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The TISSA-UUM Accounting Programme: First And The Only EPAS Accredited Programme In Malaysia

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epas awardThe Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia (TISSA-UUM) once again did UUM and the nation proud when two programmes offered at the School were awarded the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an international non-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium.

This achievement has made the Accounting programme offered by TISSA-UUM as the first and only programme in Malaysia to receive the coveted EPAS accreditation.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani said this accreditation was awarded to two programmes namely Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours [B. Acct. (Hons.)] and Bachelor of Accountancy (Information Systems) with Honours [B.Acct. (IS) (Hons.)].

"The assessment carried out by EPAS has approved both programmes for the three-year accreditation, thereby endorsing TISSA-UUM's ability to design and produce highly competitive future human capital internationally," he said.

He added that the EPAS evaluation process was in-depth and involved rigorous assessment factors including course design process; objectives and learning outcomes; curriculum content; balance between international focus, academic theory and experiential learning; funds allocated by institutions to support programmes; quality of faculty and industry involvement and alumni.

Based on the confidence that EFMD has for TISSA-UUM and the AACSB accreditation previously obtained indicate that the quality of education achieved by TISSA-UUM is enriched by students, faculty, staff and alumni.