The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is the first private university to receive The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia) and the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC).
“We are very proud to have the University of Nottingham as the first British university to receive a full programme accreditation. It’s not always easy to achieve, but they were determined and their programme had many markings of an international standard in line with industry needs,” said Dr Amat Taap Manshor, CEO of FAA.
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia secured full FAA accreditation for the MSc Finance and Investment programme on 20 November 2014, and is the first British university to achieve this. To mark this momentous occasion, NUBS hosted, Dr Amat Taap Manshor, CEO of FAA for a guest lecture at UNMC campus on 9 February 2015. At this lecture Dr Amat addressed senior academics and students in NUBS Malaysia on the topic of "Talent Development in the Financial Services Industry: The FAA Experience".
“This is a significant achievement for us and a feather in the cap, to receive this accreditation which will be very valuable for our graduates and their career prospects,” said Professor Lee Chew Ging, Dean of NUBS Malaysia during his opening address.
In 2014, NUBS Malaysia submitted an application to have its MSc Finance and Investment programme to be accredited by the FAA, in line with the overall strategy of the University of Nottingham to be a globally recognised British University. This effort was also supportive of the Malaysian Government’s initiatives for quality education.
“Our team at the Malaysia campus worked very diligently to get this award by providing high standards in our teaching and research and also in giving a significant focus in student experience,” Professor Lee said.
FAA was set up with the responsibility to provide quality assurance of the learning initiatives within the FSI. This includes programme accreditation, individual accreditation and institutional accreditation. The FAA Quality Framework (FQF) is utilised for quality assurance and accreditation of adult learning as well as the reference point or benchmark for the criteria and requirements for qualifications in the FSI. In addition to this, FAA contributes to quality assurance initiatives within the FSI through intellectual engagement and in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
About The Finance Accreditation Agency
Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
FAA deploys its FAA Quality Framework (FQF) as the foundation for quality assurance and accreditation of adult learning as well as the point of reference for the criteria and requirements for qualifications in the FSI.
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Posted on 10th February 2015