Business and Entrepreneurship in Kuala Lumpur

Ref: 10003616

Eligibility

First, second and third year Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 15 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

Description

The trip will develop an interactive academic exchange based on an approach similar to that adopted by the ‘Dragons Den’. Participating DMU students will ‘work shadow’ students at Brickfields Asia College (BAC) for two days during which they will participate in a range of on campus and social activities and the live ‘Consultancy’ exercise and interaction as detailed below will take place.

Students from BAC will develop business proposals, which they will submit to DMU students ahead of the trip and receive feedback, allowing them to revise their business plans. During the trip, BAC students will make a formal presentation to the panel of DMU students who will effectively ‘judge’ the most effective business plan and presentation and again offer constructive feedback comments. DMU students will produce a Pod Cast of the activity and upload this to Blackboard to provide a learning resource for students not participating in the trip.

This opportunity will give students an opportunity to develop their consultancy skills, business development and intercultural awareness through interactions with local Malaysian students.

Cultural activities

Students will have the opportunity to explore places of national importance to Malaysians such as the Petronas Twin Towers and the 272 steps to Batu Caves which is used for Hindu festivals. BAC will also arrange for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of operations at Air Asia or the Batik Factory where students will make their batik T- shirt painting (£14). Batik is enmeshed in Malaysian culture.  In addition, the benefit of being based in the capital city, is the access to many attractions such as the Petaling Street, KL Tower and KL Bird Park which has the world’s largest free flight aviary.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Malaysia. You will normally be given permission to stay for 3 months on arrival. Visas for longer stays or for non-tourist purposes must be obtained from the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission before you travel.

If you have any specific questions about this please email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk for advice. If a visa is required, you are responsible for applying for one and ensuring that you apply with sufficient time to receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 6 June 2020
  • Return date: Saturday 13 June 2020
  • Estimated cost of flights and accommodation: £800-850
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural activities, food & drink and visa (if applicable)
  • DMU Global bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 24 February 2020 9am