前言

  中西創新學院是由全國政協澳門委員蘇樹輝博士及港澳教育界和工商界知名人士於二零零一年為適應澳門回歸、祖國入世新形勢而創辦,並於同年八月二十七日成為澳門特區政府認可的私立高等教育機構。

創新學制

  中西創新學院是由一批閱歷豐富資深學者行政人員獨立管理的,一直高舉鮮明的旗幟,全心全意為澳門培育具國際水平的人才,來當家作主。本院的辦學理想是在澳門最需要人才的專業學術領域,為本澳學員提供最高質素的教育和培訓而只收取一般的學費。為回應特區政府的博彩業開放和急速發展的政策,「中西」先知先覺地早於2002年已著意研究創辦一個靈活的學制,為從事旅遊博彩業或其他全職工作的學員「度身訂造」一套便於他們進修大學的課程,這就是「中西」為澳門人開辦獨一無二的「兩個上課時間,同一教學內容」的「旅遊娛樂業管理」及「商管理」的「副學士」及「學士」課程,學員可以選擇日間或夜間時段上課。大家都知道博彩業前線員工,每三天更換一次更期,今天當早班,明天可能要當夜班,如果不是「中西」提供這個彈性制度,他們就得經常缺課,缺課多成績又怎能達到國際水平?怎能真正成為能夠在龍頭行業當家作主的人才?「中西」是不容許缺課超過百分之二十學時的同學繼續攻讀的。而且澳門人多來自窮家,若果不全職工作很難應付大學學費。因此,為了澳門人,「中西」是不惜工本創辦這個靈活彈性的課程制度:為了同一班學員,我們要付給教授雙倍工資和增加行政人手。

高水平培訓課程及一流設備

  要指出的是要真正培訓澳人成專才,並不是單憑口號便可,亦不是任何機構或任何人士可以成功培訓澳人成專才。而是要由真正有國際一流水平的學術界菁英策劃講授,培訓課程必須以澳門教育實況為本,適應澳門中學畢業生的語文專業技術知識水平,為他們度身訂造,才能令他們充分吸收內容,才能學有所成。中西創新學院允稱是一所國際高水平的大學,「中西」有至少六、七位教授是香港大學現任或前任教授,有三、四位香港大學博士為教授,而香港大學在全球大學龍虎榜上一直排名十二至二十名,是亞洲之冠。教與研是相輔相成的,「中西」與全亞洲智囊機構排名第一的中國社會科學院的台、港、澳研究中心簽有合作研究協議,而社科院每年亦派四、五名研究員來「中西」授課。「中西」又與全美最大社區大學(Montgomery College)簽有合作交流協議。該大學每年選派一兩名教授英語非母語學生英文的專家前來「中西」授課,提升「中西」學員的英文水平。這表明「中西」的教授團隊是國際高水平的學術菁英,可無異議。此外「中西」還擁有一流的先進設備和器材。例如學院耗巨資設立全亞洲唯一的「行為模擬工作坊」(Behaviour Laboratory),使學員有機會練習如何有技巧地處理投訴、應徵面試、以及商業談判等互動實況。我們有實力成為一所專門培育精英的大學,但我們沒有這樣做,我們本?「有教無類」、「不牟利」的原則。對於一些在入學試未達到水平的同學,我們仍然給予機會試讀一學期,我們馬上提供免費英文輔助班,提升他們的英文水平,更對一些同學不容易領悟的課程如「統計學」、「會計學」、「經濟學」等,提供免費導修班。假如他們在名師教導下成績可以追上國際水平,即在第二學期正式收取為正規生。而一些試讀生的成功率是相當高的,即是說雖然他們在中學成績不好,但我們對他們不離不棄,給以「再生」機會,更且全力扶持他們真正成才。

About the Macau Millennium College (MMC)

The Macau Millennium College was founded in August 2001 by well-known educators and businessmen in Hong Kong and Macau and soon recognized by the Macau SAR government as a private institution of tertiary education in Macau.
The mission of MMC is to provide education of the highest quality to our students in selected academic, research and professional fields at affordable rates. These fields are closely related to the Pearl River Delta’s most important industry, namely, the Tourism and Gaming Industry. MMC’s motto is to introduce innovative academic programs to nurture talents to meet the urgent needs of Macau’s society. Under the drive of a well-defined vision and, therefore, with an insightful direction, MMC started as early as 2002 to research and develop a tailored-made degree program for the Gaming and Hospitality Industries’ workforce and other full-time working professionals.
Like famous universities in the world, the academic programs offered by MMC combine theory with practice. For example MMC can offer its students in the Hospitality Management Degree program with practical training in the institutions under the auspices of STDM (Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau) and SJM (Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A.). These STDM institutions include five-star hotels, entertainment centers, convention and exhibition centers, banks, casinos, as well as travel agencies.
MMC has always been actively involved in academic interchange, and works with colleges overseas to widen students’ international exposure and understanding. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the largest community college in the United States, the Montgomery College, to work together to provide further education for both American and Chinese students. Macau Millennium College also signed a memorandum of co-operation with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Hong Kong Financial Services Institute. The Hong Kong Financial Services Institute is the only institute that has been approved and recognized by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs Office of the People’s Republic of China to set up training programs in Hong Kong.
MMC has already trained over 500 As. Degree and nearly 500 BA Degree graduates, most of whom have been promoted into managerial level posts in Macau's casinos and casino-hotels. On top of these, MMC has also provided professional trainings for around 10,000 gaming industry workers at Certificate level. These skills have improved our professional workforce in Macau’s most important industries.

Program Objective

The travel and gaming industry has long been the pillar of Pearl River Delta’s economy. Now with an abundance of world-class hotels and restaurants found throughout the Pearl River Delta, MMC is striving to improve the quality of hospitality services to meet the expectations of the six-star-vacationers. To help realize the dream of world class hospitality, MMC offers state-of-the-art training courses in hospitality and gaming from world renown professors. MMC strives to improve the quality of the tourism industries human resources by providing professional skills training, knowledge enrichment, workforce motivation, and service standard enhancement via our rigorous, comprehensive, and flexible curriculum as well as customized training programs.
Through flexible schedules and customization, MMC’s programs cater to part-time students currently employed in the hospitality industry, as well as full-time students focusing on their academics or students who also wish to engage in practicums via the assistance of MMC.