CeTMA was established since 2008 as one of the centers of excellence at Universiti Utara Malaysia. The inception of the center reflects the enthusiasm and strong commitment of the university towards creating awareness on the vitality of behavioral implications in business, economics and education. For this purpose, the center is entrusted to provide a vigorous knowledge, knowhow and expertise, primarily in the areas of statistics, economics, psychometric testing, assessments and personality profiling. Also, CeTMA as a center for instrument development aims to develop a culture of research and the use of statistics which is always valid and reliable.
Thus, we at CeTMA are dedicated to offer expert services in developing measurement tools, conducting surveys, analyzing quantitative data, and utilizing psychometric tests for various purposes, including validation of recruitment data for enhancing the accuracy of selection decisions. Besides, we also offer research and consultation in economics valuation.
Testing and valuation are becoming imperative nowadays, where the practice has rigorously being pursued by a score of a wide range of entities including business and government organizations, clinical settings and hospitals, the military, as well as learning institutions. All these entities are contemplating to have their related management decisions be made based on some concrete platform, that is, through the assessment of a set of legitimate data and information. As such, the requirements are diverse, to cover varieties of tests and valuation, like intelligence, personality, achievement, aptitudes, interests, proficiency, and micro and macroeconomics data. And CeTMA in this instance is one of the leading centers that have the required competency in those areas of testing and valuation. We are here to render a credible and cost-effective service to the community, in consonance with the motto of this university – Scholarship, Virtue, and Service