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Olympia College


Olympia College - KL (Headquarters)
Bangunan KWSP
No.3, Changkat Raja Chulan,
Off Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 603-2050 3688
Fax: 603-2050 3689

Olympia College - Petaling Jaya
Level 2, Block B Bangunan Pan Global
No. 1A, Jalan Tandang
46050 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-77705555
Fax: 03-77702066

Olympia College - Kuantan
(JPN P0049/2002-2007/K(4P4271))
33, Jalan Gambut 2,
25000 Kuantan,

Tel: 609-517 7868
Fax: 609-517 7736

Olympia College - Ipoh (PKP.387)
18, Jalan C.M Yusuf,
30250 Ipoh,

Tel: 605-243 3868
Fax: 605-243 1868

Olympia College - Penang
D' Orient Mall
Kompleks Pulau Mutiara
No 8 Gat Lebuh Maccalum
10030 Penang

Tel: 604 261 1828
Fax: 604 263 8828

Olympia College - Johor Bahru
(J/4/P/I/SPJ 940)
12W, Jalan Tebrau,
80250 Johor Bahru,

Tel: 607-223 3868
Fax: 607-224 4417

The Raffles Education Group has been synonymous with education since 1950, with local branches in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuantan and Ipoh. The Raffles Academy in Singapore and India, and Olympia College in Malaysia are supported by the International corporate training company Imperial Consulting and job-placement company Global Learners Network.

To date, over 200,000 students have graduated from our 'halls of excellence', thanks largely to our late chairman Mr Winston Pereira who laid the foundation for our graduates to become the benchmark of the industry,

At Olympia College, we push our students to nurture them as role model citizens, We provide cutting- edge programmes through collaboration with reputable partners like Nottingham Trent University and Edexcel (both from Britain), University Teknologi Malaysia and the American Management Association.

Olympia College soars high in Malaysia's education industry because of its core values of quality, prestige, integrity and reliability. It always adheres to its fundamental principles of providing a wide range of quality courses at affordable cost.

Olympia College was founded to meet the growing need for private higher education in the nation and is a member of the renowned Raffles Education Group. As a reward to its standards of quality, the college has grown into a steadfast network with six campuses located in major towns throughout Malaysia.

In 1995, Olympia College has set up its first campus in Kuala Lumpur (which is also its Headquarters), and within five years, it has expanded to Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bharu, Kuantan and Ipoh.

Olympia College still adheres to its fundamental principles of offering quality education at an affordable cost, providing a wider range of courses, supported by a team of highly qualified lecturers and fostering a conducive and open learning environment.

The courses offered at the six Olympia College centres in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bharu, Kuantan and Ipoh), are at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The qualification would lead to external awards from Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America universities. On completion, students can look forward to building careers as professionals in the following industries: Secretarial, Business, Entrepreneurship, Hotels, Multimedia Specialist, Systems Engineer, Financial Services, Accounting, Sales and Marketing, Human Resource, Administrative Management, Public Relations or Advertising, System Analysis and Web Designing.

All campuses offer facilities such as state-of the-art computer labs, library, internet facilities, model office for secretarial students and hotel mock-up for the convenience of its students.

Academic Strengths

Olympia College produces over 1,000 graduates at various levels annually, We are committed towards excellence in education, incorporating the core values of quality and affordability into our programmes and constantly reviewing our curriculum to keep up with dynamic changes in Malaysia and globally.

We practice a student-centered learning approach in all of our study programmes. An internationally- recognized private college, we have 250 local and 30 foreign certified and experienced lecturers. The lecturers impart both theoretical and practical knowledge to students, fostering a conducive and open learning environment, We emphasize on quality and excellence, adapting to global economic, social and technological changes.

We have partnerships with leading universities and professional bodies in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada and Singapore, Olympia College's international students comes from Korea, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, etc, Thus, the students are exposed to a cross-cultural experience that will enhance their future career pathways locally or internationally. Olympia's aspiration is for our graduates to be viewed by employers as their preferred employee in their respective companies.

