PUTRAJAYA, 2nd Dec – Graduate School of Management (GSM) of Universiti Putra Malaysia (GSM-UPM) has been chosen as one of Top Business Schools in Malaysia in accordance to its excellent record of governing the business school that has earned them an international recognition. All this is done with the absence of the university’s administration.
Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Khaled Nordin informed the media that the ministry has allocated grant worth of RM25mil to GSM-UPM with a budget of RM13.5mil for infrastructure and the other RM11.5mil is intended for developing human capital.
He stated that the selection of GSM-UPM is part of their effort and approach to transform Malaysia as an international centre of excellence apart from increasing the quality of programs offered by GSM-UPM.
“Joining the pride of GSM-UPM, Graduate Business School of UKM (GSB-UKM) is also chosen as top business school in Malaysia”, he added during the launching of the International Business Post Graduates Colloquium 2008 and Top Business Schools in Malaysia.
According to Dato’ Khaled, the selection of GSM-UPM and GSB-UKM is done out of 11 short listed IPTA business schools that offer Master in Business Administration (MBA) and other relevant courses.
“One of the significant characteristics arbitrated during the selection of both universities are the autonomy trait in administration, accessibility of research methods and high quality innovation that comes with international network,” he elaborated.
The recognition by Minister of Higher Education will boost the internationally outlined programs of GSM-UPM and to encourage positive rivalry at the international level.
“We hope that the recognition will become an excellence determinant for the reference of other IPTA in order to achieve more competitive and relevant program studies to accommodate local and foreign demands,” he concluded.
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(1) Dato' Khaled Nordin announcing and officially launched Malaysia' Top Business Schools in Putrajaya.
(2) Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah receiving a mock cheque from Dato' Seri Khaled Nordin as Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Radin Umar Radin Sohardi and Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim look on.