A great moment of MSU Malaysia - 21st convocation

Sunday, 24th of September 2017

The Management & Science University (MSU Malaysia) held its 21st convocation on 6 and 7 August 2017 at MSU Malaysia. A total of 1, 871 graduates from across 77 study programmes received their academic degrees in Doctorate’s Degree Studies (35), Master’s Degree (42), Bachelor’s Degree (883) and diploma’s studies (911) from various disciplines.

MSU also awarded Honorary Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Science to Japan’s Josai International University (JIU) President, Professor Dr Kenji Sugibayashi for his developmental and innovative contributions to local and international pharmaceutical science field.

The scrolls were awarded by MSU Chancellor, Her Majesty Tuanku Hajah Haminah Haji Hamidun. Also present was MSU & MSI President Professor Tan Sri Dato Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab.Yajid. Two programmes of studies saw their first batch of graduates who are Masters in Biomedical Sciences and holders of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

The special awards - The Chancellor’s Gold Medal, the President’s Award Mohd Shukri Yajid Outstanding Award, the Academic Award and the Industry Award of the University went out to 59 graduates for their outstanding achievements in academic and extra-curriculum. Management & Science University, Malaysia has established the Management & Science Institute in Colombo to create better opportunities for Sri Lankan students in order that they receive an excellent education at home. The award-winning home-grown study programmes of the University meet stringent standards set by both local and international bodies.

Accreditors include the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the United Kingdom’s Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC), and Japan’s Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21). MSU was also accorded “Excellent Status University” twice on the national university-rating system SETARA and The Most Entrepreneurial Private University 2016 by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. In recent recognition, MSU was awarded the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Education for Leadership and Human Capital Development 2017.

In an international rating exercise undertaken by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), MSU received Five Star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness. MSU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka & also its medical ( MBBS) programme has been recognised by the Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC).

The research based PhD programme offered by MSU, meets the international standards by complementing t h e thesis work with a minimum of three journal publications. The programme is conducted as per the schedules provided by the university that consist a defence presentation, thesis work, work completion seminar and the final defense of VIVA. A Malaysian supervisor who is assigned by the university and a local academic advisor guide the PhD candidates.

Monthly progress monitoring and all exams are conducted by MSU Malaysia. The PhD Programme of MSU enhances the knowledge on academic research through their structured course works and rich academic culture. The great supervision of the expertise provides the necessary guidelines for the academic and thesis writing.

It is essential for the international research publications. MSU helped me to develop my professional career through an exceptional and intellectually inspirational learning background. It definitely provides the competitive edge one needs to dominate in the field. It is never too late for a new beginning in one's professional life.

MSU believes in providing quality higher education opportunities to a wide spectrum of learners in line with this thinking. The PhD Programme was established to develop competencies to face future challenges. It was a moment of utmost delight and happiness for me and my family since it had been my long cherished wish: PhD.

MSU has facilitated me to fulfil my dream... The doctorate program specialization in management/ business at MSU was extremely enlightening in many aspects, chief among them being up-todate, content as well as an innovative research culture. It was a wonderful experience to work under great supervisors and advisers who would truly go the extra mile for their student’s studies, with proper guideline which helped me immensely to complete my PhD as scheduled.

I am sure that the overall Knowledge and research experience received by this PhD programme will assist me to bring outstanding contributions to my work life whilst achieving the career advancement. I truly enjoyed to study with MSU and I would intensely recommend this program to potential ambitious academics or professional who are interested to upgrade their knowledge and skills in PhD level.

Parakum serves on the board of the Sri Lankan ISACA chapter as the immediate past President and a founding member of the local ISC2 chapter. Under Parakum’s leadership, ISACA Sri Lanka chapter was selected for the 2016 K. Wayne Snipes Award as the Regional Winner for the Best Medium Chapter in Asia. Further, Parakum is the Assistant Treasurer of Computer Society of Sri Lanka. Parakum is a regular speaker at local information Security conferences.

Parakum’s research interests include social media and the financial sector, mobile payments and has authored and presented number of publications on both local and International journals/ conferences. My PhD research area was Innovation and Performance Management in the field of Management and Business. The Phd programme in field of Management and business at MSU helped me to gain world class knowledge through inculcating thorough excellent research culture.

The international exposure gained on research and publications was beneficial in increasing my overall Business Management knowledge and research experience. The opportunity to learn and engage with international academics and students shaped my research and professional competencies. The great supervision provided my supervisor at MSU, Malaysia helped me immensely to complete my PhD study successfully, which has become a lifelong learning and encouraged me towards achieving my goals.

This structured programme at MSU helped me to complete my studies on schedule. I thank MSU for making it happen. As Malaysia’s best teaching and learning university, MSU gives priority to quality education and the importance of learning experiences towards producing quality and holistic graduates. Besides incorporating international exposure in the students learning experience, extensive industrial training components and personal enrichment competency elements are also blended into the programme of study to ensure the graduates employability.

Caption: MSU & MSI Pres ident Professor Dr Mohd Shukri Ab.Yajid sharing memorable moments with class of 2017 graduates.

Students successfully completed the Diploma in Hospitality, Business Management, Biomedical Science programmes following through MSI and the Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management (Hons) degree programme at Colombo were graduated in this convocation ceremony. MSU graduates remain the popular choice among employers.

A graduate tracer study conducted by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education shows a ninety–eight percent (98.6 %) employability rate of graduates entering the work environment. This rate is the highest among all higher learning institutions in Malaysia All the MSI programmes are administrated and accredited by Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia.

MSU is recognized by more than 40 partner universities worldwide including those in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and many more. Through MSU Malaysia, MSI gives the priority to quality education and the importance of creative teaching methodologies towards producing quality and holistic graduates. Besides incorporating international exposure in students’ learning experience, extensive industrial training components and personal enrichment competency elements are also blended into the programmes of study to ensure graduates’ employability.

MSI graduates remain a popular choice among employers, with higher employability rate for its graduates entering the workforce. MSI CURRENTLY OFFERS DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES LEADING TO THE BACHELORS (HONS) DEGREE THROUGH MSU.

THESE INCLUDE; Hospitality & Tourism Management , Biomedical Science , Event Management , Accounting , Business Management , Investment Management , Human Capital Management , Industrial Management. PATHWAYS MSI students can complete the Bachelors (Hons) degree in Sri Lanka or at MSU Malaysia. They also can complete their studies with MSU partner universities worldwide.

For more information about MSU & MSI programmes and specially about the next PhD intake kindly contact Management & Science Institute , or [email protected] telephone Tel: 011 257 6900 / 011 257 6700 Hot line 077 0777 880, or visit MSI at No 300, Galle Road Colombo 03.