The Foundation Studies in Business here at Stamford offers some university-style teaching through lectures and tutorials. This ensures that international and local students are familiar with this way of learning and feel prepared for their degree course. The foundation course also allows international students to ‘settle in’ to the Malaysian education system and life in Malaysia before they start university or college.
The size of each class conducted under this programme at Stamford is also small, and thus offers many advantages to our students. Our dedicated lecturers can adapt to the needs and interests of the students more easily, making them more interested in the lessons, and thus more willing to learn. Small classes also foster better student-lecturer relations. Such close relationship makes it much more likely for our students to seek help from their lecturers, especially when they face difficulties with the lessons.
The School also organises events and extra-curricular activities through its student clubs, such as the Business Club for the foundation students which simulate actual business situations so as to expose its students to real life scenarios in the corporate world. Foundation students also have free access to the school’s Learning Centre at the library to meet up with lecturers specialised in their respective fields of studies to seek guidance and advice concerning their course materials, assignments or any other query.
For academic year 2010/2011, there are FIVE students in the Foundation Studies in Business who scored CGPA of 3.0 and above. They are:
Thinesh A/L Cheliah (CGPA=3.93)
Krystle Pong Xia Xing (CGPA=3.88)
Chong Zheng Hao (CGPA=3.68)
Leong Choon Kit (CGPA=3.31)
Chew Chien Seng (CGPA=3.23).