Two-day event full of pomp and tradition celebrates over two thousand new graduates of Management and Science University (MSU)
Management & Science University (MSU) presented two thousand and three new graduates from across seventy-six programmes and eighteen countries at its twenty-second convocation ceremony mid-March.
Receiving their PhD and Master’s degrees were forty-six postgraduates, as well as 1,182 from Bachelor and 775 from Diploma programmes. Sixty of the best among them received the Management and Science University (MSU) special awards across five categories of excellence.
Two-hundred thirty-seven new doctors from MSU’s International Medical School (IMS) joined the Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies (FBMP) in leading the convocation with the most number of graduates. FBMP also presented the first batch of graduates from its Diploma in Islamic Banking (DISB) programme.
Two honorary degrees were presented by Management and Science University (MSU) Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Wan Mohd Noordin during the opening session of the convocation. In attendance were MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid and MSU Vice Chancellor Professor Puan Sri Datuk Dr Junainah Abd Hamid.
The Honorary Doctorate in Finance and Investment was conferred to corporate finance and investment management icon Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, in recognition of his contributions to the nation’s wealth creation throughout a 37-year career in the service of national investment company Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). The conferment by Management and Science University (MSU) coincided with the 17th-March date of PNB’s establishment in 1978.
Another honorary doctorate, for Education Management and Leadership, was conferred to international organic-chemistry expert Professor Dr Sultan Abu Orabi, who is also the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities. The former president of three Arab universities and current president of the Jordanian Chemical Society and of Arab Union of Chemists was being recognized for his role in global and international higher education. Professor Dr Sultan Abu Orabi received the MSU recognition two days away to the anniversary of his March birthdate.
MSU Master in Education Management and Leadership (MEML)
The convocation’s special awards, which come with a trophy, a cash prize or an industry token, and a scholarship for further study at Management and Science University (MSU), were led by the award of the coveted Chancellor’s Gold Medal to Bachelor in International Business (Honours) Azrul Arifuddin. Azrul also served as Class of 2018 Valedictorian throughout the three sessions of the two-day event.
Bachelor in International Business (Honours) Adrianna Abdul Aziz and Diploma in Culinary Arts graduate Tengku Nur Athirah Tengku Silahudeen were each presented with the President’s Award, whilst Bachelor of Bioinformatics (Honours) Hafiz Afiff Mohd Chung Choon Ted received the Mohd Shukri Yajid Outstanding Award. Thirty-six received the Academic Award and twenty the Industry Award.
Industry partners contributing to the 22nd Convocation Ceremony of Management and Science University (MSU) include MSU Medical Centre, SIRIM Berhad, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Affin Bank Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, Proton Holdings Berhad, Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad, Menara Optometry Centre Sdn Bhd, Ascendys Sdn Bhd, Electrolux (Malaysia), Westar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, and many others.
The weekend ceremony had been preceded by an Oath-Taking Ceremony for new students of Management and Science University (MSU); a White Coat and joint Hippocratic and Pharmacist’s Oath Ceremony; the President’s List Award; and the Homecoming Fiesta 2018, which kicked off convocation festivities with food and entrepreneur bazaars as well as eye and health checks for campus citizens and members of the public.