JAKARTA – The Association of Master Management Programs throughout Indonesia (APMMI), as an institution that provides guidelines for MM education activities in Indonesia, routinely organizes national seminar activities for its members with the theme “Curriculum 4.0: Standardisation VS Differentiation,” which took place at the MM Auditorium, Salemba, (07/24-25/2019).
Currently, APMMI has 58 MM Study Programmes members spread throughout Indonesia. This activity aims to develop the best education organization and the quality of MM education throughout Indonesia and is held for two days. Remarks from Rofikoh Rokhim, Ph.D., Head of MM FEB UI, and Dony Abdul Chalid, Ph.D., Head of Management Department FEB UI, opened the seminar.
Session 1: Design a Management or Business Curriculum that is Aligned with Leading International Accreditation Standards
Senior Lecturer of MM FEB UGM, BM. Purwanto said AACSB researched variants for several years to get a shared vision for the future. Business schools must work with several parties to produce innovations; the Master of Management (MM) Study Programme must embrace a multi-disciplinary approach so that lecturers who teach at MM do not have to be from business schools. In addition, our curriculum should innovate to accommodate the linkages between industry, academia, and practice.
MM should be a source of new leaders who are reliable and have integrity. We should have a solid contribution to the welfare of society. “The ultimate goal is to face a dynamic market and should seek to expose students to the latest technologies and business solutions, not only expanding student learning programs but also preparing graduates to enter the workforce,” he said.
Keynote Speech: Curriculum 4.0 – Standardisation VS Differentiation
Director General of Science and Technology Resources of DIKTI, Ali Ghufron Mukti, said that the quality of education in Indonesia would continue to improve, including the development of vocational training and the importance of vocational schools, including doctors, nurses, and other health workers. Currently, the government will build an Indonesian Talent Management institution to manage the diaspora. The diaspora will be supported to significantly contribute to accelerating Indonesia’s development and bringing the country to compete globally.
The phenomenon of national accreditation proposals shows that of the 1,451 recommendations for the accreditation of universities to BAN-PT, 603 universities submitted when their accreditation had expired. Permenristekdikti No 32, the Year 2016 requires universities to submit by six months before the accreditation period ends. “So the problem is severe because it will result in the accredited status being cut off. If there is a graduation during the accreditation period, the graduates will not be accepted as civil servants. However, there are no sanctions for those who are late,” he said.
Session 2: Curriculum and Curriculum Design in Submitting National and International Accreditation
Chairman of the Department of Management FEB UI, Dony Abdul Chalid, explained that assessing each program’s quality can consider the internal point of view, can also be from the applicable program, and external review (sparing partner). Refrain from expecting the assessor to provide curriculum input because they only assess, not an advisor. The accreditation process includes assessment materials depending on the assessing institution (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, ABEST21) and depending on each campus. For now, the curriculum development process must follow AACSB standards. However, the problem we face is the program’s specialization and the student profile (less experience, younger, and more diversity).
LAMEMBA, Christantius Dwiatmaja, connected the government to advise lecturers to do more publications. In addition, the government must also pay attention to the welfare level of lecturers. IAI, ISEI, and AFEBI initiated LAMEMBA. It was formed based on the direction of Kemenristekdikti to oversee LEMEMBA. The source of funds comes from the initiator, Kemenristek Dikti, KADIN, and APINDO.
BAN-PT Executive Board Member Sugiyono added that universities will face an era where no difference exists between regions, at home or abroad. BAN-PT inevitably has to move to follow the developments that occur. The focus of the Kemenristek Dikti is developing the 4.0 era curriculum to compete later with foreign universities in Indonesia. Therefore, in the future, Indonesian higher education needs to improve in the form of characteristics, monitoring and evaluation, assessment systems, learning methods, and marking schemes. (Des)