The IIUM Graduate School of Management (formerly known as Management Centre), which is part of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, was set up in 1993. The School, through its programmes, aims to focus on the need for a well-balanced and holistic approach to management. Recognising the importance of networking in a global environment, the School is initiating smart partnerships and strategic alliances globally that will complement our role and generate mutually beneficial activities with schools and centres of excellence within and beyond ASEAN. The School believes such an effort will contribute to the development of a new generation of business leaders who are technically and morally competent to take up challenges of the information age.
The School operates on a self-financing basis with its own administrative personnel. Having excellent teaching facilities and academic staff, it now offers three executive programmes, namely the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Management (MMgt). Teaching faculty for the programmes is sourced from the lecturers of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, as well as from industry. All teaching faculty have doctoral degrees and relevant experience in their respective areas. A good number of our lecturers have also been involved in consultancy work with industry. There is also a good mix of international and local teaching staff, which gives the programme an international flavour.
In addition to the three executive programmes, the school also provides in-house training and consultancy services to Malaysian and international corporations. Consultants from the Graduate School of Management (formerly known as Management Centre) have conducted training programmes for Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission, Employee Provident Fund, Maybank, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Malaysian Airlines, Bank Indonesia, Brunei Civil Service Institute, The Royal Academy of Cambodia and several other government agencies.
The School’s objective is to prepare business leaders imbued with Islamic ethical values. It aims to be a centre of excellence in management for the corporate sector, government organisations and non-profit organisations from Malaysia and other countries. By providing the needed management training, the school sees itself as a key enabler in the nation’s quest to achieve Vision 2020.