UUM COB has a passion for excellence that drives the learning, teaching, and research agendas. The staff, students and alumni of UUM COB comprise an incomparable network of people setting the highest standards for business leaders and successful entrepreneurs in the industry.
UUM was set up in 1984 to serve as the 'Management University' of the country, and UUM COB claims its origin from that year. Initially, the business and management courses were delivered under a faculty system. In 2008, the faculties were merged to form the current College of Business. Business administration, accountancy, finance, economics, banking, marketing, human resource management, insurance and risk management, Islamic banking and finance, muamalat, operations management, and technology management curricula integrate with innovative methods and ideas to nurture business leaders as well as entrepreneurial potential.
Over the past 27 years, UUM COB has educated many business leaders, accounting professionals, executives, managers and government officials, and seen its graduates progress to higher level positions in Malaysia and in the region. In this period, UUM COB has generated over 30,000 undergraduates. The MBA, MSc, DBA, and PhD programmes are also crucial, and play an important role in supporting research and achieving the mission of the College. The research activities of UUM COB are recognised and also achieve competitive ranking in the country as well as in the international arena. The adequate financial resources granted by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) support over 500 academic staff, dedicated to the mission of UUM COB, as well as a team of administrative and support staff for meeting the requirements of administration, students, research, teaching and learning. UUM COB reviews its academic performance periodically, and, at a minimum, has the local accreditation authority, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) guidelines, standards and codes of practice to fulfill as a benchmark. Concerted efforts are also underway to secure a place for the Graduate School as Top Business School. Already a member of the AACSB and EFMD, the College is also making serious preparations to be accredited internationally.
UUM COB is set to make its mark not only in the local arena but has positioned herself to make a meaningful difference internationally. Several foreign academia are now present in UUM COB and play a crucial role in networking besides being catalysts for cutting edge research and consultancy.