The establishment of Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), together with the inception of IIUM in May 1983. Indicated the belief and commitment of the founders of the IIUM that economics, business studies and accounting are important ingredients in the development efforts of Malaysia and the ummah

Rational of the Centre

In line with the research goals of the IIUM and to meet the increased demand for expertise in research, training and consultancy in areas of economics and its related areas as well as economic and development related policy studies, there is a need to establish a dedicated, formal entity that can meet this demand, both at the national and international level.