So why would you like to do your degree at Putra Business School (PBS)? Isn’t it just like another business school? Don’t all business schools teach the same subjects?
Let’s answer these questions in the reverse order.
With a vision of becoming a leading business school in the country, PBS has achieved a number of strengths in post graduate business education which include world-class international accreditation by AASCB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
In addition to its AACSB accreditation, PBS is accredited by ABEST21 (The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st Century Organization). All our programmes are also endorsed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.
These acknowledgements attest to the exceptional quality of our MBA, MSc, and PhD courses, each designed with the utmost precision and forethought. While PBS’ research-based MSc and PhD curricula shape ethical, society-minded, and innovative researchers, our MBA programme develops human leaders equipped with the knowledge and values necessary to disrupt and revolutionise the industry. As further testament to our commitment to excellence, we are devoted to creating and sustaining valuable liaisons with some of the top corporate institutions in the world.
For example, all our MBA graduates are awarded membership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a British professional institution that is the only chartered professional body for management and the only organisation able to award the Chartered Manager status. PBS also has strategic collaborations with the Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM), the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM), and the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA).
Our industry linkages extend to individuals as well, as PBS welcomes industry champions to our classrooms to share their colossal pool of knowledge and experience with students. This initiative, called PBS Professor of Practice, grants our students the opportunity to learn from the likes of industry giants such as Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry, former Chief Minister of Perak; Datuk Dr. Hafsah Hashim, former CEO of SME Corp Malaysia; Dato’ Seri Rosman Mohamed, Former CEO of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Rakyat); Dr. Ting Seng Ho, CEO of Qi Biotech Company; and Tan Sri Borhan Dolah, former Director-General of Public Service Malaysia.
In response to the myriad ethical and financial scandals transpiring in today’s corporate entities, PBS is determined to produce business leaders with integrity, humanity, and a transformed paradigm of business. Towards this end, PBS is among the first, if not the first, to champion the concept of Human Governance in its curricula. Built on the foundation that business is fundamentally a human enterprise, PBS believes that the core purpose of business is to facilitate the betterment of society, not to maximise profitability. Business leaders, therefore, need to understand their responsibilities within the realm of their societies in the process of being enterprising and entrepreneurial. In PBS, students are encouraged to use their hearts and their moral compasses along with their minds in decision-making. We want students to question what it means to be human and to redefine humans’ roles in business. To put it (somewhat) simply, PBS is a business school that teaches humans the business of being human in business.