WHAT THEY SAY

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Wassim El Maaboud

In September 2017, I was given the opportunity to participate in a student exchange program (a semester abroad) in Malaysia. Not knowing the country, I was a bit sad to not be located in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. But this, in fact, turned out to be the best thing that happened to me. The city of Shah Alam is genuinely one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. Not only because of the great food I enjoyed, but especially because of the awesome people I met there.

AAGBS turned out to be a great experience too. Being one of the few international students at the school, I was warmly welcomed by all the students, staff and lecturers. They immediately made me feel like I belonged and helped me in everything I needed. Eventually, I hung out a lot with some student friends. I really enjoyed life at campus, especially in the evenings at Seksyen 7 where I would find all the students from the university.

I still keep contact with many of my student friends from Malaysia including the lecturers. I hope that one day I’ll be able to come back to this vibrant city.

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Mohamad Arif Bin Mohd Som

Being a participant of the Dual-Masters program between UiTM and HFT Stuttgart was a rewarding experience and a fruitful journey in my student life. Discovering new cultures and norms which are totally opposite of ours in Malaysia has broadened my views and perspectives. The Deutsch people showed me how things are done differently there. Despite being an international student, I was welcomed and treated like a local. In class particularly, everyone is treated equally and given the opportunity to be part of the learning process.

In HFT itself, the lecturers welcome students to communicate with them as frequently as possible. As most of them has at least 10 years of industry experience or are still working with the industry, they provide valuable guidance to students on work placement upon graduation and even to help students to secure jobs with the MNCs. As a former Dual-Masters student, I highly recommend this journey to my juniors as this program will help them to sharpen and broaden their knowledge. Moreover, a student with the Dual-Masters scroll would definitely stand out more.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

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Anika Sedlacek

11 months at AAGBS in Shah Alam have given me a great opportunity to receive a deep insight into the Malaysian culture, to explore the country and to get to know the Malaysian business environment while pursuing my dual master’s degree in General Management and Business Administration.

Interesting and diversified lectures allowed me to exchange views with the Malaysian lecturers and my fellow students on business practices, the economy and the differences in culture between Germany and Malaysia. Fieldtrips and business talks with guest speakers from various industries supplemented the lectures and provided us students with the opportunity to apply what we have learnt during the lectures.

After the lectures at AAGBS, I spent a lot of time with my fellow students, exploring the Malaysian cuisine, playing tennis at the UiTM campus, going for karaoke and bowling nights, strolling around the big shopping malls and immersing into the hectic life of Kuala Lumpur. At the weekends, I enjoyed the Malaysian hospitality while travelling around Malaysia and was overwhelmed by its rich culture.

The dual degree programme of my home university HFT Stuttgart and AAGBS at UiTM Shah Alam enriched my personal as well as my professional life and gave me a chance to widen my horizon.

A unique experience not to be missed!

 
 
 

 

Aishah Binti Ali @ Taib
Senior Manager HR, United Nations
Executive MBA

"Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School (AAGBS) has successfully instilled in me a passion for learning through a stimulating environment. The emphasis on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects is an ideal learning module which opens up new avenues and provides new approaches for me to meet the ever challenging and complex working environment. AAGBS brings together experienced, dedicated and qualified lecturers to ensure the program is innovative, application-oriented and multi-disciplinary."

"Aiming to offer postgraduate courses which provides the experience and practical skills that employer values, AAGBS continuously update their management toolkit to equip the students with essential skills and knowledge grounded on current practices. I am confident that AAGBS will continue to be committed in promoting academic excellence and intellectual exchange."

Muhammad Syukri Abdullah
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Business and Management, UiTM
MBA

"I would recommend the MBA at AAGBS to any aspiring individual that is interested in working in the realm of business and management today. The program provides the necessary theory from books; however, allows students to get much more in terms of networking and a hands-on experience such as industry academic visits. Allowing industry leaders to be a part of the teaching process offers students a chance to walk away with more than an education, but also a window of opportunity through contact connections. Brands are well known to every business school professors, but only one professor is a brand name in itself, call it Professor AAGBS."

Suradini Abdul Ghani
Senior General Manager, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad
Executive MBA

"The EMBA was a really intense and rare learning experience which provided me with an opportunity to interact with a diversified and experienced group of both peers and subordinates. The program included solving real-life hands-on problems and issues which were truly close at heart. The areas of study provided opportunities to enhance both theoretical and practical communication and presentation skills which are key elements essential in executing effective management styles. The Program was a real test of time management. All in, it was a really fun, fulfilling and memorable experience."

 
 
 

 

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Noor Amalia Othman
Lecturer, Kolej Polytech MARA-KPTM Malaysia
Executive MBA

"The EMBA Program helped me hone in on my critical competencies such as communication, time management, problem-solving, teamwork and improved my view on professionalism in the true sense."

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Azmir Razaleigh Arshad
Recipient of Vice-Chancellor Award
MBA

"The virtually unlimited academic resources made available for the students’ use, the on-going support from faculty and administrative staff as well as the encouragement by the lecturers to strive further made the MBA experience one that was most enriching. The foundation laid by AAGBS will continue to enable its graduates to gain a strong foothold in taking their first step towards building their career"