Sunday 8 March 2020
This is the story of our UPM-MBA. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was introduced at UPM in 1984 and operated at UPM by the Faculty of Economics and Management. In 1996, the management of the program was transferred to the postgraduate wing of the Faculty which was the Graduate School of Management (GSM) previously known as the Malaysian Graduate School of Management (MGSM). In 2012, GSM, again renamed as the Putra Business School (PBS), became the private entity of UPM. After 24 years, the MBA program is finally brought back to the Faculty as it is our program to begin with. However, before we can commence operation, we were required to first go through a long and tedious process of curriculum revision. Such effort is easier said than done. There were many procedures to follow, documents to prepare, meetings to attend, and standards to meet. Approvals must be obtained from every one of the major meetings before the proposal could move forward to the next level. For a Faculty to accomplish this, it is crucial to have an excellent and resilient team with the ability to produce high-quality outputs in satisfying time-frames. We have been questioned, and criticized, yet we remain standing. Let us just finish this race, we silently prayed. Without a doubt, this is a very emotional journey with hurdles and challenges that demand full commitment from the team tasked to make it happen. As the committee chair for the MBA Curriculum Revision, I am proud to say that I have indeed a GREAT team! ❤️❤️❤️ Salute!
Sunday 29 October 2017
I had an opportunity to share the knowledge on case study writing with the academics from USAS this weekend. It was a good session with lots of new things to discover and learn. I think they might be the first local group who initiate the writing of case studies surrounding issues such as Dakwah, Tajwid, Hadis, and the like.
Wednesday 13 April 2016
A case study training was conducted yesterday with the UPM veterinarians. It was a very interesting session indeed. As usual, I learned a lot too and I hope the participants also gathered a few valuable take aways. Now instead of just having a person as the main character, we get the animals to play their roles too. One of the groups created a prologue with the main character named as Rosie. I thought initially it was the farmer's wife. But it turned out to be the goat's name. So cute...
Friday 4 March 2016
Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi has conducted a very interesting effort on promoting the development of case studies for teaching and learning purposes. It is almost 9.45pm and the team is still going strong. Hopefully we will be able to cover many things tonight. Another best part of this workshop is that we are at the top of Menara Razak, UTM KL and the view is breathtaking. And of course, the food is satisfying.
Sunday 21 February 2016
UNIRAZAK Case Writers Club had a workshop from 20-21 February 2016 at Putrajaya Shangri-la to write several case studies for Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). I was invited to write a case study with them. The session with Prof Nicholas Barker from the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii was particularly interesting. All the case studies will be related to the issues of crisis management and resilient leadership. This is going to be a very interesting journey...