon and Dr. Lee met with Dr. Chieu Ly Minh, EDS Business School senior Vietnamese co-trainer. Dr Chieu is also the Director of ARTTECH Multimedia Training Center, HCMC .



Later Monday morning, 20 December Dr. Lee and Dr. Ngohayon, together with Ms. LK Tan, EDS Administrative and Records Manager, visited Cao Thang Technical College. During the visit they gathered for a formal meeting with the Rector, Dr Dao Khanh Du, and the Head of the International Relations Department, Master Vu Ke Hoach, to discuss opportunities for international collaboration. Discussions included elements of faculty development, expanded curriculum offerings, dual degree awards, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.



After the meeting, Dr. Lee and Dr. Ngohayon were invited by Dr Dao Khanh Du and his college officials to a briefing and tour of the technical training department. They toured the advanced technical laboratory and robotics laboratory. Cao Thang Technical College demonstrated how well they are equipped with modern computer controlled machinery and tools necessary to train their students to meet the requirements of the industry.




News by EDS Team @ 28 December 2010.

You are welcome to contact EDS Team at +604-3984306 or email at eds.biz.school@gmail.com for more information about our "tuition free" 7-day International Residential Advanced Management Programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS Business School.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dr. Ben Lee Appointed to Board of NNQAA Philippines

Dr. Ben Lee Appointed to Board of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Philippines



At its quarterly meeting, held at Quezon City, Philippines, 15 December 2010, the Board of Directors of NNQAA (National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies) confirmed the membership for IDEAL (International Distance Education Accreditation League) as the third accrediting agency in the NNQAA quality assurance network. Further at the meeting, three members from the IDEAL Board of Directors were appointed as directors representing IDEAL, to serve on the NNQAA Board of Directors, including Dr. Ben Lee, IDEAL Director, and CEO and Founder of EDS Business School, Malaysia; Dr. Nelson T. Binag, IDEAL Director, and President Emeritus of Sultan Kudarat State University, Philippines; and Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, IDEAL Director, and Founding President of Akamai University, Hawaii USA.

National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in the Philippines (NNQAA) is now comprised of three accrediting agencies, namely, Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA), and the International Distance Education Accreditation League, Inc. (IDEAL). IDEAL, as the newest member of the NNQAA network is responsible for accreditation of cross-border and distance education colleges and universities, and training agencies.

Dr. Ben Lee was selected to represent IDEAL on the NNQAA Board in part due to his extensive knowledge and achievements in cross-border education and executive training programs for leaders of business and industry, nonprofit and academic institutions. Dr. Nelson T. Binag was selected in part due to his extensive experience and competence as a leader of quality assurance agencies in Philippines and his cross-cultural competence as a higher education professional. Dr. Douglass Capogrossi was selected to represent IDEAL on the NNQAA Board due to his high level achievements in building distance education and cross-border higher education programs, and his leadership at building coalitions and affiliations among higher education institutions in many nations.

As a member of the NNQAA Board, Dr. Ben Lee will have opportunities to influence the advancement of quality for cross-border education and executive development seminar programs across Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Lee shall also have opportunities to support the building of networks, alliances and multinational educational programs, which draw together the best of education from many nations.



News by EDS Team @ 16 December 2010.

You are welcome to contact EDS Team at +604-3984306 or email at eds.biz.school@gmail.com for more information about our "tuition free" 7-day International Residential Advanced Management Programs, or seeking international collaboration / affiliation with EDS Business School.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Certified HR Professional Program

Learn the latest HR trend and practices via…

Certified HR Professional Program
WE TEACH THE FUTURE TODAY
… open to participants from Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and China to meet in Penang, Malaysia.

