Dean's Office

Dean's Office

Prof. Dr. Abd. Rahman Bin Ahlan

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information System, Cardiff University
  • Master of Science in Information Technology for Manufacture, University of Warwick
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Diploma in Planting Industry Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Expertise & Research Interest

  • IT Risk Management & Information Security Management
  • IT Skillset for Outsourcing Industry
  • IT Project Management
  • ICT Outsourcing (ITO); E-Government, Digital Divide & ICT for Dev (ICT4D); IT/IS Education & Skillsets; IT/IS Implementation Issues & Project Management; IT/IS in Financial Services


  • arahman@iium.edu.my
  • 03 - 6421 5645


Ts. Dr. Abd Rahman Ahlan is a Professor at the Department of Information Systems, Kulliyyah of ICT, International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a registered Professional Technologist under the Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT). He has over 28 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has taught students from the Bachelor of IT (BIT), Master of IT (MIT), Master of Business Intelligence and Analytics (MBIA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as Master in Protective Security Management (MPSM). He also supervises PhD students. A principle researcher for a number of research projects, Dr. Abd Rahman has won several research and quality awards.

His research interest is focused on understanding the management of IT innovation and adoption, IT project management, IT Governance, IT Risks and Security Management, and graduate skill-sets. He was appointed as a technical mentor for MSC Malaysia Product Development & Commercialisation Fund (PCF) for the approved project submissions on The Internet of Things & Big Data, funded by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). He was one of the panel speaker in Big Data Week KL 2015 on the topic Data scientist talent development and role of universities.

He was appointed as a panel interviewer to evaluate research proposals on Business Analytics and Big Data for the Yang DiPertuan Agong Scholarship applicants. Dr. Abd Rahman has published numerous articles and book chapters, and hold memberships in professional bodies. He has held a number of administrative positions including Director, Centre for IT Advancement, Head of Department of Information Systems, and the Director of the Information Technology Division at IIUM. He is currently the Deputy Dean of Postgraduate at the Kulliyyah of ICT.

Office Address

General Office,
Block A, Level 5,
Kulliyyah of Information & Communication Technology,
International Islamic University Malaysia,
53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Phone: +603-6421 5601

Office Secretary

Hasnita Ahmad
03 - 6421 5601

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The Dean is responsible for academic planning, enhancement of programs, curriculum, teaching, scholarship and service, professional and regional accreditation, Kulliyyah development and evaluation, advising, budget development, and appropriate allocation of resources.  The Dean is to engage with all stakeholders at all times.

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