University of Economics and Business: The commitment to success

Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh
It is the confirmation by Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, UEB Vice Rector when being interviewed about enrollment activities of the university in 2012. The discussion is as follow:

- The counseling for student and their parents in enrollment period is focused with respect at VNU University of Economics and Business. Would you please share about the enrollment information channels provided by UEB?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: Every year, the VNU University of Economics and Business focuses on providing enrollment information to parents and students in time. Our information is popularized through channels such as television, newspapers, UEB website at and some other websites. The UEB also participates in the information day and visit several high schools to directly offering advice. In particular, the UEB has a counseling hotline from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every day at the number 04.37450056 (ext. 315) and 0164.2601.356. Any query or message can also be sent to the advisory board via email address for advice.
- Does the university have any new points in the enrollment procedure?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: VNU University of Economics and Business enrolls 6 bachelor programs, namely Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, Business Administration, Finance - Banking and Accounting. The new point is that, apart from A discipline (consisting mathematics, physics, chemistry) or D discipline (consisting mathematics, literature and English), candidates will take the entrance examination of another discipline which is A1 (mathematics, physics, English) for all above program.
- What are the priorities that the UEB students share, comparing to those of other economics universities?

Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: Besides similar benefits to other economics universities, the UEB students are enjoying several priorities such as the opportunity to study double degree programs with other member universities of VNU (except for students of honor training programs and international standard programs): the University of Languages & International Study and the School of Law. In addition, students of Economics and Development Economics programs have the opportunity to follow the Finance - Bank major of the UEB.
Like students of other institutes of VNU, the UEB students can enjoy the non-interest loans from the United Overseas Bank (UOB) to pay their fees.
Outstanding students also have the opportunity to receive scholarship from donors or partners of the universities and VNU such as scholarships of Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Acer, Lawrence S. Ting... In particular, admissive candidates of Business Administration bachelor training program in 2012 may also receive talent scholarships of 100 million VND/student/course (2012-2016) from the In Sewa Ltd. Organization.


Founder of In Sewa Ltd., Mr. Rikhi Thakral and UEB Rector, Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Hong Son at the signing ceremony on talent scholarship, 29th March 2012.

 - Each training program of the UEB has special characters, which equip the basic for students to be able to adapt their working after graduation. So could you share more about the specifics of each programs?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: Each of our majors has its qualification. Students should consider their particular skills, strengths and preferences to choose an appropriate major.

For example, receiving Business Administration degree of international standard training program, students will have qualified knowledge and skills and English proficiency (equivalent IELTS 6.0). That will help students be able to adapt the high competitive working environment, and encourages them in their career to analyze, research and teach in business administration at enterprises, universities or institutes.
Studying Accounting, graduates could become accountant at enterprises or economic organizations. They could also handle with the analysis and consultancy in accounting, tax, finance, and audit as well as research and teaching at institutes.
Graduating in Finance - Banking, the learners will have the ability to work in enterprises, commercial banks, securities companies or other financial institutions. Furthermore, students could become researcher or lecturer.
As an International Economics graduate, the students can work as an assistant or planner/analyst of international commerce, international finance and FDI, FPI or they can be researchers/lecturers at university. Students also undertake missions related to supply chain, importing, exporting, logistics, and international market development; participate in negotiations, international trade contracting in the domestic enterprises or enterprises involving foreign elements.
With the knowledge and skills at university, the graduate of Economics program can become analyst, economic consultant, lecturer or researchers in organizations, institutes, universities.
Studying Development Economics, graduates can work as a consultant, analyst of development economics in state owned administrative organizations, participate in research projects or become lecturers of economics, public management, environment economics, stable development...


UEB students in class

- In 2012, the UEB enrolls only 430 students of regular bachelor program. Is it quite less than the expected number of the development of UEB? And it seems tough to candidates to compete?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: The UEB is not planned to expand bachelor programs, we want to remain the present regular training scale and though expand the programs of high-quality, international standard and post-graduate training. Improving the training quality is the first criterion that university focuses, so that remaining the scale of training to suit the university’s resources, ensuring the training quality is important.
Opportunities for candidates of the UEB are not trivial. This is reflected in the two main points:
Firstly, in case a candidate’s score does not reach the admission score of his target program, but it is sufficient for the matriculation into UEB, the candidate is probably admitted then transferred to other program if the second one is still available. We are publishing specific information on the UEB website as soon as we have the enrollment results.
Secondly, as abovementioned, thanks to the double degree training programs with other VNU members such as University of Languages and International Study, University of Natural Science and School of Law, UEB students as well as students of these universities can share benefits at the second institute. In addition, the UEB is implementing the internal double degree program in Finance - Banking and Development Economics.
- As informed, in the next academic year, the UEB will have more scholarship awards for students. Would you share about this information?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: In the next academic year, in addition to existing scholarships, there would be more from new donors such as In Sewa Ltd Organization, VPBank, Techcombank, etc. In particular, the In Sewa Ltd Organization is planned to sponsor 3 scholarship awards for Business Administration students, which is at 100.000.000VND per student per course.
- The slogan of UEB is "The road to success". How is the significance that the slogan bear?
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh: UEB students are equipped with the knowledge and skills for the future. the UEB is willing to provide students with the best conditions to be able to study and research. As a UEB student, you are on the path to salute the success in the future. We stand ready to be a transporter to take the students to the port of glory.
- Thank you very much!

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