Venue: B-Suite Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 12 – 19 March, 2011



DISTINGUISHED HR TRAINERS / CONSULTANTS:


Certified HR Professional Program includes:
12 March, 2011: Talent Management- Strategic Talent Acquisition
13 March, 2011: Talent Management – Strategic Talent Retention
14 March, 2011: Performance Management – The Performance Measurement System
15 March, 2011: Performance Management via KRAs and KPIs
16 March, 2011: Study Break: Field Study and Penang Heritage City Tour
17 March, 2011: Human Capital Development - Design and Analyses
18 March, 2011: Human Capital Development – Assessment and Management

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
In a business environment where the only constant is change, all firms face a profound challenge: How do you leverage your human capital to gain competitive advantage? This program examines the strategic impact of human resources and delivers dynamic frameworks that enable your organization to quickly adapt to changing conditions and seize new opportunities as they emerge.

Managers today must be effective at simultaneously monitoring current performance, managing incremental innovation, and leading more revolutionary or discontinuous change efforts. The EDS Certified Human Resource Professional Program explores how to manage this delicate balancing act by emphasizing methods to align HR strategy with the overall business strategy.

EDS CHRP Program is led by experienced leaders in the field and designed to help human resource professionals to acquire the latest HR knowledge, methods, and skills needed to meet the challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce. Whether you want to develop effective management skills, seek professional advancement, or gain professional recognition, this program will provide the hands-on skills to empower you in your career.

CHRP Program is pathway to the MBA in HRM
and DBA major in HRM

OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this special program, participants will be able:

• To align the HR function to the business unit and the corporate strategy.
• To re-brand HR as strategic function within the organization.
• To avoid costly mistakes when hiring and dealing with HR issues.
• To understand the relationship between leadership and organizational culture.

Power of Cross-Border Networking
Join a network of well-informed, action oriented colleagues who are committed to the success and welfare of their businesses and the industry. EDS Certified HR Professional Program is designed to optimize the learning experience of participants. Knowledge exchanges are built into the curriculum, learning groups provide opportunities for exploring issues across business and cultural boundaries, and social activities promote a spirited camaraderie that leads to deep and lasting connections. Many EDS alumni keep in close contact with one another as well as the EDS faculty by attending EDS reunions and other alumni events, embarking on joint business ventures, and contacting one another for business ideas, advice, and guidance

SEMINAR FEES is “FREE”
Participants need to pay US$690 to cover the following expenses:

• 9 days and 8 night of hotel accommodation at B-Suite Hotel in twin-sharing,
• Single occupancy accommodation available upon request at USD900
• Breakfast and lunch during the seminar,
• Transport provided to and fro Penang Airport for participants,
• Welcoming dinner and fellowship night,
• One day Penang Heritage City Tour,
• Lectures guide, training materials, and stationery,
• Certificate of Participants,
• Professional fees for trainers / lecturers,

SPOUSE ARE WELCOME
Participant need to pay additional US$390 to cover the following expenses for spouse:
• Sharing room with spouse for 9 days and 8 night at B-Suite Hotel,
• Breakfast and lunch during the seminar,
• Transport provided to and fro Penang Airport for spouse,
• Welcoming dinner and fellowship night,
• Penang Heritage City Tour.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON:
CHRP Brochure >>> Click Here
CHRP Registration Form >>> Click Here

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EDS Certificate of Achievement in Professional HR Specialists Program will be awarded upon fulfilling the following conditions:
• Participants must attend each module in a punctual manner, remain in attendance for the full duration of each module, dress appropriately (short pants and slippers not permitted), and comply with the directions and expectations of the instructor during each session.
• Participate in the Industrial visit to Multi-National Company.

This Certificate will be evidence of your personal and professional development.

For further information and registration, kindly contact our Official Representatives in your Country or EDS Asia Liaison Office in Penang, Malaysia:


EDS BUSINESS SCHOOL
48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng
Park, 13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-398 4306, 390 1396
Fax: +604-390 9766
Email: eds.biz.school@gmail.com
Website: http://www.eds2u.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT!

President of Ifugao State University visits Ho Chi Minh City.

Please be informed honorable Professor Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University (http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/) will visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 18 to 20 December. Professor Dr. Ngohayon would like to take the opportunity to meet all the newly register IFSU DBA students and prospective students on Sunday, 19 December, 2010.

