Towards this end, rigorous efforts are undertaken in formulating the course contents and the teaching-learning methods and strategies to ensure compliance not only to national standards but also to fulfill the criteria set by various international accreditation systems. Graduates of TARSOG will complete their degree programme with internship stints intended to provide hands-on experience in managing and working in the public sector. Internship programmes will be developed in collaboration with public sector agencies and students will register after the completion of all required courses.
Assoc. Prof. Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim Hj. Abu Bakar, Dean of TARSOG says, “I can assure you that the study experience in TARSOG will be unique, enlightening, rewarding and enriching for everyone regardless of race, color and creed. Our programs have been specifically designed to produce a new breed of leaders, scholars, civil servants, private sector employees, economists and managers who are ready to face a challenging and competitive world in the future. Students will be nurtured to produce a new pool of competent, capable, knowledgeable and ethical human capital to assist the government and the industry in enhancing the global competitiveness of Malaysia. TARSOG will play a significant role in producing graduates who will be actively involved in nation building, possess a sense of citizenship, understand the importance of solidarity and values, are sensitive to diverse cultures and who strive to achieve the common good in this pluralistic society of ours. I am very enthusiastic about the future of TARSOG and the vision and mission it aspires to. Indeed there is no better time than now for you to join us, make your dreams a reality and create the future you have always wanted.”
In the course of developing its long term curriculum, TARSOG will also focus on the setting up of a resource centre that will culminate into a premier hub for governmental and public policy studies. The short-term plan will see TARSOG venturing into seminars, discourses and workshops on current issues pertinent to public policy and national development. This strategy would pave the way for TARSOG to link with potential customers and stakeholders and acquire their feedback to improve products and deliverables. These training events will also provide venues for experts in the related areas to meet while generating ideas for TARSOG. Prominent speakers and renowned experts making appearances in such events would not only benefit general participants but also provide forums for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak’s students and academicians at large to update and immerse themselves in the most current topics and findings in the related fields. The ideas deliberated in these forums, discourses and round table discussions will be properly documented and published for the purpose of references for future research and policy making.
TARSOG currently offers undergraduate courses in the field of public administration with emphasis on leadership, policy studies and economics, namely Master of Public Policy, Bachelor of Arts (Leadership) (Hons.), Bachelor of Arts (Government & Public Policy) (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics (Hons). Programmes to be offered include Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Management, Doctor of Philosophy (Leadership) by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (Public Management) by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (Public Policy) by Research, and Doctor of Philosophy (International Relations) by Research.
Pioneers in our field
As the first school in Malaysia to be dedicated to leadership and government and public policy, TARSOG is ahead of the pack in terms of programme development, programme content, academics, and many other areas. Others have noticed our capability and potential, and some have copied our programmes and even our name. To us this means that our product is indeed excellent – as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For the best prospects for a good education and a bright future, we invite you to avoid imitations and attend the original TARSOG, which remains a pioneer in its chosen academic discipline.
Leaders make a difference and accomplish great things by inspiring and motivating others. At TARSOG, we will nurture and train you to become effective and efficient leaders with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. We prepare you to lead in a challenging world.
Government and Public Policy
In order to ensure that our nation remains globally competitive we need to strengthen the public sector. In view of this TARSOG offers programmes that nurture and train students to become effective, ethical and efficient public sector personnel.
Bachelor of Economics with 2 specialisations
TARSOG offers the Bachelor of Economics with 2 specialisations, namely International Trade and National Economic Management. It strives to produce competent graduates in economics with business acumen, analytical skills, global perspective, holistic personality, high level of employability and marketability to compete and work in the local and international environment.