UUM ONLINE: 13 January - The Executive Diploma in Business Management Programme (EDBM) should be an added value to enhance the managerial capabilities of the staff of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD).
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. Yusnidah Ibrahim who represented the Vice-Chancellor said EDBM was an academic programme specifically developed for the mid-management group.
According to her, it was aimed at sharpening the managerial skills in facing the ever increasingly critical management environment and challenges daily.
She said graduates should make the programme an added value in enhancing the ability of working graduates, thereby making them valuable assets to employers.
"EDBM UUM is a programme approved by MQA will be the second channel for graduates to pursue their Bachelor's degree in public or private universities.
"The programme's syllabus and structure are enhanced regularly to meet the changing needs of students, employers and industrial environments.
"The resilience and the ability to solve problems are indeed added values which among others can increase the level of professionalism amongst graduates when carrying out managerial activities at their respective workplaces," she said at the 12th EDBM Award Ceremony at EDC Hotels & Resorts, today.
A total of 50 Royal Malaysian Customs support staff became the first batch of the department to receive their respective Executive Diplomas in Business Management after successfully completing the EDBM programme which ran for four semesters (18 months).
In the Vice-Chancellor’s speech text read by Prof. Dr. Yusnidah, said that the knowledge gained through the programme could guide the RMCD members of staff towards improving their way of thinking by looking and identifying each issue more critically and also suggesting improved solutions to the top management.
She further added that for UUM in general and UUM COB in particular, commitment and the willingness to continue to provide academic opportunities for working groups will not cease, in fact learning methods will be improved in line with the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) to produce more highly-educated groups.
Meanwhile, Director-General of Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Dato' Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said the EDBM programme would indeed assist customs officers in their careers with management and administration knowledge.
He said that with the addition of elective courses related to the field of Customs such as Basics in Goods Tax Management and Government Service (GST) and the Principles of Control and Facilitation of Customs would be able to produce customs officers who were knowledgeable and skilled in solving the myriad of issues when performing their duties.
"RMCD is proud to be working with UUM as this programme can contribute directly to improving the level of knowledge and professionalism of the department, thus highlighting the superiority of RMCD," he said.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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