Ifugao & Akamai Dual DBA & PhD Program


Earn 2 Degrees at 1 Fee
(Offer for the first 50 successful applicants)



Dual DBA and PhD in Management Program

Doctor of Business Administration
awarded by:


Ifugao State University
Ifugao Province, Philippines
A Philippines government funded public university establish in 1920
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management
awarded by:


Akamai University
Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002
Website: http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/


GLOBAL ALLIANCE
EDS Business School, Malaysia, an international award winning executive development school, is proud to offer the Dual DBA and PhD in Management program. Participants in the Dual DBA and PhD program will graduate with two degrees: DBA from Ifugao State University (IFSU), Philippines, and PhD in Management from Akamai University (AU), Hawaii, USA.

The collaborative Akamai University, USA, and Ifugao State University programs combine three key elements of success for business, academic, and nonprofit executives, facing the ever-changing competitive global environment:

• The traditions of academic excellence of Ifugao State University, founded in 1920.
• The strength of Akamai University's recognized leadership in contemporary cross-border education and practical non-traditional executive open learning programs, and
• The award-winning support of EDS Business School's world-class faculty team who offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides learners with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

The Advantages of a Dual Degree Program
Globalization has changed the career market forever. People are increasingly being employed to work anywhere in the world, requiring international competencies, familiarity with global markets, and a capacity to function in a cross-cultural global community. Graduates with the dual DBA and PhD in Management degrees from Asia and USA will have these great advantages.
By earning two complementary degrees, and associating with educators from three different nations, students shall gain access to an expansive network of business contacts and colleagues, and an exposure to a wide array of potential employers. These opportunities will permit students to more effectively tailor their educational experience toward their unique career objectives.

For details of the Dual DBA and PhD in Management program, kindly visit IFSU DBA at http://eds2u.blogspot.com/2010/12/doctor-of-business-administration.html, and AU PhD in Management at http://eds2u.blogspot.com/2010/12/doctor-of-philosophy-phd-in-management.html

THE CAREER ADVANTAGES
OF A COMBINE DBA AND PHD IN MANAGEMENT
There are great career advantages for business professional in pursuing a combined DBA and PhD in Management. These advantages rest primarily upon the professional strengths they attain as a graduate, in both knowledge and skills, which provide a real competitive advantage, and also the improved capacity for graduates to make truly meaningful contributions to the field of management, as their career progresses.

The DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) program is designed to support experienced business professionals who have already achieved a Master’s degree or equivalent, and would like to empower their career with an additional advanced degree in Business Administration. The DBA program is designed for experienced business professionals who want to translate their industry expertise into leadership positions as consultants or as executives within their organizations. The DBA is developed with insights from experienced world-class faculty members and leading business practitioners. The program emphasizes advanced decision-making and leadership skills, in-depth knowledge of both theory and applied research, and the ability to manage positive social and organizational change.

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Management program is designed for transitioning business practitioners and is focused on advancing participants at the theoretical and research side, expanding their capabilities as business professionals to the greatest extent possible. The biggest benefit of obtaining the PhD in Management, in addition to the DBA, is the advantage professionals will have over many others by having completed that last step in earning a true doctoral degree.

According to a survey by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average salary of a CEO was greater than $140,000 (USD). There is quite a lot of competition among professionals for these high-paying jobs. Professionals with DBA degrees are quite common in this, the 21st Century, and having a true doctoral degree (PhD) will give a definite advantage over others seeking top positions. As business professionals further their education at the doctoral level, a combined DBA and PhD in Management will aid in helping these business leaders stand out among other business professionals, taking their careers to newer and greater heights of achievement. The combines degree program is a gold-level achievement, whereas, the DBA or PhD alone is but a silver-level accomplishment.


FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON:
IFSU DBA Application Form >>> Click Here
Akamai PhD in Management Application Form >>> Click Here


SPECIAL DUAL DBA & PhD TUITION
In cooperation with Akamai University and Ifugao State University, EDS Business School is offering a special tuition fee for the first 50 applicants who successfully enroll in the Dual DBA and PhD in Management Program.

