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12 September 2017 12:28
SWCU FEB Strives for International Accreditation

SWCU FEB Strives for International Accreditation

The Satya Wacana Christian University (SWCU) Economics and Business Faculty (FEB) Management Master’s Degree Study Program received a visit from The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, 21st Century Organization (ABEST 21) peer review team, on Thursday (7 September) in the faculty meeting room. This visit was one of the stages in order to obtain ABEST 21 international accreditation.

The FEB Management Master’s Degree Study Program review process was led by Dr. Bernardinus Maria Purwanto from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta with members including Dr. Irwan Trinugroho from Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, as well as Dr. Arfah Binti Salleh from Putra University Malaysia. Also attending in this occasion was the President of ABEST, Dr. Fumio Itoh.

The peer review team was officially welcomed by the SWCU FEB Dean, Prof. Christantius Dwiatmadja, SE., ME., PhD; the Vice Dean, Apriani Dorkas Rambu Atahau, SE., M.Com., PhD; the Head of the Management Master’s Degree Study Program, Hari Sunarto SE, MBA, PhD.; the Coordinator of the Accreditation Taskforce, Albert Kriestian Novi Adhi Nugraha, SE, MM, PhD; as well as a number of SWCU FEB MM Study Program lecturers and staff.

The SWCU FEB Dean, Prof. Christantius Dwiatmadja, in his greeting conveyed that this accreditation is conducted in an effort to increase the quality of the study program, so that it can produce professional graduates. Prof. Christantius Dwiatmadja also conveyed his gratitude, because the aspiration of FEB to acquire international accreditation is already over half completed.

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A similar sentiment was also conveyed by the Head of the SWCU FEB Management Master’s Degree Study Program, Hari Sunarto. Hari emphasized that the Management Master’s Degree Study Program has received an ‘A’ for accreditation three times in a row from the Higher Education National Accreditation Body, which is a contribution for society. Supported by fifteen lecturers with doctorate degrees from within and outside the country, Hari hopes that the study program can continue to be committed to provide sustainable changes.

“ABEST 21 is an international scale business school certification foundation from Japan. At this time, only several countries are registered in it. In Indonesia, there are not many business schools registered in ABEST 21,” stated the Head of the SWCU FEB Management Master’s Degree Study Program.

As explained by Hari Sunarto, to obtain ABEST 21, the study program has to undergo several stages. Previously, the study program registered for an Eligibility Application on November 9th, 2016. Then the SWCU FEB Dean, accompanied by the Coordinator of the Accreditation Taskforce, did a presentation in Japan.

The accreditation process was continued with a Self-Evaluation Report (SER), which had a detailed explanation of the standards and criteria of the accreditation plan, a report of the existing conditions, as well as an action plan to handle the challenges faced.

“We already did these preparations since about a year ago, of course with the expectation of getting the best results. It cannot be denied that to achieve our goal to become one of the foremost institutions in Asia, it should not only be supported by the quality of our alumni, but it is also important to build institutional branding, in order to obtain recognition from external parties,” explained Hari.           

Appreciation      

                                                                                                                                                             In this opportunity, the President of ABEST, Dr. Fumio Itoh, also shared his appreciation for the development of education in Indonesia. He hoped that SWCU FEB can position itself the same as other universities, especially in providing quality and professional learning. (at/chis/upk_bpha/photo:chis).