Message from President & CEO

Assalamu’alaikum wbt and Greetings!

I am delighted to welcome you to the community of Putra Business School (PBS). It is indeed a great honour and privilege to serve this esteemed and reputable institution. I shall dedicate the best of my knowledge and experience to live up to the expectations, mandate, roles, and responsibilities that come with leading this institution towards becoming a rising star of the region.

PBS is an exclusive postgraduate university offering specialised programmes in business and management. We have obtained world class accreditations from AACSB and ABEST21 in addition to local MQA accreditations. In fact, PBS is the first Malaysian business school accredited by AACSB. Our programmes encompass the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with six specialisations and the Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with four specialisations. We also offer the Postgraduate Certificate and fully online MBA (Open and Distance Learning) programmes to cater to current market needs. All our programmes are taught by expert faculty members with proven industry and research experience. We are strong collaborators with renowned professional bodies as well, such as Institute of Marketing Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Chartered Management Institute and Finance Accreditation Agency, which enables our graduates to carve stronger impacts in their professional careers. PBS’ students further enjoy high-value networking opportunities through our active participation in international business competitions and exchange programmes. For more details on our programmes, accreditations, faculty, partners, and collaborators, please feel free to explore this website.

I am proud to announce that our commitment to human governance is one of the unique propositions of PBS. Under this philosophy, our aim is not only to produce competent graduates who are first-choice candidates for leading organisations, but more importantly, to nurture human leaders with important human values such as integrity, honesty, care, and accountability. Our focus on the coexistence of performance and sustainability is consistent with the national aspiration through the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and the global aspiration through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

I look forward to working with the PBS team, business partners, and related organisations to bring PBS to new heights. My hope is that existing partnerships and programmes, especially in education, training, and development, will be further strengthened for the benefit of all stakeholders and for global leadership capacity at large.

To my most esteemed teaching colleagues, I shall ensure that your research work and industry experience are on the priority lane. We must forge ahead progressively amid the enervating economic and political climate of the world today.

To our students, I am excited for you to join us in your journey of learning and discovery. At PBS, we are committed to providing a world-class education and an unparalleled learning experience. Our faculty and staff, as well as our wide range of resources and support services, are dedicated to your academic and personal success.

While PBS had an eventful 2022, there is much more in store for 2023. This year, we look forward to executing our Five-Year Strategic Plan 2023-2027 with the key aims to nurture innovative, resilient, and responsible business leaders, foster strong industry and community ties, and develop talent for a sustainable and inclusive future. We are also thrilled to resume physical classes after the pandemic as well as to expand our impactful engagements in academia, industry, and business development.

In the pursuit of continuous improvement, I welcome your feedback and look forward to working with you to make the most of your time at PBS. Let’s make this an incredible year!

Prof. Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman

A Brief Session with Prof. Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman