A dream come true

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ex­ter­nal ex­am­in­ers. With good ad­vice and sound guide­lines from my men­tors, I grad­u­ated in just four years,” says As­soc Prof Asif.

Through­out his past 15 years of ca­reer, As­soc Prof Asif has pub­lished 14 pa­pers in in­ter­na­tional jour­nals and six in lo­cal jour­nals, pre­sented 17 pa­pers in in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences and pub­lished three books. Many of his re­search ar­ti­cles are now in the re­view process and ex­pected to be pub­lished this year. Dur­ing his PhD jour­ney, he also pub­lished around 15 re­search pa­pers from Aus­tralia, Bangladesh, In­dia and New Zealand.

“My paper co-au­thored by my PhD su­per­vi­sor and ad­vi­sor, Dr Oo, ti­tled So­lu­tion of Adapt­ing Cre­ative Ac­count­ing Prac­tices: An In-depth Per­cep­tion Gap Anal­y­sis among Ac­coun­tants and Au­di­tors of Listed Com­pa­nies, which re­ceived the best paper award from Aus­tralia Academy of Busi­ness Lead­er­ship (AABL) in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia. This paper was pre­sented at Dhaka In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness and So­cial Sciences Re­search Con­fer­ence (DIBSRC 2016).

“This paper was ex­tracted from my PhD the­sis sub­mit­ted to AeU ti­tled Per­cep­tion of Cre­ative Ac­count­ing: Gap Anal­y­sis – So­lu­tion Among Au­di­tors and Ac­coun­tants in Bangladesh,” says As­soc Prof Asif.

“My PhD jour­ney was tough yet in­ter­est­ing. I sac­ri­ficed time with my fam­ily and friends.

“I spent a lot of time glued to pieces of re­search, books, pe­ri­od­i­cals, jour­nals and aca­demic writ­ing. I re­mem­ber Dr Oo once said ‘You must smell the books in the li­brary.’ This phrase acted like a cat­a­lyst to me in con­stantly read­ing and do­ing re­search from AeU’s phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal li­brary,” he adds.

As­soc Prof Asif claims that he is re­ally for­tu­nate to have been a part of AeU’s com­mu­nity which in­cluded hav­ing a won­der­ful ad­min­is­tra­tive team that as­sisted him.

“My PhD dream is a re­al­ity now. The AeU’s PhD pro­gramme has given me broader per­spec­tives and greater in­sight into the busi­ness’ best prac­tices. Min­gling with fel­low stu­dents and dis­tin­guished aca­demics from dif­fer­ent parts of the globe has en­abled me to gain from their ex­pe­ri­ences and the cross fer­til­i­sa­tion of ideas.

“The net­work­ing through my jour­ney at AeU has in­creased my con­fi­dence and ap­ti­tude to a dif­fer­ent al­ti­tude. I would not hes­i­tate to rec­om­mend any­one who is in­ter­ested in life­long learn­ing to pur­sue their de­gree with AeU,” As­soc Prof Asif tes­ti­fies.

Ten years and grow­ing

AeU of­fers nearly 40 aca­demic pro­grammes from diploma to doc­tor­ate lev­els. All aca­demic pro­grammes of­fered are in com­pli­ance with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, ap­proved by the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry and ac­cred­ited by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency (MQA).

AeU has spread its wings to the mem­ber coun­tries of Asia Co­op­er­a­tion Di­a­logue (ACD) such as China, In­dia, Pak­istan, Sri Lanka, Cam­bo­dia, Viet­nam, Myanmar, In­done­sia, Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land, Saudi Ara­bia, the United Arab Emi­rates, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Mal­dives as well as non-mem­bers of ACD such as Den­mark, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Namibia, Kenya, Nige­ria, So­ma­lia, Ye­men, Mau­ri­tius and the United King­dom.

To­day, AeU has produced 11,000 grad­u­ates and at­tracted many stu­dents. AeU now has more than 22,000 stu­dents from 84 coun­tries from around the world.

Ap­ply on­line now. All in­takes for post­grad­u­ate re­search pro­grammes are open through­out the year.

My PhD dream is a re­al­ity now. The AeU’s PhD pro­gramme has given me broader per­spec­tives and greater in­sight into the busi­ness best prac­tices.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 1300 300 238, e-mail en­quiries@aeu.edu.my or visit www.aeu.edu.my.

Prof Dr Asif said that AeU’s PhD pro­gramme has given him broader per­spec­tives and greater in­sight into the busi­ness’ best prac­tices.

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