Programme Outline

We are well known for our programmes in Business Studies, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Secretarial Studies, Administrative Management, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Fashion & Textiles, Graphic Design and English courses which are industry relevant and lead to degree qualifications from the UK, USA and Australia,  

Faculties in Olympic

School of Graduate Studies; School of Business & Marketing; School of Computing & Information Science; School of Mass Communication; School of Hotel Management; Raffles Secretarial Centre; School of Language Studies; School of Foundation Studies; School of Engineering & Bio-technology; and School of Art & Design,

Short Programmes

> Executive Development Programmes in collaboration with American Management Association (AMA) and Imperial Consulting Certificate in Sales & Marketing

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate in General Management

> English Language Programme

The School of Language Studies offers 3 levels of ESL (English AsA Second Language) programmes

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels, The programmes equip students with listening, reading, speaking, writing and grammar skills. The duration of each level is 3 months,

> Corporate Secretaryship & Administration

The short programme equips students with skills the right attributes of a professional secretary and become a asset to any organization. Students will be trained in computer skills and English is give emphasis.

Pre-University Programmes

> South Australian Matriculation Programme (SAM)

This is an internationally recognized one year pre-university matriculation programme from Australia, Graduates will be awarded the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and a university entrance score that is used by universities around the world.

> GCE A Levels (Awarded by Edexcel International/ London Examinations)

A globally recognized standard that provides a solid stepping stone for further studies in Malaysia, UK. USA. Canada and Australia, Olympia offers two main streams i.e. Art, Humanities & Computing; Science and Technology.

Certificate Programmes

> The Certificate in Executive Secretaryship (CES)

is a comprehensive secretarial programme. Students are groomed to possess all the right attributes of a professional secretary who will be an asset to any organization,

> The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

programme is an internationally recognized accounting technician level qualification awarded by ACCA and equips graduates with the necessary technical skills and know-how required to fulfill support roles in accountancy

> Certificate in Hotel Operations (CHO)

- equips graduates with basic knowledge and skills in Hotel Operations and is a stepping stone for

further academic achievement in hospitality studies. This programme offers job placement in the hospitality industry Pathway to a degree via the Higher National Diploma HND in Hospitality Management.

^ Certificate in Fashion Management (CIFM) -

Highly practical with industry oriented syllabus. enhances students in the field of fashion with pathway to Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion & Textiles. Pathway to a degree via the HND in Fashion & Textiles.

> Certificate in Electronic & Communication Engineering (CECE)

- offers entry and exemptions for Higher National Diploma (HND), UK. The programme provides students with a strong foundation in Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Provides pathway to a degree via the HND in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or HND Telecommunications.

> Certificate in Information Communication

Technology (CICT) - aims to build a strong foundation for students, equipping them for a range of Diploma programmes leading to IT employment prospects, like the Diploma in Information Technology or HND in Graphic Design,

> Certificate in Business (CIB)

-The programme provides students with a strong foundation in Marketing, Management and Business. The duration is 1 year and 4 months. (Pending approval from JPS).

Diploma Programmes

> The Diploma in Business Studies (specializations in Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management and Mass Communication)  

builds a strong foundation for students to be trained in specialized areas like management, international business, marketing, accounting, information technology computer applications or entrepreneurship, Graduates develop a range of key skills, discipline skills, knowledge and understanding and transferable skills.

> The Diploma in Information Technology

equips students with knowledge and skills for a broad range of careers in industrial, commercial and scientific computing,

> Diploma in Administrative Management/ Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management

-UK The Institute of Administrative Management (UK) offers a programme through Olympia College and provides a membership which leads to the grasp of expertise, knowledge and practical skills to sustain one's competitive advantage. The IAM supports Managers (and aspiring managers) at all levels - with an aim to improve both personal and organizational performance through a systematic approach of professional development.

Its objective is to help administrative managers gain professional qualifications and enable them to stay up-to-date with new developments within the profession of Administrative Management.

Higher National Diploma

The BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Higher National Diploma is part of a qualification from Edexcel International, a globally recognized awarding body with almost 30 years of experience,

> Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business

The BTEC HND is designed to provide a specialist programme, linked to professional body requirements with a strong work related emphasis, This is a specialist programme linked to a professional body which provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the respective sectors and recognized by employers. Three areas of specialization i.e. Business & Marketing, Business & Management and Business and Personnel.

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design

This programme provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed to explore students' creativity skills and prepare them for employment in the graphic design field,

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion & Textiles

This programme strongly emphasizes on the development of the individual and an understanding of craft and business practice within the context of historical and contemporary culture.

