The delegation consisted of representatives of the world's leading Business Schools in Europe, America, Asia, and South America.
The theme of this conference for the year 2016 is "Shaping the Future of Management Education Focusing on Globaliszation, Sustainability, Digital Learning and Employability."
The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) made history when its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme received recognition from AMBA (Association of MBAs) based in London, UK.
With this recognition, UUM’s MBA programme is among the 2% of the best Business Schools worldwide.
The AMBA accreditation certificate presentation was officiated by Sir Paul Judge who is the Patron of Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK. Present to accept the accreditation certificate was UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak who was accompanied by OYAGSB Dean, Prof. Dr. Zeljko Sevic.
Commenting on this recognition, the Vice-Chancellor said that this award which is for three years will be re-accredited under strict new conditions once again after three years.
"There are only 236 Business Schools found around the world which have been accredited by AMBA. This goes to show that the UUM’s MBA programme is on par with other leading Business School," he said.
The Vice-Chancellor further reiterated that it is a good start shown by OYAGSB and this outstanding effort should be continued by the College of Business (COB) in ensuring that the goals for AACSB accreditation are achieved.
"The visit by the AACSB Peer Review Team scheduled on the 25 April is something we look forward to for a long time and ‘failure is not an option’.
"This is in line with the University's aspiration of acquiring the triple crown accreditation (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS).
As such, I fervently hope that all UUM members of staff will work together to make UUM the Eminent Management University, "he added.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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