Excursion into the World of Retail for INTI’s Business Students

May 8, 2012

The broad spectrum of skills required to manage a world-class shopping centre was an eye-opener for business students from INTI College Sarawak on a study visit to The Spring in Kuching, an experience that brought to life many business and managerial concepts taught in the classroom.


On arrival, the visitors were briefed by Andy Song, Leasing Manager of The Spring, on the intricacies of daily operations, variety of the tenant base and services, and the retail outlet’s unique ambience. Song also shared his insights into market segmentation, profiling and innovation, as well as the changing business landscape in terms of emerging new world economies in Asia.


“I am in my first semester of the Diploma in Business Administration programme. An industry visit like this is really good exposure and a welcome addition to my studies,” said Eric Enddyson Khung, one of the 26 students that made the trip.

Andy Song (8th from right) with the visitors from INTI College Sarawak.

In addition to industry visits, INTI’s students are exposed to real-world projects and guest lectures by corporate and thought leaders from the region to broaden their outlook and enhance their industry-oriented learning experience.


“The popularity of business and other courses at INTI is based on the strong emphasis on industry related needs,” said Voon Boo Khoon, INTI College Sarawak’s Head of the School of Business. “We offer career-focused programmes that are designed to produce graduates who are highly employable and sought after in business and other fields.”


The business courses offered at INTI College Sarawak include the Certificate in Business Studies, Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration and MBA programmes. In each programme, students are guided and supported by a dedicated and experienced team of lecturers. By providing an environment which focuses on student-centred teaching and learning, INTI empowers students to be self-directed, motivated and independent learners.

Andy Song shares his insights with the visitors from INTI College Sarawak.

Project Based Learning is applied in many courses at INTI. In the past year, INTI students have successfully completed a total of 50 real employer assignments that were formulated to help develop in-demand skills such as problem solving, collaboration and effective communication.


Aside from Project Based Learning, INTI has in place initiatives such as First Year Experience to help students cope with tertiary education by providing academic development skill sessions in academic writing, mind mapping, note taking, preparing for examinations, library research and IT skills; Peer-assisted Study Sessions by student leaders to help fellow students enhance their learning abilities; and Entrepreneurship Module to nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship among students.


Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is a part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.


For further information on INTI’s programmes, please call 082-570888 or visit INTI College Sarawak at Jalan Stampin Timur in Kuching.