Deputy Minister for Higher Education introduces the Advanced Diploma at special event for...


The University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the innovation catalyst organisation Warisan Global Sdn Bhd, introduced the Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship at a special event in Kuala Lumpur last week, with guest of honour YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, The Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

The University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the innovation catalyst organisation Warisan Global Sdn Bhd, was pleased to introduce the Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship at a special event in Kuala Lumpur last week (23rd April) at the Best Western Premier Seri Pacific Hotel.

Warisan Global has been appointed as an Ambassador for Malaysia for the Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship.

The guest of honour for this special information session was YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, The Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

The Diploma represents an exciting new opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs across the world to gain a recognised qualification in Entrepreneurship. It provides entrepreneurial individuals the chance to achieve the high quality and specific learning required for a University of Cambridge programme at the same time as being actively supported in the pursuit of a business venture whether this is a technology, creative or social enterprise.

Malaysian entrepreneurs can benefit from the on-line teaching model allowing flexible study as well as the opportunity to access rich networks via the three residential sessions taking place in Cambridge during the 15 month part-time programme. 

The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship has been jointly created by Professional Studies at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)* and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) based at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Students will gain from the practical learning using experienced entrepreneurs that underpins CfEL’s teaching philosophy and the resources, knowledge and networks built up over ten years of producing increasingly successful programmes in entrepreneurship.

The Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, said: “We are very proud of our track record at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and feel this is the right time to offer students this programme. We have refined our learning methods, developed exceptional course materials and established an enviable reputation in the field of entrepreneurship education. CfEL already has a warm relationship with Warisan Global, having worked in partnership with them on a Biotech programme in 2008, and we’re keen to open up further opportunities to Malaysian entrepreneurs.”

Dhakshinamoorthy Balakrishnan, CEO Warisan Global says that, "WG is proud to be associated with the Cambridge University in introducing such an innovative and deeply relevant programme for entrepreneurs created by world class entrepreneurs in the Cambridge University community. We are grateful for the support by all parties, for recognizing the importance of supporting a global programme such as this." Dash hopes the programme will be another building block towards creating an innovative and creative society envisioned by the Prime Minister and towards creating global entrepreneurs locally.

If you are interested in discussing opportunities to be involved in the programme, please contact Dr Joanna Mills, Programme Director, at CfEL in the United Kingdom  on +44 (0)1223 766900 or email; or Ms Rassa Ramli, General Manger – Business Development and Special Projects at Warisan Global at 012-6042690 or

Applications are being taken now and prospective students are encouraged to sign up soon to secure one of the limited places on the first course. The current deadline for applications for the first programme is 1st June 2009.


*The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship is awarded by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

About CfEL:

Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), part of Judge Business School, aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to both the University of Cambridge community and to wider national and international audiences through the creation and delivery of a range of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practise of entrepreneurship. The Centre collaborates with over 200 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training. Around 40 courses, events and programmes in entrepreneurship are run per year and attended by 2000 + students and delegates.

Advanced Diploma Course Director: Dr Jo Mills

Tel: 01223 766900; Email:; Web:

About ICE:


Professional Studies at the University of Cambridge provides a range of credit and non-credit programmes, qualifications and education designed for professionals wishing to extend their initial study, update their knowledge and skills or to undertake career development or change.

Professional Studies is a division of the Institute of Continuing Education which offers a large and flexible programme of part-time learning opportunities for adults. As a well-founded academic Department of the University of Cambridge, the Institute is committed both to the highest standards of excellence, and to ensuring that the University's unparalleled academic strengths and resources are made available to as many interested learners as possible.

Tel: 01223 760860; Email:; Web:

About Warisan Global Sdn Bhd:

Warisan Global Sdn. Bhd. (WG) is a Malaysian company founded in 1999 by an entrepreneur. WG is a “for-profit social venture.”

As a “For-Profit” company, WG works with its clients to design, develop and deliver projects that advance the spirit entrepreneurship. As a “Social Venture,” WG brings its sharp entrepreneurial skills and project management skills to bear on projects that has a social focus and benefits the community.

The communities WG strives to benefit through their business are young children, youth and communities in rural areas. To this end, WG works with organizations both locally and internationally to bring the best solutions and results to the people and the clients they serve.

WG is also the appointed Malaysian Host for the Global Entrepreneurship Week founded by The Kauffman Foundation (USA) and Make Your Mark (UK). WG’s clients include government and large organizations that are working towards a more equitable society.

More information on Warisan Global may be found at


For more information on the University of Cambridge’s Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship, please contact Ms. Rassa Ramli at or 012-6042690.


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The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge