IIUM is a comprehensive university that offers academic programs in an integrated approach. The Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS) was one of the first two faculties to be established when the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) began operations in 1983. In line with the University’s vision and mission statements, it equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to face in our increasingly challenging world by integrating conventional economics, accounting, business and banking and finance education with Islamic guidance.
There are currently four departments within the Kulliyyah – the Department of Economics, the Department of Accounting, the Department of Business Administration and Department of Finance. At the beginning, the Kulliyyah offered only one undergraduate program in Economics. Due to increasing demand on integrated education, the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences expanded its undergraduate studies and initiated its first postgraduate program with the Master of Economics in 1988. At present, it offers undergraduate programs and seven postgraduate programs to more than 3000 students. The Kulliyyah hires highly qualified local and international academic staff with outstanding track record not only in teaching but also in research and publications.
The Kulliyyah is also proud of its state-of-the-art multimedia laboratories, presentation laboratories, and operating system and research laboratory, a general computing laboratory, an Internet application laboratory and a numerical and analysis laboratory. Classrooms are equipped with multimedia systems to enhance students’ learning process. There is also a resource center-for undergraduate and graduate students- which serve as a mini library for individual and group studies. It has a good collection of government and company reports and Islamic economics, finance, business and accounting literature. The Kulliyyah seeks to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and Islamic values to face the increasingly challenging world. English is the medium of instruction for all its programs. It offers students the unique opportunity of integrating conventional and professional knowledge with revealed knowledge in all fields of studies. The Kulliyyah is now well recognized, having faculty members of eminence in various specializations. There are currently four academic departments within the Kulliyyah:
* Department of Economics
* Department of Business Administration
* Department of Accounting
* Department of Finance.