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Jesselton College is a private higher education institution headquartered in Kota Kinabalu, managed by qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced team of highly motivated and committed human resources. The Institute of Higher Learning has five schools which consist of business, tourism, arts, law and languages.

The students of Jesselton College can choose to study in various fields. All schools offer identical qualifications with the same assessment standard and quality control covers students from post-secondary school level in the areas of business, legal studies, tourism, designs, languages and other professional training.

The Institute has been established to carry on in Malaysia and any other countries, colleges and institutions of learning by means of which students may obtain general and post-secondary education, undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and professional education in various fields.

Over the years, our groups of colleges stress on flexible and interdisciplinary training systems. As a result, we have a proven positive track record of educating outstanding students to be awarded a partial scholarship in their disciplines of study and research.

Our Origins

Jesselton (now Kota Kinabalu) is a name that holds great historical value for being a new township founded by the North Borneo Chartered Company in 1899. The British North Borneo (now Sabah) was a British protectorate under the sovereign of the North Borneo Chartered Company from 1882 to 1941.

Named after Sir Charles Jessel, the vice-chairman of the Chartered Company Jesselton became the Company’s administrative centre from 1900 to 1941, before the Japanese occupation took place between 1942 and 1945.

The origins of Jesselton College dated back to 1988 where it was then known as the Sabah Institute of Management (SIM). The SIM was later renamed in 1999 as Institut Prima Bestari (IPB). After its relocation to Kota Kinabalu in 2008, IPB then signed an MOU with Bond Australia for credit transfer for degree programmes. As part of the initiatives to commemorate and embrace an identity closer to home to the Sabahans, the name of Jesselton College was later carefully chosen to replace IPB.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management (Starting Nov 2019 Master in Management)

Jesselton College Sabah

S-1-3 Block A, City Mall, Jalan Lintas,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel : +60 88 448 344
Fax : +60 88 448 385
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