A QS Showcase message from Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, president of Management and Science University
“From education for all to graduate employability, MSU aims to transform lives through education; enriching academic accomplishments with social and cultural intelligence born of community engagement and global mobility, future-proofing with lifelong learning, developing employable skills for an increasingly digitalised world.”
Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid
For transformative education, the name Management and Science University (MSU) is fast coming to the fore, owed to the visionary leadership of MSU President and Founder, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid. Backed by its leadership’s persistent pursuit for excellence, MSU entered QS World University Rankings for the first time in 2017 yet with aplomb: top 300 among the top 1.8% in QS Asia University Rankings 2018. It had opened 2017 with five QS Stars for teaching, facilities, employability, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. For Professor Shukri’s Leadership and Human Capital Development, MSU was proclaimed Best Brand in Education at the Asia Pacific BrandLaureate Elite of Elites BestBrands Awards 2016-2017, and Professor Shukri, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2017.
Education for All
Providing equal access to education had been the MSU President’s vision in establishing the university and MSU Foundation. Scholarships worth millions widen access so no dream gets left behind, and millions, still, aid student development into well-rounded graduates.
Passion for Holistic Academia
Professor Shukri envisions well-roundedness in every MSU graduate. With a holistic, industry-embedded, ecosystem approach to education, scholarship is pursued as vigorously as entrepreneurship and altruism. The entrepreneur’s mindset is nurtured alongside care for the indigenous, orphans, and the urban poor, in community wellness as well as environmental sustainability, building leadership’s characteristic innovation, generosity, and sensitivity in every MSUrian.
For successfully supporting its curriculum with a comprehensive entrepreneur ecosystem, MSU has been named the Most Entrepreneurial Private University 2016 by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. MSU has also been rated “Excellent University” twice on the Ministry’s National Rating System of Malaysian Universities (SETARA). With 98.6% of MSU graduates hired within six months of graduation, MSU ranks number one nationwide for employability in the Ministry’s tracer study.
Into the Global World, Transforming Lives, Enriching the Future
Professor Shukri’s promotion of globalised education has been recognised by the Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) UK as providing Outstanding Contribution to International Education and Excellence in Quality International Education. His founding of the ASEAN Scholars on International Education Network (ASCIEN) targets internationalisation of ASEAN higher education. His establishment of the MSU International Centre for Halal Studies (ICHLAS) stimulates discussion, training, and education on halal matters besides research into halal cosmeceuticals and halal pharmaceuticals.
Acclaimed as “Premier University” by ASIC, MSU is also the first non-Japanese university recognised by Japan’s Alliance of Business Education and Scholarship of Tomorrow (ABEST 21). One of MSU’s nine faculties has been distinguished by the Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management (APIEM) as its first Malaysian International Centre of Excellence (ICE) among a regional network of twelve ICEs. With MSU Foundation providing comprehensive mobility initiatives facilitating studies, internships, and leadership development abroad for all MSU students, internationalisation equips the MSU graduate with a global edge.
Professor Shukri’s focus on developing a 21st-century-ready workforce advocates educating with the times. Fully embracing Industry 4.0, complementing the higher education agenda, MSU progresses teaching ahead of the learning curve, transforming lives, enriching the future.