Both MITRANS and the Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School (AAGBS) jointly run a MBA and DBA programmes with 'Airport Concentration' for our client, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). For the last semester, core papers were being run under the stewardship of AAGBS as the postgraduates were being taught fundamental business subjects. Soon, the modules for the concentration will be taught by experts from MITRANS with the assistance and expertise of selected individuals.
The purpose of today's meeting was to review the way both programmes were being delivered and also the performance of the students after the exams. Thank you to MAHB for hosting the meeting at their beautiful headquarters at Sepang. The meeting room is in a 'bubble' like structure at the side of the main building. It has a futuristic design and the 'bubble' building is surrounded on the outside by a small moat.
The meeting was chaired by Pn Ir Suradini Abdul Ghani. Also present were Prof Dr Saadiah Yahya (Director of MITRANS) and Assoc Prof Dr Jaafar Pyeman (Director of AAGBS and former Head of Postgraduate Studies at MITRANS).
Other representatives from MITRANS were Assoc Prof Dr Jasmee Jaafar (Deputy Director), Assoc Prof Dr Sariwati Mohd Shariff (head of Postgraduate Studies), Assoc Prof Sabariah Mohammad (Head of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia Examining Body and Training Programmes), Pn Siti Haslinda Abdul Halim (Executive Officer in Charge of Postgraduate Studies) and yours truly (Head of Legal and Corporate Communications). Additional representatives from AAGBS included Dr Amina Josetta Ghulam Ahmad and Miss Norshidah (Executive Officer for MAHB Programmes).
Among the matters discussed include the progress of students in each module over the course of the semester, specific administrative matters for both the MBA and DBA programmes, academic matters such as teaching personnel, supervision of research papers and proposed seminars involving internationally renowned professors in the field of airport management. Some of the students have performed very well and are in the running for special academic awards. This is not surprising as these candidates are the best and brightest of MAHB, many of them being in high management positions within the corporation.