Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak was established on 18th December 1997, as one of the first private universities in Malaysia. Named after Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late YAB. Tun Abdul Razak, the university welcomed its first batch of 162 students in September 1998. On 21st December 1998, the university was officially launched by Tun Abdul Razak's eldest son, the then Minister of Education YB. Dato' Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
With more than 8,000 students studying in 55 academic programmes at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the university prides itself in developing relevant programmes to meet today's needs. All our academic programmes, which were developed through close consultation with business and industry partners, the public sector and professionals, are approved by the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) and are developed to meet the high standards required by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
The history of the development of the Graduate School of Business goes beyond ten years when it was known as the Centre for Graduate Studies.
In 1998 the Centre for Graduate Studies was established to coordinate postgraduate studies and research activities at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak. In 2008 under the university's continuous improvement initiatives it was restructured and named as the Graduate School of Business (GSB). This is to realize the university's aspiration to be a centre that provides high quality education and training of managerial leaders with internationally acclaimed recognitions and accreditations. As a centre of excellence in postgraduate business education, the GSB specializes in providing business and management related programs which are relevant and purposeful in meeting the current and future needs of the industry. The programs are designed to provide real world practical learning experiences that incorporate both hard and soft skills as well as to be intellectually challenging with well-grounded theories on business and management.
Prof. Dr. Ong Fon Sim, Acting Dean of the GSB says, "Being a relatively new addition to a stable of new schools in the newly restructured Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, we are very pleased and excited to be able to assist and serve our existing as well as potential students who yearn for new and state of the art knowledge in the business and business related areas. The Graduate School of Business has a very good blend of local as well as international lecturers and professors. All our lecturers and professors are PhD holders with vast experience in teaching, research and industry. We at the Graduate School of Business strongly believe that our environment and our academic staff will enrich and enhance the learning experience of our students."
Innovative academic programmes that cater to niche upcoming industries
UNIRAZAK's GSB is home to a wide variety of specialised academic programmes that set themselves apart from the staple programme offerings found at many universities. Such programmes include MBA (Global Islamic Finance), MBA (Retail and Hypermarket), Master in Business Administration (Specialisation in Entrepreneurship), Master in Strategic Human Resource Management, Master of Management, Master of Science (Management) and Doctor of Philosophy (Management), and MBA (Strategic Leadership).
These programmes help ensure that current working professionals can updates themselves with the latest industry knowledge that fits their current career. Fresh graduates can also pursue GSB’s courses to give themselves a head start when they enter the workforce.
UNIRAZAK is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – an international accreditation that represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The university is also a member of European Foundation for Management Development – a globally recognised accreditation body of quality in management education.
The basics of any good MBA is a given – internationally recognised teaching and research.
The basics of any good MBA is a given – internationally recognised teaching and research. Our advantage lies in our links to the commercial world within the context of a globalised economy and our unparalleled understanding of it.