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Graduate Attributes
Attaining a university degree is every student's ultimate dream because it opens doors to career opportunities anywhere in the world. A university degree is proof of one's intellectual capacity to absorb, utilize and apply knowledge at the workplace.

However, in this current competitive world, knowledge and qualifications alone are insufficient to land a person that dream job or to sustain a meritorious career. Success needs more than intelligence. It requires a graduate to possess certain other personal attributes to make him/her stand out among others and be recognized as a person of substance.

We at UCSI University recognize the absolute importance of developing worthy personal attributes in our students to make them very attractive to employers, or to become steadfast entrepreneurs on their own. We make it our Mission to develop these characteristics in them.

Thus, we have developed a list of Graduate Attributes (below) which we endeavour to imbue in our students throughout the course of their studies at UCSI University, through various activities in and out of their lecture halls.

Our graduates will demonstrate the following attributes:

Attributes Indicators
Effective Communication Skills The ability to present information in a highly coherent manner across different contexts:
  • To speak proficiently
  • To convey written information competently
  • To utilize various information technology skills
  • To present information precisely and accurately
Creative and Critical Thinking Abilities The ability to analyze, assess, and utilize different thinking skills to determine the value of information and ideas:
  • To utilize analytical thinking skills in different contexts
  • To employ problem solving skills to resolve issues
  • To think creatively to generate new ideas
  • To use critical thinking skills to formulate alternative approaches to learning
Ethical and Civic Responsibility The ability to function as responsible individuals with ethical values who is accountable to the local, national, and international community:
  • To strive for justice, equality, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional pursuits
  • To acknowledge and accept common responsibility to preserve the environment and its surroundings
  • To actively contribute to the development of societal concerns
Knowledge of Disciplines The ability to demonstrate sound understanding of concepts, theories and skills with effective application in relevant areas:
  • To possess an in-depth knowledge of the discipline for effective decision-making
  • To transfer skills across different disciplines
  • To articulate pertinent interdisciplinary issues
  • To generate new knowledge in different disciplines
Interpersonal Skills The ability to work effectively and productively as a member of a group:
  • To interact and collaborate with others
  • To commit and focus on group task or decision
  • To uphold the integrity and passion for individual and group work
  • To acknowledge and appraise the contribution of others
Lifelong Learning The attitude of having a high regard for and commitment to continuous learning:
  • To actively seek new learning opportunities
  • To apply reflective thinking to generate new learning
  • For continuous engagement in learning new knowledge
  • To learn independently
Engaged Global Citizen The ability to function in an international context with a deep appreciation for diversity:
  • To develop greater appreciation for cultural and racial diversity
  • To communicate effectively in cross-cultural contexts
  • To think across national and international borders
  • To function in a global environment
  • To become more knowledgeable about international current issues
Leadership The ability to lead in different contexts to innovate and create change:
  • To initiate responsible actions to create change for the common good
  • To adopt and adapt change to motivate others
  • To initiate the development of new ideas
  • To lead with a high regard for ethical standards
Entrepreneurship and Management Skills The ability to create and restructure a context and/or an organization to innovate and generate business ideas:
  • To evaluate the context and viability of an organization or business
  • To optimize available resources in a constraint environment
  • To engage risk and reality in decision making
  • To seek and network with different sources
  • To generate new ideas for a new business venture
  • To negotiate effectively
 
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