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