The Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School fondly known as AAGBS, offers a range of postgraduate programs by coursework and research. AAGBS strives on the doctrine that continuous learning opportunity should be accessible to all. The postgraduate programs at AAGBS are well-recognised and well-established and the programs offered include a spectrum of disciplines within the business and management arena.
AAGBS is one of Malaysia’s biggest and renowned business schools, whose principle feature is the running of postgraduate programs that emphasize on high quality research with a goal to provide students with a solid conceptual and methodological foundation. As a result our graduates can become competitive and can become the nation’s future business leaders.
AAGBS offer students excellent scholarly support for work in their respective fields. Whether you choose to pursue one of our market-driven specializations or take in all that AAGBS has to offer with our generalist approach, you’ll find a rigorous yet collaborative academic atmosphere.
As globalization and technology changes the world our programs keep pace with these new developments through a distinguished faculty engaged in inventing and introducing new ideas in the teaching and research realms.
The postgraduate programs offered by AAGBS are the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Mixed Mode) in Business Management.
In recognition of the quality of the MBA courses and operations, AAGBS is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Education (ABEST 21). The school is also a member of AACSB (Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Currently, the MBA programs are recognized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA), Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM), and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCIEF).
Today, AAGBS has excellent relationships with many of the top organizations in Malaysia and the postgraduate programs are highly regarded by the business community. The programs at AAGBS provide experiential learning situations and focus on narrowing the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical world.
Students will also have the opportunity to expand and strengthen their professional and personal network with AAGBS strong alumni during and after completion of the postgraduate programs. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in international exchange programs and obtain a dual master degree through the school’s numerous international linkages with foreign universities.
AAGBS's Vision and Mission
To become a leading Graduate Business Institution producing professional and ethical industry leaders committed to nation building and global competitiveness.
• uphold ethical and academic standards among students and faculty members
• nurture innovation in teaching and lifelong learning process
• instill research culture that contributes significantly to the world community
• engage with the industry, professional bodies, and community towards producing leaders of tomorrow
Why choose our MBA and MIBF Program?
• We are the largest graduate business school in Malaysia with nearly 1500 postgraduate students
• The Master of Business Administration and Master of Islamic Banking and Finance are post graduate programs that offer the most recent knowledge within the business, management and Islamic finance disciplines.
• We create our course content in collaboration with top industry professionals to ensure courses are relevant to changing industry needs.
• All courses are conducted in English and organized during weekdays and weekends
• Classes are kept small to ensure we can maintain the genuine personal approach. This allows every student to engage in learning experiences in a supportive environment.
• The Applied Business Research is the final element of the MBA and MIBF programs, and allows students to apply everything they learnt to a real-life business environment. The project involves research conducted inside a company prior to graduation. It is conducted under the supervision of a school member assigned by the AAGBS.
The MBA and MIBF program offer two different modes; the full time and the part time known mode. The entry requirements for each category differ. Full time candidates are required to have at least a 3.00 CGPA for their Bachelor’s degree (Hons) and for the part time candidates they must have at least 3 (three) years working experience before they can join coupled with an acceptable CGPA in their first degree. All shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview before the final selection.
Our DBA and PhD Mixed Mode Programs
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a specialized program designed for those who wish to develop professional practice and contribute to both theory and practice in the realms of business and management. It is a professional doctorate for managers rather than for academics. The program aims to produce experts not only with an in depth knowledge of the latest management theories and practices but also with innovative capabilities who would potentially become the leader of an organization. Students are required to take taught courses and conduct applied research that makes direct contributions to business practice.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PhD Mixed Mode) is a specialized program catering to those who desire to learn and share knowledge, and adapt to the dynamic business environment. The program aims to produce experts with an in depth knowledge of various business, management, and economic theories that are useful in academic, government, and business organizations. Students are required to take several courses and conduct research that places emphasis on new contributions to the body of knowledge and innovative theoretical perspective.
As a fast-growing business school in the region, AAGBS has embarked on many efforts that highlight the internationalization objectives of the school. 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.
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 number of successful entrepreneurs in the country who are graduates from the school speaks for itself. We celebrate the recognition UiTM received from the Ministry of Education for being the Entrepreneurial University of the year since 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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 the programs we offer.
ARSHAD AYUB GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL@ UiTM (AAGBS)
"Advancing Knowledge, Creating Leaders"