Gaining an Advantage

Nilai U business students are pioneer batch to receive enhanced certification from MIHRM

“As you are the pioneer batch of students to receive this certificate, I assure you that our organisation will help you secure employment,” promised Aresandiran J, President of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM). He was presenting the Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management to 25 Nilai University (Nilai U) students who had successfully completed the relevant modules in their programme. As most of the recipients of the certificate were from the BBA (Hons) in Human Resource Management, the modules were already in-built into their syllabus. At this juncture, Aresandiran was keen to encourage students from other fields to consider getting this certificate as it would allow them to consider a second career option in human resource. “Whatever field a student may be studying, it is worthwhile for them to consider pursuing this certificate as it will allow them to understand ‘people management’. It is something everyone will probably encounter and it is best that they learn this at an early stage whilst at university,” he adds whilst pointing out that this course for non-human resource students is available as an online programme. 


Aresandiran J (Presient of MIHRM) believes that it is worthwhile for students to pursue the certificate in professional Human Resource Management whilst they are in the learning mode at university.


Nilai U students were given the opportunity to earn this certificate when a MoU was signed two years ago. Apart from having enhanced certification to further boost their marketability, holders of this qualification automatically become ‘MIHRM officers’ and get the chance to grow with the organisation. This was a sentiment that seemed very important to the recipients, both domestic and international, as they would be entering the job market as professionals affiliated to a recognised organisation. In fact, Aresandiran points out that the certificate is recognised in 95 countries allowing recipients the opportunity to work abroad.

Nilai U administrators have worked tirelessly to provide students with ample opportunities to earn enhanced certifications in their chosen fields. For instance, students from the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism are privy to training from the Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association and will receive a certificate at the end of their programme. Students from the computing and engineering departments are given opportunities to learn specific skills relevant to their fields. The former can gain Novell Certified Linux Administrator (NCLA) and Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCLP). The latter group will receive Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) training which is essential in today’s engineering environment. However, not all the enhanced certifications are pure academic in nature. Nilai U also offers students the chance to gain enhanced certifications in areas such as golf, theatre and acting and fencing. These activities will allow students to develop their soft skills and also embellish their résumés with some choice credentials. As Aresandiran says about the MIHRM certification, they are designed to improve a student’s marketability in the job market. 

“Crucially, being a Human Resource Management professional means being able to keep the employees happy and productive while the organisation is run effectively and efficiently as possible to turn over a maximum profit. These aims are by no means mutually exclusive and a well-trained, knowledgeable Human Resource Management professional will be able to achieve just that,” concludes Aresandiran.

School leavers can now commence their studies at Nilai U with a minimal fee of just RM100 via an Education loan package with a domestic bank. Kindly visit or call 06-8502308 / 07-2262336 for more information.  


Nilai U students reacting positively to the news that MIHRM will ensure the pioneer batch of certificate recipients find suitable employment.