You are currently viewing Benchmarking PSBA Manila

Benchmarking PSBA Manila

A successful Curriculum Benchmarking initiative was carried out by lecturers from the Nusantara Business Institute (IBN) at the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) Manila from December 5th to December 7th, 2023.

The team, comprising six lecturers including Mrs. Susi Adiawaty, S.Psi, MM. (Head of IBN Management Study Program), Mr. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Onaning (Director of Postgraduate Management at IBN), IBN Deputy Chancellor for Academic Mr Dr (Cand) Edi Wahyu Wibowo, S.Sos, M.M. Communication Science Lecturer Mrs. Maasyithah Hutagalung, S.Sos., M.Si, Secretary of the IBN Accounting Program Mrs. Tita Nurvita, S.E.M.M and Management Lecturer Mrs. Silvy Vebrita, SH, MH received a warm welcome from the PSBA academic community.
The welcome included a traditional Filipino guest welcoming dance and the presentation of welcome necklaces.

During the benchmarking activities, the IBN lecturers provided insights into the management of their study programs. The objective was to acquaint PSBA lecturers and students with the intricacies of IBN’s educational framework.

Mr. Dr. (Cand) Edi Wahyu Wibowo, S.Sos, M.M., IBN Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs, noted the enthusiastic dialogue between the IBN and PSBA participants. While highlighting alignment in hard skills between the two institutions, he pointed out variations in the execution of soft skills. 

He expressed optimism that the collaborative efforts would positively impact IBN’s development.

“From our discussions, it became evident that PSBA excels in nurturing soft skills. Moving forward, IBN intends to incorporate courses focusing on character building, personality development, and public speaking,” he emphasized.

The IBN lecturers expressed confidence that the valuable insights gained during the benchmarking activities would enhance the quality and scope of IBN’s educational pursuits in the future.

Mrs. Susi Adiawaty, S.Psi, MM., welcoming atmosphere fostered by PSBA during the activities. She highlighted PSBA’s friendliness and willingness to engage in discussions on various topics, including libraries, trending research, and contemporary issues in Management, Business, and Finance.

“We are delighted, and the outcomes of our discussions with students have enriched our understanding of entrepreneurship in both Manila and Indonesia,” she added.

Furthermore, Mr. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Onaning, Director of Postgraduate Management at IBN, shared positive observations from visits to Small and Medium Enterprises (UKM) in urban areas. He commended the thriving buying and selling activities and expressed hope that students would continue enhancing their entrepreneurship learning for professional and independent competitiveness on a global scale.

In summary, the benchmarking activities facilitated a collaborative exchange of ideas, showcasing the strengths of each institution, and providing valuable insights for on going improvement in the realms of education and entrepreneurship.