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AUN-QA: Another Victory for SQS

May 17 2015

AUN-QA: Another Victory for SQS 

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UUM ONLINE: One more academic programme offered by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) recorded another remarkable achievement by securing the certification from Asean University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) for the Bachelor of Science with Honours (Decision Science) programme offered by the School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS), UUM College of Arts and Sciences (UUMCAS).

The Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak made the announcement during the official handover ceremony of the newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) held at EDC-UUM recently.

This is the second SQS academic programme awarded the AUN-QA certification after the Bachelor of Science with Honours (Business Mathematics) programme obtained the same certification in May 2015. The Bachelor of Science with Honours (Decision Science) programme is the third UUM academic programme to obtain the certification. The Bachelor of International Affairs (Hons.) offered by the School of International Studies obtained the certification in 2013.

Dato' Vice-Chancellor extended his heartiest congratulations and utmost appreciation to the Dean of SQS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharipah Soaad Syed Yahaya and the staff of SQS for the accomplishment. He also expressed his sincere congratulations to the Quality Management Institute (IPQ) UUM for playing the significant role as the Secretariat for the UUM AUN-QA Certification Agenda 2015.

A total of three (3) UUM academic programmes are still awaiting the formal certification result from AUN-QA; specifically the Bachelor of Development Management with Honours, Bachelor of Social Work Management with Honours and the Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honours, in addition the accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The Bachelor of Science with Honours (Decision Science) programme is a discipline that utilises advanced analytical methods that integrates the quantitative and statistical data in computer-based decision making process.