PROF. DATO’ DR. ABU ABDULLAH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
With great honour, I welcome you to KYS Business School (KYSB).
KYSB emerged felicitously in 2013 just as the country’s economic growth was adversely affected by the scarcity of competent chartered accountants.
As one of the pioneering institutions of its kind, KYSB specialises in providing education for those keen in pursuing professional accountancy qualifications.
Presently, KYSB is in intent collaboration with the consortium of New Zealand universities in our current courses of accounting, commerce, and science. With the involvement of the pre-eminent professional body of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), we have a distinctive and an avant-garde transnational education pathway. Ultimately, this partnership yields an international education experience, which would assist scholars to accomplish their professional goals.
Since 2019, we have introduced home-grown programmes: Diploma in Accounting and, our latest addition, Foundation in Commerce. These programmes, however, are mere stepping-stones; for with the establishment of our Research and Development Department (R&D), expansion is excitingly inevitable.
Diversifying our partnership to not only our higher learning centres: UTEM, UNITEN, and UPM, but also international counterparts, aims at us developing a rather adroit and poised R&D. As of such, research collaborations are not only encouraged amongst students, but also amongst our academicians as part of their professional development (PD). Apart from mere academic research, students and academicians alike are provided with opportunities under the fastidious guidance of our Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) – to physically apply knowledge gained in R&D to joint venture projects, in association with selected industries and communities.
Annually, since 2014, KYSB students have been transferring successfully at a rate of 99% to New Zealand. I am proud to acknowledge not only are our students impressive undergraduates but they are also conscientious members of community in New Zealand. 40% of our graduates from Victoria University of Wellington, University of Auckland, and University of Canterbury have commendably secured positions in the ‘big 4’ auditing firms (EY,Deloitte,KPMG and PwC), whilst others have been absorbed comfortably into distinguished corporate entities in both Malaysia (30% – BDO, JS Ong & Co.) and New Zealand (15% – auditing firms, NZ audit).
I do foresee a great future scaled onto KYSB’s landscape, and I am humbly excited to embark on our journey to success and progress!
Won’t you join me? I hope you do!
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abu Abdullah
KYS Business School