Dean's Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to take a virtual tour of UPM's College of Business Administration, our degree programs, the successes and accomplishments of our students, staff and faculty, and our numerous other endeavours including academic and scholarly research, community and business partnerships,internship programs, student exchange programs, and a variety of regional and international activities.

We have strong and innovative undergraduate programs in Accounting, Finance, Business  and Management, We are in active pursuit for highly acclaimed accreditation from AACSB International in USA and EFMD Global in EU. We have successful college links, an international student exchange program, and an enviable international record attracting students from all corners of the globe. All this achieved in a very short time span and improving/growing by the day.

We put students first, we uphold academic values, we respect academic freedom, and we celebrate what the College of Business Administration does best. Our goal is to bring out the best in our students, staff and faculty, and indeed the community at large that we serve and to whom we owe so much. Our smaller class sizes are not only manifestations of CBA’s active, interactive, and cooperative learning values but also provide a learner‐centered educational environment in CBA.

Our enviable strength lies in our ability to dynamically adapt to a changing world and changing technologies, to be uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence, and to never settle for second best. That is what keeps the College of Business Administration buzzing and our programs growing from strength to strength.

If you are looking for an opportunity to study at UPM, we promise to offer you an outstanding program and an unforgettable campus experience. We are small enough to provide you with personal attention, yet large enough for you to experience a rich, culturally diverse, and dynamic cosmopolitan environment on campus. Our strength is our sensitivity to your unique personal needs and the broader goals of a cutting‐edge internationally recognized and benchmarked education in business, complete with relevant skills and knowledge to achieve the best labour market outcomes, and an exceptional and rewarding career over the longer term.

My colleagues and I will be honoured if you take a moment to browse through the pages of the College of Business Administration or visit our lively and lovely campus. We would love to hear about your opinions, comments and advice, and to learn from you on how we might make our forward‐looking academic programs, leading‐edge scholarly pursuits, high‐impact community networks and engaging outreach activities stronger, better and even more efficacious than they are now.

Abdolazeez Alotaibi,
College of Business Administration