The Dual DBA and PhD tuition fee is US$9,900 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$10,500 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second payment of the balance in full before attending the 2nd residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

PENANG RESIDENTIAL FEES
DBA/PhD Major Courses – Residential Fees
DBA/PhD students whose Master degree not relate to business or management studies required to attend two residential studies in Penang. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

DBA/PhD Core Courses – Residential Fees
For the Core Courses participants required to attend one residential study in Penang, Malaysia. This residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies, and the fee is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

DBA/PhD Research Preparation – Residential Fees
For the Research Preparation Courses participants required to attend one residential study in Penang, Malaysia. This residential session consists of 7 days of studies, and the fee is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

Viva Fees
DBA/PhD candidate are require to pay USD450 Viva Fees upon completion of the dissertation and before the Oral Review of Dissertation.


CONTACT
For further information, kindly contact:

IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY

Main Campus, Nayon, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao, Philippines
Tel: +63917-5782362
Email: sngohayon@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/

AKAMAI UNIVERSITY, USA
187 Kino`ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA
Tel: 1 (808) 934-8793 (International)
Fax: 1 (808) 443-0445 (International)
Email: dcapogrossi@akamaiuniversity.us
Website: http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/

EDS BUSINESS SCHOOL, Malaysia
48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398-4306 Fax: +604-3909766
Email: eds.biz.school@gmail.com
Website: http://www.eds2u.blogspot.com/

Ifugao Akamai Dual MBA-in-HRM

Earn Two International
MBA-HRM Degrees in one program …

Degree Awarded By:


Ifugao State University
Ifugao Province, Philippines
A Philippines government funded public university establish in 1920
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/


Akamai University
Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002
Website: http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/

GLOBAL ALLIANCE
EDS Business School, Malaysia, an international award winning executive development school is proud to offer the Dual MBA in Human Resource Management program. Participants in the Dual MBA-HRM program will graduate with two degrees: one each from Ifugao State University (IFSU), Philippines and Akamai University (AU), Hawaii, USA.

The collaborative Akamai University, USA, and Ifugao State University programs combine three key elements of success for business, academic, and nonprofit executives, facing the ever-changing competitive global environment:

• The traditions of academic excellence of Ifugao State University, founded in 1920.
• The strength of Akamai University's recognized leadership in contemporary cross-border education and practical non-traditional executive open learning programs, and
• The award-winning support of EDS Business School's world-class faculty team who offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides learners with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

The Advantages of a Dual Degree Program
Globalization has changed the career market forever. People are increasingly being employed to work anywhere in the world, requiring international competencies, familiarity with global markets, and a capacity to function in a cross-cultural global community. Graduates with the dual MBA-HRM degrees from Asia and USA will have these great advantages, demonstrating superior cross-cultural business aptitude, which assures career competitiveness across the contemporary global market.

MBA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Dual IFSU and AU’s MBA-HRM Program has been carefully designed to be convenient, relevant and to build upon the student’s past work experience and current professional pursuits. It provides a choice of learning approaches to suit the student and his employer.

Rather than interrupting a student’s career, this Dual MBA Program is designed to enhance it by providing greater knowledge and understanding, new skills and qualifications, fully engaged with their current professional pursuits. Students are guided in conducting employment related scholarly research for the purpose of improving business systems and strategies. This is a highly cost effective way to gain new insights and skills, the latest information and competencies, and valuable qualifications.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 Bachelor Degree or equivalent professional qualification with two years of working experience,
 In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, applicants will be considered with a recognized Business Diploma (Associate Degree) and a minimum of five years of working experience. Such applicants will be required to submit appropriate letters of recommendation verifying they have the necessary capability and motivation to successfully complete the program within the allotted time span. Applicants accepted in the absence of the Bachelor's degree will be required by the University to add missing elements to the minimum program, as a condition for admission.
 English ability equivalent TOEFL 500 points.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Duration: 12 months

The minimum program requirement for a MBA-HRM Degree is 40 credits beyond the Bachelor degree, including the comprehensive review, and thesis project activities. Further, the participant MUST complete that modules that reflect the major concentration in Human Resource Management. Students are required to attend all of the tutorial seminars and successfully completed all the coursework assignments with cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, as outlined below:

