ABOUT US

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   ABOUT SEFB    ABOUT SEFB

About School of Economics, Finance and Banking (SEFB)

Introduction

The School of Economics, Finance & Banking (SEFB) was established in July 2011 following the restructuring of the College of Business of Universiti Utara Malaysia. It consists of three departments: Department of Economics & Agribusiness, Department of Finance, and Department of Banking & Risk Management. Together, they offer five undergraduate degree programmes: Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management, Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Banking, and Bachelor of Risk Management and Insurance. SEFB's commitment to excellence is exemplified by both the success of its Bachelor of Science in Economics in achieving the AUN-QA certification in 2015 and the concerted efforts of its Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Banking, Bachelor of Risk Management and Insurance, and Master Science in Finance in achieving the AACSB accreditation in 2016.

SEFB offers a solid, academic gateway for understanding how the world works. With all three distinct yet related areas, the study of the complex phenomena of economics, finance and banking may prove to be an ever-cherished life experience. At the undergraduate level, SEFB offers a range of optional modules which enable one to not only major in the core areas of economics, finance and banking, but also to minor in areas that best suit one’s career ambitions.

At the postgraduate level, SEFB offers a tremendous opportunity for one to pursue an advanced study in his or her core speciality within the diverse areas of economics, finance and banking. Coupled with a pool of experts with diverse expertise as well as good support facilities, SEFB provides a conducive environment for promoting research and development among its academic staff and postgraduate students. As a result, SEFB has managed to attract a sizable number of postgraduate students, both local and international, to pursue their master and doctoral studies.

Department of Economics and Agribusiness

SEFB's Department of Economics and Agribusiness is one of the nation's oldest economics departments, having been established along with Universiti Utara Malaysia in 1984. SEFB's Department of Economics and Agribusiness, with an 80-strong faculty, is the largest economics department among Malaysian public universities that offers Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management. Department of Economics and Agribusiness also has a solid and reputable postgraduate division, with a sizable number of international students pursuing its Master of Economics (either by coursework or full research) and Ph.D. in economics programs.

Department of Finance

Department of Finance faculty members teach finance courses in the three primary academic programs which are; Bachelor of Finance (BFin), Masters of Science in Finance (M.Sc Finance) and Phd (Finance and Banking). Starting from September 2018, our Bachelor of Finance students can choose to specialize in either one of the two specializations; 1) Investment OR 2) Wealth Management. Our teaching staff are well qualified with more than 80% are PhD holders who have the experience to effectively deliver the skills needed to succeed in the real world. In 2015, the QS World University Ranking has ranked our Finance programme as among the top 200 in global varsity rankings by subject. The ability to work together toward a common vision has contributed most to this success. We aim to be more proactive as we continue to support UUM in realizing its mission and vision.

Department of Banking and Risk Management

Department of Banking and Risk Management offers specialized programme in banking and risk management & insurance. Currently, the department has approximately 30 faculty members and 700 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including the doctoral students. The department offers bachelor degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree in the area of banking and risk management & insurance. The major strength of the Banking and Risk Management Department is the quality of its faculty members. Majority of the faculty members are PhD holders, and some of them have strong industry background. Graduates from this department serve various government and private agencies as well as work in financial and non-financial institutions. Some of the graduates have also becoming entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals.

Vision

To be an eminent school of Economics, Finance and Banking

Mission

To advance knowledge in Economics, Finance and Banking and develop leaders with holistic characteristics to serve the global community

Motto

Together we excel

   ALUMNI    ALUMNI

Alumni

 
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MUHAMAD MAHAZI BIN HAJI IBRAHIM AMK., BCK.,ASK.

