Dean’s Message

The Dean’s Remark

Faculty of Economics And Business

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullah wabaratuhu

Welcome to Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (FEB UMY). Welcome to the faculty which has excellent development in science and technology in the field of economics and business based on Islamic values.  FEB is one of eight faculties at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta established on 24th of Rabi-Ul-Akhir 1401 H (1st March 1981). At present, FEB UMY holds higher education of Strata 1 in economics and business consisting of Management Department, Accounting Department, and Economic Development Department, all of which are acredited “A” (very good).

Management Department prepares its graduates to have excellent managership and entrepreneurship competencies based on strong ethics and Islamic morals. Accounting Department aims at producing professional accountants in accounting who have global orientation and are able to adapt to changing business environment in the future, as well as having a foundation of Islamic ethics and morals. Economic Development Department prepares its graduates in order to possess Islamic morals and a strong mastery of economic theories, sharp analysis, and a sound expertise in management and entrepreneurship.

The three departments offer special programs using English as the language of instruction. They are International Program on Management and Business (IMaBs); International Program on Accounting (IPAcc); International Program on Islamic Economics and Finance (IPIEF). The special programs using English facilitate  foreign students to study at FEB under full-time scheme, credit transfer, or dual degree.

FEB UMY is a conducive faculty for students to develop academic, entrepreneur, intellectual, spiritual, and social potential of the academic community through various media and activities of science development, interest, and talent. FEB UMY is a faculty which has made achievements in both national and international level. The achievements are, among others : won two medals at PIMNAS 2014 at Diponegoro University; 1st winner of Sociopreneur at Gadjah Mada University in 2016; 1st consecutive winner in 2016 in Shari’a Economic Competition at University of Indonesia; Best Presenter at the International Conference in Vietnam in 2017; Best Paper in Shari’a Financial Research Forum held by RI Financial Service Authority in 2016; 1st winner at Capital Market Competition held by State University of Semarang in 2016 and in the same competition held by Atmajaya University, Jakarta, not to mention other achievements in regional, national, and international level to be proud of.

UMY’s tagline is “ Global Youth” . This tagline means that although UMY is younger compared to other big campuses in the home country, it has a high commitment to encourage its academic communities to keep on working and making achievements up to international level. Systematically and continually, FEB UMY has motivated its academic communities (lecturers, educational staff, and students) to participate  in various international programs such as: overseas trainings and visits for educational staff, students, and lecturers; credit transfer, inbound and outbound for students; establisment of international programs; visiting professor from abroad; sabbatical leave for lecturers; international research collaboration; organizing joint international conferences with university partner overseas; and lecturers’ publication in international level of reputable journals.

With hard work and continuous pray to Allah SWT, Insya Allah we will be able to realize the goal to become a reputable economics and business faculty in international level in 2021 by strongly holding Islamic values.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuhu

Yogyakarta, 1st January 2018

Rizal Yaya, SE., M.Sc. PhD., Ak. CA.