Core Modules (Required: 24 credits)
Select any six modules:
MB 519: Business Research (4 credits)
MB 535: Financial Management (4 credits)
MB 536: Marketing Management (4 credits)
MB 534: Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
MB 546: Project Management (4 credits)
MB 548: Strategic Planning & Implementation (4 credits)
MB 584: Creating a Sustainable World Class Organization (4 credits)

Specialization Modules In HRM (Required: 12 credits)
Select any three modules:
MB 577: Human Capital Assessment & Development (4 credits)
MB 579: Talent Management and Succession Planning (4 credits)
MB 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
MB 592: Performance Management (4 credits)

Independent Guided Studies (Required: 4 credits)
MB 585: Management Report on Field Study (2 credits)
MB 591: Professional Portfolio Project (2 credits)

Attendance Required
Students are required to attend all support seminars and to submit assignments in a timely manner. A maximum 60 days is allowed for submission of all assignments following the residential seminars. Should students experience health problems, work-related issues, or family emergencies, they may request a 30-day extension in writing by email, fax, or post, to be received at EDS within seven days beyond the assignment due dates.

Students receiving approval for extensions must submit completed assignments for the modules, to be received by EDS prior to the expiration of the extension or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. Should a student not submit assignments in the 60 day time allotted and fail to submit in writing for the extension as stated, EDS is required to submit a letter of academic probation. The letter of academic probation shall require the students submit the late assignments within 14 days or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. A grade of non-completion (NC) will require the student to re-enroll and retake the module, to remain in good standing toward their degree.

Standard, Minimum-Maximum Degree Periods
The standard degree period is two years for Master program. The minimum required enrollment period for Master program is one full calendar year from the date of initial registration. The maximum periods allowed for program completion is four years for Master program.

SPECIAL DUAL MBA IN HRM TUITION FEES
In cooperation with Akamai University and Ifugao State University, EDS Business School is offering a special tuition fee for the first 50 applicants who successfully enroll in the Dual MBA in HRM Program.

The Dual MBA in HRM tuition fee is US$4,600 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$4,900 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second payment of the balance in full before attending the 2nd residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

PENANG RESIDENTIAL FEES
Core Modules – Residential Fees
For the Core Modules participants required to attend two residential studies in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

Specialization Modules – Residential Fees
For the Specialization Modules participants required to attend one residential study in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON:
Dual MBA-HRM Brochure >>> Click Here
IFSU MBA-HRM Application Form >>> Click Here
Akamai MBA-HRM Application Form >>> Click Here


CONTACT
For further information, kindly contact:

IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY
Main Campus, Nayon, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao, Philippines
Tel: +63917-5782362
Email: sngohayon@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/

AKAMAI UNIVERSITY, USA

187 Kino`ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA
Tel: 1 (808) 934-8793 (International)
Fax: 1 (808) 443-0445 (International)
Email: dcapogrossi@akamaiuniversity.us
Website: http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/

EDS BUSINESS SCHOOL, Malaysia

48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398-4306 Fax: +604-3909766
Email: eds.biz.school@gmail.com
Website: http://www.eds2u.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ifugao & Akamai Dual MBA

Earn Two International
MBA Degrees in one program …

Degree Awarded By :


Ifugao State University
Ifugao Province, Philippines
A Philippines government funded public university establish in 1920
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/


Akamai University
Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002
Website: http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/


“The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

-Alvin Tofler


GLOBAL ALLIANCE
EDS Business School, Malaysia, an international award winning executive development school is proud to offer the Dual MBA program. Participants in the Dual MBA program will graduate with two degrees: one each from Ifugao State University (IFSU), Philippines and Akamai University (AU), Hawaii, USA.

