In 2013, Ms Herta Monica Montesino Cucos was looking for an opportunity to grow professionally and expand her horizons when she came across Amity.
She was so impressed with the offerings that she enrolled in not one but two postgraduate courses — a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2014 and a Master of Laws in International Business Law (LLM) in 2016 — through Amity, a part of Amity Education Group.
Ms Montesino Cucos says: “An MBA programme paves the way to interact with future business managers and executives. When the course is completed, these people could be ideal business partners.”
Networking aside, it also helped her gain new skills. “The LLM has developed my analytical, evaluative and arbitration skills, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework,” says the Romanian, who moved to Singapore 11 years ago.
Ms Montesino Cucos, who is in her 30s, believes holding double postgraduate degrees help her stand out in the marketplace. She found her current job as a corporate development manager in the services sector after attaining her MBA.
“In today’s highly competitive international business world, seeing multiple perspectives is a competitive advantage. Having these two degrees combined enhanced my credentials and helped me to position myself at a new level. It also sharpens my problem-solving skills, preparing me for greater responsibilities as I advance in my career,” she says.
Quality of education
Ms Montesino Cucos was drawn to Amity’s international reach, and its reputation for providing quality adult education.
With a diverse student population from over 30 countries, the school also provides global exposure, maximum corporate interaction and a vibrant campus life.
Currently, Amity offers several degree programmes through its three partner universities — the prestigious University of London and University of Stirling, as well as University of Northampton.
The three institutions each offer a one-year Master of Business Administration programme that encourages students to critically assess business theories and practical projects that foster originality of thought.
Apart from the MBA, Master of Science Banking and Finance, Master of Science Data Science for Business, the University of Stirling also offers bachelor’s degrees in management as well as in accounting and finance. Amity also offers the University of Northampton bachelor’s degrees in business, computing, fashion marketing and law, among others.
A wide range of diploma courses, including banking and finance, entrepreneurship, computing, international logistics and supply chain management, as well as business management are also available.
Rich learning environment
Students enjoy a rich learning environment, with many extra-curricular events such as guest lectures and presentations from industry practitioners. Regular international conferences and symposiums enhance students’ knowledge and learning.
Strategically located at Kay Siang Road, the school’s main campus boasts a four-storey building amidst three acres of greenery, with a host of on-site facilities, such as a fashion studio, computer laboratories, moot courts and business incubators. The city campus is located in the National Library Building near Bugis MRT, right in the heart of the arts, cultural, entertainment and civic district of Singapore, making it an attractive location for part-time working adult students.
The school also conducts industry-oriented activities to help students build bridges with the corporate world and help facilitate their career progression goals.