The Faculty of Business (FOB) welcomed the second batch of 32 MBA students and 2 lecturers from the Birla Global University (BGU), Bhubaneswar, India for an exciting 5-day International MBA Students Exchange Programme recently. The exchange programme was officiated by the dean of FOB, Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Gerald Goh Guan Gan who wished the students a fruitful exchange experience in Malaysia. Representing BGU were Asst. Prof. Dr. Anubha Ray and Asst. Prof. Dr. Sadananda Meher, who hoped that this exchange programme would further strengthen the collaboration between MMU and BGU in the areas of academic, research and innovation, and student mobility programme. Also present were the deputy deans of FOB, R&I committee members, fellow lecturers, and postgraduate students.

During the exchange programme, the BGU and FOB postgraduate students attended a panel discussion session, themed as “Current Issues and Challenges in Businesses”, aimed to widen the horizon of participants by sharing interesting and contemporary issues and challenges in businesses. The panellists of the discussion session were: Prof. Dr. Hishamuddin Bin Ismail (MMU), Prof. Dr. Elsadig Musa Ahmed (MMU Asst. Prof. Dr. Anubha Ray (BGU) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Sadananda Meher (BGU). Moreover, education trips were organised where the participants visited the Sasana Kijang Museum and Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and also the high technology Yakult (M) Sdn. Bhd. factory in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The exchange programme also emphasises on fostering the intercultural integration of BGU and FOB postgraduate students through visits to some of Melaka’s popular heritage sites and the federal administrative centre of Malaysia – Putrajaya.

During the closing and certificates presentation ceremony, the dean of FOB expressed his gratitude to the organising committee members and FOB postgraduate students for successfully conducted the exchange programme. The BGU delegates and MBA students also expressed their heartfelt appreciation to MMU for hosting the exchange programme and hope that a similar programme can be continued in the future.