UBD School of Business and Economics


On 4 March 2014, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies was named as UBD School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE) by UBD Council.


Since its establishment, the Faculty takes pride in the accomplishment of its graduates, both local and international, as they attain managerial positions in government and private organisations, as well as those who thrive as successful entrepreneurs.


Our faculty is active in planning and acting more strategically in the development of our current and future research programmes.



As one of the first faculties created during the establishment of Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 1986, the Faculty aspires to gain the national reputation as an academic leader in the area of business, economics and finance. To achieve this, the Faculty offers a wide array of degree programmes, including Bachelor of Business, Master of Business Administration, Master of Islamic Finance, Master of Management, Master of Logistics, Master of Economics, Master by Research, and PhD programmes.

The modules for the coursework programmes are customised to produce graduates with marketable skills and leadership qualities in line with the contemporary needs of organisations in an increasingly competitive and globalised world.


In the area of research, the Faculty has developed its expertise with a multi-disciplinary network of researchers in numerous fields:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Applied Economics
  • Halal Marketing and Branding
  • Islamic Banking, Finance and Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for both Economics and Business Studies
  • Strategic Management including Human Resource Management and Knowledge Management

At the international arena, the Faculty collaborates closely with regional and international universities through Memorandum of Understandings that facilitates research partnerships and networks, publications, faculty/student exchanges, academic workshops/seminars, and global engagement. In addition to local expertise, the Faculty also comprises of international faculty members from the Asia-Pacific and European countries with proven research in their field of specialisation and quality teaching.

Aside from classroom-based learning and research, the Faculty also encourages students to learn beyond the campus, through practicum activities and the discovery year programme. The programme provides the opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and skills through incubation projects, community outreach projects, internship at established organisations or study abroad programmes at international partner universities.


We continuously reassesses our current position, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to add value to our research activities and enhance the Faculty’s research profile to a higher level of international excellence.

We encourage our academic staff and research students to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects and working with leading universities around the world in order to develop ambitious and dynamic research culture among individuals in the Faculty. The faculty provides physical and support infrastructure to encourage research and teaching activities, and recruit, nurture and reward high potential or calibre academic, research and support staff. Our research activities are mainly driven by the Faculty’s core disciplines and research clusters. We aspire to achieve high citation index in research and become a leading research faculty in the Asia region.

Research Clusters

UBD SBE has the following research clusters:

Research Cluster


Islamic Finance & Halal Marketing

Dr. Abu Umar Faruq

Emerging Market

Dr Siti Fatimahwati binti Pehin Dato Haji Musa

Accounting & Business Practices

Dr. Nabil Almunawar

Dr. Mahani Hj. Hamdan



UBD School of Business and Economics
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link Gadong, BE1410
Brunei Darussalam

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