SBM ONLINE: On 8th of April, 2018, the School of Business Management (SBM) has organized a dialogue session of the SBM Dean with the postgraduate (PG) students which took place at SBM’s Kedah Meeting Room. The aim of the dialogue session was to share strategic agenda of SBM with the PG students and also to understand the problems and issues of the PG students. The session was attended by more than 50 staff and PG students of SBM.
Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah started the session by acknowledging the PG students’ background and understanding their problems and issues related to academic supervisions. Moving forward, the Dean also shared the SBM’s top strategic agenda, i.e. to increase the number of Scopus publications where the PG students were encouraged by the Dean to publish in Scopus Indexed Journals rather than opting for refereed journals. Further, the Dean motivated the students to cite SBM staff and students’ research articles (Scopus Indexed) in their future research article publications.
The Dean also shared with the PG students the facilities that the SBM is providing in terms of PG room and also highlighted the future plan to add necessary facilities such as printing machines and refreshment materials. Additionally, students also discussed with the Dean on the problems and issues related to academic and support staff. PG students were also inspired to be a part of the SBM team by participating as SBM Associates and assist the school in various academic and non-academic activities.
The session was very indeed very interactive and the participants greatly benefitted from the discussions. The participants also expressed their gratitude to the SBM Dean Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah for sharing his thoughts, ideas and time.