Assalamualaikum and warm greetings.
Warmest welcome to all new students to the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA).
Congratulations on your success in getting a place in FBA to further your studies. I assure you that you have made the right choice to join the FBA family. 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 am indeed very pleased and honored to share few words about FBA and what we aim to be.
Our goal 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 put strong emphasis 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. In February 2016, we achieved another very important milestone, full accreditation for 5 years from the very prestigious accreditation body for business school, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Another international body, EDUNIVERSAL awarded FBA 4 PALMES or ‘Top Business School’ in its ranking of the World Business Schools in recognition of our strong international influence. In addition, we are currently working towards accreditation by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). These international accreditations and recognitions are very important as they signify that our programmes are of top quality and recognized internationally. We are building on these hallmarks of excellence by working towards our ambition to become among the leading business schools in the world. It is our aim to provide conducive learning environment and to continuously upgrade our facilities. The latest addition to our facilities is Azman Hashim Building which was completed in 2016, fully funded by a generous donation from Yayasan Azman Hashim. This iconic and state-of-the-art building which is fully equipped with modern facilities offers 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 refer to 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