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Backround of Institution

Olympia College

The Raffles Education Group has been synonymous with education since 1950 with local branches in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, and Ipoh. The Raffles Academy in Singapore and Olympia Colleges in Malaysia are supported by the national corporate training company, Imperial Consulting, and job placement company, Global Learners' Network. To date, over 250,000 students have graduated from our "Halls of Excellence", thanks largely to our late chairman, Mr Winston Pereira who laid the foundation for our graduates to become the benchmark for the industry.

At Olympia College, we provide cutting edge programmes through our collaboration with reputable partners like University of East London, UK; Edexcel International, UK; Business and Hospitality Management School (BHMS), Switzerland; University of Information Technology and Management (UITM), Poland; and the Imperial/American Management Association. Olympia College stands out in Malaysia's education industry as it has a commitment built on quality, prestige, academic integrity, reliability and outcome based education. Olympia College today is one of the "one stop learning centers" offering a wide range of quality and industry driven courses at an affordable cost. At Olympia, we give priority to creative teaching methodologies that produce quality and employable graduates in line with our vision and mission.

Vision

The preferred regional college for employment of quality graduates

Mission

To develop individuals to be the preferred employers' choice

Slogan

"The Employers' Choice"

Academic Strengths

Olympia College

Annually, Olympia College produces over 1000 alumni fully equipped for employability. We are irrevocably committed to excellence in education, incorporating the core values of quality, innovation and affordability into our programmes and continuously reviewing our curriculum to keep pace with the ever changing global environment.

Olympia College practises a student centered approach in all its programmes. As an internationally recognised private college, we have qualified and experienced lecturers imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge to our students in a conducive and open learning environment. The academic staff is a mix of foreign lecturers along with qualified Malaysian based lecturers who give localised perspectives.

We make learning fun as we blend the traditional face-to-face mode of study with the online learning system through our e-learning management systems known as TEAMIE and MOODLE.

Olympia College has a track record that reflects its success. It is the only college in Malaysia with dual ISO certifications, won the Ministry of Higher Education Best IPTS Website Competition in 2010 and has won the Education Excellence Award for Best Large College Category by the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI) four times in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Olympia College is honoured to be affiliated with a number of institutions locally and internationally with partners from the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, and Poland. It is acknowledged throughout south-east Asia as the market leader in the education sector.

Throughout the years of experiential leaning, Olympia College has built its global education network locally and internationally. Apart from making international exposure a part of the students' learning experience, a great deal of industrial training components is incorporated into the programme of study to guarantee employability upon graduating.

Olympia College offers programmes in numerous fields of business, management, marketing, accounting, finance, information technology, communication technology, hotel management, hospitality management, hotel operations, secretaryship, skill based training programmes, and language studies at its six campuses in major cities of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, and Kuantan.

Olympia College's international students come from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. As a result, the students are exposed to cross-cultural experiences that will enhance their future career pathways locally and internationally.

What Makes Us Special?

  • Olympia College practises a student-centered learning approach in all of its study programmes
  • We are an internationally recognised private college with certified and experienced lecturers to impart both theoretical and practical knowledge to our students
  • We emphasise on quality and excellence in our system of learning and training, as a way to adapt to the economic, social and technological changes taking place globally
  • At Olympia College, we are whole-heartedly committed to developing individuals who:
  • are mentally and intellectually robust
  • are analytical in their thinking and effective in decision making
  • can achieve academic excellence through hard work
  • symbolize Olympia College's tradition to strive and seek excellence in all their endeavours
  • We strive to develop and implement a curriculum that produces graduates that are innovative and have leadership qualities which they can then apply at their workplace
  • Olympia College's aspiration is for its graduates to be viewed by employers as their preferred employee in their respective companies

Programme Outline

Olympia College

We are well-known for our programmes in business management, information technology, hotel management, secretarial studies, and English courses which are industry relevant leading to degree qualifications from the UK, the USA, Australia, Poland and Switzerland.