Director

Kedah State Economic Planning Department

Bachelor of Economics with Honours [BEC. (HONS)]

Graduation Year : 1992

 
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RAPHY BIN MD RADZI

Director

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

Southern Regional Office

Master of Science (Finance)

Graduation Year: 2005

Bachelor of Finance with Honours [BFIN(HONS)]

Graduation Year:2003

 
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MOHD MAJDI BIN MOHD RAMLEE

Director

PROWHEELS DISTRIBUTOR (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Bachelor of Banking with Honours [BBANK (HONS)]

Graduation Year : 2006

 

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DATO’ ABU HASAN BIN HUSSAIN DIMP, ANS

Senior Assistant Commissioner of Prisons (SAC)

Malaysian Prison Department

Bachelor of Economic with Honours [BEc. (HONS)]

Graduation Year:1991

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NIK FAIRUS NATAKHAIN BT. RAHMAT

Assistant Director

Social, Education and Health Section, Public Private Partnership Unit

Ministry of Finance Malaysia

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management with Honours

[BSc. AGRIBUS. MGMT.(HONS)]

Graduation Year: 2010

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MOHAMAD FARHAN BIN MOHAMAD NASSRUDDIN

Senior Executive (Insurance Section)

Petronas Group

Bachelor of Risk Management and Insurance with Honours [BRMI (HONS)]

Graduation Year:2011

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FADZIN SYAZANA BT. KAMARUDIN

Treaty Underwriter

Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

Bachelor of Risk Management and Insurance with Honours [BRMI(HONS)]

Graduation Year:2008

 

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NURUL HUDA BT. MOHD NASIR

Regional Business Development Manager, Personal financing Islamic

RHB Bank Berhad

Bachelor of Banking with Honours [BBANK(HONS)]

Graduation Year : 2006

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YONG FOOK SENG

Assistant Vice President, Client Reporting Product Manager

Credit Suiisse AG

Bachelor of Finance with Honours [BFIN(HONS)]

Graduation Year : 2003

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MOHAMAD ADAM BIN AHMAD TARMIZI

Manager

Setia Delima Solution

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management with Honours

[BSc.AGRIBUS. MGMT.(HONS)]

Graduation Year 2010

   ADJUNCT PROFESSOR & FELLOW    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR & FELLOW

 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR & FELLOW

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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (BANKING


 Datok Noripah Kamso

Chairman

Bank Rakyat

2018 - 2019

 
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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE) 


 Y. Bhg. Dato' Haji Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman

CEO of Malaysian Insurance Institute

2018 - 2020

 zalina jaflus

ADJUNCT FELLOW (RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE) 


Mrs. Zalina Jaflus

Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Risk Solutions Sdn Bhd

2018 - 2020

   EXTERNAL EXAMINER    EXTERNAL EXAMINER
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External Examiner BSc in Economics

PROF. DR. AZALI B. MOHAMED

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

   CIMB-UUM CHAIR PROFESSOR    CIMB-UUM CHAIR PROFESSOR

 CIMB-UUM CHAIR PROFESSOR IN BANKING AND FINANCE

 Prof. Dr. Jonathan A. Batten

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Jonathan A. Batten is the CIMB-UUM Chair Professor in Banking and Finance at University Utara Malaysia. Prior to this position he worked as a Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Monash University and Seoul National University, Korea. He is the managing editor of Elsevier’s highly ranked Emerging Markets Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, and co-editor of Finance Research Letters.

Jonathan’s research crosses several disciplines: in the business area he has published in journals used by the Financial Times for ranking business schools (e.g. Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of International Business Studies). In addition, he has also published work in leading journals in applied mathematics (e.g. Chaos and Physica A), in environmental studies (Energy Economics, Energy Policy and Resources Policy), and importantly in economic policy (e.g. Applied Economics and the World Bank Research Observer). His current research focus is based on assessing the impact to financial markets of the expected worldwide shift to renewable energy.

In addition, he has received several external research grants from the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the international payments organisation SWIFT, and the international regulator, the Bank for International Settlements. He is the current President of the Eurasian Business and Economics Society (EBES) and has served on many national external research committees in economics and finance. He is currently an external appointee on the Academic Council of the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

E-mail: jonathan@uum.edu.my

Tel: 604-928 6940

Webpage: http://www.sefb.uum.edu.my/index.php/visitor/cimb-chair-professor​ 


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Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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   ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION    ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION

Local Accreditation

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MQA

International Accreditation

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International Certification

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