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering

This programme provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for high quality engineering work as well as provision of pre- requisites for higher studies and research in the discipline of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, emphasizing on using computers as tool for analysis, design, computing and control, etc, One of the aim of the programme is to provide preparation for a range of technical and management careers in engineering

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Telecommunications

This programme covers a wide range of topics from wireless to broadband data.

The programme is designed to meet the following aims:

To prepare students for a range of technical and management careers in then telecommunications sector To provide specialized studies which are directly relevant to vocations and professions, To enable students to make immediate contribution in employment.

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hospitality Management

Internationally recognized, the credits gained through this programme is accepted for credit transfer and advanced standing by leading universities in the UK, US, Switzerland, Austria and Australia,

This programme provides high quality and a challenging experience for students aiming for a supervisory or management career in the hospitality industry The programme bears accreditation by The Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA), The Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE), The International Hotel Association (IHA), The World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the World Education Council (WEC).  

Degree Programmes

In collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK, Olympia offers two 3-year degree programmes:-

BA (Hons) in International Business

The programme awarded by Nottingham Trent University. UK aims to provide students with a general business education and a specialist understanding of the many aspects of international business, The programme is designed to prepare students for the dynamic field of international business with an understanding of the international business as well to make significant contributions in the management of businesses across national frontiers,

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

The 3 year programme is open to students after STPM or A Levels, The Programme is delivered to the public through highly academic and technically experienced lecturers. The Degree is structured such that upon completion of the programme, the students can start work in any of the following disciplines: Networking, Multimedia, Software Development, Database, E-Commerce, Management & Business Information Systems.

Post-graduate Programmes

MBA (Master of Business Administration (UK))

Awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK, the MBA programme is based on the premise that competent managers need to apply theory to real life situations quickly creatively and effectively, It has a global focus required by business managers and leaders in an increasingly globalize environment,

Academic Facilities

Facilities available include fully air-conditioned campuses with spacious well-equipped classrooms, seminar halls, auditorium, tutorial rooms, cafeteria, science labs, state-of-the-art computer and office automation laboratories, a model office for secretarial students, fashion studios, graphic studios, comprehensive library and a simulated hotel management system.


Students Support Services

Various clubs and activities are organized by the committee party consisting of students and supported by lecturers.  

Scholarships / Financial Aid

Winston Pereira & Rotary Club of Titiwangsa Education Foundation Scholarship for Deserving Students,

Olympia College & MIED (Maju Institute of Educational Development) Education Foundation Scholarship for Deserving Students

Star Education Fund Scholarship 2007

Nanyang 9th Education Scholarship

MAPCU Scholarship 2007


Prestigious National Association of Private Educational Institutions' (NAPEI) Educational Excellence 2005 Award for the best large private education institution in Malaysia.

A J Shawcross Prize

Institute of Administrative Management UK - Cik Zuraidah Osman; Best IAM Diploma Case Study 1 Paper

The Leonard W Green Prize

Institute of Administrative Management UK - Ms Krishnaveni Alagarie; Best IAM Advanced Diploma Case Study 2 Paper

SIFE Business Internship

Magdalene Ng was selected for the SIFE Business Internship Partnership and represented Olympia to participate in the SIFE USA National Exposition to Kansas City US for 3 Months (20th May - 20 Aug 2005)

CAT-ACCA (Top rank in Malaysia) for Paper 2 (Information for Management Control) - August 2006 - Mr Law Ze Sean

Recipients of various awards - Graduation 2005  

The Baroness Cox of Queensbury Award

Raffles Secretarial Centre - Queenie Norma S. Del, Mundo

The Dr Raja Tun Mohar bin Badiozaman Award Institute of Administrative Management - Leong Hing Yin

The Tun Dr Mohamed Suffian bin Hashim Award School of Computing & Information Science - Sandeep Singh

The Dato' K, Pathmanaban Award

Raffles School of Hotel Management - Yi Mon Aye

The Olympia College Chairman Award

Olympia Business School - Choong Sook Khuan

The Tuanku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj Award Overall Best Student (Undergraduate) - Mr Sandeep Singh

The Tun Sir Henry H S Lee Award

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Programme - Teh Yueh Thin

The Dato Sir Onn bin Dato' Jaafar Award

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering - Ria Grace

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor's Award

Master in Business Administration - Benjamin Tan Ju Yoon

The Raffles Education Group Founder's Award Advanced Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education - A. Vasanthi A/P Ambikapayhi

The Professor Keith C. Short Award - Nurfazlina binti Izham

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