Certificate Programmes

  • Certificate in Executive Secretaryship (CES)
  • Certificate in Hotel Operations (CHO)
  • Certificate in Commerce (CIC)
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology (CICT)

Diploma Programmes

leading to year 2 of an undergraduate degree programme

  • Diploma in Business Management (DBM) Dual Award - BTEC Higher National Diploma awarded by Edexcel International, UK
  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
  • Higher Diploma awarded by The Business and Hotel Management School Switzerland
  • Executive Diploma in Business Management (EDBM)

Professional Accounting Programme

Foundation in Accountancy - Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

University of East London's (UEL, UK) Degree Programme

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business and Leadership 3+0 (BAIBL)

University of East London's (UEL, UK) Postgraduate Programmes

  • UEL MSc in International Business Management (5 focused modules only)
  • UEL MSc in International Marketing Management (5 focused modules only)

Asia e University programmes

  • Master of Business Administration (Asia e University) KPT/JPS (KN 9102) 4/13, A 9102
  • Master of Education KPT/JPS (KN 9151) 8/13, A 9151
  • Doctor of Business Administration KPT/JPS (KA 9673) 4/14, PA 9673

Academic Facilities & Resources

Facilities available include fully air-conditioned campuses with spacious well-equipped classrooms, seminar halls, auditorium, tutorial rooms, cafeteria, state-of-the-art computer laboratories, comprehensive library, a stimulated hotel management system, e-learning management systems (MOODLE & TEAMIE), gymnasium, squash court and futsal court.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

There is not a dull moment at Olympia College. Students enjoy a host of character-building activities that help form new friendships that last a lifetime. Examples are amazing race, tree-planting projects, industry visits, international charity bazaars, orientation nite, rich international cultural performances, blood donation drives, healthy walks, Earth Hour, excursions, team-building exercises and other CSR projects that nurture an all-round education and life.

Various clubs and activities are organised by the Students' Council and its committee which are supported by lecturers of the respective campuses. There is the Hosteur Club (Hotel Management School), Executive Business Club & Biz Club (Business School) Info-Tech IT & I-Tech Club (IT School), Versatile Club (Secretarial School), Language Club (Language School) and many others.  

Scholarships

  • The Winston Pereira Premium Scholarship for Excellence
  • The Olympia College Principal's Scholarship for Deserving Students
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scholarships

Recognition & Achievements

  • 4-time winner of the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI) Malaysia Best Large College for Educational Excellence Award in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • International Standard Organization certified (ISO9001:2008) for Quality Management System.
  • International Standard Organization certified (ISO14001:2004) for Environmental Management System.
  • 3rd prize winner of the Ministry of Higher Education Best Website Competition (IPTS category)
  • Our programmes are approved by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
  • All our programmes have external examiners drawn from reputable international universities and industry.
  • The Leonard W Green Prize
  • Institute of Administrative Management UK – Ms Krishnaveni Alagarie; Best IAM Advanced Diploma Case Study 2 Paper
  • A J Shawcross Prize
  • Institute of Administrative Management UK – Cik Zuraidah Osman; Best IAM Advanced Diploma Case Study 1 Paper

Courses Offered

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JPK Skills Qualification Course
Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Business
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 14000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (KL/PJ/IPOH/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB)
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Certificate Level
1.
Certificate in Commerce
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 8320/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs (PJ/IPOH/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB)
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2.
Certificate in Hotel Operations
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 7300/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs (PJ)
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3.
Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 7300/Course
Duration: 1.3 Yrs (PJ)
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Business Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 24400/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (KL/IPOH/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB)
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Diploma in Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 27800/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs - inclusive 6 months industrial Training (PJ/IPOH/PENANG)
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Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 23740/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (KL/PJ/IPOH/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB)
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Executive Diploma in Business Management
Level: Diploma Level
Duration: 1.5 Yrs (KL/PJ/IPOH/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB)
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Advanced Diploma Level
1.
Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA)
Level: Advanced Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 17200/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (KL/JB/PENANG/IPOH)
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bachelor in International Business (3+0)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 45300/Course
Duration: FT: 3 Yrs ; PT: 5 Yrs (3+0)
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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Level:
Fees (Local): English Course basic/elementary/intermediate @RM 2500. English Language-Advanced level + with IELTS @ RM3000
Duration: 3 Mnth/Level (KL/PJ/PENANG/KUANTAN/JB/IPOH)
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Contact Details

