Visit by staff of CTIM to FAM
On 13 July 2012, the students of the Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) were paid a visit by Ms Nancy Kaur, the Education Manager of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).
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Exemption for Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA has given exemptions for their exams to UTAR's Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) (BAT) graduates of up to 11 papers (out of 14).
Students are to take note of the units that must be taken to be eligible for maximum exemption of 11 papers. The list of the exempted papers can be downloaded from this following link:
CIMA Exemption for UTAR's Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
UTAR Professor Cheng Ming Yu honoured as Young Global Leader 2011 by World Economic Forum
Professor Dr Cheng Ming Yu, Chair of Mr and Mrs Chua Chai Leng Professor of Economics, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), was honoured as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum on 9 March 2011.
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The organisation bestows the honour each year to recognise the most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world. The selection committee, chaired by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, meticulously screens through profiles of thousands of young leaders from numerous disciplines and sectors from every region of the world.
Professor Cheng was selected based on her record of professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through her inspiring leadership. She is the only Malaysian in the list of 190 young global leaders from 65 economies for 2011.
"I'm honoured to be chosen as a 2011 YGL [young global leader] and I hope to play an active role to make this world a better place to live in," said Professor Cheng, adding that she had already been invited to attend annual meetings by the World Economic Forum.
Before her appointment as the UTAR Chair of Mr and Mrs Chua Chai Leng Professor of Economics, Professor Cheng was a visiting lecturer of Graduate School of Business, University of Newcastle, Australia. She was also a recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship with two months in residence at Reitaku University, Japan and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Washington State University, USA in 2004-05. She carried out research on competitiveness studies at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore in 2007-08. Currently, she researches on projects related to economic development including social capital, globalisation, human capital development and competitiveness studies.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus on 24 May 2011
Prof Chuah and Janet Ang signing the MoU
Documents exchanged (from left) : Dr Ong, Prof Chuah, Janet Ang and Dr Cheah
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus on 24 May 2011.
With the signing of the MoU, UTAR, a leading private not-for-profit university in Malaysia, and MAICSA, one of the nine divisions of the internationally reputable Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), formally agreed on working together on areas of common interest including upholding the professionalism of chartered secretaries.
Signing on behalf of the parties were UTAR President Ir Professor Dato' Dr Chuah Hean Teik and his counterpart MAICSA President and Fellow of ICSA Janet Ang Siew Cheng. UTAR Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy and Management Dr Ong Seng Fook and MAICSA Deputy President and Fellow of ICSA Dr Cheah Foo Seong signed as witnesses.
"MAICSA has accredited nine degree programmes from UTAR for exemptions from the MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration (PDCA) and the Professional Part I programme of the ICSA International Qualifying Scheme (IQS)," said Ang, adding that the institute would accredit more UTAR programmes after the signing of MoU.
The nine UTAR degree programmes exempted from the two examinations were:
- Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting
- Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Public Relations
- Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
- Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Global Economics
- Bachelor of International Business (Hons)
- Bachelor of Marketing (Hons)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology
"The synergy between UTAR and MAICSA will open up added avenues for UTAR students to develop their careers and keep abreast with the professional skills and knowledge essential in the business world," said Professor Chuah, adding that the international vision and all-round professionalism approach of MAICSA were synergetic with UTAR's commitment to provide quality education for better graduate employability.
Other areas of collaboration would include the two parties involving in international collaborative research in corporate governance, ethics, secretaryship and administration, MAICSA facilitating internship and employment placements for UTAR students and graduates in its member companies, and UTAR becoming a MAICSA approved learning centre.
Series of Talks conducted by Center for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility in Business (CSDCSR) - 16th & 17th March 2011
Two talks were conducted by CSDCSR on the 16th and 17th March 2011.
16th March 2011 - Talk by Professor Nariai Osamu and Professor Lau Sim Yee, from Faculty of Economics, Reitaku University, Japan on Japanese economy, and Japanese trade & investment relations with ASEAN particularly Post-Earthquake and Tsunami.
Professor Nariai Osamu is a professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics, Reitaku University. He graduated from Faculty of Economics, Tokyo University, and served as an economist in Economy Planning Agency 20 years before joining Reitaku University. When he was with Economic Planning Agency, he was seconded to OECD in Paris for 2 years and also to the office of Ministry of Finance, Brunei. His research interests are Japanese economy, Asia economic integration and international financial system.
Professor Lau Sim Yee is a professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics, Reitaku University. He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tohoku University. Before joining Reitaku University, he worked for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. His research interests are development economics, Asia economic integration, and technology transfer. He is a Malaysian and has been residing in Tokyo since 1983.
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17th March 2011 - Talk by Professor Akira Kajiwara, Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Management, Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan on Corporate Social Responsibility.
During the talk, Professor Akira shared about the Professional Engagement and its relevance to Corporate Social Responsibility. He also highlighted the options for future collaboration between the industry and Corporate Social Responsibility.
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In the press: New Straits Times, 12 December 2010
UTAR offers industry-relevant MBA courses
MBA Edge Nov 2010 Issue Featuring UTAR MBA (Corporate Governance) students
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9 November, 2010
UTAR and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) ink pact
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus on 9 November 2010.
With the signing of the MoU, UTAR, a leading private not-for-profit university in Malaysia, and CTIM, a premier body for tax professionals in Malaysia, formally agreed to collaborate together to promote the profession of tax consultants.
Professor Chuah signed the MoU on behalf of UTAR, while Assistant Professor Dr Ong Seng Fook, Dean of Faculty of Accountancy and Management, signed as witness. Signing on behalf of CTIM was its President Mr Khoo Chin Guan and as witness was its immediate-past President Dr Veerinderjeet Singh.
MoU signed (from left): Dr Veerinderjeet, Khoo, Prof. Chuah and Dr Ong
Exemption for Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
On August 2010, upon reviewing the programme curricullum for UTAR's Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) has granted the university a maximum exemptions (8 out of 10) for the programme.
The exemptions are:
Foundation Level - Taxation I, Economic and Business Statistic, and Financial Accounting 1.
Intermediate Level - Taxation II, Taxation III, and Company and Business Law.
Final Level - Financial Accounting II, and BUsiness and Financial Management.
The remaining two papers i.e. Tax IV (Level III) may be taken while the students are in their final year and Tax V (Level III) can only be taken after the completion of the Bachelor of Accounting (Hons).