By Suhaila Shahrul Annuar
SERDANG, Dec 4 — Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah has been appointed as Putra Business School (PBS) chancellor during the institution’s 2023 convocation ceremony today.
His appointment, which will be effective until March 2026, was announced by PBS chairman Datuk Prof Dr Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah.
His Highness then went on to present degrees to 162 graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCert), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.
The ceremony took place at the Dewan Besar Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), here, today.
In his address, Tengku Amir Shah urged PBS alumni to leverage their expertise in business and management honed during their time in the university for societal development, especially within the business community.
His Highness said these knowledge and expertise, coupled with their industry experience, have the potential to drive positive changes in the society and business ecosystem.
“I am confident this business school is building a legacy of excellent graduates who will make a meaningful impact in the business education world,” he said.
Tengku Amir Shah also emphasised the importance of discipline, leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking and high spirits in achieving excellence.
“Youth development, community engagement and environmental sustainability are crucial principles for the continuity of today’s business ecosystem,” he said.
Meanwhile, PBS president and chief executive officer Prof Dr Azmawani Abd Rahman said since its establishment in 2013, the institution has been a pioneer in management and business education for postgraduate programmes.
“We received international accreditation, notably from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. We also actively cultivate strong ties with industry stakeholders on both local and international fronts.
“Moreover, our MBA programme is recognised as the top in Malaysia and 24th in Asia by the QS World University Ranking 2024, thus proving that our graduates are leading in the region in terms of diversity, marketability, entrepreneurship and leadership,” he said.
PBS, a business school entity fully owned by UPM, administers and provides postgraduate courses and programmes specialising in management and business studies.