Olympia College - KL (Headquarters)

Address:
Bangunan KWSP
No. 3, Changkat Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private College

Tel: 603-2050 3610 / 3688
Fax: 603-2050 3639 / 3689
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

Other Campuses

Olympia College Petaling Jaya

Address:
Level 2, Block B, Bangunan Pan Global
No.1A, Jalan Tandang
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type: Private College

Tel: 603-77705555
Fax: 603-77702066
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

Olympia College Penang

Address:
D'Orient Mall,Kompleks Pulau Mutiara
No.8, Gat Lebuh Maccalum
10300 Pulau Pinang

Type: Private College

Tel: 604 - 261 1828
Fax: 604 - 263 8828
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

Olympia College Kuantan

Address:
33, Jalan Gambut 2,
25000 Kuantan
Pahang

Type: Private College

Tel: 609-517 7868
Fax: 609-517 7736
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

Olympia College Johor Bahru

Address:
12W, Jalan Tebrau, Wisma Chuan Yuen
80250 Johor Bharu
Johor

Type: Private College

Tel: 07-223 6868
Fax: 607-224 4417
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

Olympia College Ipoh

Address:
18, Jalan C. M. Yusuf,
30250 Ipoh
Perak

Type: Private College

Tel: 605-243 3868
Fax: 605-243 1868
Website: http://www.olympia.edu.my

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Key Personnel

Mr. Kevin Pereira

Executive Director, Olympia College - KL (Headquarters)

Mr. Kevin Pereira obtained his degree in Computing Information Systems from the Indiana Institute of Technology, USA and his MSc in Business Leadership from the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

He started his career in education as a teaching assistant in the USA during the 1980s and has held positions as lecturer, head of school and principal. He is currently a Director on various boards such as the Information Service Corporation USA, Natserve Computer Associates, Raffles Education Group and Global Learners Network. He is also an Executive Director of Olympia College where he is responsible for its expansion and growth activities.

He was a member of the pioneer team at Olympia College; and is testimony that the rapid expansion of the college from the first campus in 1995 to its six campuses by 1999 was based purely on enthusiasm and commitment to classroom delivery and student participation.

He was responsible for the setting up of two of the campuses in Johor Bahru and Petaling Jaya and affirms that bricks and mortar do not make an institution but it is the way the young minds in the classroom are encouraged and moulded that is the true reflection of a good college.

His achievements at Olympia College also include the setting up and development of guidelines for syllabus instruction and the creation of a database of academic resources. This is widely used in the training and development of staff, and has set the academic framework within the college. He also works closely with partner universities to enhance the academic quality and standards of the institution.

Student Testimonials

Alex Yap

School of Business & Marketing - Majoring in Marketing

The lecturers are of great help - some of whom we could call from home to find out solutions for difficult problems. One feature of the programme I'm thankful for is the fact that I'm studying a wide range of business subjects and this made it easier for me to make-up my mind and so I chose Marketing for my major. I like the idea of being active and in Olympia you have so many clubs to chose from - so I am in the Executive Business Club and committee member in organising the orientation night for our KL and PJ centre.


S. Sivakaran

Computer Information Science

My ambition is to be a network specialist and my most valuable experience at Olympia was the practical exposure I got from computerising a company in KL. We were given a project to complete in 9 months and we had to identify a company which wasn't computerised and had to analyse, design, implement and maintain a system - and I got to computerize an 'ronautical company's operations and client database.


Tan Siew Keow

Marketing from School of Business and Marketing

Some of my lecturers are from the industry. They have made me understand what is business and why is it important in today's society. A lot of people have the misconception that to learn sales is to become a seller of insurance or other such products which is indeed untrue and misleading. When I first came to Olympia, I had no idea whatsoever about PR, Marketing or Advertising but with the help of some good and dedicated lecturers, I underwent a foundation course which gave me an idea on the various subjects.


