The Bank Rakyat School of Business and Entrepreneurship (BRSBE) is one of UNIRAZAK’s unique founding schools, and is dedicated to providing quality education in entrepreneurial leadership in Malaysia. It was launched by YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak in December 2007.
BRSBE was formed with the view that entrepreneurial activity is one of the pillars of a strong and vibrant economy. Although big business is extremely vital for economic health and prosperity, a strong cadre of SMIs and SMEs is also essential to ensure a diverse economy and to provide the required support to big business companies and the community. BRSBE also recognises the fact that most wealth comes not from being employed, but by starting one’s own business, and that great products and services begin with a single idea. The problem is that many aspiring entrepreneurs are not educated enough to know how to convert their ideas into working solutions and practical businesses.
UNIRAZAK recognised that it is imperative for Malaysia’s future entrepreneurs to equip themselves with the proper tools and expertise for them to survive and flourish in today’s modern competitive economic climate. Entrepreneurs today face greater challenges in starting, funding, managing and growing their enterprise ventures in the wake of a rapidly changing business environment. To maximise the success of our entrepreneurial leaders, UNIRAZAK established the Bank Rakyat School of Business & Entrepreneurship (BRSBE), with the support of Bank Rakyat Malaysia Berhad which contributed generously to the endowment fund.
In effect, the BRSBE provides skills and competencies that are integral to becoming a successful entrepreneur. To this end, it has collaborated with US-based Babson College which has been the leading business school in the field of entrepreneurship for the last 15 years. It is also partners with the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE).
At UNIRAZAK’s BRSBE, entrepreneurs are developed and nurtured to identify opportunities and manage resources that result in wealth creation and/or value creation to the community. The programmes are tailored towards ‘education for entrepreneurship’ and designed to produce quality, efficient and effective entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, from both an economic and social standpoint. Students are exposed to a variety of learning approaches provided by a team of well qualified and experienced academics and professionals in various areas of entrepreneurship, business and management-related fields.
Exclusive partners with the United States’ best entrepreneurship school.
UNIRAZAK is partners with Babson College USA, voted by U.S. News & World Report as #1 in entrepreneurship for 17 consecutive years; its entrepreneurship programme has also been voted #1 by the Financial Times and the Princeton Review.
UNIRAZAK gained this exclusive partnership via its entrepreneurship development programmes and models which, although developed separately from Babson’s, were very similar. The undergraduate students will also have the opportunity to visit Babson College in the final year of their study, interact with fellow entrepreneurship students from various parts of the world, and learn from distinguished and highly esteemed Babson professors, entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
Partners with leading institutions that grant exemptions for various professional certifications.
Additionally, UNIRAZAK is also partners with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), all prominent institutions endorsed by Bank Negara Malaysia. It is also partners with CPA Australia, and has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with other institutions and professional bodies such as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and the Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants (MATA).
UNIRAZAK’s collaborations with its various partners grant its graduates exemptions for various professional certifications. For more information, please refer to the programme details.