Kolej Laila Taib Department of Business Management Educational Visit to Kuala Lumpur

‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page’ – Saint Augustine

So, travel we go!

It was an eventful July for the Business Management and Accounting students of Kolej Laila Taib. 43 of them ventured to Kuala Lumpur from 24th to 28th July with 6 of their departmental lecturers.

This trip was organized for the students as part of their coursework where they were required to perform observations which will later be reported in their assignments. To make the trip more educational, corporate visits were also arranged for the students. They had the opportunity to visit Vitagen Malaysia, Ajinomoto (M) Berhad and Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery.

Students were able to see in person the operations of a factory and the production line of Vitagen and Ajinomoto from the filling process to the packing process. These were usually something that they had to imagine or visualize but this visit opened their eyes to the real production. Students also had the opportunity to observe real examples of the diversification strategy where corporations like Vitagen and Ajinomoto diversified their product lines to more than one product.

It was also an interesting visit to Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery. The gallery effectively used interactive displays to teach visitors on trading, e-payment, savings, history of Bank Negara and etc. There were also plenty of information on economy and finances which were really a great eye opener.

An educational trip with a big group of students will bring the best out of the students. Throughout the trip, students got to show off their leadership ability in taking care of those assigned under their wings. They also got to learn the value of cooperation, patience, and punctuality. Most importantly, the trip brought the students closer to each other and with the lecturers, from being practical strangers to friends forever.

All in all, the trip not only enhanced the students’ knowledge of the theories and concepts they learn in class, but they also gained a lot on the individual level and most importantly, friendship. Educational trips as such are highly essential and should be encouraged. It is the hope of the Department of Business Management that more trips like this will be organized in the future for the benefits of the students.

Toast to more pages in the future!