UTB School of Business staff and students received an invited guest speaker today from an industrial expert, as part of Strategic Management module for students undertaking MSc in Management & Technology, held at the University campus.

The invited guest speaker was Mr Noordin Khalid, he is the General Manager (IT) of TelBru with vast experience of 22 years in the industries not only in Brunei but all around the world. The title of his talk was on ‘Exploring Strategic Management in Industry’.

According to Dr Fahmi Ibrahim, Deputy Dean and Lecturer of the Strategic Management module, the aim of the talk was to provide an opportunity for the students to learn strategy management practices in real business world from the practitioner first-hand. He also added that this initiative will enrich their knowledge from theory and practice perspectives. During the talk, Mr Noordin Khalid also provided an insight of corporate business world from the perspective of international practices and diverse culture.

The students were delighted and shared their thoughts:

Syazana Syazwani Bte Abdul Ghani said,

“The talk was very interesting and it had broaden my mind just wish we can have more industrial experts sharing their experiences in classroom just like today!”.

Another student, Syazwi Azhar Bin Hairolrani commented,

“It was really good packed with lots of insights from real management practices perspective”.

Chin Han Wuen, a PhD candidate mentioned that the talk was very informative and Mr Noodin had explained some of the areas that he was looking for in his research.

While students gained insights of industrial experiences, the speaker also highlighted on the importance of employability and career prospects for the students. He also provided tips and advice for the students on how to increase their employability opportunity with their qualifications and skill sets.

Adlan Mursyid Bin Hj Abidin, class representative of the group commented,

“it was an eye opener and I just realised my lack of knowledge on real world situations, and the talk has given me some sort of a guideline on what to focus on once I finish my studies”.

The talk  concluded with Dr Saleem Nazimuddin, Dean of UTB School of Business, presenting a souvenir to Mr Noordin Khalid as an appreciation for his contribution.

In the effort to continuosly enrich students’ learning experience, UTB School of Business will continue to bring in more industrial experts to inspire its students.

Courtesy of Dr Fahmi Ibrahim, UTB School of Business