Auditor General of AACSB Peer Review Team (PRT), Prof Dr Michael Powell paid an initial visit to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), to review and recommend improvements in documentation of Self-Evaluation Report (SER) of College of Business (UUM COB).
The AACSB Peer Review Team will be undertaking an Official Visit to UUM from 24 to 26 April, next year.
Prof Dr Michael Powell, who is also the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business) at Griffith University, Australia met with the task forces of the UUM AACSB accreditation and visited the UUM campus during his three-day working visit starting 15 November.
Besides, he also paid a courtesy call on the UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, at his office this morning. He was accompanied on his visit by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail; Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UUM COB, Prof Dr Rushami Zien Yusoff and Prof Dr K. Kuperan K.V.S.N. Visvanathan.
The AACSB or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, established in 1916, is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Achieving accreditation from AACBS involves a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment which can take several years to complete.
Over this time, the school develops and implements a plan to meet AACSB's Accreditation Standards, which demand a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with industry.