The collaborative Akamai University, USA, and Ifugao State University programs combine three key elements of success for business, academic, and nonprofit executives, facing the ever-changing competitive global environment:

• The traditions of academic excellence of Ifugao State University, founded in 1920.
• The strength of Akamai University's recognized leadership in contemporary cross-border education and practical non-traditional executive open learning programs, and
• The award-winning support of EDS Business School's world-class faculty team who offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides learners with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

The Advantages of a Dual Degree Program
Globalization has changed the career market forever. People are increasingly being employed to work anywhere in the world, requiring international competencies, familiarity with global markets, and a capacity to function in a cross-cultural global community. Graduates with the dual MBA degrees from Asia and USA will have these great advantages, demonstrating superior cross-cultural business aptitude, which assures career competitiveness across the contemporary global market.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The Dual IFSU and AU’s MBA Program has been carefully designed to be convenient, appropriate, integrating and building upon the student’s prior work experience and current professional pursuits. The Dual MBA provides a choice of contemporary learning approaches to suit the student and his employer.

Rather than interrupting a student’s career, this Dual MBA Program is designed to support and enhance it by structuring greater knowledge and understanding, new skills and qualifications, while fully engaged with their current professional pursuits. Students are guided in conducting employment-related scholarly research for the purpose of improving business systems and strategies. This is a highly cost effective way to gain new insights and skills, the latest information and competencies, and valuable qualifications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 Bachelor Degree or equivalent professional qualification with two years of working experience,
 In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, applicants will be considered with a recognized Business Diploma (Associate Degree) and a minimum of five years of working experience. Such applicants will be required to submit appropriate letters of recommendation verifying they have the necessary capability and motivation to successfully complete the program within the allotted time span. Applicants accepted in the absence of the Bachelor's degree will be required by the University to add missing foundational elements to the minimum program, as a condition for admission.
 English ability equivalent to TOEFL 500 points.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Duration: 12 months

The minimum credit requirement for a MBA Degree is 40 credits beyond the Bachelor degree, as outlines below. Students are required to attend all of the tutorial seminars and successfully complete all the coursework assignments within a timely manner, achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Core Modules (Required: 24 credits)
Select any six modules:
MB 519: Business Research (4 credits)
MB 535: Financial Management (4 credits)
MB 536: Marketing Management (4 credits)
MB 534: Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
MB 546: Project Management (4 credits)
MB 548: Strategic Planning & Implementation (4 credits)
MB 584: Creating a Sustainable World Class Organization (4 credits)

Concentration Modules (Required: 12 credits)
Select any three modules:
MB 550: Logistics & Supply Chain Management (4 credits)
MB 571: Customer Relationship Management (4 credits)
MB 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
MB 593: Managing Risk & Investment Strategies (4 credits)
MB 594: Management Leadership Dynamic (4 credits)

Independent Guided Studies (Required: 4 credits)
MB 585: Management Report on Field Study (2 credits)
MB 591: Professional Portfolio Project (2 credits)

Attendance Required
Students are required to attend all support seminars and to submit assignments in a timely manner. A maximum 60 days is allowed for submission of all assignments following the residential seminars. Should students experience health problems, work-related issues, or family emergencies, they may request a 30-day extension in writing by email, fax, or post, to be received at EDS within seven days beyond the assignment due dates.

Students receiving approval for extensions must submit completed assignments for the modules, to be received by EDS prior to the expiration of the extension or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. Should a student not submit assignments in the 60 day time allotted and fail to submit in writing for the extension as stated, EDS is required to submit a letter of academic probation. The letter of academic probation shall require the students submit the late assignments within 14 days or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. A grade of non-completion (NC) will require the student to re-enroll and retake the module, to remain in good standing toward their degree.

SPECIAL DUAL MBA TUITION FEES
In cooperation with Akamai University and Ifugao State University, EDS Business School is offering a special tuition fee for the first 50 applicants who successfully enroll in the Dual MBA Program.

