Yogyakata, December 9th, 2021
The Master of Science and Doctoral (MD) Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada received a visit from Universitas Khairun (UnKhair) which is located in Ternate, North Maluku. This visit was carried out online in the context of a comparative study by the Postgraduate Program UnKhair to the Doctoral Program FEB UGM. In this event, UnKhair was represented by the director and lecturers, then the MD FEB UGM Program presented the director and staff of the MD program. The purpose of this visit is to conduct a comparative study on the Doctor of Science in Management Program related to the plan of the Universitas Khairun to open a Doctor of Management Program.
The event opened with the remarks from Prof. Mamduh M. Hanafi, M.B.A., Ph.D., Head of the Doctoral Program in Management Science. He welcomed the representatives of UnKhair in the online forum and at the same time also conveyed several things, such as the curriculum focus of MD FEB UGM in terms of research, the number of doctoral students, the concentration of management, and accreditation status (BAN-PT and AACSB). The next session was a remark from Dr. Marwan, S.E., M.Sc., Deputy Director I in the Postgraduate Program of UnKhair, who expressed his gratitude for the opportunity given and explained the purpose of the comparative study, to explore knowledge and share experiences related to the study programs of management. This is very much needed as initial information for UnKhair which is currently waiting for permission to open the Doctor in Management Program that has been submitted.
Prof. Mamduh suggested to UnKhair to open two concentrations, such as finance and human resources, which according to the capabilities of existing human resources, or according to the disciplines of UnKhair professors. Prof. Mamduh also suggested that UnKhair be unique for differentiation, and then attract more registrants and accelerate the branding of study programs. In order to maintain the quality of students and graduates, the curriculum may consist of theory and research, so that there are lectures in the first two years. Methodology courses need to be given and must strengthen to support the quality of research. Publication appeal also supported for increasing the ability and the contribution of research according to the field of science, even if it is possible to apply publication obligations for graduation requirements.
This discussion forum was very interactive and discussed various things related to the preparation that must be done to open the Doctor in Management Program, including the new student admission system to the tuition fee. Finally, the visit ended and ended with a closing and a group photo session. (Y)