Assalamualaikum and warm greetings.
Welcome to all new students to the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA). Congratulations for choosing FBA to further your undergraduate studies. You are among the privileged few to be accepted to study in one of the most prestigious and competitive business schools in the region. I can assure you that you have made the right choice to join the FBA family. It is my pleasure and honour to share few words about our faculty and what we aims to be.
Our mission is to provide quality education and training to ensure our students are equipped with appropriate skills, aptitudes and characteristics that will prepare them to be successful professionals in the future and assume leading roles in the government, business and community. We emphasise on excellent teaching, innovative research and quality publication as well as industry collaboration. We are ranked amongst the top business schools in Asia and proud to be in the leading position in Malaysia. FBA is the first public business school in Malaysia to receive an international accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK, the accreditation we maintain since 2007. Last year in February 2016, we achieved another very important milestone. We received full accreditation for 5 years from the very prestigious accreditation body for business school, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We are also awarded 4 PALMES or ‘Top Business School’ by EDUNIVERSAL ranking of the World Business Schools in recognition of our strong international influence. In addition, we are now working towards accreditation by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). These international accreditations and recognitions signify that our programmes are of top quality and recognized internationally. We are building on these hallmarks of excellence by working towards our aim to become among the leading business schools in the world. Another remarkable milestone achieved in 2016 is the completion of our new home, Azman Hashim Building. This brand new iconic and state-of-the-art building is fully equipped with modern facilities to provide a very conducive and comfortable learning environment for the students.
We are extremely proud of our well qualified lecturers who are committed to provide the best in their teaching and at the same time actively engaged in pursuing scholarly research in a myriad of areas from accounting, finance, marketing strategies, organizational behavior, management information systems, and operations management. We are confident that you would benefit from our global setting as our class is made up of students from various profiles, professional backgrounds and nationalities. This diverse environment will certainly enhance exchange of ideas and expose you to an array of perspectives.
Please look, explore our handbook and website for more information about FBA and how to get the most of your education in FBA. The handbook provides information on programme structure, study plan, synopsis of various courses that are offered, academic standards and various facilities that are available in the FBA as well as information on all our academic staff.
I wish you all the best in your studies and I hope you will have a wonderful and memorable time in the FBA.
Professor Dr. Che Ruhana Isa