The Dual MBA tuition fee is US$4,600 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$4,900 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second payment of the balance in full before attending the 2nd residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

PENANG RESIDENTIAL FEES
Core Modules – Residential Fees
For the Core Modules participants required to attend two residential studies in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

Concentration Modules – Residential Fees
For the Concentration Modules participants required to attend one residential study in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON:
Dual MBA Brochure >>> Click Here
IFSU MBA Application Form >>> Click Here
Akamai MBA Application Form >>> Click Here


CONTACT
For further information, kindly contact:

IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY

Main Campus, Nayon, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao, Philippines
Tel: +63917-5782362
Email: sngohayon@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ifsu.edu.ph/

AKAMAI UNIVERSITY, USA
187 Kino`ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vietnam Hospital Administrators Explore Penang Adventist Hospital

Vietnam Hospital Administrators Explore Penang Adventist Hospital

EDS Business School was pleased to host fifteen senior medical professionals from Hanoi-based government hospitals among the participants at the EDS Advanced Management Program in B-Suite Hotel, Penang on 5 - 11 December 2010. These medical doctors and other participants greatly appreciated the study visit organized by EDS to Penang Adventist Hospital (www.pah.com.my), an independent non-profit facility operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Penang Adventist Hospital is renowned for its specialized surgical services, and medical tourism programs. Since its humble beginnings, Penang Adventist Hospital has continued its steady development, progressing to become a tertiary healthcare institution today, providing global healthcare for Malaysia and the wider international community.

The primary objectives of the study visit to Penang Adventist Hospital was to examine the modern hospital and advanced medical facilities, and observe first-hand the techniques and practices of modern hospital management and customer care. The EDS participants were greatly impressed with the state-of-the art medical facilities, especially the Heart and Vascular Centre adult and pediatric, cardiac, catheterization, and diagnostic work ups, adult, and pediatric cardiac surgeries and cardiac rehabilitation.

The EDS participants also learned how the hospital has proactively delivered high quality natural and wholesome baked goods for the past twenty years, as an alternative for healthy living. The Adventist Bakery produces 56 varieties of wholesome breads, to cater to every taste bud imaginable! The Bakery even produces bread without using flour for those who are allergic to flour!

The EDS Team wishes to express its heartfelt appreciation to the management of Penang Adventist Hospital for providing EDS participants the opportunity to visit the facility and explore its advanced medical services. Special thanks to Penang Adventist Hospital senior management team for their time and effort, escorting the EDS participants through the hospital departments, and for the excellent presentation and question and answer session which followed the tour.







News by EDS Team @ 8 December 2010.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Visit To the Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum in Hangzhou, China

On 20 to 30 November 2010 Dr Ben Lee, President and Founder of EDS and his family were having their holiday trip at Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. During the visit to Hangzhou, Dr Lee take the opportunity to visit the Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum.


Dr Ben with the statue of Sun Simiao, King of Medicine.

Inside the Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum there is a statue of Sun Simiao. Sun Simiao (581–682) was a famous traditional Chinese medicine doctor of the Sui and Tang dynasty. He was titled as China's King of Medicine (药王) for his significant contributions to Chinese medicine and tremendous care to his patients.

Sun wrote two books - Beiji Qian Jin Yao Fang ("Essential Formulas for Emergencies [Worth] a Thousand Pieces of Gold") and Qian Jin Yi Fang ("Supplement to the Formulas of a Thousand Gold Worth") - that were both milestones in the history of Chinese medicine. He is also known for the text "On the Absolute Sincerity of Great Physicians," often called "the Chinese Hippocratic Oath," which is still required reading for Chinese physicians:

“A Great Physician should not pay attention to status, wealth or age; neither should he question whether the particular person is attractive or unattractive, whether he is an enemy or friend, whether he is a Chinese or a foreigner, or finally, whether he is uneducated or educated. He should meet everyone on equal grounds. He should always act as if he were thinking of his close relatives.”



The Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum is the only Chinese herbal medicine museum in China housed in the ancient buildings of the famous Hangzhou Chinese herbal medicine shop. The exhibition halls introduce the origin, development, and application of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in the world history of medicine. Samples of the herbal plants and a hand- processing workshop are among the displays. The museum also includes a clinic and a restaurant for Chinese herbal medicine food.



News by EDS Team @ 8 December 2010.

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