Message from the Director's Table

Associate Professor Dr Jaafar Pyeman

Greetings and Welcome to Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

The Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School more fondly known as AAGBS, offers a range of postgraduate programs by coursework and research. It can be said that AAGBS is a relatively young business school, with great experience, embedded in a university; with a very long history.

AAGBS only attained autonomous status to be detached from the greater Faculty of Business Management, UiTM in March 2012. Nevertheless, as a part of UiTM, AAGBS is privileged to benefit from the strong connections with industry locally and internationally which stems back from being a subset of the Business Management Faculty, one of the oldest faculties at UiTM.

As a fast-growing business school in the region, AAGBS has embarked on serious efforts that highlight the internationalization objectives of UiTM. We always welcome various forms of collaborative activities with universities and professional bodies in the likes of students exchange, joint-PhD supervision, research and publication and professional short courses, just to name a few.

AAGBS continues to feed the pool of human talent with our graduates who exhibit high levels of engagement and demonstrate good ethical values; and in turn, often would return to their alma mater and continue this cycle of employment opportunity with senior Alumnus seeking fresh graduates to join them in employment.

The numbers of successful entrepreneurs in the country who are graduates from UiTM speaks for itself. We celebrate the recognition UiTM bagged in 2012 as Ministry of Education Entrepreneurial University of the year award. AAGBS echoes the university’s efforts in promoting the entrepreneurship agenda through our programs, and strengthens the synergistic impact of this aspiration with innovation, research and commercialization.

The programs at AAGBS are delivered by highly qualified and experienced academics that are lauded for their desire to produce results. We strive to maintain quality and standard by way of keeping ahead or at least abreast of industry needs in terms of programs we offer. Round-Table-Dialogues are among tools to source for input from practitioners from the various industries.

We are extremely pleased you have taken the time to learn more about our academic and research programs and the potential they hold in shaping the global business leaders of tomorrow.

As director of AAGBS, I pledge my all to provide the best environment at our business school which will attract and inspire the brightest minds to learn, teach and research and make positive contributions to Malaysia, the Asia-Pacific region and internationally – Crafting Minds Creating Intellectuals.

Welcome to AAGBS.

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