Tan Swee Li

School of Mass Communication - Public Relations

The course I'm undergoing is helpful for my eventual entry into the PR industry. The practical training I have received during the programme instead of the end of the programme it has helped me to recap what I've learned theoretically. The facilities available in the college makes studying and doing my assignments and project work easier as I have the sufficient and relevant references from the library and the internet.


Alizadeh Sarabi Nezad Ebadallah, Iran

English programme, 1 Year

Malaysia has progressed tremendously in the education sector and it has a lot of developed universities and colleges. I have chosen Olympia College because it has reasonable tuition fees. Secondly, it is affiliated to UK universities and thirdly, it is easily accessible as it is situated in central Kuala Lumpur. In addition, the staff and the faculty are very friendly. I am happy pursuing the English Programme at Olympia College.





ATAUR RAHMAN, Dhaka, Bangladesh

HND in Business, 1st semester

The HND in Business is a 2-year programme leading to the final year degree programme in UK/USA. Initially I enrolled for a preparatory 6-month English course and Olympia has given me the support and confidence to achieve proficiency in the English language.  Olympia has a balanced mixture of students from different countries and this helps me to understand a lot about diverse culture along with various practices and traditions.  I realise that education is not just about knowledge on subjects but it is more related to application and relevance of knowledge to a different cultural diversity.

I am happy that I am here today because of proper advice and support from the team members of the International Students Department from time to time and the support of the Olympia’s staff and management. My decision to study here came through correct information that was passed to my parents from the International Students Marketing Department and I sincerely thank them for what they have done for my future career.


Choi Hye Ri, Korea, Age 20

Certificate in Business Studies (CBS)

"Language is no barrier where lessons are concerned, as the lecturers are very helpful." Before I came to Malaysia, I never thought that the education facilities here were so good. I am therefore very surprised and pleased I have also informed my friends back home. Now, I have lots of Malaysian friends. I am enjoying my stay in Malaysia. My English has definitely improved since I joined Olympia Business School. Language is no barrier where lessons are concerned as the lecturers are very helpful. I intend to major in Mass Communication.


Ivone Tjong, Indonesia

MBA (UK), May 2008 – May 2010

Studying in Olympia College as an MBA student has been a very interesting experience for me. It has exposed me to a number of new and useful business concepts and points which are pertinent for today’s business survival.

The MBA Programme from UK had provided me with a unique blend of critical academic theory and practical business concepts allowing me to understand what it takes to succeed in today’s business world.

In addition, the MBA Programme is equipped to properly mould students to be better managers and leaders. At Olympia College, the staff are very supportive.

It has been a very unique and new experience living in Malaysia. There are a few things that are very similar between my country (Indonesia) and Malaysia. I have the opportunity to be exposed to new cultures and experiences.

The people in Malaysia are very warm and wonderful and I have no problem calling Malaysia my second home. Once I have completed my studies, I can more than guarantee that I will be visiting Malaysia time and time again.





Johnson A. Olorunfemi, Nigeria, Age 29

Computer & Information Science Programme

"I chose OBS as the curriculum for my course is very thoroughàà."I decided to study in Malaysia as the quality of education is comparable to what one obtains in most other places. What's more, it is quite affordable. I chose Olympia Business School as the curriculum for my course is very thorough , with much emphasis placed on basics. Moreover, the first person I had contacts with at the college here was very gentlemanly and he did an equally thorough job while going through the course contents with me. Since I come from an English speaking country, I have no problem communicating with the lecturers or understanding the lectures conducted in English. Besides, I have a first degree from a University where the language of instruction is English. My English has always been very good. This is an advantage for me for studying in Malaysia. While studying at OBS, I shared the condominium unit with another student. The living condition in Malaysia is fair enough for a developing country. Things are generally quite cheap.


M. Umair Khan, Pakistan

HND in Telecommunications Programme

The course I am pursuing covers a lot of areas within communication including media aspects. Upon graduation, I hope to start my career with a telecommunication companies by doing practical work. With the knowledge I have gained from Olympia College coupled with my past experience, I am confident that I will find a solid footing. I chose this course at Olympia College because it’s very practical based which is exactly what you need when you start off your career.


