The University of Malaya (UM) recorded another outstanding achievement at the international level when its MBA (Master in Business Administration) programme was re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an international accreditation body that currently accredit business schools in every continent.
As such, UM remains as the only local institution of higher learning that is accredited by AMBA. The UM MBA programme was first accredited in 2007. The re-accreditation is for a period of five years beginning March 2013.
The re-accreditation is a testament that the UM MBA programme is of international standard. The programme is comprehensive yet flexible and it incorporates all major functions and practices of a business environment in its curriculum.
The official announcement on this significant achievement was made by Tan Sri Dr. Ghauth Jasmon, Vice-Chancellor, UM in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Karnival Jom Masuk UM organised by the Institute of Graduate Studies on 17-18 May 2013 to promote all postgraduate programmes offered by UM for the session 2013/2014 intake.
Associate Professor Dr. Che Ruhana Isa, Dean of Faculty of Business & Administration, UM, said that the UM MBA programme was first introduced in 1981 and over the years the demand to be enrolled into the programme remains high despite competition from other MBA programmes in the country.
The UM MBA students are from diverse background and each brings along at least three years of working experience with them.”
It is hoped that the UM MBA programme remains relevant to the Malaysian community and globally recognised as an excellent programme at par with other internationally recognised programme,she added.
Also in attendence were Professor Datuk Dr. Rohana Yusof, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs), UM and Professor Datin Dr. Norhanom Abdul Wahab, Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies, UM.
AMBA based in London United Kingdom, is an international accreditation body which currently accredit business schools in every continent. The Associations accreditation is a globally recognised standard of excellence for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.