April 30th, 2019

By Nor Syafinaz Shaffee and Siti Mariam Mansor

Introduction

A quick survey was conducted among accountancy students at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to understand their perception towards accountancy programmes offered by the university. This study focuses on the students to ascertain their views as an important stakeholder of the university. The study offers valuable input for the faculty members to leverage their strengths and address their weaknesses towards becoming great educators. Open-ended questions were asked in a google form format, and a total of forty-three students have responded. The reason for using this open-ended format is to allow respondents to include more information, including their sincere feeling and understanding of the subject matter. The respondents were third-year students of Bachelor of Accountancy at UiTM Puncak Alam Campus. Based on their responses, several common answers were identified, which are further discussed in the remainder of this paper.

May, 2019

By Muzrifah Mohamed, Associate Professor Dr. Norli Ali, Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Nizal Haniff and  Dr. Zarinah Abdul Rasit

At present, more than 300 Islamic financial institutions are operating in 75 countries across the globe. The average annual asset’s growth rate of the world’s 100 largest Islamic banks is estimated to be 27% per annum.  Islamic finance has become a major economic driver not only in the economies of Muslim-majority countries but also non-Muslim-majority countries.  The average growth rate of the Islamic finance industry is around 20% per annum. This is considered a speedy and swift growth, which has not been experienced by the conventional finance sector previously (Ho, 2015).