Minjuur Munkhtsetseg, Mongolia

Diploma in Business Studies Programme

I have been a student here for the past 3 years and I find the environment very conducive. I enjoy the English Programme and I find it very useful as it has improved my English tremendously. It has enabled me to further my studies in the Diploma in Business Studies programme and I am now one step closer to realizing my dreams to become a successful businesswoman.


Rustam Bashirov, The Russian Federation, Age 26

Diploma in Business Studies

"I consider the campus in Penang Island the best place to study. There are many facilities, incredible beaches and summer all year round."I came here because Malaysia is an inexpensive country with world-wide recognised education. Here I've found a rich, multicultural society. It is easy to visit Langkawi and Penang Islands, Sabah , Sarawak in Malaysia and neighbouring Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. I like OBS because it has a dedicated staff and stresses a constant improvement on quality. I've found OBS helps needy students. Mixing among foreign students has enriched my stay here. My credits can be easily transferred to any university or college. Here I have to know English well. My textbooks are in British and American English. I consider the campus in Penang Island the best place to study. There are many facilities, incredible beaches and summer all year round ! And recreations are guaranteed by numerous entertainment centres.


T. Sandeep Kumar, Sri Lanka

MBA programme, Nov 2009 – Nov 2011

I am pursuing the MBA programme at Olympia College at the KL campus. The classes are conducted by industry-based lecturers and I can say that they really uphold the UK university standards.

The MBA programme is a class of its own and it is a blend of theoretical and practical experience. The faculty in Olympia College has been simply great.

I have been here for six months and Malaysia is truly a beautiful place with all races living as one and the cultural aroma of all races, creed and religions, can just make one speechless.

One could learn much more than his subjects in Malaysia since it’s a central place in South East Asia, it becomes a hub for many students who can travel around this region and Malaysia itself is so vast.

We have so much choices of food and it’s relatively inexpensive compared to other places for students and the public transport system is good.

I have lived in many countries, but Malaysia is definitely a student’s choice and can be a very good experience.




Verena Farah Boenawan, Indonesia

American Management Association Programme

I have been a student at Olympia College for one and a half months. I am enrolled in the American Management Association (AMA) Programme. I find Olympia College’s staff and lecturers very friendly and very helpful. So far, I have finished one subject (Business) and I am doing the second one. I find this programme very useful to me. The AMA Programme has opened my mind to the real business world.


Yousuf Diljore, Mauritius

Diploma in Information Technology

I am an international student from Mauritius pursuing a course in Diploma in Information Technology at Olympia College, Kuala Lumpur campus.  Kuala Lumpur is a student town and it is a thriving multi-cultural community.

The government of Mauritius has an ambition in promoting the country as a “cyber island” with the construction of “Ebene cyber city”.  The construction of a second cyber city is almost complete; and career prospects for students pursuing this course are excellent.

I first heard about the course when the college representative came for an education fair in Mauritius.

The Diploma course has a good connection with other colleges and universities abroad, which appealed to me very much.  It has also enabled me to analyse problems and solutions from different angles where I will be at a real advantage on the job market.   The ratio of students to lecturers is excellent.

The lecturers are well qualified and Olympia College offers a wide range of facilities to its students.  The computers are well-equipped with wireless internet connection. The library offers a wide variety of books and facilities.  A number of educational software is available on request and opening hours are well set that enable students to use the College’s facilities to its maximum.

Olympia College has a good percentage of international students. Our international communities are from Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh, Russia, Nepal, Bosnia, Pakistan, Philippines, Mongolia and Korea.

The International Students Office provides facilities to help foreign students through all stages of being a student of Olympia College from their first enquiry until their graduation.  The college has an “international students club” where foreign students can organise activities with the help of the College.  This has encouraged me to pursue my education at Olympia College.

As a student of Olympia College, I highly encourage the other students to consider Olympia College for their education.