AVC's Message

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Prof. Dr. Russayani Ismail
Assistant Vice Chancellor
UUM College of Business

 

I am pleased to welcome you to the UUM College of Business (COB) official website. This website serves as a platform for students, academics, and other stakeholders to connect with each other and for the schools under COB to update the latest programmes and activities.

UUM COB is one of three (3) colleges besides UUM College of Art and Sciences (CAS) and UUM College of Law, Government, and International Studies (COLGIS). There are five (5) schools under COB, namely the School of Business Management (SBM), School of Economics, Finance & Banking (SEFB), Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA), School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), and the Islamic Business School (IBS). These schools offer various business-related academic programmes such as Business Management, Islamic Finance, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Risk Management & Insurance, Technology Management and Logistics. Apart from these five schools, UUM National Golf Academy (UUMNGA) is also part of COB, offering golf-related management programmes. Our faculty members, mostly with PhDs, are dedicated to pursuing excellence in teaching, research, and consultancy in their respective fields.

COB is committed in providing quality education and thus ensuring the programmes that it offers are on par with international standards. In 2016, COB received the AACSB accreditation which placed COB among the top 5% of the world’s best business schools. Following the AACSB accreditation, the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) UUM Chapter is set up. It allows students, who are BGS members, to benefit from various engagements, either locally or internationally. To remain relevant, COB has made constructive changes to the traditional curriculum by emphasising Outcome Based Education, where learning outcomes are properly measured. In addition, COB continues to partner with the industries in curriculum development, to ensure that students’ educational experiences and qualifications are contemporary and industry-relevant. Primarily, internationalisation and globalisation create more opportunities for COB to strengthen its collaboration with the international networks of academics, which ultimately contributes to quality enhancement in teaching and learning as well as proliferation of research activities. We take pride in having a sizeable number of international students at COB, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We also have a pool of talented international academic staff attached with the five schools under COB. 

At COB, we believe that we are not only equipping graduates with good technical skills and sound knowledge, but also nurturing them to be future talents with strong work ethics and entrepreneurial mindsets to contribute to the society. Through service learning and research projects, our academic staff and students build connection with the communities, allowing for impactful collaboration that benefits all parties. To our stakeholders, we will uphold our promise of quality education and continue to live up to UUM’s motto of ‘Ilmu, Budi, Bakti’.