Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (FEB UMY) continues to improve its quality by strengthening cooperation with overseas universities, one of them is Universitas Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). In establishing its relationship to USIM, FEB UMY had academic visit to USIM to discuss the possibility of increasing the quotas of Student Exchange program.
Dr. Rizal Yaya, M.Sc. Ak. CA as the dean of the FEB UMY said that the Student Exchange program is one of the ways in supporting UMY’s mission to become World Class University. Therefore, this program becomes an important part in improving the quality of the university. “Our visit to USIM is aimed at strengthening the cooperation that has been established. FEB UMY and USIM have been working together since 2016 in terms of Student Exchange program. Our visit is also to negotiate the possibility of increasing number of participant on that program. It is expected to be a motivation for UMY students especially FEB students with greater opportunity to follow student exchange, “said Rizal.
Further, Rizal added, UMY has been very supportive of students who follow the transfer credit with the tuition waiver policy. “So students who follow the transfer credits, not only get opportunity to study abroad but they are also free from the tuition fee at UMY. For USIM, UMY has became a strategic partner to develop their knowledge, “said Rizal.
During the visit Rizal also visited two campuses that interested to do student exchange program with UMY, namely University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), although they still focused on the accounting program only. “In the meeting attended directly by Dean of FEM UKM, it was agreed that the first quota for student exchange program is for 3 students, which will be held in February next year. The same agreement is also done with IIUM which willing to implement a transfer credit program with the same quota as UKM. Collaboration with IIUM has been done for several years since there was joint research between UMY and IIUM.