The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business focuses on "Relevant, Responsive, and Responsible. “ The continuous improvement of the program is aided by a close partnership with the industry. The business school is introducing a more rigorous MBA experience starting February 2012 semester based on extensive case studies on teaching and learning, including joint research and development of local case studies with the industry. With the recent establishment of a sustainability and community development center, and close partnership with relevant government agencies and industry player to address sustainability issues, the Business School shows that it is not closing its eyes for one of the important issues in the world. A culture of intellectual curiosity is what the School is trying to establish. The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business can be proud on the achievements of the past years and is because of the improvements now part of the top 30 Rising Stars 2011.
About Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
With more than 30,000 students, Universiti Utara Malaysia is the largest university that specializes solely in business and management education. Since its establishment in 1984, UUM has played a major part in developing responsible business leaders for the social and economic transformation of the country. Since the knowledge it generates and purveys transcends and extends beyond the border of Malaysia, UUM has set a new agenda to be global in practice and content. Via Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, UUM continues to break down academic boundaries and bring together collaborative teams of experts, both local and international, to address major business issues.
The school offers MBA since 1996 and has been recognized as the best MBA programme in the country and one of the best in the region. Being the most popular and sought after MBA, there are more than 1,200 students currently enrolled in various MBA modes and specializations. Majority are part-time students holding various key positions in large corporations and government agencies. The diversity of our students with various industrial backgrounds and nationalities provides important business networking for future career progress.
Holding to a tagline ‘Transforming Leaders for Sustainable Business and Society’, the school emphasizes not only economic and business issues but also their impacts on the society and environment. Our MBA programme is specifically designed to develop future business leaders with soft and hard skills and competencies to deal with the constantly changing business environment in a responsive and responsible manner. The strength of our programme is the embedment of the elements of internationalisation and experiential learning into the teaching and learning process via extensive use of case studies and engagement of corporate leaders, who are also our adjunct faculty members.
Maintaining high standard of the programme while helping the nation builds quality human capital is one of the biggest challenges faced by the school. Holding to the principle that innovation is the key to success, the school has achieved and continues to achieve both important agenda. This is evident by the 2011 Innovation Leadership Award awarded to our business school Dean by CMO Asia’s Best B-School Award. Moving forward, the school aspires to become one of World Top Business Schools by 2015 and is aggressively seeking accreditations from several international accreditation bodies. The comprehensive five-year Transformation Plan (2010-2015) would further emblazon the name of school in the annals of academic excellence. Altogether it makes Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business the true Rising Star of 2011.
Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Universiti Utara Malaysia
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